Feature Films | In Development

ARANSAS

It is the 1970s and Jeff Dowling, like many of his generation, yearns for meaning in life. He returns to the Gulf Coast of Texas to help an old family friend open a “porpoise circus” but Jeff’s affection for the mysterious creatures and his love for a indealistic marine biologist become the catalysts for a life-changing decision.

The screenplay for ARANSAS was written by Stephen Harrigan, based on his popular novel of the same name. In addition to being a popular novelist, Mr. Harrigan has also written several Teleplays, including Hallmark Television's CLEOPATRA, as well as KING OF TEXAS and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. ARANSAS is being developed with Austin-based Stone Ax Pictures and will be directed by Eric A. Williams.

                           Reviewer's Praise for the Novel

ARANSAS  has several surprises, including dramatic suspense, counterculture revisionism, and what must be considered dolphin revisionism.” - The Village Voice

Harrigan has a sharp eye for observing man, beast, seashore, and Town in a vividly drawn setting.” - Publishers' Weekly

 “The final pages of ARANSAS  compel your interest as completely as any thriller and gain from the fact that the conflict involved is at least as much moral as it is physical.”-
The Kansas City Star

 

THE ORPHAN QUEEN

The Biblical epic of Esther has been told on screen countless times but never with the visual splendor or the faithfulness to the story that this sweeping drama deserves. Our screenplay is a vivid melding of Persian historical sources, the Megillah of Esther and little-known Rabbinic commentaries.

THE ORPHAN QUEEN is the story of Hadassah, an intelligent and strikingly beautiful Jewish girl who is plucked from obscurity and crowned queen of Persia. Thrust into a world of palace intrigue, shifting loyalties and a dangerous power struggle, Esther challenges an empire to save her people.

CURRENT STATUS OF PROJECT: We have a script and budget and are currently seeking financing.

 

BOOK OF PLAGUES

An ancient artifact unleashes a series of disasters. This project is currently in development with plans to shoot on location in the U.S. and Israel from a screenplay by Steve Seale based on an original story by Jordan Bolinger.

CURRENT STATUS OF PROJECT: We have a script and budget and are currently seeking financing.

SOLDIER OF THE HEART

Nick Lundy's childhood dreams were fueled by stirring tales of bravery and valor under fire, of men who fought for what was right and protected the innocent. During the Viet Nam conflict, he often worked under cover. After the war, he returned to Texas and pursued a career as a juvenile court judge, while fighting his biggest battle--the painful ravages of Agent Orange. Based on a true story. Screenplay by Peggy Lundy and Jim Long

 

CURRENT STATUS OF PROJECT: Budget and Schedule Completed. Seeking funding.