‘HEAVEN’ is scheduled for release in Theaters across the US from October 2nd, 2020
‘HEAVEN’ stars Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts and award-winning actor and director Angus Benfield.
Australian born, LA-based Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer Angus Benfield was approached by Alan Duprey, Author of the book ‘Heaven: The Adventure Begins,’ after viewing another feature film Angus Benfield had written and Directed, titled ‘TRUST.’
Duprey is part owner of Media 14:36 out of Massachusetts and reached out to Benfield after they picked up and distributed ‘TRUST’ and asked him to come on board to help develop and adapt Duprey’s book into a feature film.
“We loved Angus’s writing and directing style in ‘TRUST,’ it dealt with real-life issues and struggles, it was genuine, authentic and heartfelt and we wanted this authenticity in dealing with the subject matter within the book, as its never really talked about”.- Duprey
‘HEAVEN’ ventures into what happens after we die, for the one who has passed on and for those who are left behind afterwards. It explores the lifelong question, If there is life after death, what is it like, and does this offer hope to all of us affected by the passing of a loved one?
“There are two things in life that we can all guarantee, ‘Death and Taxes.’ However, while there are some that avoid taxes, no-one can avoid death, it’s something that has and will affect us all in some way, even before we experience it ourselves, but it’s also something that no one really wants to talk about.”- Benfield
The book by Alan Duprey titled ‘Heaven; The Adventure Begins,’ explores such a concept…
“As I wrote the story of Heaven, I became more and more intrigued. The more I learned, the more I wrote. Even after the book was written, I continued to study, learn, and share. I am still passionate about the subject” – Duprey
“I was drawn to the idea within the book, much like a lot of us are. I lost both my parents suddenly and within 11 months of each other, both passed unexpectedly, and I never got to say goodbye. The idea of an afterlife is something I believe in; it gives me hope to believe I will see them again one day and I believe that’s a good thing.” – Benfield
Angus Benfield stars as Jonathan Stone in the movie ‘HEAVEN,’ and is also the Director, Producer, and Writer.
Angus is joined by producer and actor Michelle Fozounmayeh who stars as Elizabeth Stone, Executive Producer Alan Duprey, Producer Rebecca Berrih and Cinematographer Cliff Goldsmith.
In his professional life as an EMT Jonathan Stone deals with death on a daily basis and in his personal life Jonathan is dealing with the loss of a child and the finality of his wife’s illness, he must now learn to reach out to God and those around him if he is to find meaning, hope and the strength to carry on in the midst of it all.
It’s not over yet…
Based on the book HEAVEN; THE ADVENTURE BEGINS by author Alan Duprey and adapted to screenplay by screenwriter Angus Benfield, HEAVEN the movie tells the story of Jonathan Stone, a middle-aged paramedic who struggles to find meaning in the midst of his everyday life, until he wakes up one day in HEAVEN and discovers that his life had more meaning than he could ever have imagined. Set between Heaven and Earth, HEAVEN follows the life and afterlife of Jonathan Stone and the lives of those around him from his past, present and future.
“It has an ‘it’s a wonderful life’ feel to it, its ‘dreamlike’ but also grounded in a very real world feel, I am looking forward to bringing a new and unique interpretation and visual palate of Heaven that encapsulates this to the screen.”- Benfield
Angus Benfield is an Australian born, LA based, accomplished Actor, Writer, Director and Producer and can be seen more recently playing ‘Willy ‘Superfat’ Hollingsworth opposite actors Vinnie Jones, LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell in this season of ‘NCIS LA,’ and as ‘Fatty Melvin’ in the feature film ‘MOTORVATION’ due to be released in late 2020.
‘HEAVEN’ will be released across the US and internationally from October 2nd 2020.
For media enquiries on the feature film ‘HEAVEN’
Contact: Alan Duprey [email protected]
Contact: The Heaven Media Team [email protected]
Angus Benfield is represented by Third Hill Entertainment in Beverly Hills [email protected] (310) 786-1936