Above: Poster for upcoming movie Earth Angel, in the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life, Highway to Heaven, Touched by an Angel.
This May 16th, a report on ABC local news affiliate told of a mother in the United States, Kerri Liles, who was deleting pictures off of her cell phone after she gave it to her son to play with while they were on the road. Kerri’s son AAsher, spelled with an extra A to draw awareness to his extra chromosome, as he has Down syndrome, has an obsession with cell phones. She was shocked to discover a picture that he had taken of a white figure floating amongst the clouds in the sky above where they had been traveling. It just came to her that it was AAsher’s guardian angel protecting him.
In another news report, Victoria Savadi died in the ICU and slipped into a coma after her organs began to fail. She had an out-of-body experience where she was overwhelmed with a deep sadness as she saw her dead body in the hospital bed. Then she encountered an angel who was glowing with colors of bronze and amber. The angel told her she needed to return to life as the “Father has so much for you” and “Your testimony will create faith in many.”
Elsewhere a doctor Frank Oski was on his rounds at the hospital he worked at when an angel in female form appeared with intense light as bright as the sun in a dying patient’s room. The angel spoke to the doctor and told him that life is an endless cycle of improvements and that humans are not perfect yet.
These are only a few examples of millions of testimonials of encounters with angels among us. Statistically, according to a report on CBS news, nearly 8 in 10 people in the world believe in angels. So the popularity of movies and TV shows with angels as characters throughout the history of moving pictures is no surprise.
Above and below: James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Karolyn Grimes in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Some of the most cherished movies and TV shows of all time have had a angel as a primary character. Pictures like, It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, Highway to Heaven, starring Michael Landon, Heaven Can Wait, starring Warren Beatty, Stephen Spielberg’s Always, starring Richard Dreyfuss and the Preacher’s Wife, starring Denzel Washington and the late great Whitney Houston, all revolve around the presence of angels.
Above: Production art for TImothy Hines’ movie Earth Angel which is planned to go before cameras this Summer.
Below: Linc Hand is in talks to play the lead male character in Earth Angel.
In that long standing tradition, Director Timothy Hines and producer Susan Goforth, (10 Days in a Madhouse), are mounting a new angel movie for our times, Earth Angel.
Earth Angel is the story of when a wealthy fanatic schemes to use a biological weapon to destroy all life on Earth and prematurely usher in the End Times, it’s up to grieving genius, William Pierce, to stop him — only Pierce has a supernatural ally, an angel named Serah.
Above: Malcolm McDowell has been signed for Timothy Hines’ Earth Angel.
Signed for the movie is Malcolm McDowell, (A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek: Generations, Mozart in the Jungle), actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry, and movie and TV actor Barry Bostwick (Spin City, Rocky Horror Picture Show), and in talks to play the male lead is Linc Hand, (42, the story of Jackie Robinson, opposite Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, Imperium, opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Fox’s new supernatural comedy, Ghosted, coming this Fall). The casting of the angel, Serah, has not been announced.
Above: (L) TV actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry, (R) and movie and TV actor Barry Bostwick (pictured above with Michael J. Fox where he co-starred on the long running ABC series Spin City), are signed for Earth Angel.
Above and below: Linc Hand is in talks to play the lead in Earth Angel.
“Angle movie always do well with the public,” says producer Susan Goforth. That’s one of the many reasons I have such faith in Timothy’s Earth Angel. I am one of the 8 out of 10 people worldwide who happens to believe angels are real.”
Above and below: John Travolta as an angel come to Earth in Micheal.
Also cast in Timothy Hines’ Earth Angel are legendary actor Monte Markham, (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Grace Under Fire, Murder She Wrote, Baywatch, The Golden Girls, Fantasy Island), Duane Whitaker, (Pulp Fiction), Laura Weissbecker, (Chinese Zodiac, opposite Jackie Chan, Arena, starring Samuel L. Jackson) Jerry Sroka, (Godspell), Alexandra Callas, (10 Days in a Madhouse), Julia Ubrankovics, (Hawaii Five-O), Gwyn LaRee, Talya Mar, Keith White and Rachel Bohannon.
Above: Magnificent actor, Monte Markham, (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Grace Under Fire, Murder She Wrote, Baywatch, The Golden Girls, Fantasy Island), will appear in Earth Angel.
Above: Laura Weissbecker, (Chinese Zodiac, opposite Jackie Chan, Arena, starring Samuel L. Jackson) has been signed for Earth Angel.
Below: Russian Born star, Alexandra Callas, (10 Days in a Madhouse), will play the head of a Russian crime syndicate in Earth Angel.
Above: Hungarian born actress, Julia Ubrankovics, (Hawaii Five-O) will play a rogue FSB agent in Earth Angel.
“Julia is amazingly gifted and of rare talent. I am very excited to work with her,” exclaims Earth Angel director Timothy Hines.
Above: Keith White with Christopher Lambert in the crittically acclaimed 10 Days in a Madhouse will return before the cameras again with director Timothy Hines in Earth Angel.
