Florida-based actor/filmmaker and Burt Reynolds protégé, Steve Daron, has suddenly found himself jet-setting from coast-to-coast as the acceptance letters for his independent drama, “Shadow Fighter,” have been rolling in from numerous film festivals. The movie, featuring Daron’s mentor, Burt Reynolds, follows a homeless ex-boxer and an aspiring inner-city kid as they help one another through obstacles of the present and the pains of the past.
The film has already been nominated for Best Dramatic Feature, Best Ensemble Cast in a Drama, and Best Director at this Friday’s Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival in North Hollywood, and with the buzz building, festivals such as California’s Culver City Film Festival have been extending invitations for the film to add stops to its tour. In the meantime, the film is just now coming off its Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival competition premiere and anticipating another sold-out FLIFF screening on the 19th.
“Shadow Fighter” was written by Steve Daron, Alyn Darnay, and Lloyd S. Wagner, was directed by Alyn Darnay, and stars newcomer Omar Brunson, Steve Daron, and Burt Reynolds. Scatena & Rosner Films provided post-production services.