The Iron Warehouse

For a widowed iron worker and her daughter, the cost of freedom came at a high price. They promised to never forget, but was it worth the sacrifice? 



Catherine Curtin  Wanda Bell, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Three Seasons), winner SAG Award 2015. Features just wrapped: GOLDSTAR, FANGIRL and ME AND LIZZIE. Next shooting feature: BEAUTYMARK. Theatre: SILVERMEN (EST), CLOVEN TONGUES (Wild Project), SOMETHING FINE (EST), THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE, (Signature), AUNT DAN N LEMON (The New Group), SO HELP ME GOD (Lucille Lortel), JANIS JOPLIN IN LOVE, Janis (Off-Broadway - Joseph Jefferson nomination best actress). Film/Television: Wolf of Wall Streeet, Bourne Supremacy, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Revolutionary Road, Cricket Head (Winner Best Actress: Monaco International Film Festival & Special Jury Prize, Best Actress in a Comedy: Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival). "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "The Leftovers," "Pan Am," "30 Rock," "Law & Order/CI," "The Naked Brothers Band" (two seasons).


Sarah Sokolovic  Film: Every Secret Thing, La Vida Inesparada, True Story, Cold Comes the Night. TV: The Good Wife, Unforgettable (CBS) and currently Homeland (Showtime). Her many theater credits include: Detroit (Playwrights Horizons) and The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World (Playwright's Horizons - Drama Desk Nomination), A Streetcar Named Desire (Yale Rep), Relatively Speaking (Broadway). Graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Sarah is a recipient of the Jerome L Greene Scholarship and recently was named a fellow with the Annenberg Fellowship for a second year. She is originally from Milwaukee, WI. 

Mark Borkowski  is an award winning actor of stage and film. He has appeared in several films, most recently The Body Tree, Sea of Tranquility, Cost of a Soul, Pacing the Cage, The Perfect Witness for which he won Best Actor at The Portugal Fim Festival and several others. He has appeared on numerous TV shows, best known for his portrayal of Paul Sagorsky in HBO's Emmy award winning BOARDWALK EMPIRE. Mark is also a published playwright and a lifetime member of The Actor's Studio.

Dion Graham, from HBO's THE WIRE, also narrates THE FIRST 48 on A&E. Critically acclaimed, he has performed on Broadway. off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He recently played Fred Cole in Madam Secretary. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life. 

Jay O. Sanders has played many of the great roles in Shakespeare, most recently Kent opposite John Lithgow's Lear and his Award-nominated Titus Andronicus, both for the Public Theater in New York. His long list of feature films include: The Day After Tomorrow, Half Nelson, JFK, Revolutionary Road, Edge of Darkness, Tumbleweeds, Glory and Angels in the Outfield. On television he most recently appeared on Person of Interest and HBO's cult hit True Detective and can been heard narrating a long list of PBS documentaries. 

Director's Statement

(From Director Laura Gomez): About a year ago, I received a call from a friend and the leading actor of a previous film I had directed. He was inviting me to be a part of a collective effort to make movies. The idea was to find a location and write a story around it. We got a group of five New York based artists together, weekly meetings started to occur and thus The Iron Warehouse was conceived.

Through the process, the film took on a life of its own, and we realized we had an opportunity to create something very special. The experience of making this short film has been one for the books. A process that went from meetings with no clear idea of where to go, to a finished short film we’re all quite proud of. It was a production where every person was equally immersed and invested in a positive manner and it emphasized the concept of team work. Everybody involved in the collective selflessly added a major contribution that ended up taking us into a wonderful, creative journey of discovery and exploration of our own capabilities and what we wanted to achieve as a group.

We knew we wanted to tell honest stories, find the right crew and work with talented actors, as well as having a creative outlet to practice our craft. Therefore, the collective itself, Locus Focus, was originally conceived as a type of artistic gymnasium where we could play, learn, and grow.

THE IRON WAREHOUSE is a product of likeminded individuals working together in a passionate manner towards a common goal, and it is now a film ready to start its run. 

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