LANSING, Mich. – Feb. 12, 2021 – PRLog — CDI had ‘Best Years Gone’ ready to shoot in March of 2020 when the Covid storm moved across the world shutting things down. After three delays they got down to the last shoot window of 2020. Covid had taken a slight pause but political unrest filled the gap. CDI prides itself as a company that brings together artists from all walks of life putting the story above everything else. CDI’s mission statement admits we are all flawed, artistic, human beings. The stories at CDI allow artists to rise above individual shortcomings, collectively, creating something beautiful.
“I only have limited control for that short time while filming our stories. Our artists interact on our film sets with respect and mutual admiration. This creates a foundation for friendship and meaningful conversation. We’re about development and growth not shunning, shaming and cancelling.”
DJ Perry’s views are shaped by his past experience in the martial arts, playing/coaching sports teams in the USA and overseas, and working as a camp counselor. In those arenas all political, racial, religious, gender and sexuality are represented, much like in our CDI tribe. Working together helps people to realize their shared attributes and helps us to embrace the differences between us. We already love differences in music, clothes and food and as artists working shoulder to shoulder – real progress is made as friends and collaborators.
A Behind the Scenes peek showcasing our hard-working cast and crew.
In a world that communicates with spewing anger to deaf ears, we feel that art is one of the few ways to still effectively communicate. People get angry because our process is helping to heal with a story versus yelling into the wind. Anyone who would accuse this tribe of artists of anything different, CDI requests a trial by art. Watch all the films at www.cdiproductions.com and you decide if these flawed artists created something collectively beautiful. CDI has been recognized and rewarded for their storytelling ‘voice’ showcasing the challenges of the African American, Native American, women, wounded veterans, bullying, adoption dogs, alcoholism and disabilities.
Working together breaks down barriers and changes people’s perspective on things. And so, at CDI they’ll continue to bring people together and tell inspirational stories. LOST HEART was the most current release and todays BTS clip from ‘BEST YEARS GONE’ was shot and cut by Daniel G. Chipman who has worked on and off with CDI since 2002. We want to thank all of you hard working cast and crew. And to the supportive fans of the work, CDI sends a heartfelt thank you. Bridgestone Multimedia Group is targeting a late Summer/Early fall release.
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