Los Angeles 01/23/07 – Festival Programmers are saying that Director/Writer Christopher C. Odom’s indie underground ProHD faith-based feature “The 23rd Psalm” has buzz.
What’s so amazing about the buzz is that the film has no stars and has never been screened publicly. The pre-festival heat for “The 23d Psalm” is so hot, that Odom has been courted by several distributors and sales agencies including John Sloss’ s Cinetic Media, and the feature’s cinematography is currently featured in the Winter 2007 issue of MovieMaker magazine.
“The 23rd Psalm” was produced with a virtually unknown emerging all African-American cast and lensed with emerging technology on the JVC ProHD GY-HD100U Digital Cinema Camera in 720/24p HDV. Christopher C. Odom, the feature’s emerging Director/Writer, is also African-American, earned his Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from UCLA, and served as the feature’s Cinematographer and Editor.
Within three months of submitting the “The 23rd Psalm” to film festivals, it has been programmed in two festivals and counting. The world premiere of “The 23rd Psalm” will take place at the San Diego Black Film Festival on February 3rd and 4th, and the Los Angeles premiere will take place at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival on February 16th.
The feature’s moving soundtrack includes a new song from Meek Records recording artist Rev. Clay Evans, otherwise known as the Father of Traditional Gospel Music, as well as Stellar Award Nominees Masque and Saints With A Vision (SWV), among others.
More details about the “The 23rd Psalm” and its screenings can be found on the feature’s official website at http://www.psalm23movie.com.