Hines’ 10 days in a Madhouse, starring Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert, Kelly Le Brock, Alexandra Callas, Julia Chantrey played 19 weeks in US theaters, and is now available streaming and on DVD worldwide.
Above: Actress Gwyn LeRee and below: Talya Mar two alumni from Timothy Hines’ 10 Days in a Madhouse, have been cast in Earth Angel.
Above: Actress Rachel Bohannon is cast in 10 Days in a Madhouse.
“Earth Angel is light hearted but has sinister elements that must be overcome, “says director Timothy Hines, “Serah, the angel, is a Seraphim angel, the highest rank amongst angels. Seraphim’s feel twice what humans can feel so when she comes to Earth she has many adjustments to deal with to navigate our human modern world.”
Angel movies draw stars because the public loves well written and well made angel stories. Above and below: Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston in The Preacher’s Wife.
Below: One of the pre-posters for Timothy Hines’ Earth Angel.
Timothy Hines’ Earth Angel is being partially funded by a Gofundme campaign, for as the fully financed picture was about to go before the cameras, director Hines had a health collapse and the delay in the current shaky financial market of Hollywood lost the picture its financing.
Hines laments, “It was heartbreaking to be that close to shooting a picture and then have to stop. I learned a very valuable lesson about working too hard. Oh and that I am mortal. That’s a hard one for a lot of us vulnerable little humans. There were a few setbacks. I lost the actress who originally was set to play Serah, and many elements had to be remounted, but I am strong, the picture is ready and I am ready to go!”
Malcolm McDowell will play an important character in Timothy Hines’ Earth Angel.
“We are rebuilding our deals. It is only a matter of time,” shares producer Susan Goforth. “Movies are like milk, not fine wine. Everything has a tight expiration date, stars have schedules, production facilities get booked during pilot season, and money cannot just sit. It is going well as we have signed stars, but we also launched a Gofundme campaign to supplement and expedite the process.”
Above: Producer/actress Susan Goforth turns in a brilliant cameo in 10 Days in a Madhouse as real life historical character, Mrs. Stanard.
Below: Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan in City of Angels. City of Angels was championed by producer Dawn Steele who died before the filming was finished. The picture was dedicated to her.
Hines adds, “We are courting and looking for backers who realize the enormous potential of from-the-heart angel movies. As so many people believe, rather know there are angels, angel stories virtually always do well at the box office and with TV ratings. Susan suggested the Gofundme campaign to go with the process and I agree, we need all the support we can get because we want to do this movie right.”
Co-producer Donovan Le states, “We have everything ready to go. All the pre-production has been laid out. The locations and above the line crew has been chosen, locations scouted and locked, costumes, hair and makeup styles have all been worked out. I have had a lot of success with Timothy and Susan over the years, with their Victorian version of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, called, War of the Worlds the True Story, Chrome, the sci fi mini series coming to Amazon this fall and of course, 10 Days in a Madhouse, the true story of Nellie Bly. From a business standpoint, Earth Angel is one of the lowest risk movies about to go before the cameras that is out there. It is a movie of strong emotion. You will cry and be changed, but it is also a suspense thriller.”
Above and below: Warren Beatty starred in the beloved, Heaven Can Wait.
Above: Director Timothy Hines, star Christopher Lambert and daughter Eleanor Lambert on the red carpet for the US theatrical premiere of 10 Days in a Madhouse at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, New York City.
“I have written a lot of movies over the years,” reflects Hines, “But this one, Earth Angel, just flowed through me onto the page. It was so easy I couldn’t argue that I was divinely inspired.”
Above and below: David Niven and Kim Hunter in Stairway to Heaven.
Actress Alexandra Callas, who played a principle antagonist along with Christopher Lambert and Kelly Le Brock in Hines’ 10 Days in a Madhouse offers, “Timothy is like no director I have ever worked with. He is deeply committed to his work, but the people come first. He is a true humanist. That’s why his movies are so emotionally powerful. That’s why, even tough guys cried in the theaters watching 10 Days in a Madhouse. Earth Angel is going to move everyone. When I read the script, I cried. You would have to be inhuman not to be moved by it.”
Above: Brad Pitt as the angel of death in Meet Joe Black.
Above: Anothy Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black where Pitt plays the angel of death.
Above: Brad Pitt and Claire Forlani in Meet Joe Black.
Above: Cary Grant, David Niven, and Loretta Young in The Bishop’s Wife (1947).
“Every actor who was shopped the script said, ‘Yes,’ immediately. I have had countless calls from people who cried when they read Timothy’s script. I believe in this movie like no other picture I have made and like no other Angel movie made. I am certain, without question, that audiences will respond the same way,” concludes producer Susan Goforth.
Timothy Hines’ Earth Angel filming this summer.
For more information check out:
Earth Angel Gofundme Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/BringAnAngelToEarth
Earth Angel IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6283746/
Earth Angel Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EarthAngelMovie/
Earth Angel Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/earthangelmovie/
Timothy Hines IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0385725/
Susan Goforth IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1024391/
Company Name: Pendragon Pictures
Contact Person: Susan Goforth
Address:701 Gramercy Dr Suite 415
City: Los Angeles
Country: United States