The film is in pre-production startup with a handful of indie-producers attached including Mr. Derakhshan. What has been said about this venture by Mr. Derakhshan, "I like to produce films and enjoy the building process, but for this one I'm going to need my full attention on achieving that tone I'm after when working with the actors. So I'm very involved right now, but as time goes further down the line and more producers are brought in, I can methodically back off control of the financing and organizing that has been put together and direct."
Films have an incredible economic value to many investors. While the film business went into decline five years ago, business has jumped back up into a healthy position for new investors who want to see dollar signs in the entertainment industry - and possibly rub shoulders with a celebrity or two.
This won't be Derakhshan's first feature film, but it will be his feature directorial debut. His last two feature films he produced are set to release later in 2014. Panomundo, co-directed by Charysse Tia Harper and Keith Musaman Morton, is a documentary about the history of the steelpan, its culture, and its influence around the world. Little Saigon, a dramedy set in Orange County's Westminster ethnic enclave, stars Steve Sturla as Jack Mackie, a shady real estate salesman that goes to wealthy funerals to get his listing. From this he gets caught up into the world of a local Vietnamese criminal gang's activities, and must do the right thing to get out or die trying.
The currently untitled adoption reunion drama is slated for principal photography to start in early 2015 and a late 2015 release.