In a Facebook post dated December 30, Fellpeller Studios and Tenille T. Productions have partnered to produce Justin Mane’s “Crow” short film project.
According to Justin Mane, this short film with a mythology tie-in to the franchise on which it’s based will be an entirely original story with original characters.
Says Mane. “I’m acting and producing. I’m wearing a few other hats, but those are the primary ones. I will be starring as Dean, who unfortunately faces the circumstances posed in this film.”
For those who have followed the comic book story, or have seen the original 1994 movie, the story-line is familiar. It starred Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, as Eric Draven, and his fiancée Shelly Webster (Sofia Shinas), who are brutally murdered by the building owner (a crime lord) in which they lived.
By the first anniversary of Eric and Shelly’s deaths, their murders are still unsolved. On the anniversary, Draven returns from the grave, clawing his way up from the ground. He is met by a crow perched upon his headstone, his guide between the worlds of the living and the dead. The crow leads Eric back to his old apartment, where he suffers flashbacks about the murders.
Driven by a desire to seek revenge, Eric seeks out the four assassins who brutally beat and gang-raped Shelly and had threw him to his death from a sixth story window. Eric seeks to right the wrongs that were done to them before he can have eternal peace in the afterlife. The Crow movie came out at the height of the alternative rock zeitgeist. It was HUGE as a movie, and tied to the era, and the other darker colors of the 1990s. Both the original film and O’Barrs comic were legit masterpieces of their eras.“This short doesn’t involve any characters or storylines that have appeared in the comics or movies. It’s more of a short film (And) in some essence, yes, a bit of a fan film too. Fans of the franchise would recognize core elements that make “The Crow” films part of the franchise,” said Mane.
A casting call was announced to find actors for this short.
Crow will be directed by Peter Paulos and Matt Szakal, produced by Justin Mane, and will star Justin Mane (as Dean) and Bobby Laenan (as Vince). It will be a Fellpeller Studios/Tennille T Production.
About Justin Mane
A natural performer with a unique background, Justin Mane is a Film/TV/Commercial Actor, Stunt Actor, and Pro Wrestler based out of Metro Detroit, Michigan. He has been featured in several theatrical and independent movies; worldwide television; as well as national and regional commercials. Justin Mane has an extensive background within Pro Wrestling and continues to work in the Michigan scene.
Fellpeller Studios is a brand new independent studio also based in Michigan. They have have recently produced the short film “HARA-KIRI,” and have another short film, “Road Runner,” due for release in 2020. They’re also currently working on their first feature film, “Someone Else.”
Tennille T Productions
TTP is owned and ran by Tennille Taraszkiewicz based out of Michigan. They have produced various short films such as “Autolysis (2019),” “Void (2018),” “Entropy,” “A Full GlassA Full Glass (2019),” and several others. They’re currently working on their first feature film “If I Can’t Have You…,” which is scheduled for production in 2020.