SOURCE: Jersey Girl Productions

September 18, 2007 17:18 ET

Jersey Girl Productions Presents Its First Short Film, "Take Me," at "Tropfest@Tribeca" on Sept. 23, 2007

Up & Coming Starlet, Dana Bower, Makes Directorial Debut in Famed New York City Film Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Dana Bower, actress, director and principal of Jersey Girl Productions, will premiere her new short film, "Take Me," on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at Tropfest@Tribeca. Ms. Bower is releasing this film, which she wrote, produced and directed, as the flagship project for her newly formed company, Jersey Girl Productions.

"Take Me" is a trying tale of a man who is left with the task of disposing of his old companion, a simple trashcan. The film's main character, Harry, is unaware that this menial task would quickly become the bane of his existence. Thus everyday Joe thought it would be easy to dispose of his faithful old friend and usher in his shiny new can. Harry thought wrong. Events soon transpire that will test Harry's will, and above all, his patience. Hilarity quickly ensues as the plot thickens in this smart and funny piece by Bower.

"On the surface, 'Take Me' is a short, simple film about a regular guy living his regular life," said Bower. "But within this seven-minute piece, I try to capture the true essence of Harry, as well as all of mankind, and it makes for an interesting story. Plus, it's pretty damn funny... if I do say so myself."

Bower's film was chosen from hundreds of short films to be screened at this Sunday's Tropfest@Tribeca. The event is the world's largest short film festival, as well as a partner program of Robert De Niro's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. The inclusion of "Take Me" in the festival signifies the talent and ability of Bower, and is a great launching pad for her new company, Jersey Girl Productions.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful, artistic event," said Bower. "And I'm excited the release of 'Take Me' will represent the launch of Jersey Girl Productions."

The film also features a unique and ear-splitting soundtrack produced by Sean Bierbower and Xavier Rudd.

As for Dana Bower, her career began in a small theatre in her hometown of Princeton, New Jersey. Since then, her acting has taken her across the pond to London where she trained and worked at the Regent's Conservatory and The Gielgud, and then back to the U.S. where she has worked on numerous projects throughout New York City.

While Bower has managed to make a career for herself in front of the camera, she is hoping "Take Me" will lead to bigger things behind the lens.

Additional information about Dana Bower and "Take Me" is available at www.DanaBower.com and www.tribecafilm.com/tropfest.

Please join us for the premiere of "Take Me" on September 23, 2007 at Tropfest@Tribeca, World Financial Center, Battery Park, New York City.

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