'BEST YEARS GONE' Premieres Sept 18th at the Owosso, MI NCG Theaters

LANSING, Mich. - Sept. 9, 2021 - PRLog -- In April of 2020 Collective Development Inc. was prepared to film their next film 'Best Years Gone' before Covid spiked and many states were put into lock down. The producers continued to monitor world events and prep. Finally in the November window restrictions lightened up and CDI went into production in and around Jackson, Michigan.  The dramedy 'Best Years Gone' was adapted from Owosso, Michigan native Karl Manke's book 'Hope from Heaven' with the publisher funding the quirky character-driven story. The story follows middle aged, dreamer, slacker and former race car driver Gil Gilles played by DJ Perry (MBF, An Ordinary Killer). The film stars many of the CDI acting troupe and guest stars the likes of Victoria Jackson (SNL, Lost Heart), Terence Knox (Tour of Duty, Bestseller) and Lana Wood (Diamonds are Forever, Wild Faith). The film used weekly Covid tests and masks/shields to safely finish their multiple week shoot with the state once again closing down the day after the crew wrapped.

The film has been in post-production with Dennis Therrian composing and adding sound design. The film also includes several music artists from around the country including the winner of the Battle of the Bands 'Vertical Bridge' with their song 'Off to the Races'. The westside Michigan band also won a music video shoot which will premiere with the film on Sept 18th at the Owosso, Michigan NCG Theaters. Interested audiences can attend the 6:00pm or 8:15pm shows with tickets available at the box office. With limited seats online purchasing for the Sept 18th date is the best way to go. CDI's previous premieres have sold out as a loyal fan following of the storytelling group grows picture by picture.

NCG Link for tickets (Sept 18th date)

Official Trailer


Behind the Scenes video


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The film is seeking additional theatrical play but will release to home video (DVD & Streaming) in 1st Quarter 2022, with Bridgestone Multimedia Group's new General Market label DeskPop. Next up for the CDI artist tribe is the November filming of a WW2 Christmas home front drama entitled 'Silent Night in Algona' to be filmed in Iowa.

CDI's website: www.cdiproductions.com

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