Morningside Television Pilot
Film Project targeting the Upstate of South Carolina
About OrionStar Productions
OrionStar Productions is Film and Video Production company based in Los Angeles, CA.
As natives of SC, born and raised in the upstate, we would like to join hands with Greenville, Keowee and The Cliffs communities as well as the entire state of SC as we move forward with bringing the television series "MORNINGSIDE" to SC. Sure, we could film in Hollywood, CA or any other state for that matter, but our desire is to bring our production back to our home state.
Debbie Kelley, Producer/Director (formerly known as Debbie Cantrell)
Debbie has experience in Writing, Directing and Producing projects in Film, Video, Television, Radio and Theatre. She got her start in the early 1980's in modeling, television, commercials and in print. From there she worked as a production assistant in the upstate of South Carolina with the late Ervin Melton of CarMel Motion Picture Productions. Debbie put her arts and entertainment career on hold for a number of years and chose a new career path in the technical field while raising to her two sons. Debbie has worked with companies such as Lockheed Martin, Fluor Corporation and NASA. She recently moved to California to expand her production base and further her career in the film industry. As a native of South Carolina, she continues to write, direct and produce projects on both the east and west coasts.
Brian Q. Kelley, Producer
As an editor, Brian is established as one of the leading creative and technical experts in the field of non-linear video editing. His career spans over 29 years in film and video production, post production and special effects. Brian has produced and supervised numerous projects for many entertainment and advertising clients, in the area of film, video, DVD and multimedia technologies. From the digital restoration of Citizen Kane to working on segments for the Star Wars Trilogy, Brian's work can be seen in feature films and broadcast television.
We provide full service video production, from commercial videos and independent films to large scale feature film production. Services include concept, scripting, film crews, equipment, sound stages, location scouting, graphic design, casting services, post production editing services, event planning and video production premiers.
Morningside Television Pilot
Danielle Leslie, Creator / Writer
Danielle lives in the upstate of South Carolina and can be seen on stage participating in local theatre productions at the Greenville Little Theatre and Centre Stage in Greenville, SC. Danielle began her journey and labor of love in 2008 with creating and writing the beautiful story of "MORNINGSIDE". One very interesting and fun fact about Danielle is that she started writing short stories at the age of 8 and she often asked her young friends to act out the roles. Danielle continued her writing through her school years and beyond. Writing and acting are truly Danielle's passion.
We hope to raise all of the funding needed to bring this production to our home state of SC. However, if our funding goals are not met, we may have to use an alternate location and film the pilot in California.
Morningside… a fictional town set in the Southeastern United States.
Morningside is the story of two wealthy, powerful & prestigious friends and their families, who reunite in their hometown after being away for decades. Each bring their troubles with them while guarding deep rooted secrets from their past, and things on the surface are not at all as they may seem.
Our team at OrionStar Productions has been working very hard to bring this story to life. Our company is located in Los Angeles California, but our goal is to film the story in the beautiful state of South Carolina.
To do this, we need your help, and we would also love to give others an opportunity to become involved in the making of this wonderful Television Pilot. For your donations, you will receive many great rewards, ranging from a special thanks on our website, an autographed picture or poster, a prop from the film, or all the way up to a chance to become an extra in the film, or an executive producer. The rewards are listed to the right side of the screen.
We have assembled some of the finest actors and actresses from the Southeastern area, and we have one of the finest teams in place to get our production accomplished.
We could pitch our story to a Network or Studio, but then they would have control over where the project is filmed, who can work on the film, and also who is cast in the production. And there would be no rewards… We have built a dynamic cast already and we want to pitch a very strong package to the network. And, with your help we can do just that!
If you have ever wanted to be a part of something really special, and a chance to possibly get a role in a Television Pilot or become a Producer, please consider helping us to get this production made.
We thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to seeing YOU… in the movies…
Other Ways You Can Help
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