Monday, September 29, 2014

Love Can Be a blessing or a curse



Much like Dark Shadows (the original), Ghost, and The Others, Never Can Say Good-bye is a ghost story about suspense, love, and betrayal. It poses the question, "If you were given a second chance, would you choose love or revenge?" Most people say love, but would you be strong enough to forgive the person who murdered your child or would you seek revenge?






Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?

Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn't understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, "Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it?"

Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys a town.

Please visit our website to watch videos, including some of the auditions.
http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-#!page2/cjg9




Reviewer Roy Sexton read Never Can Say Good-bye's script and review it for us.  His review was insightful and amazing.

Never Can Say Good-bye reinvents the reincarnation conceit (Somewhere in Time, Ellen Burstyn’s 1980 film Resurrection) in the guise of gothic paranormal psychodrama (Nicole Kidman’s 2001 film The Others, Julie Harris’ 1963 film The Haunting, Deborah Kerr’s 1961 film The Innocents). The plot concerns two families united by a doomed marriage in the 1950s and explores the dissonant legacy that familial discord has had on subsequent generations. (See the Stephen King/John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County for another take on this thematic concept.)

You can read the rest at his blog http://reelroyreviews.com/2014/07/16/we-love-a-good-ghost-story-how-about-you-never-can-say-good-bye-film-in-development-plus-slipstream-theatre-event-and-shih-tzu-res-cue/#comments



"Unexpected, clever, moving, frightening, twisted, fast paced... All words that easily describe the Script for Never Can Say Goodbye. Yet even as I write them I am not sure they do the story justice. We all love a great ghost story. Undying love, the idea that a love can be so strong as to transcend death. Or a hatred so deep it can do the same. This film touches on all of these ideas while carefully not detracting from the interesting relationships between the well thought out characters. It's ambitious and that draws you in as a performer. The role I will be playing is that of Jefferson. Jefferson is intriguing because the character both displays bravado,confidence and insecurity. Blinded by love he doesn't see what everyone else does. So in essence he is written very human. There is no need to guild the Lilly here. I think there is definitely aspects of myself in the character. I genuinely look forward to getting to know him better. It will be my honor."

John Thomassen
"Jefferson"

Some souls will stop at nothing to reclaim a lost love, including reincarnating and returning to the home that they shared together.

"I will portray Shane, Michael's new wife. Shane loves him and wants to create a good life for them. But a crazy possessed woman, who has traveled across time, wants him back. Shane doesn't know if she can stop her from taking revenge on the man she loves. It's so exciting to be able to play Shane in this film, as it is such a complex role that touches on so many human emotions like love, jealousy, narcissism, passion, anger, and nonhuman things like possession and feeling haunted.

As an actress, to have the chance to be able to explore these emotions, along with portraying someone who is possessed, and express this on film is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It has been a dream of mine to play a role where I get to sing, and this character is a singer in a bluesy band, which involves another element of challenge as an actress to train and sing well as part of a film.

If you can contribute a little something to make this film come alive, you'll increase your good karma and help produce a quality film that you will be very proud to be associated with."

Lillian Lamour
"Shane"


"I've always loved ghost stories as a genre. The "Never Can Say Goodbye" screenplay came to my attention via writer and executive producer, Theresa Chaze and Cosmos Productions. The idea of an epic love story that transcends the physical boundaries of life and death - and crosses the boundaries of inter-dimensional time and space really caught my eye. I am excited to be on board and involved in the project as Director and Producer. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to bring this exciting and imaginative love story that is full of ghostly thrills and chills to life as a feature film."

- STANLEY LIVINGSTON
Director & Producer

 








Thursday, September 18, 2014

Never Can Say Good-bye: The reincarnation of Ghost, The Others, and the TV series Dark Shadows



Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller, which brings back the suspense and horror of a traditional ghost story. Much like Ghost, The Others, and Dark Shadows, Never Can Say Good-bye is a family friendly film that focuses on suspense rather than gore.




Based on character and plot development, Never Can Say Good-bye is a low budget, family friendly film. Unlike the current trends of big budgets that balance on the reputations of one or two A-listers, we have an ensemble cast of recognizable talent as well as the very talented A-listers of the future. If you are innovative, you don't have to spend a 100 million to make a good film. You just need to start with a solid script and add in talented people both in front of and behind the cameras. 

Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?

Elizabeth was asked by her mentor to teach a writing course at a small college. Since she never forgets a kindness, she reluctantly agrees. Arriving in town, she instantly regrets her decision. She wants to run, but she is honor bound to stay. Even as the ghost of a small child begs her to forgive, the memories of another time arouse feelings of hatred that she doesn't understand and cannot control. When she meets Shane, all of their lives are thrown onto a dangerous collision course from which they can neither run, nor can they hide. The question is, "Can they overcome their tragic past or will they be doomed to repeat it?"
 

















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Monday, September 15, 2014

Death in White Satin: An Al Pennyback Murder Mystery






Death in White Satin

Al Pennyback is not overly fond of rich people – he firmly believes they are selfish and greedy, and that they have no consideration for those they consider lesser beings. When he’s asked by his friend Quincy Chang to take a client who is the son of the richest man in the state, he has misgivings. He finally decides to take the case, though, when he learns it’s to prove the innocence of the handyman who works for the family, who has been accused of murdering his client’s fiancĂ©e. As Al becomes immersed in the muck and mire of a dysfunctional family’s affairs, he finds little to change his disdain for the privileged classes. His sense of karmic balance is challenged as he encounters the realities of wealth and influence.





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Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.

























Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Attend Virtual Facebook Event to learn why love can be a blessing or a curse

If you have been following my postings, you know that we are producing a paranormal thriller called Never Can Say Good-bye.  We have been very  blessed to have so many talented people like Stanley Livingston, Bill Hayes, Kimberly Estrada, Lillian Lamour, John Thomassen, Conrad Goode, and Sean Harmon agree to join our team.  

We are hosting a virtual Facebook event to promote not only Never Can Say Good-bye, but Indie films as a whole.  The event is totally virtual.  You don't have to go any where.  We are not asking you to contribute (But if offered, we will accept your financial support.  We're independent not crazy.).  What we are asking is that you endorse Never Can Say Good-bye by saying that you are attending our event and asking to make the same request of your friends, family, and on your social networking sites.  

It's easy to shock people with graphic sex and violence. It more of a challenge to get them to walk down the garden path with characters they not only like, but with whom they can also identify with.  If can get the audience emotionally involved with the characters, you have a hit.  Never Can Say Good-bye has already captured the love of our talent, who believe in the project enough to sign on with us at this stage of development.  We are asking you to enable us to charm the audiences the same way.  The goal is to prove to investors and distributors that there is a market for a ghost story that is based on suspense and character development. By saying yes to attending the event, you help investors and distributors to also say yes.  Please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/241971912680840/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming and just say yes.


To learn more about Never Can Say Good-bye as well as watch our videos and listen to some of our music please go to our website at http://cproduction5.wix.com/cosmos-productions-#!page2/cjg9












Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.

Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.


#NeverCanSayGoodbye #StanleyLivingston #LillianLamour #BillHayes #KimberlyEstrada #ConradGoode #SeanHarmon #JohnThomassen #PamWenzel #TheresaChaze #killerghost #haunting #paranormal



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Conrad Goode Stars in Never Can Say Good-bye



 



 






















Conrad Goode has joined the cast of the paranormal thriller, Never Can Say Good-bye, which will be filmed in Northern Michigan the fall of 2014 and released early spring 2015. The former New York Giant and Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Goode has appeared in 22 films and 40 national commercials as well as in several television series and made for TV movies.


Much like Ghost, Always, and The Others, Never Can Say Good-bye is a traditional ghost story with several unique twists. With the logline "love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys a town, it poses the question, "If you were given a second chance, would you choose love or revenge?" Most quickly say love, but if the revenge was on the person, who murdered your child, would the answer be as easy?

 


Goode will be breaking his type casting to star in the emotionally charged role of Michael Scott. A Historian, author, and college professor, Michael is man, who is very passionate about life. Though he loves deeply, he has never loved completely. There has always been a missing piece in every relationship that left him feeling lonely and empty. On a soul level, he knew there was only one woman, who can complete him. When he met Shane, she felt familiar and he thought he found his twin flame. Yet as he comes to know the true nature of her heart, he has to decide between rekindling love’s flame or allowing the flames of revenge to destroy them all.





