BEST YEARS GONE Celebrates 'Battle of the Band' Winner by Dropping a First Trailer!

LANSING, Mich. - June 23, 2021 - PRLog -- The CDI Tribe ( is a Michigan-based production company that in two and a half decades has honed the art of a good story. The unique actor/producer troupe behind hits like 'The Quest Trilogy,' 'Wild Faith,' 'Man's Best Friend' and 'Lost Heart' are at it again in the dramedy 'Best Years Gone'. A musically driven story that follows the post glory life for middle-aged, dreamer, slacker and former race car driver, Gil Gilles (DJ Perry). After several years of destructive behavior, Gil is devoid of any real friends or family save the equally destructive 'love of his life' Sylvia (Erika Hoveland). This challenging relationship is further strained by Sylvia's twin daughters (Tessa & Zoie Dye) who have been victimized by a string of Sylvia's past boyfriends and want no part of Gil. Generation X collides with the Millennials! True love, family, forgiveness, dreams and drama all play into this quirky tale directed by Shane Hagedorn from a script adaption by DJ Perry of Karl Manke's book 'Hope from Heaven'.

Here is the first official trailer of BEST YEARS GONE.


A big congratulations to Vertical Bridge (  a modern band with a classic rock feel. They were announced as the winner of the BEST YEARS GONE 'Battle of the Bands' by the CDI production team and celebrity judges Joe Pullin and John Two Hawks. Vertical Bridge blends rock stylings from the 60s, 70s and 80s to create their own authentic sound. These musicians have years of experience performing and writing their own music. Their song 'Off to the Races' will be featured in the film and a music video will be directed by Travis Hayward featuring the band. Travis Hayward also served as the director of photography for the feature film. The film is planning on several premiere events in September.

Here's a look at 'Behind the Scenes' of the filming of BEST YEARS GONE

The film will be released by BMG Global fall/Winter2021.

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