Lightcatcher Studios is currently developing an

exciting slate of film and non-fiction projects

 

(Scroll down for a look at our upcoming films and documentaries)

THE SISTINE SECRETS

Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican

 

Lightcatcher Studios is producing an exciting new mini-series based on the New York Times bestseller by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner, now 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, still relevant 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

 

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

 

BOOK OF PLAGUES

 

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

 

Screenplay By Steve Seale and Jordan Bolinger

KATSA

 

A retired Mossad asset is called out of retirement to investigate the death of an old friend. His probe soon leads to the discovery of an ancient artifact.

 

Screenplay By Steve Seale