About Dawnland

~ a directors statement ~

I love history, and the movies I love most deeply are period pieces.

Ancient Rome, 1940s film noir, native America before the Europeans came movies set in these eras never fail to captivate me as a viewer. I am also passionate about helping people, and art that raises consciousness. When I set out to make my first film, it was native America that sang to me most deeply. I wanted to retell the history of the American revolution from the perspective of the indigenous tribes who were caught in the middle of this enormous event.

As such, I see Changeling both as a short film to be enjoyed in its own right, and as the first installment in a projected trilogy of short films that will deal with these characters in particular, and the Abenaki as a people during the volatile decade in which the republic of the United States was born. This trilogy will be called Champlain Suite.

One cannot just love history in part it is essential that we give voice in every new era to those whose voices have yet to be heard. I feel blessed that the Abenaki, whose name means The People of the Dawn, welcomed me, and were so generous in helping me tell a bit of their history.

Learn more about Irene Miracle

Irene's career


In competition for "Women Like Short" at the Salento International Film Festival in Italy

28-May-2010:  Savini and Cataldi-Tassoni Join Cast of The Baggage Claim, Banshees' Severin to Contribute Original


Ms. Miracle directs Baggage Claim: Savini and Cataldi-Tassoni Join Cast of The Baggage Claim, Banshees' Severin to Con..

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28-May-2010:  Tim Lucas, Tom Savini Partner for Baggage Claim


Tim Lucas, Tom Savini Partner for Baggage Claim Source: Shock Till You Drop May 26, 2010 Irene Miracle (Midnight Express, I..

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28-May-2010:  Tom Savini Checkin' Terror Tickets at The Baggage Claim


Tom Savini Checkin' Terror Tickets at The Baggage Claim Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni (http://www.dreadcentral.com/coralina-cataldi-tass..

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24-May-2010:  DIRECTOR IRENE MIRACLE AND AUTHOR / PUBLISHER TIM LUCAS OF VIDEO WATCHDOG TO COLLABORATE WITH THE FA


For Immediate Release: Contact: Katharine Kellar Public Relations Coordinator 724-653-2221 kkellar@dec.edu DIRECTOR IRENE ..

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02-Dec-2009:  Other interviews at the Salento International Film Festival 2009:


http://www.university.it/news/spettacoli/quarta-giornata-woman%E2%80%99s-day-al-salento-international-film-festival http://www.ilpaesen..

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02-Dec-2009:  Q&A with Irene and Keith Emerson by Tim Lucas --Oct. 17th 2009--Inferno Screening at the New Beverly


Interview Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RVYbgNkN40) Interview Part 2 (http://www..

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16-Sep-2009:  Tim Lucas Video WatchBlog: Miracle Girl


I encourage all Video Watchblog readers to visit the new website of actress/filmmaker Irene Miracle -- best remembered as the female lead in..

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03-Sep-2009:  Irene Miracle interviewed by Giovanni Aloisio in Italy


In this exclusive interview, actress Irene Miracle talks about her role as Rose Elliot in the film “Inferno”, remembering the long hours of ..

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26-Jun-2009:  SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


Dawnland (aka Changling) has been selected for the Salento International Film Festival in the Short Films category of "Women Like Short" ..

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