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. 

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 written specifically for the students in Barton's Acting-for-the-Camera class at Virginia Commonwealth University. It was shot over a 10-day production schedule, entirely on location in Richmond, Virginia over the Thanksgiving holiday of 2019. The film features over 30 VCU actors and over 30 locations, with a crew largely comprised of VCU students.

The film is currently in post-production, co-edited by Barton and Tyler Scheerschmidt, with original music composed by Andrew Bonieskie and DIllon Douglasson. 



Photo by Liza Hazelwood. Poster design by Christopher Martin.

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The Four Gentlemen of Welcome to the Show at Helen's

Richard Follin, Dillon Douglasson, Christopher Martin, and Keegan Garant 

Tevin Davis, Tara Malaka, The Four Gentlemen, The Eaters of Milk, and The Chess Club 

Maria Lo Presti, Rachel Foeller, Rebecca Bailey, Havy Nguyen, Trinitee Pearson, and Sarah Velasco-Kent

Keegan Garant, Christopher Martin, Richard Follin, and Dillon Douglasson. 

Written & Directed by Dorie Barton. Director of Photography: Alex Kent. 
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