Welcome to the Show
Welcome to the Show is a feature film written & directed by Dorie Barton, starring up-and-coming actors Richard Follin, Dillon Douglasson, Keegan Garant, and Christopher Martin. Shot by DP Alex Kent, and produced by S.C.V. Taylor of Monopol Films and Dorie Barton of Flip Side Films, and co-edited by Barton & Tyler Scheerschmidt.
Four best friends, on a wild last hurrah as college students, attend a piece of immersive theatre simply called "The Show." They find themselves on an adventure far different from what they had expected, falling down the rabbit hole of suspicion, confusion, and danger, testing their friendships and their sanity as they seek to discover what "The Show" truly is.
The film was shot over a 10-day production schedule, entirely on location in Richmond, Virginia over the Thanksgiving holiday of 2019, and edited and composed during the lockdown of 2020. The film had its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival 2021.