Release dateJanuary 10, 2005 (2005-01-10) (United States) WriterRobert Munic, Arliss Howard, James Howard CastDebra Winger, Tatiana Maslany, Krista Rae, Quinn Singer NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Similar moviesBowling for Columbine (2002), Adam (1983), Video Voyeur (2002), Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994), Not Like Everyone Else (2006)
Dawn Anna is an 2005 American dramatic television film written by Robert Munic, Arliss Howard, and James Howard, and directed by Arliss Howard. The film, based upon real events surrounding the Columbine High School massacre, premiered on Lifetime Television January 10, 2005.
This film is produced by Tom Cox, Peter Lhotka, Murray Ord and Jordy Randall, and co-produced by Arliss Howard. Executive producers of this film are Tom Patricia, Madeleine Sherak, William Sherak and Jason Shuman.
The movie depicts the life of Dawn Anna, a teacher and single mother of four children. Soon after meeting her eventual husband, she is diagnosed with a severe brain disease that requires a serious operation. Shortly after her recovery, daughter Lauren Townsend is Gunned down by shooters in the Columbine High School massacre.
Debra Winger was nominated for 'Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie' at the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards.