DREAMER- Full-Length Motion Picture of a Modern-Day Joseph
DREAMER- Full-Length Motion Picture of a Modern-Day Joseph
“DREAMER” is a life-affirming drama about jealousy, forgiveness and reconciliation overwhelming the despair of betrayal and injustice.
“DREAMER” is a life-affirming drama about jealousy, forgiveness and reconciliation overwhelming the despair of betrayal and injustice. Read more
About this project
Joseph, a gifted, idealistic young man, cruelly and violently disowned by his family, discovers his years of hardship and despair are only steps along a divinely appointed path leading to a destiny that will rescue the world from desolation.
An overwhelmingly positive response to faith-based films, such as Fireproof and Courageous, and Bible-based television programs like the immensely popular mini-series,The Bible, proves there is a strong market for clean, wholesome entertainment in our theaters and homes.
Let's get personal for a moment: How many times have you experienced the frustration of wanting to watch a dynamic, uplifting film, and found that most of your available choices were either cartoons or dramas that were ten or twenty years old-- or older?
Moving Visions Entertainment, Inc. is committed to creating visually appealing, emotionally captivating and utterly unforgettable feature films with wholesome, uplifting messages, utilizing talented, professional casts and crew. We recently partnered with PRODIGALFILM, LLC and CMD/Uptone pictures to produce A Long Way Off, a powerful modern day rendition of the Prodigal Son story, currently in post production.
Why Modern Day Bible Stories?
Most of us have heard or read classic Bible stories told in the context of their ancient settings. Our intention is to bring to life the amazing, life-changing principles contained in the timeless stories of Scripture in a setting relevant to our viewers and society today. We can all relate to these stories of human frailty and strength, struggle and temptation--and the victories men and women of faith enjoyed against overwhelming odds. Framing these stories in a modern context provides new insight and relevance for those intimately acquainted with the stories as well as introducing them to fresh audiences who might have rarely or never encountered the enduring, powerful messages of the Bible.
Our films are not "preachy" nor are they intended "for Christians only." Some of the greatest filmmakers of all time have recognized that the Bible contains many of the most compelling accounts of human history. So with each of our carefully cultivated projects, Biblical principles flow through a strong narrative, abetted with classic tools of storytelling, naturally introducing eternal truths. Regardless the genre - drama, comedy, action, tragedy or romance - these sincere, timeless, relatable stories, coupled with an endearing cast, touch and impress the heart with the renewing, eternal messages found within Scripture.
About the film:
DREAMER is based upon the Biblical account of Joseph. Most people remember his father Jacob's gift of a "coat of many colors," but that was simply the tipping point that triggered spiteful jealousy and murderous rage in Joseph's brothers - the first beats of an epic story that crosses oceans and dives deep into the human heart, with a message rich in themes of restoration, reconciliation and redemption.
Our contemporary re-telling hews closely to the original events, while investing deeply in character and adding a thoughtful perspective on today's issues, challenges and the labor pains of our nation and world.
The twisting path our hero’s life takes - through seasons of pain, doubt, persecution and triumph - only serve to confirm the active hand of our loving Heavenly Father who guides, protects, and designs with staggering power and perfection.
Initial schedule for production of the Film: • May 31, 2013 Initial funding in place. • July 1st, 2013 Pre-production work is in full force. • August 15th, 2013 All casting complete. Locations finalized contracts for production and key crew appointed. • September 16-October 17, 2013 (exact dates will depend on talent schedule) Twenty-four day shoot as well as making of behind the scenes video • November-March, 2014 Post-production editing. • April, 2014 Post-production sound and color. • May, 2014 Film out for Festivals.
Target theatrical release: Summer 2014
We have completed filming on what is widely anticipated to be the most significant faith-based film release of 2013: “A Long Way Off,” a modern re-telling of the ancient Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Actors include Robert Davi (Die Hard, Goonies, License to Kill), Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; Planes, Trains and Automobiles), John Diehl (Escape From New York, The Client, A Time to Kill, Pearl Harbor), Jason Burkey (October Baby, For The Glory, Lukewarm), with featured cameos by famous pollster Scott Rasmussen and popular national Talk Show hosts, including Sean Hannity and Michael Medved.
Full cast & crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2386502/?ref_=sr_1
Now in post production/editing, with a scheduled September 2013 release date, “A Long Way Off” is based on one of the most recognized, revered and moving parables of all time, a story of humility, repentance and reconciliation to which virtually anyone can make an emotional connection.
A Long Way Off Teaser/Pre-trailer:
A Long Way Off Behind the scenes:
A Long Way Off Picture Montage:
More benefits: Our Amazing Team
In addition to the successful production of our feature film A Long Way Off, we have the opportunity to work with an extremely talented and experienced team.
Cleve Nettles- Screenwriter/Director of Dreamer - Hailing from South Florida, Cleve entered USC’s Graduate Film Program after obtaining his bachelor's in theater. A few years later, he wrote, raised financing for and directed "All Over Again" (re-titled "Against Time" for home video) in 2000. Craig T. Nelson, Robert Loggia and John Amos headlined the family sci-fi/drama, which won "Best Drama" at the 2001 International Family Film Festival in Santa Clarita, and was consequently granted a Dove Seal of Approval. “Against Time” can be found on DVD at Blockbuster and other video stores.
