RASCAL FLATTS’ JAY DEMARCUS SET TO PRODUCE ALL SHOOK UP MOVIE
Nashville, TN – July 13, 2017 – Jay DeMarcus, of the multi-platinum selling vocal group Rascal Flatts, is set to join film producer Travis Cloyd and writer Gregg Russell later this year as they produce the coming of age adventure film, ALL SHOOK UP. Guy Griffithe of Bridgegate Pictures is set to executive produce.
DeMarcus will take the reigns alongside Cloyd and Russell on the project, ALL SHOOK UP, which follows two young boys as they search for a thermonuclear bomb buried in the marsh off the Georgia coast. Based on the actual 1958 event that occurred during the height of the Russian Cold War, a scrambled Air Force jet fighter collides with an American B-47 bomber resulting in a 7,600 pound bomb being dropped off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. The nuclear bomb remains unfound and “irretrievably lost” to this day.
“I love the movie making business,” said Jay DeMarcus. “I always enjoy the process, and I learn more and more every time I do a new project, it’s another fun, creative outlet. This story pulled me in immediately: the timing was right, and things fell into place quickly. I am honored to be a part of this very special project!”
The movie will be filmed in standard 2D format, Barco Escape 3-screen format and virtual reality.
About Jay DeMarcus:
Jay DeMarcus is the bassist, pianist, harmony vocalist, songwriter and producer of superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts. DeMarcus also has a thriving career as a music producer, working with such acts as, the legendary band Chicago, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Shenandoah, Reba and more. He’s also taken to the producer’s chair for Rascal Flatts’ latest work, including their tenth studio album BACK TO US, REWIND and THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL.” DeMarcus also enjoys acting, appearing in several TV shows, including: ‘Yes, Dear’, ‘CSI’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, and ‘Nashville’. He’s also been in several movies, A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE, BUTTERFLY CAUGHT and many others. A force to be reckoned with in any genre, Rascal Flatts, are continuing to garner acclaim following the recent release of their tenth studio album, BACK TO US, with Billboard praising the trio for having “developed quite the reputation for two qualities in their music – airtight harmonies and a uncanny knack for picking songs that speak to their fans.” As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. For more information visit rascalflatts.com.
About Travis Cloyd:
Travis Cloyd is a producer, business executive, entrepreneur and technology specialist with a focus on making content using today’s most advanced cinematic resources. Over ten years working as a digital media expert and film executive designing and developing entertainment brands enabled by new technologies, including: web, mobile, satellite, cable TV, and Virtual Reality. As founder of Mega World Media, Cloyd created and launched many innovative campaigns as an online marketing expert. Cloyd also executive-produced the feature film, and produced the virtual reality film for THE RECALL with Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte. He is the VR producer and production executive for THE HUMANITY BUREAU with Nicolas Cage and VR producer for DISTORTED with John Cusack and Christina Ricci. He recently marketed FORSAKEN with Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland and Demi Moore under Minds Eye Entertainment, eONE/Momentum and Universal. Cloyd has produced virtual reality content for top brands, events and films and is now producing content with today’s top camera technologies, teams, and solutions to go with his integrated marketing campaigns.
About Gregg Russell:
For almost forty years, Gregg Russell has enjoyed an illustrious career as a performer, actor, writer, recording artist and producer. He has produced and recorded fifteen albums and his original music has been featured on network television (CBS, NBC, USA Network and PBS). Russell has also produced and starred in two award-winning family films (CAMP TANGLEFOOT and COME AWAY HOME) along with other acting roles in feature films including SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT with Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid. Russell has also produced more than a hundred major concerts featuring Tony Bennett, Journey, The Beach Boys, Earth Wind & Fire, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, The Temptations & Four Tops, Franki Valli & The Four Seasons, Hootie & The Blowfish, Wynonna, Michael Bolton, Chicago and many more. As Co-Founders of their children’s charity, Hilton Head Heroes, Russell and his wife have hosted hundreds of families with a seriously ill child at the Sea Pines Resorts for cost free vacations for over fifteen years.
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