2017 Film Projects
We have a movie, Who's Jim Hines?, based on the book of the same name. Set in 1935 Detroit it examines the compromises an African-American, Douglas Ford, had to make to survive and care for his family. His son and namesake plays a central role in helping and protecting his father.
Our second project is Hitler, My Father based on the book to be released in June 2017 (see the story line in 2017 book releases). We are seeking producers and a script writer.
Go to: Cinema Star Productions to see our movie trailers and contact my friend and business partner, Danzell Calhoun, for all your video needs.
2017 Book Releases
Hitler, My Father
The book deals with a half century (1938 to 1989) of Europe's crisis, upheaval, war, holocaust, atrocities and recovery as seen and experienced by Lotte Schoener (the mother of Adolf Hitler's only son), her village and its citizens, and that son's struggle to find his father. Lorenz Meyer, the book's putative author and historian, follows this probable tale from conception to conclusion.
Lotte and her son, young Adolf, endure ostracism from her family and most of the village who refer to them as Hitler's Bitch and Hitler's Bastard. She is forced to live with the town doctor, Paul Schwimmer, whose son Erich, eventually becomes young Adolf's putative father. Local characters like Gerta Beyerlein the town gossip; Hans Schuler, former SS guard at Auschwitz, Mauthausen and a postwar KGB agent; Erich Schwimmer, half-Jew kicked out of the SS and sent to Auschwitz; and the Onkels a group of veterans who rebuilt their town add depth to the narrative.
The narrative takes us on side trips to 1917's farcical, but deadly, Kerensky Offensive; to the exploits of the 2nd SS Panzers; the bombing of Vienna in 1944; and finally to today's wars and political unrest. Throughout the book Meyer seeks to honor the lives of these simple, common people who were thrust into demanding, worldly situations that challenge our opinions and prejudices and reality.
Lotte's struggle to get the community to recognize her son's true paternity end as young Adolf spends eight years tracking down Hitler to begin his apprenticeship as fuhrer.
Sour Note is a book in the style of "the Music Man" without the songs.
It Was A Life is a book that takes off from "It's A wonderful Life" on November 22, 1963.
Frank Dewar: Farmer, Dancer Dreamer, Soldier, Wounded WWI Survivor is based on a Michigan farmboy who loses his dream to a German grenade at 10:56 am on November 11, 1918.