Currently in Pre-Production, eyeing a late April/Early May shoot is the short film “The Final Illusion” following a famous magician on the night of his final performance. Cast and crew will be announced shortly. The film will be shot on anamorphic 35mm in keeping with a classic aesthetic.
Also in Pre-Production is the comedy short “Fortitude”, produced in conjunction with The Horse Thing. It’s the story of a man facing a unique problem, one which would define him if not for the aide of a thoughtful psychiatrist. It will premiere on THT in May. The film stars Spencer Young, Michael Brusasco, Katelyn Manfre, Danielle Gimbal, and Elena Glass.
Jason Callahan has an interesting job. Interesting in the way that fighting with Angels and collecting souls can often be. Jason is a Reaper, a soldier of Lucifer tasked with acquiring specific souls for the eventual war between heaven and hell. He’s about to be given his toughest assignment yet, and with the Archangel Michael watching his every move, is going to need much more than his uncanny luck to succeed. With darkness around every corner, Jason is forced to confront his past, in an attempt not only to save his own future, but the futures of all mankind. Reaper is being produced by Climbing Higher Pictures for a late 2012 release.
John is a wisecracking, charismatic guy. He has four brothers. The only thing that makes this significant is that John is Roman Catholic, and all four of his older brothers have joined the clergy. Each one cites some sort of “epiphany” where they realized that being a priest was their calling. At a party over the summer John meets Amanda, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who is a devout atheist. The date goes well, and John is surprised by both a kiss at the end of the night, and a promise that they’ll go out again before the end of the week.
The next day John witnesses a horrible car crash. Running to the aide of the completely destroyed vehicle, he is able to help the victim out of the car just as the gas tank explodes, obliterating the remains of the auto. Having followed the ambulance to the hospital, he is told that not only is the victim going to recover, but also that it was a virtual impossibility that the man would have survived that crash at all. John is forced to question the nature of his faith, whether or not it was God’s will or his own ability which saved the crash victim, and how he can manage his burgeoning love for Amanda if he is destined to join the priesthood after all…
The Faithful is being produced by Climbing Higher Pictures and is currently on a TBA 2012 release schedule.