Original Score, Songs Give CDI's 'Lost Heart' Added Depth, Nuance

LANSING, Mich. - July 21, 2020 - PRLog -- When your story centers around a popular country singer in a downward spiral (Melissa Anschutz as 'Hannah Sweet'), there is no better starting point than the epicenter for both musical successes and shattered dreams.

And from the sights, sounds and lights of 'Music City USA' - Nashville, Tenn. - to the 'tranquil, eccentric, quirkiness' of a northern Michigan town - where the lights over Lake Michigan could be UFOs - Collective Development Incorporated's 'Lost Heart' runs the gamut of human emotions.

Adding depth and nuance to award-winning composer/sound designer Dennis Therrian's multi- faceted score (acoustic instruments and a blue-grass vibe that transitions late to orchestral), are original songs performed by Nashville-based John Carter Cash, his wife Ana Cristina Cash and the popular touring band 'Roanoke.'

The son of country music icons Johnny and June Carter Cash, John Carter is an accomplished and award-winning producer (five Grammy Awards and three CMAs), singer and songwriter in his own right. In addition to his father, mother and wife, he's produced for some of the biggest names in the business. Including Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Elvis Costello, Vince Gill and others.

Mr. Cash performs his song, "Into the Blue."

His wife Ana Christina, born and raised in Miami by Cuban refugee parents, is known for her wide, expressive and resonating vocal range. Performing since age six, her heartfelt songs reflect her connection to Rockabilly and blues, along with a flavor of country and soul.

At age 19 in 2005, she was the first hispanic to perform 'The Star Spangled Banner' at The White House. Ms. Cash performs her song, "Little Things" in 'Lost Heart.'

Also Nashville-based, 'Roanoke' is comprised of John Fiorentino, Joey Beesley, Kyle Breese and Zach Nowak, fronted by singer Taylor DuPuis. The Freeland, Mich. native, takes a co-starring turn as 'Elsie Howard,' Hannah's cousin with the same musical dreams as her famous hometown relative.

'Roanoke,' billed with a 'Folk/Americana' style, performs originals "Where I Come From" and "Jordan."

'Lost Heart,' filmed in West Michigan and due out in late summer/early fall, was written by DJ Perry (who also co-stars as UFO magazine writer 'Niles Cass') and directed by Jesse Low ('Forty Nights,' 'Wild Faith').

The dramedy also stars Don Most ('Happy Days') as 'Rev. Milo Williams,' Victoria Jackson (SNL) as 'Alma Howard,' Josh 'Ponceman' Perry as 'Chip Howard,' Christine Marie as 'Verna Howard,' Dean Teaster as 'Harrison Howard' and Shane Hagedorn as 'Sterling Langworthy.

It is Executive Produced by Debbie Thomey-Bennett and Rebecca Lawlor, and produced by Anthony Hornus, DJ Perry, Melissa Anschutz, Shane Hagedorn, Jesse Low, John Mashni, Dean Teaster, David Gries and Nathan K. Robertson.

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