Since then, Cleve has directed several projects, including “Secret of the Horse” for Family Theater Productions, and has held development deals with companies like New Regency Television. For most of the last decade he's worked as a screenwriter for hire, completing over a dozen writing assignments for various producers in film and television. Regardless of the genre, redemptive themes have proven a common thread throughout much of his work. While under contract as a producer and staff writer with Imagi Animation (T.M.N.T. and ASTRO BOY), Cleve developed several projects for the big and small screen, and ghost-directed an animated feature, CAT TALE, a property Imagi later sold to another studio.
Among his most recent projects, Cleve was hired to bring a globally-renowned toy property to life for the big screen, developing the story and writing an original feature film script for Galen Walker (producer of the upcoming TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie with Michael Bay). And January saw the completion of principal photography for “Hamlet’s Ghost” – on which Cleve served as co-writer and co-director. A family drama with a heavy dose of sci-fi themes and suspense, “Hamlet’s Ghost” is due for release late in 2013 from A Stream in the Desert Productions.
In addition to his experience as a writer and director, Cleve’s work as an animator, set designer, prop fabricator and effects artist has uniquely equipped him to helm DREAMER and lend it a cohesive, visual flair. Using his own drawings, storyboard sketches, production illustrations and simple models, Cleve communicates his vision to other artisans on the film with clarity and comprehensiveness. DREAMER is designed as a motion picture with emotionally powerful visuals, and with over a decade of experience in a variety of disciplines, Cleve has the resourcefulness, skills and vision to fully realize the promise of this beautiful story at a modest level of budget.
Following are links to a sampling of Cleve's work:
Trailer for Against Time: http://youtu.be/un8Ibnlju9g
Scene between Craig T. Nelson (The voice of Mr. Incredible in The Incredibles, and played Joe Paxton in The Proposal with Sandra Bullock) and Robert Loggia in Against Time:
Trailer for SECRET OF THE HORSE, directed by Cleve: http://youtu.be/iimG16RQ0cc
Walker Haynes - Line Producer - An entertainment industry veteran for over fifteen years, Walker Haynes began his work in the industry as an actor and stuntman, working on both feature films and TV shows like CSI:MIAMI, HOUSE, NUMBERS and CSI:NY. Walker parlayed his acting and stunt work into producing, including the success of his debut feature: GUNFIGHT AT LA MESA, a Western distributed by LionsGate Home Entertainment. Quickly following on the heels of this success, he teamed with long-time friend Jeremy Casper to produce VACANT HOUSE, a psychological thriller exploring one man’s broken journey toward forgiveness and redemption. In February, Walker wrapped production on his third feature, HAMLET’S GHOST, co-written by Cleve Nettles, a sci-fi drama about a man who forced to travel through time in order to battle enigmatic forces from the past and future. Joining forces with Cleve Nettles again on DREAMER is an exciting opportunity, as these two have been working together off and on for over 17 years.
Walker earned a B.A. in Communications (Cum Laude) from Bryan College, and he holds an acting certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He is President of A STREAM IN THE DESERT PRODUCTIONS, LLC, and an accomplished educator, with an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Education. Walker resides in Santa Monica with his wife and son.
Tom McCarty- Director of Photography- Our Cinematographer Thomas McCarty developed his eye and skill for lighting as a young man, accelerating his development in the film program of BIOLA University and later in the renowned LA Film Studies Center, a gathering place for some of the finest Christian media talent.
Since then, he has worked on scores of projects in film and television, including HITCHCOCK, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and the top rated EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION and HELL'S KITCHEN. His talents have graced numerous commercials and in addition to a variety of shorts, Tom has served as Director of Photography on three feature films. One of his latest, VACANT HOUSE, will enjoy its world premiere next month at the United Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Tom is married, the father of two little girls. He and his family live in Brea, California. Link to sample of Tom's work: http://youtu.be/24kkXTdhGZc
Distribution and PR
In addition to relationships with top level executives at various production and distribution houses, our team has the amazing ability to obtain publicity through a grass roots effort as well as to book hundreds of talk show interviews in order to supplement and enhance the distribution strategy.
Special Guests, Inc. is a publicity firm, founded in 1986, that specializes in obtaining "performance-based, positive publicity on purpose" for clients on radio and television talk shows. With 26 years of experience in the Talk Show business, we have established high quality relationships with powerfully influential media personalities and producers to better serve you. We frequently place guests on Fox News Channel, CNN, and NBC, and on thousands of local and nationally-syndicated radio talk shows.
Our Mission at Special Guests: To strategically match guests with vital messages, products and services with the right Talk Show hosts to reach millions of people and amplify the message of our special guests. We've lost count of how many interviews we've booked on every show from Oprah to O'Reilly, as well as about one million radio interviews, including Christian talk shows that call upon us for experts to discuss religion and family issues.
We provide both entertainment and corporate publicity and PR, literary services (book author publicity, literary PR, publisher services, book publicity), as well public relations for advocacy organizations.
NOTE: Special Guests works with other publicity agencies and utilizes and coordinates many other PR resources.
Risks and challenges
Since we have already completed a similar full-length feature film, we already have dealt with most of the risks associated with film making. So, the learning curve is under our belt and the future is before us.
And speaking of the future, the biggest risk in keeping a finished film from being distributed could be the outbreak of a world war or a news-dominating disaster such as a worldwide threat to the food supply. But that is exactly the theme of our film. So in such an event, the prospects for the success of the film are only increased, as the real world will be seeking real answers to real problems--and that is when they can turn to our film.
Therefore, the larger threat to the film's maximized success could be if overnight the world shifted toward peace on earth and good will toward men, a world devoid of terrorism, jealousy and anger. In such a case, our film would be so "last millennium."Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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