It’s Official–Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town goes to Lionsgate


For more, see the official press release through Reuters. Google “Ghost Town Lionsgate” to find the article picked up by: FOXBusiness, Business of Cinema, MSN, and other outlets.

In other news, Ghost Town brought home the award for Best Costumes and G.P.S won the WAB Best Action award at the Action on Film Festival. Thanks to the judges and wonderful audience at the festival.

DJ Perry @ Action on Film Festival Awards Ceremony

DJ Perry @ Action on Film Festival Awards Ceremony

CDI in California

The CDI tribe is in southern California this weekend for tonight’s screening of Ghost Town at the Action on Film Festival.  Following Ghost Town is G.P.S.–also starring CDI’s own DJ Perry.  What a way to kick off a festival!  Ghost Town has been nominated for Best Costumes, Best Special Effects – Feature, and Best Western.  We’re grateful for the recognition for our work and hope that the audience enjoys Ghost Town as much as we enjoyed making it!

In other news, we’ve been locking down our locations for Wild Michigan.  We did some location scouting in northern Michigan last weekend.  We met some wonderful people and saw some really beautiful places.  Special thanks go out to the Michigan Department of History, Arts & Libraries, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff.  We also enjoyed a seriously delicious broiled whitefish dinner, complete with fried Indian bread.  mmmmmm….  While it was a good trip, we are still determining which locations will best meet the logistical needs of the project.

Stay tuned for more on how Wild Michigan is coming together and our adventures at the Action on Film Festival.

Summer’s getting ready to heat up!

We’re just past the solstice and officially into summer. What will summer bring for CDI? For starters, it will bring a screening of Ghost Town at the Action on Film Festival in Pasadena, CA July 25. We’re making arrangements now to make sure key players will be at the festival. You can also expect an official announcement at the festival about Ghost Town’s October 2008 national distribution deal.

We’re also working on pre-production for Wild Michigan, aiming for a fall 2008 shoot. Where? You guessed it, our lovely home state of Michigan! More to come on that soon.

Not to be forgotten is our co-production with Scar Tissue Filmworks–Outside the Wire: The Forgotten Children of Afghanistan. We’re still actively in post-production on that project and some power players around the country are taking the first looks at the footage. We’re confident that a distribution package is forthcoming in the next several weeks.

Stay tuned, check out our updates, and drop us a line…