IN  DEVELOPMENT

Lightcatcher Studios is currently developing an exciting slate of film and non-fiction projects

 

Scroll down for a look at our exciting upcoming films and documentaries

THE SISTINE SECRETS

Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican

 

Lightcatcher Studios is developing a mini-series based on the New York Times bestseller by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner, that has been published in 25 countries and translated into 16 languages. According to the authors, Michelangelo’s knowledge of the ancient, sacred teachings from the Torah, as well as Kabbalah, compelled him to embed profound messages into his magnificent fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Our series will probe this monumental work to reveal Michelangelo as both a master artist as well as a secret spokesman for religious truths which have special relevance for our times.

 

                                             Raves for the book

Just as the work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel changed forever the world of art, so will this book change forever the way to view and, above all, to understand the work Michelangelo!”

    - Enrico Bruschini, Officicial Art Historian for the U.S. Embassy in Rome

 

This book of astounding revelations is built on careful scholarship, lucid exposition, and is, above all, compelling reading.”

           - Jonathan Harr, author of The Lost Painting and A Civil Action

 

“Like the best art historians, the authors give us a fresh context for the times, never hesitating to make contemporary parallels…This is a stimulating exploration that makes familiar masterpieces seem strange and new.”   – LA Times

 

Fascinating.... Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner appear to have few equals when it comes to the history and detail of the fresco.

A readable and informative piece of work.”    - Manchester Evening News

 

 

CUE BURN

Set in the late 1970s, CUE BURN, tells the comic tale of young Ellis Baxter whose quest to break into radio broadcasting, lands him his first gig as a disc-jockey at a C&W station in rural Texas.

 

Screenplay by Jim Long, based on a story by Scott James.

 

 

 

THE  ORPHAN  QUEEN

The Biblical account of Esther has been portrayed on the big screen and television countless times but never with the visual splendor or the faithfulness this sweeping epic drama deserves.

 

THE ORPHAN QUEEN is the story of Hadassah, an intelligent and strikingly beautiful Jewish girl raised in the household of the beloved teacher Mordechai. When Persia's Queen Vashti is dethroned, Hadassah is plucked from obscurity to take Vashti's place on the throne where she is thrust into a world of palace intrigue, shifting loyalties and dangerous power struggles.

 

The screenplay by Jim Long, based on the Biblical book of Esther is a vivid melding of Persian historical sources, the Megillah of Esther and little-known Rabbinic commentaries that expand our understanding of the cultural and political realities women faced in that ancient era. It is also the story of a brave young Jewish girl who challenged an empire to save her people from annihilation.

 

Screenplay by Jim Long, adapted from The Book of Esther

 

 

FADED EAGLE

Rancher Carl Truitt discovers a dangerous cartel is using his land to smuggle drugs across the Texas border and when the local authorities prove ineffective, Carl takes matters into his own hands.

 

Screenplay by Steve Seale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK OF PLAGUES

 

 

An ancient artifact is looted from a hidden tomb and used by an unscrupulous family to gain wealth and unimaginable power.

 

Screenplay By Steve Seale and Jordan Bolinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLDIER OF THE HEART

Inspired by the true-life story of Texan Nick Lundy whose childhood dreams were fueled by stirring tales of bravery and valor under fire, of those who fought for what was right and protected the innocent. During the Viet Nam conflict, he was a tough but beloved leader and often worked under cover. After the war, Nick he returned to Texas and pursued a career as a juvenile court judge in Dallas. Though the war was behind him, its effects were not. While building a new life he still fought his biggest battle of all--against the painful ravages of Agent Orange.

 

Based on a true story.

Screenplay by Peggy Lundy and Jim Long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATSA

A retired Mossad asset is called out of retirement to investigate the mysterious death of an old friend. His search for answers leads to an ancient artifact that could hold the key to untold power.

 

 

Screenplay by Steve Seale