Breaking Glass Acquires After the Wizard

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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American home video and broadcast rights to Hugh Gross' After the Wizard a colorful continuation of Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Shot in Kansas and five other states the film stars Jordan Van Vranken Orien Richman and Jermel Nakia. The deal was struck recently between Ronna Wallace CEO of Eastgate Pictures and Breaking Pictures CEO Rich Wolff. The film is set for a DVD release this summer. After the Wizard is a heartfelt often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth (Jordan Van Vranken) who lives in an orphanage in Kingman Kansas. Like millions of girls her age she has read the beloved Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz countless times. But unlike other girls Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy ... and maybe she is. Because Elizabeth refers to herself as Dorothy and constantly looks for Toto and a way back to Oz the headmistress at the orphanage worries Elizabeth is losing touch with reality. Meanwhile the Tin Woodman and Scarecrow embark on an incredible cross-country adventure as they leave Oz to search for Dorothy in Kansas. Traveling by hot air balloon train bus and foot the endearing duo find themselves lost in a world full of colorful strangers who are familiar with them including a group of New Jersey schoolchildren they mistake for Munchkins and a wise Southern blind man who guides them on their journey. After the Wizard enjoyed a special world premiere last year in Kingman Kansas which served as headquarters during the Kansas portion of the shoot and made its film festival debut in March  at the International Family Film Festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.