2016 First Half Recap

CDI Logo 2016

The new logo for 2016

CDI has had a productive year thus far – several films rolling out to the US/Canadian marketplace (“Donors,” “Ashes of Eden,” “Bestseller,” “40 Nights”). Some of them are now joining the iTUNES platform. The CDI associated thriller “Donors” starring Niki Saletta (7th Heaven) has been available on iTunes at

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/donors/id1102614273

On June 7th, 2016 the biblical drama “40 Nights” starring DJ Perry, Rance Howard and Taymour Ghazi will join its soundtrack already on iTunes. The Michigan made intense thriller “Bestseller” starring Melissa Anschutz, DJ Perry and Ralph Lister is also releasing on June 7th to iTUNES and the soundtrack will release soon after.

40 Nights

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/40-nights/id1107058925

40 Nights Soundtrack

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/40-nights-soundtrack/id1114858978

BESTSELLER film

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/bestseller/id1110121135

“40 Nights” and the other films can also be purchased at Wal-Mart and other participating rental and retail outlets nationwide.

“Ashes of Eden”

http://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=6142&gclid=CIbJnKzti80CFQ6oaQodZtMMdQ

The second film in THE QUEST TRILOGY entitled “Chasing the Star” is in editing with a scheduled Christmas 2016 theatrical release planned.

 

 

Finishing the Year at CDI

The 1st official teaser poster for "40 Nights"

The 1st official teaser poster for “40 Nights”

Official Trailer #1

It has been a very busy yet productive year here at Collective Development Inc. – Let’s look at some of the exciting updates.

– The horror/thriller “Donors” will release nationally on Feb. 2nd, 2016
– “Ashes of Eden” will worldwide release with Lightworx Entertainment on April 5th, 2016 after an exclusive run at Parables TV and the UpLifTV starting April 1st, 2016.
– The thriller “Bestseller” based upon Christopher Knight’s book has been playing theatre chains across the state of Michigan. It will continue to play theaters until it releases nationally on May 3rd, 2016.
– The associated CDI Sci-Fi film “Wasteland Tales from the desert Part 1” can be seen for FREE at https://vimeo.com/146707702
– The biggest news is we’re close to be done on the biblical-era film “40 Nights” – the 1st in the QUEST TRILOGY. The three films were signed for worldwide release with Lightworx Entertainment. The second one “Chasing the Star” will roll cameras 1st of the year once again in the Yuma, AZ area.

The 1st official teaser poster

The 1st official teaser poster

In Michigan Theaters

GR AOESummer is in full-swing here in Michigan. Gardens are green, days are long, and lightning bugs are flashing. Summer is also a movie season, and CDI’s associated production ASHES OF EDEN will be screening at Celebration! Cinema in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a sold-out premiere at the Capital City Film Festival, we are excited to be bringing this project to a wider audience.

Lansing: July 11-20 | Get showtimes and tickets

Grand Rapids: July 14-August 4 | Get showtimes and tickets

Currently, merchandise [t-shirts, DVDs, posters] will be available at the Lansing location only.

Want to see a review? Check out this one.

We’ll also be doing a few days of pick-up shots for another associated project, BESTSELLER. This will mean being at a lake in northern Michigan in late July. What could be more perfect?

Want a sneak peek? Since you asked…

A Winter Made for Working Indoors: Distribution & Post

There’s no doubt about it. This winter has been one for the record books. Here in Michigan we’ve had ice, snow, wind, well-below zero temps and then more of the same. We’ve had snow covering the ground since the winter solstice and we’ve been holed up inside waiting for the spring thaw. Lucky for us there’s work to be done indoors in this business!

The CDI associated film BESTSELLER wrapped production at the beginning of November and is now in editing. Another associated film, LOCKED IN A ROOM, released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland this week (Feb. 21) in a deal brokered by CDI Distribution. DARKEST NIGHT, another CDI associated film, will release in the same territories next month (Mar. 28) and was released on huluPLUS early this month. Last, but certainly not least, ASHES OF EDEN is wrapping up post-production and a premiere is in the works.

Finally, we’ve added a new member to the CDI tribe. Mr. John Mashni has been brought onboard to work directly with CEO, DJ Perry to work in various aspects of development, production and distribution. Mr. Mashni currently practices law at Foster, Swift, Collins & Swift, P.C. and his practice includes corporate law, tax law, intellectual property, estate planning, and entertainment law.

John was selected because of his previous experience in the film, television, music, and publishing industries. He loves working with creative individuals who have a vision to share and a story to tell.

“I think that Collective Development Inc. represents the professional quality and ambition that the State of Michigan requires in pioneering our growing industry, and DJ Perry is a rare person who can balance a strong business sense with the desire to craft great art,” says John.

