Director Robert Gwinn, Co-Star Shawn Rougeron, and DJ Perry at the RENOVATION premiere
It’s finally really snowing here in Michigan and we’re taking time to catch up and let all of you know what we’ve been up to the last few months.
CDI was hired in October by our associate Jim Leggett to produce the horror feature SILVER LAKE. That project kept us busy for almost a month–some filming was completed and the remaining portions will be filmed in 2011. DJ and Tony Hornus both took a short break during production to attend the RENOVATION premiere in Yuma.
In early November, almost immediately after coming home from the SILVER LAKE shoot, DJ was on his way to Las Vegas for a co-starring role in a film shooting there. Since he returned home just before Thanksgiving, he and the rest of the CDI tribe have been focusing on other fronts.
Co-productions continue to move ahead. Both RENOVATION and OUTSIDE THE WIRE will be sent out to distributors after the first of the year. A few festival screenings prior to release are a definite possibility for both movies. LOCKED IN A ROOM is in final audio post-production but first looks are powerful and haunting.
We’ve also been firing up our commercial division and are producing promotional pieces for a few new clients. It’s a fun change of pace for our creative team.
Our newly mastered HEAVEN’S NEIGHBORS and FIGURE IN THE FOREST are being held because of an opportunity to release with a major studio. Stay tuned for that announcement after the first of the year.
In the meantime, we’re wishing you and yours a very merry holiday season.
The fall harvest may just be upon us as several projects come to a point of fruition. While we celebrate the September release of HEAVEN’S NEIGHBORS and FIGURE IN THE FOREST, we are also looking forward to the October 23 premiere of CDI co-production RENOVATION. CDI tribal chiefs DJ Perry, Dean Teaster and Anthony Hornus can each be seen in the film and will be in Yuma, AZ to attend the premiere events.
Our other recent co-production LOCKED IN A ROOM recently completed a pick-up shoot and is rumored to be screening at AFM (American Film Market).
On another front, the CDI production team will be together this week for a look at the final cut of OUTSIDE THE WIRE. Stay tuned for more on that project as it moves to the next step.
A quick update regarding the release dates for FIGURE IN THE FOREST and HEAVEN’S NEIGHBORS — we just got word that the official street date for both films has been pushed to Sept. 7. However, various outlets will begin selling the films in August as originally scheduled. Stay tuned for more news as we get it!
Summer has been really heating up, but the hot news here is the release of two CDI films on August 24: FIGURE IN THE FOREST and HEAVEN’S NEIGHBORS. Check out those pages for a look behind the scenes, links to Facebook sites and more. We’re also excited to announce the soundtrack release for FIGURE IN THE FOREST — the first for a CDI project. You can even get ringtones!
While most of our focus has been on gearing up for these releases, we have continued to make progress on other fronts as well, but we’ll save those updates for another day. For more on what CEO DJ Perry has been up to (with CDI and other projects) check out his Aug. 9 interview on The Independent Corner, Blog Talk Radio.
Welcome to summer! It’s the day after the solstice and the season of gardens, hammocks and picnics is officially upon us. We’re continuing to make progress on the August releases for HEAVEN’S NEIGHBORS and FIGURE IN THE FOREST. We are wrapping up a review of proof copies and are excited about how they look — DVD menu, extras, transfer. In a new step for CDI, we are also working on preparing a soundtrack for FIGURE IN THE FOREST. For a combined sneak peek at the extras and soundtrack, check out the music video for “I Will Wait for You.”
DJ Perry as Benjamin in THE BOOK OF RUTH
In other news, CDI partners DJ Perry and Jeff Kennedy are preparing for a project outside the CDI umbrella. B4 Tyme Entertainment Corp’s production IN OUR TIME will have Jeff in the director’s chair and DJ on the other side of the camera, playing Jesus of Nazareth. A recent story through Michigan PR Net and interview with DJ via Michigan Movie Talent have more details on the project–check them out! As final pre-production details are finalized on that project, DJ will be in NYC with a role in a comedy.
It’s looking like it will be pretty busy here this summer. Now, where’s that hammock?