Conrad Goode is an American actor, screenwriter, film producer, musician and artist. He has appeared in 22 films, best known for his roles in Don't Say A Word, Con Air, Anger Management, Me, Myself and Irene and The Longest Yard. Conrad got his start in a Miller Lite commercial with Joe Piscopo, which ironically has lead to a career of working with numerous SNL alums, including Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan, Chris Farely and others. Conrad has appeared in a dozen T.V. shows and notably Saturday Night Live, plus reoccurring on One Tree Hill season four.






 


















 

Conrad has appeared in 40 national commercials, one being the famous Nike Bugs Bunny/Michael Jordan commercial where he was the first human to touch the animated Bugs. Conrad most recently wrote, produced and stared along with Laura Bell Bundy and Bailee Madison in the film Watercolor Postcards in 2013. 


 


 

Conrad is lead singer/songwriter/guitarist in the band The Chariot Waltz, a published poet, and a painter. A former professional football player for the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Conrad was an UPI, Football News 1st team All American, offensive lineman in 1983 out of the University of Missouri. He was inducted into the University of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.



Additionally, Never Can Say Good-bye's cast will also include: Kimberly Estrada, Bill Hayes, Lillian Lamour, and John Thomassen. Lauren Holly and Ellen Burstyn are also being considered for roles. Never Can Say Good-bye will be directed by Stanley Livingston. It was written by award winning screenwriter and author, Theresa Chaze. Michigan based Producer, Pam Wenzel, will be coordinating the logistical challenges of the cast and crew. It will be filmed in the northwest part of Michigan.











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Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.


Please visit our website by clicking here.





Friday, August 15, 2014

Could Robin Williams been saved if he had understood his Astrological chart?


 


















Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes will be chatting with Author, Astrologer, and Spiritual Counselor Ra Rishikavi Raghudas on August 16, 2014 at 3 pm eastern as he talks about how knowing how the planetary influences can help us understand our physical and emotional challenges.
Ra Rishikavi Raghudas (RAH REE-she-KAH-vee RAH-goo-dahs) is a multi-faceted creative artist, author, teacher, and spiritual counselor. He grew up in Northville, Michigan and was well-known throughout the state for over 20 years for his poetry and columns. Former Governor James Blanchard called Raghudas "Michigan's Unofficial Poet Laureate," and in addition to being widely published he inaugurated many poetry forums in Southeast Michigan.He was given the Detroit City Council's prestigious "Award of Recognition" and in 1997 was invited to read his poetry at President Bill Clinton's 2nd inaugural in Washington, D.C. 


 

Raghudas for 20 years also had a column in phenomeNEWS, Michigan's very popular New Age and Human Potential monthly magazine. He is also a longtime student of the great Yoga Master, Swami Satchidananda, and was one of the first Yoga teachers in all of Michigan, teaching Integral Yoga for over 25 years.

In the year 2000, he moved to Los Angeles to write films, one of which is about to go into pre-production with some famous actors attached. But he also kept his spiritual counseling practice going and has been a professional astrologer for over 30 years. He has many famous and not-so-famous clients. Today we will talk with him about all these subjects and get his insights on why things have been so intense in our lives lately.

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on August 16, 2014 at 3 pm eastern to listen to gain a greater understand how the energy of the universe can help us find the open doors or find the understanding and courage through challenging times. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.



The interview will be available in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2014/08/16/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes







Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.




 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Movie Goers: Become the change that you've been asking for

Hey Movie Goers,

It's time to stop complaining about the quality of films you have available to watch and become part of the movement to bring back original films, which are based on plot and character instead of just sex, violence, and special effects.  Be the change that you need by empowering us to produce Never Can Say Good-bye.  Even if you can contribute, you can still make a difference by sharing our request with your endorsement as well as attending our virtual event on Facebook.  By saying that you will attend you prove that there is a market for Never Can Say Good-bye. Please join us by clicking here.


Next April you will have the opportunity to learn how love can be a blessing or a curse that will destroy an entire town. But if you can't wait that long one of the gifts we are offering for endorsing us is to read part of our script. You will also have the opportunity to speak with our very talented cast and crew.





Reviews have already endorsed it with rave reviews.


