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‘Gun and a Hotel Bible’: Chippewa Valley Native’s Work Hits the Screen

’This was a dream come true,‘ says Memorial High grad Daniel Floren

Parker Reed |

GUN AND A HOTEL BIBLE. A Chippewa Falls native recently took his work from stage to screen in the new film, Gun and a Motel Bible. (Submitted photo)
GUN AND A HOTEL BIBLE. A Chippewa Falls native recently took his work from stage to screen in the new film, Gun and a Motel Bible. (Submitted photo)

A Chippewa Valley native has taken his work from the theater stage to the big screen. Daniel Floren graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 2009, and his post-graduation life has led him across the country to pursue his dream of making it big in Hollywood. Now in Los Angeles, Floren’s current project is a film called Gun and a Hotel Bible, which follows the story of a man with the intent to kill at a motel. His moral and ethical beliefs are challenged by a look at a Bible on the bedside table.“This was a dream come true,” Floren said. “Getting to go to the next level with this movie, and doing it so fast, was a whirlwind.” Floren said the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive on the movie, but he doesn’t want to become complacent and instead wants to sharpen his skills as a performer and writer. “I want to make things simpler,” Floren said, “more relaxed, continue to trust the work, more entertaining and continue to make things full of hope.” Gun and a Hotel Bible is available now on Amazon, iTunes, and the majority of major movie online rental and purchasing locations.