Film explores '03 Rhode Island nightclub fire

Doc “41” about a 2003 fire in a Rhode Island nightclub during a concert that left dozens dead and many injured is to be released by NEHST Studios. Story focuses on the life and death of 18-year-old Nick O’Neill and the ways in which a town managed to find faith and inspiration from loss.

The doc came to NEHST through its open submission process,, which is described as an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers and writers to get their work seen. Project was co-helmed by Christian DeRezendes and O’Neill’s brother, Christian O’Neill. Launched in Cannes 2007, NEHST is headed by Larry Meistrich, who produced “Sling Blade” and “You Can Count on Me” and was a founder of indie film studio Shooting Gallery.

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