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July 29, 2013

Milledgeville short film nabs several awards



The lead female played a mother and a scientist in ‘Strain.’ Slatery’s character develops a formula that creates monstrous zombies.

She must race against the clock to fix it, while keeping her daughter safe.

Slatery is a professional actress and dancer mentored by the late Tony and Oscar Award winning Southern actress Patricia Neal. She has appeared on screen in many short film, TV and feature film productions.

The actress was happy the Glass Door guys talked her into the trip. Slatery said on-point production and direction made for a smooth day. 

“Normally, I try to steer clear of the festivals and things like that because I’ve been going out for bigger roles in an effort to move forward in my career. Sometimes these don’t really turn out like you’d like them to because you are under such a time constraint. When I found out who was involved, I had great confidence in all of them,” Slatery said. “It was probably one of my best experiences on set. Everything was completely organized to the T. They nailed it.”

‘Strain’ was shot at locations including Treanor Drive and a brickyard warehouse off North Jefferson Street. Local residents, businesses and college students made everything possible.

Glass Door Entertainment used Georgia College students on set.

The 35-person, 48-hour film crew felt comfortable and welcome. Golnick said actors from feature films and commercials had a blast.

Creative support means a lot to independent guys self-funding these projects. In addition the 48 Hour Film Project basically required everyone to work for free.

“We had incredible support from Milledgeville,” Golnick said. “It was unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”

Slatery grew up in a small Tennessee town, so the Milledgeville drive was refreshing. She called everyone encountered “incredibly sweet.”

“All the local people assisting with the production were so helpful and not hindering in anyway. You don’t get that hometown feel in the city where they will just do anything to help and make sure you accomplish your goal. It was nice to have that southern hospitality out there,” Slatery said.

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