Los Angeles, CA (July 28, 2022) – G.O.D. (GIVERS OF DEATH) will have its red carpet world premiere at the North Park Theatre, August 5th, 2022. Co-produced by Oscar-winning Lagralane Group, G.O.D. is the first narrative feature film from Addison Henderson who wrote, directed and starred in the film.
“I got the idea for G.O.D. while working with Chadwick Boseman on the film, 21 BRIDGES. I wanted people to examine the meaning of life, question the universe, question God, and really think about what peace means to them. Inspiration hit me like a wave. I wrote day and night. And, as soon as we wrapped, I went to Buffalo and started raising capital for G.O.D. From script to screen was a nine month process. It was grueling and there were times when I didn’t think it was going to work out. But my team and I pulled through and brought my vision of G.O.D. to life,” says Henderson.
Henderson is currently on a promotional tour for G.O.D. while preparing for his next film, Blythe, to be shot in Buffalo, NY in Spring of 2023.
G.O.D. is an apocalyptic, urban sci-fi tale of redemption. It is the journey of a man, a detective, and an entire city’s quest for peace. Set in Henderson’s hometown, Buffalo New York, it follows characters as they navigate a world where a virus has wiped out one-third of the earth’s population. With no cure in sight and imminent, painful death befalling all victims, those who are too afraid to end their own lives hire hitmen knows as Givers to bring them relief and peace.
Villa Maria College is sponsoring the release premiere. Henderson and the college are entering a strategic partnership to create a pipeline for their film students to work on Henderson’s films, as well as gain the production skills to enter the market place after graduation.
G.O.D. (Givers of Death) will be available in select theaters and on demand August 5th, 2022.
The cast includes Jonathan Sterritt (GOING NOWHERE), Lou Lombardi (THE SOPRANOS, 24), JJ Alfieri (CLOVER) and Lagralane principals Jason Delane Lee (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Yvonne Huff Lee (LUCKY).
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ABOUT ADDISON HENDERSON:
Henderson shot his first film, THE FORGOTTEN CITY, a documentary exploring social issues and the murder of his best friend, thirteen years ago in Buffalo, NY. His second project, THE EXPERIENCE, was filmed in Buffalo and Ghana, West Africa. He has since directed and starred in several short films, stage plays, web series and commercials. Henderson is the founder/owner of Night Owl Republic, the production company for G.O.D. www.addisonhenderson.com
ABOUT THE LAGRALANE GROUP:
Lagralane is a collection of actors, creative investors and philanthropists who strive to bring diverse and truthful stories to audiences through strategic film financing and content development. Founded by Yvonne Huff Lee and Jason Delane Lee, Lagralane aims to support uncommon voices, courageous visionaries and inspirational storytellers. They are social challengers, activators and thought leaders – financing and developing diverse stories with unique characters and points of view. Notable titles include the 2018 Academy Award-winning documentary ICARUS, Sundance 2018 narrative NIGHT COMES ON, the highest grossing biodoc of all time WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?, and Harry Dean Stanton’s final film, LUCKY. The Lagralane Group executive produced the Sundance darling PASSING, which is currently available on Netflix.
Night Owl Republic Films: