Padell’s Savage Flower commits to Jerry LaMothe’s Promise Keeper
Padell’s Savage Flower commits to Promise Keeper
Posted by Wilson Morales
October 11, 2012
Award-winning Writer/director Jerry LaMothe’s The Promise Keeper project looks to be pushing momentum, as it was announced today that industry legend, Bert Padell, has signed on as executive producer.
Along with Padell, Alain Sajous, Richard Sajous and Gerry Dort will executive produce the independent feature, under their new media and entertainment company, Savage Flower Productions.
The Announcement was made Last night, during the launch event held at the W hotel in Union Square New York. LaMothe will also serve as Producer, under his Sleep/Study Entertainment banner.
With nearly 45 years in the industry business, Padell has repped top billing clients, such as Madonna, Russell Simmons, Leyor Cohen , Sean “Puffy” Combs, Oprah, Alicia Keys, Brittany … Spears, Eric B. and Rakim, Run DMC, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton and Pink Floyd. Padall rose to hip hop fame and infamy when the Notorious B.I.G. rapped “stash more cash than Bert Padell” on the 112 track, only you.
LaMothe’s last feature-length project was 2007′s Brooklyn blackout-set drama titled Blackout, which starred Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Saul Rubinek, Melvin Van Peebles, Jamie Hector and others. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Brooklyn filmmaker was recently inducted to the inaugural 1804 list of 25 Haitian American changemakers in the Unites States. A list which recognize the accomplishments by those of Haitian descent, who have demonstrated achievement and success in their profession.
The Promise Keeper is a suspense drama about two childhood best friends from Flatbush, Brooklyn, that spans over two decades, which showcases the vastly different directions they each take in life. When one gets deported back to Haiti, the other takes his first ever visit to the island, in search of answers, only months after the tragic earthquake that devastates the country.
“Aside from the traditional casting, we’ll be conducting open calls, in the cities of New York, Miami, Boston and Montreal- all cities with a prominent Haitian population”, LaMothe stated last night.
“In the tradition of Slumdog Millionaire and City of God, My goal is to tap into some of the young undiscovered talent of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, that otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to be discovered”.
Principle photography is slated to begin, early next year.
Casting for the Promise Keeper begins in November. Stay tuned for dates and locations.