Company begins production on funded films
Wind Dancer Films has launched production on a trio of pics from its development fund — thrillers “Crescendo” and “House of War” and family adventure comedy “Motel Galileo.”Company and principal Matt Williams announced the fund in October with the aim of focusing on comedies and character-driven thrillers in the $15 million-$30 million range. “Crescendo,” will be penned by Andrew Klavan based on a story by Williams. It centers on a world-class concert violinist who’s consumed by visions of her dead father and struggles to maintain her sanity as she’s forced to confront her past. Klavan wrote the novels “Don’t Say a Word” and “True Crime” as well as screenplays for the upcoming thrillers “One Missed Call,” “Man and Wife” and “The Imagined.” “House of War,” a political thriller to be penned by Alex Paraskevas, follows a burnt-out med student who discovers a piece of classical music that leads him to a planned assassination that could trigger a U.S. war in Indonesia. Paraskevas wrote “Walker Payne.” “Motel Galileo,” to be penned by Joe D’Ambrosio and Tom Teves, follows the adventures of a teenager who is sent to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle at their motel — a haven for extraterrestrials. D’Ambrosio and Teves recently wrote “Mother of Invention” for Disney and “Book of Marvels” for Ufland Prods.