Transcendent produces high quality independent
features and partners with The
Panda Fund to release them theatrically. Our current projects are "Jubilee", written by Curt Hahn, and "Deadline",
which was released in theaters nationwide in 2012. "No Regrets", Transcendent's first film, has been a worldwide success. Next, MGM acquired the worldwide rights to our co-production "Two Weeks". Drawing on the resources of parent company Film House, Tennessee's largest film production company, Transcendent produces the kind of inspiring, uplifting movies that speak to the viewer's heart. Transcendent both develops its own properties and partners with other producers by providing crew, equipment and facilities.
Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and Steve Talley star in "Deadline", the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost twenty years. Inspired by a true story, "Deadline" is a story of murder, family, race and redemption. "Deadline" was released in theaters nationwide earlier this year and is now available on DVD/VOD on Amazon, iTunes and from your cable provider. Save $2.00 off each item by using the coupon code FRIEND when ordering "Deadline" DVDs, Blu-rays, posters and more here. "Deadline" is already making waves overseas as well, with deals including Australia, South Africa, The Middle East, Holland, Brazil and even China, one of the few US movies to sell there. Learn more and watch the trailer here.
On October 6, 1871 ten young African-American students,
all former slaves or children of slaves, set out from Nashville on a
singing tour of the North to raise money to save their failing school,
Fisk University. The matriarch of the singers was Ella Sheppard, a seventeen-year-old
who was already a gifted singer and pianist and the group's accompanist.
Ella was separated from her mother at age three when her father was able
to buy her freedom. Now Ella's father is dead and, still dreaming of
one day finding her mother, Ella and the other singers begin their improbable
journey into glory as the original Fisk Jubilee Singers, the group that
introduced the Negro Spirituals to the world. "Jubilee" is
Weeks” with L.A.-based writer-director Steve Stockman.
It stars the remarkable Sally Field. She's the winner of two Academy Awards for Best Actress
(for “Norma Rae” and “Places in the Heart”)
and has created some of the screen's most memorable women in such
classic movies as Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire and Forrest
Gump. “Two Weeks” marks her first appearance
in an independent feature film. Co-starring with Field is Ben Chaplin
(The Truth about Cats & Dogs), Tom Cavanagh (How to Eat Fried Worms), Julianne Nicholson
(Kinsey), Glenn Howerton (E.R.) and
Clea Duvall (The Grudge). The film, a bittersweet comedy, was shot entirely in Nashville. Worldwide rights were acquired by MGM which released the film theatrically and on DVD. "Two Weeks" had a pay cable window on Showtime and is now airing on Lifetime. “We loved helping Steve realize his vision for 'Two Weeks'”, said Transcendent founder and Film House CEO Curt Hahn . “Our goal is to grow the Nashville film industry, and bringing a star of Sally Field's caliber and a great project like 'Two Weeks' here from Los Angeles is a powerful way to do that.”
Love Story with Two Happy Endings" was written and
directed by Curt Hahn and stars Janine Turner (Northern Exposure), Kate
Jackson (Charlie's Angels), Brad Johnson (Always), Edward Albert
(Butterflies Are Free), Lari White (Cast Away) and Jennifer Hetrick
(LA Law). "No Regrets" has been a worldwide success, with repeated airings on HBO in Europe, Lifetime Television domestically, Hallmark Channel in the U.K. and in dozens of other countries around the world. "No Regrets" has even been translated into Chinese! Transcendent both develops its own properties and partners with other producers by providing crew, equipment and facilities.