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Return To Zero

RETURN TO ZERO, LLC is a film production company based in Pasadena, CA formed to produce & market the feature-length drama RETURN TO ZERO.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

RETURN TO ZERO is a touching and true story about a couple who lose their first child in the final weeks of pregnancy, how they fight to overcome their grief, save their relationship and start a family together. In the U.S. alone there are nearly 36,000 stillbirths a year yet this topic has never been the main subject of a feature film. We are targeting women inside and outside the baby-loss community with this important social issue film.


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    Sean Hanish

    Sean Hanish has an uncommon mix of art and commerce in his background. After receiving his Master of Arts from the prestigious USC School of Cinema/TV, Sean has become a multi-award-winning film and commercial director and a successful entrepreneur starting and managing profitable businesses in entertainment, advertising, marketing & production.


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    Alfred Molina

    One of the greatest actors of our generation, Alfred Molina has signed a letter of intent to star in "Return to Zero". He has been nominated over thirty times for his memorable performances on both stage and screen--three times for a Tony award for Best Actor on Broadway.

    His film credits include: SPIDER MAN 2, CHOCOLAT, FRIDA, MAGNOLIA, BOOGIE NIGHTS among dozens of others.

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    Ronnie Yeskel
    Casting Director

    Ronnie Yeskel is a multiple-award-winning casting director whose current projects include the 2012 Sundance winner "The Surrogate" starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Prior to this, Ronnie has won numerous awards and received nominations for her groundbreaking casting of "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs" as well as "Igby Goes Down", "Permanent Midnight" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

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    Sharon Howard-Field
    Casting Director

    Sharon Howard-Field is known for her impeccable taste which is reflected in her current projects which include "King Lear" starring Al Pacino, "The Laureate" with Orlando Bloom and "Wilde Salome" with Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain. Sharon's previous work includes "Shine", "The Merchant of Venice", "Grumpy Old Men" and "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover".

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    Deke Donelian
    Director of Photography

    World renowned cinematographer Deke Donelian is known for superb lighting design & for shooting unique, finely-tuned, highly-visual imagery. He works with celebrities & artists such as Jessica Alba, Adriana Lima, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss, Prince, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and many others. His commercial client list includes Avon, Calvin Klein, Dove, Johnson & Johnson, Kohl’s, LG, Puma, Revlon, Rolex, Volkswagen and others.

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    James Sale

    James Sale is a film composer who has spent the last decade working with the celebrated composer Mark Mothersbaugh at his Mutato Productions. Specializing in orchestral scores, James has composed and conducted film scores for high-profile films such as “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, “Safe”, “21 Jump Street”, and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

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    Pam Wise

    Pam Wise is an award-winning editor who has cut dozens of high profile independent films. These include some of the most successful titles of the last decade like “Secretary” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader and “Transamerica” with Felicity Huffman in the role which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2004. In addition, Pam's “Dancemaker” won an Oscar for Best Documentary & she took home the Editor’s Guild’s award that year.


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    Hal "Corky" Kessler

Previous Investors

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    Sean Hanish