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Warner Brothers to release “April Showers” on VOD beginning April 20, 2011. Read More

-Release from Gravitas Ventures

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“…Andrew Robinson said cost considerations as well as the chance for greater exposure led to his decision to preem via Hulu after taking a more traditional distribution approach for his 2009 pic ‘April Showers’ ” Read More

-Excerpt from Variety article “Hulu Launches Exclusive Feature” by Liz Stinson, originally published March 30, 2010

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“April Showers, the semi-autobiographical Columbine High School-themed independent feature film, written and directed by Columbine survivor Andrew Robinson, has set records via its unique distribution model on both iTunes and Indieflix. On Tuesday, May 5th, the film became the #1 most downloaded independent film in the country on iTunes, and #65 overall – on the title’s first day of home viewing release. Day Two’s standing improved to #30 overall, and is steadily climbing. ” Read More

-Excerpt from Film Fetish article ” Columbine-themed indie film April Showers sets download records”, originally published May 8, 2009

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Three Stars (out of four)

April Showers almost has the feel of watching someone come to terms with something unimaginable through his art. That’s not exploitation. It’s closer to therapy. And it makes for a riveting movie.” Read More

-Excerpt from Rotten Tomatoes Review of “April Showers” by Brian Tallerico

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“I believe content should be made available to the public at their convenience not mine and if you’re smart about it you can actually maximize your earning potential and exposure while lowering your overall costs.” Read More

-Excerpt from MovieMaker Magazine article “Columbine Survivor Prepares for ‘April Showers’” by Mark Hurley, originally published April 20, 2009

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“We need a massive overhaul in our educational institutions and instead of policy makers and administrators deciding what that entails we should ask those who look to us for guidance in steering them towards the future. Education is dialogue, not lecture. Instead of learning about the past, we need to see how the past continues to influence us so that we may truly understand who we are, where we come from and keep the past from happening to us in the future.” Read More

-Excerpt from Anderson Cooper 360:Blog “Lessons Not Learned” by Andrew Robinson, originally published April 20, 2009

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“Instead of the gunmen, “April Showers,” featuring Tom Arnold and Illeana Douglas as teachers, focuses on the hundreds of students who tried to navigate a community suddenly made unfamiliar by the mayhem. Robinson said he hopes it reminds teens to appreciate what they have and to reach out to classmates who may be strangers in the hallway.” Read More

-Excerpt from CBS4 in Denver article “Columbine Survivor’s Movie Purges Emotions” by Catherine Tsai (Associated Press), originally published April 17, 2009

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“Robinson eventually moved to Southern California to study advertising and film at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He worked as art director for various entertainment design firms before leaving to devote his time to “April Showers,” his second writing-directing effort, once he secured investors in the project.” Read More

- Excerpt from LA Times article “Andrew Robinson’s ‘April Showers’ Focuses on Survivors of Columbine” by Yvonne Villarreal, published on April 16, 2009

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“Former student and Columbine survivor Andrew Robinson wrote and directed a new film called “April Showers”. The film chronicles his experiences before and after the massacre. Learn more about how this film has changed his life in the web exclusive interview.” Watch the Interview

– From WebExtra! on myFOXla.com, originally aired on April 15, 2009

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“April 20th will mark ten years since 12 students and a teacher were murdered at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. One student who was in the school at the time has now made a movie based on the attack and its aftermath called “April Showers”. Andrew Robinson shares why he created the film.” Watch the Interview on Good Day LA

-From Good Day LA, originally aired on April 15, 2009

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“I wanted to tell the part of the story that most Americans didn’t get to see,” by focusing on students who survived, Mr. Robinson says. “What do you do as a teenager who makes it out of that alive? It’s a big thing to grapple with.”Read More

- Excerpt from The Wall Street Journal article “Lives Shaped by Tragedy” by Stephanie Simon, published April 14, 2009

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“Andrew wasn’t a filmmaker in Los Angeles, California; he was in advertising. But he sat down to write a story based on his experience at Columbine, and the screenplay for ”April Showers” was born in three days. That’s when Andrew realized: “Wow, that’s been in the back of my head for all these years.” He says those years brought about side effects rarely seen in the media: guilt, community persecution and the post-traumatic stress disorder. “I’m just trying to share what I’ve learned so no one else has to go through it,” Andrew says of the goal of his anniversary film.” Read More and Watch the Interview on CNN

-Excerpt from CNN’s Young People Who Rock, originally aired April 12, 2009

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