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Craig Ouellette’s ‘Straight On Till Morning’: Love, Terror, and Survival

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Craig Ouellette‘s latest film, “Straight on Till Morning,” offers a compelling narrative that delves into romance, suspense, and horror. Directed by Craig and co-written with Neal McLaughlin, this anticipated release follows the journey of Dani Dupree, a small-town musician who leaves Maine for Los Angeles to pursue her rock ‘n’ roll dreams. On her journey, she meets Kaitlin, a cashier trapped in an abusive relationship. Their spontaneous road trip quickly evolves into a budding romance, only to take a dark and terrifying turn when they are kidnapped by the deranged Robinson family, Rubin , Lily, and their horribly disfigured son Virgil.         

Despite his behavioral, physical and psychological issues, Lilly and Rubin do all they can to give Virgil a life they view as normal. To them, he deserves to be happy. He deserves to be loved. He deserves a bride. Unfortunately, Virgil has loved every wife he has ever had — to death. And this time, he has chosen Kaitlin. Fighting for their own survival and that of each other, Dani and Kaitlin come face to face with their innermost fears of intimacy, abandonment, failure and loss.

“Straight on Till Morning” is a testament to Craig’s mastery in blending romance, suspense, and horror. The film features strong, complex female leads and a diverse cast and crew, reflecting Craig’s dedication to telling stories that resonate with a wide audience. As a proud ally of women and the LGBTQ+ community, Craig hopes the film will spark meaningful discussions while delivering a thrilling experience.

Craig Oullette’s journey as a filmmaker began in Denver, Colorado, and Dallas, Texas. After graduating with honors from the University of Iowa, he studied directing under Judith Weston. Over the years, Craig has written and directed more than 25 short films, primarily in the horror, thriller, and action genres. Collectively, these films have amassed over 80 million views online, screened at numerous festivals, and won several awards, including “Best Horror,” “Best Thriller,” “Best Director,” and “The Director’s Choice Award.” With over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, Craig’s work continues to captivate audiences.

Craig’s collaborative spirit extends beyond his own projects. He co-produced the award-winning feature “Ball of Wax” and served as director of photography and editor on “I Was A Teenage Wereskunk,” available on Amazon. Additionally, he co-produced and co-directed photography for the feature “Washerwoman,” which can be streamed on Tubi, Apple, and Amazon. His dedication to his craft is evident in the diverse range of projects he undertakes.

In the director’s statement for “Straight on Till Morning,” Craig emphasizes his commitment to inclusivity and representation. Craig is deeply concerned about the current climate of diminishing rights and aims to address these issues through storytelling. “Straight on Till Morning” brings together creatives from diverse political backgrounds to shed light on these concerns without being preachy. Craig aspires to create a film that makes audiences fall in love, keeps them on the edge of their seats, and perhaps even break their hearts. “To me, Love is the most powerful emotion of all and I feel everyone has the right to feel and express love without fearing for their lives or the lives of those they care about. Love can bring us all together if we are open to it”, Craig voices.

Bonnie Jean Tyler, Maria Olsen, Kelsey Christian, Michael Gmur, and Travis Lincoln Cox are among some of the stars in this film.

As “Straight on Till Morning” approaches its release, excitement is building for what promises to be a gripping and emotionally charged film. Craig Oullette’s latest work is set to captivate audiences with its blend of genres and its exploration of the complexities of love, fear, and survival. Will Dani and Kaitlin escape the clutches of the Robinson family and find happiness together, or will their journey end in tragedy? Audiences will soon find out in this highly anticipated release.

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