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Shaherazad Films

A thriller feature film exploring bullying. Four students in a room during a schooting examine what responsibility they had in the events.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Playa del Rey, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Lockdown, LLC. is engaged in the financing, development and production of a motion picture film intended for domestic and foreign theatrical release, as well as other non-theatrical venues. This film is a powerful narrative dealing with school violence and bullying. A true to life story approaching what is happening in our schools from a completely unique angle. We will also be seeking funding via: grants and donations through our fiscal sponsor.


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    Tanya Dorri

    Ms. Dorri’s career expands across theatrical, publishing and entertainment industries. She is the founder of Shaherazad Films and a director/producer. She started her career as a writer working with Paramount Picture executive Aleks Lyons and later for Running Bull Pictures. In addition to her work in the entertainment industry Ms. Dorri founded the non-profit, To The Next Generation, a global mentoring program.

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    James Austin Kerr

    Mr. Kerr is co-founder of Shaherazad Films and a producer/actor. He has been working in the entertainment industry for over four years and can be seen in such television series such as Bones and Traffic Light. As a model for such companies as Vogue, PacSun, K-Swiss, Hot Topic, and TjMaxx, Mr. Kerr has appeared in nationwide ad campaigns and last year acted in the feature film Nesting.

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    Scott David
    Casting Director

    Mr.David has been casting since 1996. He’s currently casting CBS’s Criminal Minds but he also casts for film, theater and web-series that include Leverage, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and the Los Angeles Young Playwrights Festival . In 2010, he was awarded the Heller Award for Favorite Television Casting Director from the Talent Managers Association. When not casting, Mr. David runs acting workshops and classes in Los Angeles.

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    Jason Burks
    Director of Photography

    Mr. Burks is Owner and Executive Producer for Retrospec Films. He has worked as Director of Photography for the last 7 years. He has shot over 500 TV commercials both regional and national, dozens of music videos, short films, feature films, documentaries, and product videos. His projects have taken him to 46 different states in the US and 5 different continents from South Africa, Japan, and Hungary to Guatemala, the Philippines, and Canada.


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    Carol T. Contes

Previous Investors

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    Harry Lederman
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    Sandy Gooch
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    Lou Kerr