Summer Blockbuster Movies Hit the Big Screen and Independent Film Festivals
Big blockbuster films aren't just for big screen. Independent movies like "WISH MAN", a compelling feature film, are making a big splash at theaters and film festivals around the country this summer.
By: Frank Shankwitz
From Avengers: Endgame to Hobbs and Shaw, starring the wickedly captivating Dwayne Johnson, 2019 is sure to be a blockbuster summer filled with on screen thrills. Yet many of the best film projects of the year are based on reality. "WISH MAN" is one such film and brings the unreal kind of life of Frank Shankwitz, the co-founder of Make-a-Wish Foundation, to audiences around the world this summer. The non-fictional life of Frank Shankwitz played by Andrew Steel, gives the audience a glimpse into his devotion to make sick children's wishes come true.
Andrew Steel plays the leading role of Frank Shankwitz. A classically trained actor, Steel is NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts) trained and has been heavily featured on the Australian stage, namely with the acclaimed Australian Shakespeare company. On screen, he has wowed audiences in the cult hit show "Home and Away". Upon moving to Los Angeles Steel landed his first role in the soon to be released feature film "WISH MAN", portraying the founder of Make-a-Wish Foundation, Frank Shankwitz. His powerful, pragmatic performance portrayal of Frank Shankwitz is worthy of an Oscar.
Kirby Bliss Blanton plays Kitty Carlisle Shankwitz, Frank's on-screen wife. Kirby started her career by doing modelling and commercials in nearby Houston, Texas. She permanently moved to Los Angeles after receiving her first acting role on the Nickelodeon series "Unfabulous"
The premier screening of "WISH MAN" will be held at the Egyptian Theatre located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA 90228 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm.
To learn more about "WISH MAN", by 333 Films LLC and Fresh Cats Entertainment, in association with El Ride Productions, watch the movie trailer at https://www.facebook.com/