Never Can Say Good-bye reinvents the reincarnation conceit (Somewhere in Time, Ellen Burstyn’s 1980 film Resurrection) in the guise of gothic paranormal psychodrama (Nicole Kidman’s 2001 film The Others, Julie Harris’ 1963 film The Haunting, Deborah Kerr’s 1961 film The Innocents). The plot concerns two families united by a doomed marriage in the 1950s and explores the dissonant legacy that familial discord has had on subsequent generations. (See the Stephen King/John Mellencamp musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County for another take on this thematic concept.)

I finished reading the script earlier this week. It is so well done and layered and clever. I love the notion of turning a ghost story on its head through the lens of reincarnation. I thought the characters were all clearly and thoughtfully drawn, and the script is definitely a page turner in the best sense. The disparate threads cohere in a denouement that is both chilling and poignant. The dialogue is believable, and the insular college-town setting (somewhere in northern Michigan, I believe) lends a nice chilly, hierarchical vibe.
Different actors are reported to have been attached at various points, including Lauren Holly, Bill Hayes, and Dyan Cannon. Stanley Livingston is connected to direct. Obviously, “name” performers would bring added attention to the project, but I daresay a cast of unknowns would keep audience attention focused on the narrative and the dense web of challenging relationships therein.



Roy Sexton
Reel Roy Reviews


I am still digesting the story, but I do love it. I can't write a proper review until I digest it. A lot of relatives to think about, etc. (in the story)... But here is something more of a blurb. Would this be enough to get you started? I will try to write something longer tomorrow.

“Never Can Say Good-bye” is a gripping, ghostly tale of love, betrayal and revenge. With ghosts interacting with humans, who will win? This unique story has so many shocking twists, it made me gasp for breath.” –

 Betty Dravis, author and creator of “The Snack,” a coming short-film


From our cast and crew.

"I've always loved ghost stories as a genre. The "Never Can Say Goodbye" screenplay came to my attention via writer and executive producer, Theresa Chaze and Cosmos Productions. The idea of an epic love story that transcends the physical boundaries of life and death - and crosses the boundaries of inter-dimensional time and space really caught my eye. I am excited to be on board and involved in the project as Director and Producer. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to bring this exciting and imaginative love story that is full of ghostly thrills and chills to life as a feature film."

- STANLEY LIVINGSTON
Director & Producer

Some souls will stop at nothing to reclaim a lost love, including reincarnating and returning to the home that they shared together.

"I will portray Shane, Michael's new wife. Shane loves him and wants to create a good life for them. But a crazy possessed woman, who has traveled across time, wants him back. Shane doesn't know if she can stop her from taking revenge on the man she loves. It's so exciting to be able to play Shane in this film, as it is such a complex role that touches on so many human emotions like love, jealousy, narcissism, passion, anger, and nonhuman things like possession and feeling haunted.

As an actress, to have the chance to be able to explore these emotions, along with portraying someone who is possessed, and express this on film is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It has been a dream of mine to play a role where I get to sing, and this character is a singer in a bluesy band, which involves another element of challenge as an actress to train and sing well as part of a film.

If you can contribute a little something to make this film come alive, you'll increase your good karma and help produce a quality film that you will be very proud to be associated with."

Lillian Lamour
"Shane"

"Unexpected, clever, moving, frightening, twisted, fast paced... All words that easily describe the Script for Never Can Say Goodbye. Yet even as I write them I am not sure they do the story justice. We all love a great ghost story. Undying love, the idea that a love can be so strong as to transcend death. Or a hatred so deep it can do the same. This film touches on all of these ideas while carefully not detracting from the interesting relationships between the well thought out characters. It's ambitious and that draws you in as a performer. The role I will be playing is that of Jefferson. Jefferson is intriguing because the character both displays bravado,confidence and insecurity. Blinded by love he doesn't see what everyone else does. So in essence he is written very human. There is no need to guild the Lilly here. I think there is definitely aspects of myself in the character. I genuinely look forward to getting to know him better. It will be my honor."

John Thomassen
"Jefferson"


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Ask yourself: If you were given a second chance, would you choose love or revenge?  If you said love, would the answer be as quick or simple if the revenge was on the one who murdered your child?