PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American home video and broadcast rights to Hugh Gross' After the Wizard, a colorful continuation of Frank L. Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Shot in Kansas and five other states, the film stars Jordan Van Vranken, Orien Richman and Jermel Nakia. The deal was struck last week between Ronna Wallace, CEO of Eastgate Pictures and Breaking Pictures CEO Rich Wolff. The film is set for a DVD release this summer.
After the Wizard is a heartfelt, often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth (Jordan Van Vranken) who lives in an orphanage in Kingman, Kansas. Like millions of girls her age, she has read the beloved L. Frank Baum novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" countless times. But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy ... and maybe she is. Because Elizabeth refers to herself as Dorothy and constantly looks for Toto and a way back to Oz, the headmistress at the orphanage worries Elizabeth is losing touch with reality.
Meanwhile, the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow embark on an incredible cross-country adventure as they leave Oz to search for Dorothy in Kansas. Traveling by hot air balloon, train, bus and foot, the endearing duo find themselves lost in a world full of colorful strangers who are familiar with them, including a group of New Jersey schoolchildren they mistake for Munchkins and a wise Southern blind man who guides them on their journey.
After the Wizard enjoyed a special world premiere on July 2, 2012 in Kingman, Kansas, which served as headquarters during the Kansas portion of the shoot and made its film festival debut on March 22, 2012 at the International Family Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.
For more information on After the Wizard, including interviews and final DVD copies, please contact Justin Cook at [email protected].
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