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!

CDI goes international?

Welcome to the second month of 2008! It’s off to a great start for CDI. What’s new?

DJ Perry is in India, acting. True to form, DJ is working, relaxing, and working. While the project isn’t a CDI film, he’s making strong international contacts and says:

“Sanjeev and Dhiraj the owners of Golden Ticket Films and I have become great friends. Evenings talking about film production. . . Vivek [producer] joined us for several days and we have discussed the US distribution plans and the future of possible CDI and Golden Ticket projects. The cast and crew is truly international with an Italian DP, Austrian on-set editor, UK sound and make up departments and actors from Germany, America and of course India.”

In other international CDI news, Tony Hornus and his cameraman, Gregg McNeill have gotten permission from the Pentagon to be embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan for Tony’s “Outside the Wire: The Forgotten Children of Afghanistan” project.  Their window for deployment is sometime between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7.  They’ll be hitching a ride on an Air Force transport and will be in Afghanistan between 14-21 days.  Wish them well!

On the home front, there’s exciting news with Dean Teaster’s “Ghost Town: The Movie.”  Just before DJ left for India in mid-January, the contract for domestic licensing and distribution was signed.  With whom?  We can’t tell you yet until the official PR release comes out through the distributor.  We CAN tell you that it’s the largest CDI distribution deal to date…

2008 is shaping up to be quite a year.  Stay warm and dry and keep coming back for more CDI news!