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  • IN DEVELOPMENT: The Code of Hammurabi

    And our latest film in development: The Code of Hammurabi. It's a taut, fast-paced thriller centered around the machinations of a Wall Street bank at the precipice of the 2008 financial crisis.

    "On Wall St., there are no rules when you're the only one who can break them."

    Many films have been made about the near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, focused primarily on deepening the viewers' understanding of the factual record and key players involved.
    The Code of Hammurabi sets out to accomplish something different.

    Rather than depicting a historically accurate account of all persons and events, our film uses "the rough outlines and textures of Wall Street's flirtation with economic disaster to speculate on the notions of human conduct, the conduct that lies at the heart of nearly every man-made disaster... We see all the elements of human conflict: alliance, greed, rivalry, sexual manipulation, betrayal, conspiracy and most importantly clashing ethics. The principle characters as in all good drama struggle mightily to balance inner desires, exterior circumstances and moral dilemma. There are no simple 'white hats' and 'black hats', but sharp slashing portraits of complex human beings wearing the shaded headgear of compromised principle. The characters are fictional, but the issues driving them are all too real." 
       -Emmy award-winner Ron Canada (director, The Invested theatrical premiere)

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  • IN DEVELOPMENT: The Invested

     

    I'm excited to share our latest project that's in development, THE INVESTED.

    The story is centered around Catherine Murdoch - head of wealth management at MetroBank - must decide whether to follow her ambition or her conscience when a corrupt new CEO threatens her world and her values.

    Based on the play by Sharyn Rothstein, THE INVESTED is a taut, fast-paced thriller, centered around the machinations of a Wall Street bank at the precipice of the financial crisis of 2008. The film tells the story of Catherine Murdoch, head of wealth management at MetroBank, where she was just passed over for CEO. When the corruption brought forth by the new CEO threatens her world and her values, Catherine must decide where her alliances will lie - does she follow her ambition or does she follow her conscience?
    An attention-grabbing drama about greed, ethics, loyalty, and corruption inside one of the largest and most powerful banks in the world, THE INVESTED shows the rivalries, betrayals, and alliances that could bring the world to the brink of economic disaster.

    THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PROJECT

    “In times of crisis, always blame the one who isn’t in the room.”

    Having directed the original play, on which our film is based, Emmy award-winner Ron Canada speaks to the significance of our story:

    “Thousands of words have been written about and spoken in explication of the near collapse of the world financial system in 2008. Films such as the documentary ‘Inside Job’ and theatrical ‘Too Big To Fail’ have attempted to familiarize us with the names and faces of those who played major roles, both in fomenting the crisis, and sparing us (for the moment) from its most dire potential consequences. It would be difficult for [anything] to match what these books, magazine articles and films have done to deepen our understanding of the factual record . . . THE INVESTED is something different.

    [THE INVESTED uses] the rough outlines and textures of Wall Street’s flirtation with economic disaster to speculate on the notions of human conduct, the conduct that lies at the heart of nearly every man-made disaster. On the upper two floors of [the] fictional MetroBank (an institution that exists in the alternate universe where Goldman Sachs does not, or is only number two) we see all the elements of human conflict: alliance, greed, rivalry, sexual manipulation, betrayal, conspiracy and most importantly clashing ethics. The principle characters as in all good drama struggle mightily to balance inner desires, exterior circumstances and moral dilemma. [There are] no simple minded “white hats” and “black hats”, but sharp slashing portraits of complex human beings wearing the shaded headgear of compromised principle.[The] characters are fictional, but the issues driving them are all too real."

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  • Child of Grace on iTunes, Google Play, & Amazon

     

    Happy New Year! Hoping you all had a wonderful holiday season. 

     

    We are pleased to announce that our award-winning feature film Child of Grace is now available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon!

     

    Winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Film

    Best Actor Ted Levine

    Best Actress Maggie Elizabeth Jones

    (Emerge Film Festival 2015)

     

    STARRING

    Thomas Hildreth (Islander)

    Ted Levine (The Bridge)

    Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black)

    James Parks (Tarantino's The Hateful Eight)

    Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought A Zoo)

     

    Award-Winning Director Ian McCrudden (Islander)

    Currently in distribution worldwide by Mission Pictures International

     

  • Happy Holidays from the Sternman Productions Family

    From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season! 2015 has been a tremendous year and I am grateful to you for your support.

    As you are spending time with your family, I also wanted to let you know that Child of Grace is now available on iTunes! Child of Grace is a heartwarming story for the entire family to enjoy and is the winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Film at Emerge Film Festival.

    Peace and blessings in the New Year!


     

  • Child of Grace World Premiere at Emerge Film Festival

    It's an exciting month for Sternman Productions!

    Our full-length drama/mystery feature, Child Of Grace, will be having its World Premiere screening at The Emerge Film Festival in Lewiston, Maine on Friday, April 10th.

     We open and headline the festival at the 400 seat Franco Center Theatre. The Q&A panel discussion to follow will include director, Ian McCrudden and actresses Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Emma Myles (Orange Is The New Black), and myself.

    Child of Grace was also nominated for best picture, best director, best actress, best screenplay and best score at the 2015 International Christian Film Festival in Orlando Florida.

    Check out the trailer!