For Immediate Release – Sept 2012
Lansing, MI USA
The Michigan based feature film “Ashes of Eden” was recently announced. This gritty yet inspirational action/drama will be produced by New House Entertainment in association with Collective Development Inc. and Ahptic Productions. It was announced that in addition to producing, Shane Hagedorn (Fairview St, Realizism) and DJ Perry (Deadly Renovations, Locked in a Room) will have supporting roles in the film.
“Our roles are almost polar opposites in character and virtue” – DJ Perry
Shane Hagedorn is directing from his own script and for the past several weeks cast and crew evaluations have been underway.
Joining the cast will be New York City actor Carlucci Weyant, having starred in such international projects as “Karma, Crime, Passion, Reincarnation” filmed in India and the upcoming “Benjamin” making festival rounds now.
Melissa Anschutz of Saugatuck, Michigan recently starred in the powerful drama “7 Stones” also produced in association with Collective Development Inc. joins the cast as the lead's mother, in a co-starring role of a police officer dealing with her troubled son.
The project has also attached Dean Teaster to the film in a supporting role of a preacher. He previously starred in the faith film “Figure in the Forest” currently playing on Trinity Broadcast Network.
"[Ashes] is filled with characters desperately fighting and striving for very crucial needs; forgiveness, or redemption, and others, for love. I believe audiences will relate to them, their world, and their struggle." -- Shane Hagedorn
This film will have the edge of a film like “Narc” by filmmaker Joe Carnahan with additional redemptive qualities that will play to a faith/inspirational audience. Ultimately, Ashes of Eden is about relationships, the journey of self discovery, and ultimately, the repercussion of our choices. The production team is currently looking at reels, resumes and meeting with other proposed talent and keys. The team has not yet set a definitive start date but it was hinted at an October start.