For Immediate Release – May 2012
DJ Perry’s and Jeff Kennedy’s Michigan-based film company Collective Development Inc. has always been associated with diverse artistic talent. The company boasts several in-house writers, directors, producers and tight circles of experienced film talent. Together they have been steadily hammering away at the film industry by releasing film after film in various genres worldwide. Recently the company has been associating with some new exciting artists/filmmakers. Below are some of the 2012 films moving into distribution.
This week at the Grand Rapid’s Celebration Cinema North (Knapp Corner), “7 Stones,” a powerful action/drama, will show on May 17th at 7 pm. This will serve as a preview before the film starts a campaign of theatrical and festival showings. The TV film was written and directed by Tom Norton and stars Melissa Anschutz and DJ Perry. The story takes place in a South American prison and has strong themes of reflection, redemption and relatable topics pulled from current headlines.
CDI also associated with Yuma, AZ based filmmakers Charles Pisaeno and Robert Gwinn with the production of “Deadly Renovations.” The film is a tense thriller about greed and murder centered on the historic Hotel Del Sol. The sales trailers can be seen here. The film is due out domestically on August 7th, 2012 with Midnight Releasing after a limited theatrical.
To tell a story halfway around the world CDI associated themselves again with award-winning director Anthony Hornus (“An Ordinary Killer”) on his first documentary film entitled “Outside the Wire, Forgotten Children of Afghanistan.” This film has played several festivals and venues across the country aligning itself with major organizations like The Wounded Warrior Program.
Another exciting international association came when CDI joined with Philippine-based film company Gothic Pictures International. Noel Tan directs this “found footage” horror film entitled “Darkest Night”. Demonology and witchcraft plague a Christmas gathering that had 17 people mysteriously disappear. The film is prepped for worldwide theatrical and will screen in Hollywood for distributors in June. A series of trailers can be seen our their website.
The horror/thriller vein is strong with CDI’s association with At Risk Entertainment with “Locked in a Room.” This psychological mind tease packs a powerful scare factor. It was directed by Larry Simmons and stars Robert Miano, Rae’Ven Larrymore Kelly, Carlucci Weyant and DJ Perry. It has started playing in Limited theatrical with Rocky Mountain Pictures booking.
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