“John brings a unique perspective to the practice of law with his experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, and manager,” adds DJ.

Currently John is assisting overseas business negotiations between CDI and various foreign companies.

From ASHES to Snow

DJ Perry and Shane Hagedorn on the set of ASHES OF EDEN

DJ Perry and Shane Hagedorn on the set of ASHES OF EDEN

As we mentioned last time, CDI closed 2012 by wrapping the filming of an associated project ASHES OF EDEN. Post-production is moving smoothly. Check out the teaser here for a glimpse at what’s to come. It was fun filming here in our home state of Michigan. Portland, Ionia, and our home base city of Lansing were all locations and none of them disappointed us in front of or behind the camera.

It looks like 2013 will see our next project also filming right here in Michigan. We’re not ready to say more about it quite yet, but we are starting to look at some casting. Check out the information here under Work with CDI for details.

Another associated project that we hope you’ve been keeping an eye on is LOCKED IN A ROOM. In a test run, this thriller climbed to #12 on Google Play’s horror list. The official release date is March 7, so look for it through your favorite video on demand provider.

We also have a new release date for DARKEST NIGHT. In our last update, we listed it as March 22, 2013 .To accommodate a potential limited theatrical release, it has been pushed to July 24, 2013.

In non-movie news, a huge snow storm–and in some areas blizzard–has been making its way across the country. The local weather underestimated how much we would get, and this morning the ground was covered with a fresh fluffy blanket. If you have some (or a lot!) hopefully you are staying warm, driving safe, and maybe even finding some time to play in it. Winter’s going to end before we know it, and then we have another movie to make.

2012: CDI’s Year in Review

It has been a productive year here at CDI. Several of our associated films have been completed and started their release or are slated for a 2013 release. The last film we produced, ASHES OF EDEN, took us right up to the holidays. It is now in editing and a teaser is soon to be released.

DONORS is just coming out of editing and moving over to sound design music composing. Our own post supervisor Mr. Dennis Therrian will do the score. A first look teaser and promotional art was released in December 2012. Mr. Charles Pisaeno was our director on this project.

DARKEST NIGHT was edited down to a release cut and premiered at the FACINE US/Philippine film festival to great applause. The film is signed for US release with Midnight Releasing on March 22, 2013. South Korea and other foreign territories are also being set up for release. The film was directed by Noel Tan.

LOCKED IN A ROOM enjoyed some theatrical play before being signed to an exciting domestic distributor. Look for release art, trailer and announcement of street date very SOON!

7 STONES–this Telly Award winning drama enjoyed a Michigan TV premiere in December. It will now be shopped for TV distribution worldwide in 2013.

DeadlyRenDenmark
DEADLY RENOVATIONS, released 4th quarter with Midnight Releasing, just announced their 1st foreign sale to Scandinavian for early in 2013.

CDI’s DJ Perry also had producer participation in the short film REALIZISM (theatrical/DVD release in April 2013) and the acclaimed feature BENJAMIN, which played several NYC festivals and most recently the Cairo Film Festival in Egypt. BOOK OF RUTH, JOURNEY OF FAITH has continued to sell around the world. In 2013 the company plans to release many more of its films into TV and foreign markets while developing an exciting slate of films for new production.

Thank you to all the cast, crew, and fans that helped make 2012 a little brighter. Here’s looking to another bright new year ahead. Lights!

Capital City All-Star Motion Picture Team Up!

Shane Hagedorn

For Immediate Release – August 2012
Lansing, Michigan, USA

Three Lansing, Michigan area filmmakers join to produce ASHES OF EDEN, a dramatic feature length film. Writer and director Shane Hagedorn united two media powerhouse companies that have been making their mark on the national/international stage.

Ahptic Productions is a commercial giant in the Lansing area that boasts corporate clients like Audi, MTV, Wells Fargo and high profile clients such as Miley Cyrus and Nelly Furtado. Collective Development Inc. is a Lansing based motion picture company whose films have been released with major studios like Lionsgate, E1 and networks like ABC, NBC, Comcast, and TBN with six feature films coming out this year alone. Shane Hagedorn has produced and acted in other award winning films shot in Michigan. This is his second feature film as writer, director, and producer. He will also act in ASHES.

The film is in pre-production, with Ahptic co-owner and director of photography Dominic Cochran bringing his company’s state of the art production gear and his camera skills. Collective Development Inc. president DJ Perry is bringing his producing skill set and front of the camera talent. CDI has already brought interest from Fontana, a division of Universal Music, in the soundtrack. Perry, who has starred in nearly 50 films, is also pulling upon his international talent base to assist in casting and will set up the worldwide distribution. Shane Hagedorn has truly brought together the best of the best in Mid-Michigan and together Lansing will once again shine when ASHES OF EDEN rolls cameras this fall.