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.

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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!

More Co-productions and Co-producing!

Locked in a Room posterWe’re happy to officially announce that CDI is now in association with At Risk Entertainment to produce the feature LOCKED IN A ROOM.  Written and directed by At Risk Entertainment’s CEO Larry Simmons, LOCKED IN A ROOM is a thriller with some great twists and turns.  A co-production seemed like a natural next step after many good conversations.  In addition to our own slate of films, we’re looking forward to continuing a new trend of co-productions with other groups of hard-working artists.  Larry Simmons was a top 250 finalist in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s 2004 Project Greenlight (HBO/Live Planet). In addition to writing and directing, Larry also produces.  Casting will be completed after just a couple more roles–most of the talent is from Michigan, including many from the CDI ranks who will make some appearances.

Speaking of affiliated projects, CDI’s own DJ Perry co-produced and acted in BOOK OF RUTH: JOURNEY OF FAITH which will air on Sunday, February 14 at 10:00 p.m. EST on Trinity Broadcasting Network.  Check your local listings and tune in!

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!

DJ Perry as Benjamin in THE BOOK OF RUTH

DJ Perry as Benjamin in THE BOOK OF RUTH

As we get ready to wrap another year, it’s worth a quick look back at the highlights before looking forward to the new goals and projects ahead.  While 2009 did not see production for WILD MICHIGAN, we have continued to make progress in overcoming the major roadblocks and have taken steps to move production to 2010.

We were proud to see the wide release of AN ORDINARY KILLER in October, along with television air dates for FIGURE IN THE FOREST.  Post-production for OUTSIDE THE WIRE: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN OF AFGHANISTAN is nearly complete and we’ll have a locked picture in early 2010.

CDI co-production RENOVATION wrapped on-schedule and the post-production is underway.  We’re looking forward to seeing more on that project as it comes together.

DJ Perry, Collective Development Inc. CEO, has continued to be active with other non-CDI productions as well.  He served as co-producer and acted in THE BOOK OF RUTH which is available now in most Christian book and gift stores and will see TV airplay and wider DVD release at the start of 2010.  KARMA: CRIME, PASSION, REINCARNATION featured DJ as a detective in India and screened at the MIAAC Film Festival in NYC.  Read more on DJ’s escapades in a December interview with 28 Days Later.

2010 looks to be a great year with many exciting projects on the horizon.  Stay tuned for more updates and enjoy a safe, happy and fun-filled night as 2009 draws to a close.  Happy New Year from all of us here at CDI!