Deadline: Danny Trejo And Jesse Metcalfe Join ‘In Stranger Company’

November 10, 2016  |   0 Comments  |   Cast, News, Press  |  











by Amanda N’Duka

Danny Trejo and Jesse Metcalfe have come aboard In Stranger Company, an indie film based on the book The Loyalty Treasures by Dr. Mark Smith.  Phillip Abraham is directing and adapted the screenplay along with Patrick Werksma.

The feature follows Mia Stone, a young wife, mother, and workaholic entrepreneur. She is faced with an eerie supernatural opportunity to reset her future when a strange encounter with an eccentric man (Trejo) gives her a second chance at saving her company, marriage, family, and future. Metcalfe plays her charming and questionable family friend and business partner.

Rounding out the cast are T.C. Stallings (War Room), Jaci Velasquez, Jules Willcox, Jaime Gallagher, and Jeff Grace. The film is produced by Werksma, James Simmons, and Josh Norman.

Trejo, known for his role in the Machete film series, can up next be heard in Warner Bros’ animated pic Storks. He is repped by AEFH. Metcalfe’s film credits include John Tucker Must DieGod’s Not Dead 2, and Dead Rising: Endgame. He is repped by Untitled Entertainment and Gersh.

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Film “Rumors of Wars” Wraps up Filming in Mississippi: Behind the Scenes

March 13, 2013  |   0 Comments  |   Press  |  

Filming in Mississippi

The latest movie to shoot inside the borders of Mississippi wrapped up its filming on Monday night
by Knox Graham

“Rumors of Wars” has been shooting in the state and more specifically, Jackson, for the last several weeks.  ​“It’s an edgy faith-based redemptive thriller,” says producer Patrick Werksma.

I traveled about five miles outside of Flora, Miss. to their final shooting location on what appeared to be a family farm with an abandoned building surrounded by fields. When I arrive on this particular day they’re waiting for the sun to go down to shoot some night scenes on the property and it’s cloudy and cold.

Some pranks are starting to break out among a few of the executives as the end of filming is in sight by nights end. The Bostonian wingtips I have on are clearly out of place on this particular evening as there’s mud anywhere foot traffic has been established after raining through out the week.

Rehearsal with dozens of Mississippians who are extras in the movie takes place right before dark as they make the trek down a gravel road from costume tents and makeshift campers….

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‘Rumors of Wars’ in REVUE Magazine

February 19, 2013  |   0 Comments  |   Press  |  

ISSUU Revue-v2

by Anya Zentmeyer

Local production company Bearfruit Films just wrapped up filming in Grand Rapids for its upcoming faith-based action/drama film, Rumors of Wars. The first half of the film was shot at cornerstone University with plans to wrap up the second half of filming in Mississippi.

Rumors of Wars follows a post-apocalyptic “new world soldier” through his discovery of a diary with research recorded by an aspiring college journalist. The diary reveals disturbing truths about the setting’s global turmoil.

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Press Release: “Rumors of Wars” Releases Footage

December 19, 2012  |   0 Comments  |   Press  |  

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GRAND RAPIDS, December 19, 2012 — Earlier this November Bearfruit Films shot half of their movie, Rumors of Wars, at the Cornerstone University campus. The University is a Christian school that offers a student-centered learning community. Such like the film production company, Bearfruit Films develops and produces redemptive motion pictures for theatrical release.

The movie Rumors of Wars is a post-apocalyptic thriller that has two converging story lines. This “faith-based action filled drama” begins with an aspiring college journalist who records her research in a diary which is found years later by a New World Soldier. After discovering some disturbing truth about the global turmoil, this soldier is led on his own faith journey and we are left to see what he will do with this new found faith.

After a huge success in Grand Rapids, filmmakers traveled home and began Part 1 of post-production. They also just finished recruiting some talent in Mississippi for Part 2 of the film. A recent Facebook post on the Rumors of Wars page revealed last week that there will be a teaser available on December 21st 2012 for only 24 hours. Many fans and followers immediately shared the status and were thrilled about the news. For updates:

Featured in the film is: Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Jason Burkey (October Baby), Shannen Fields (Facing the Giants), Michael Joiner (Grace Card), and Kelsey Sanders (Genesis Code and Hardflip). Just a few of our talented actors.

The project is being produced by Jude S. Walko (House of the Rising Sun), James Simmons and directed by Paul Tomborello.

Movie Casting Call Set for ‘Rumors of Wars’

December 12, 2012  |   0 Comments  |   Press  |  

Casting Call for Rumors of Wars movie

Faith-based movie to film locally

RIDGELAND, Miss. —Local residents looking to appearing on the silver screen will have their chance this week.

“Rumors of Wars” will be filmed locally, producers said. The faith-based film focuses on two story lines. The first story was filmed in Grand Rapids, Mich. The second portion of the film, which will be shot in Mississippi, centers around a character named Shaw.

The casting call is Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. at 120 Dyess Road in Ridgeland.

Filmmakers are looking for men 16-18 years old, preferably thin, to play Drew, an underground Christian. They are also seeking to cast the roll of the Bearded Man and prefer actors who have a scruffy beard.​

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