Brooke Shields, Carrie Preston, Sterling Jerins and Iwan Rheon lead a powerhouse cast of Daisy Winters
Indie distributor Hannover House, Inc. (OTC: HHSE) will be seeking awards consideration for the masterwork feature film, “DAISY WINTERS” from late director Beth LaMure, who passed away last year shortly before the film’s completion. The powerful drama deals with an eleven-year-old girl’s struggle with her mother’s impending death and the lessons to be learned from life’s bittersweet and sometimes ironic twists of fate. The film features an all-star cast including Brooke Shields (“Suddenly Susan”), Carrie Preston (“True Blood”, “Claws”), Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”, “Marvel’s Inhumans”) and a captivating performance in the title role by young Sterling Jerins (“World War Z”, “The Conjuring 1 & 2”). “DAISY WINTERS” is rated PG-13 and will open in theatres on Friday, December 1.
“This is the finest feature drama that Hannover House has ever handled,” said C.E.O. Eric Parkinson. “We are honored to be handling this release and to be working with Daisy Force Pictures and Me Jane Productions on an impressive, high-profile consumer campaign. The film’s appeal is universal and its themes both relevant and timely. We think that audiences will embrace the film and that positive word-of-mouth will help build momentum,” he concluded.
The film’s official trailer
Daisy Force Pictures and Me Jane Productions completed principal photography on the feature late last year, with principal photography occurring primarily in Savannah, Georgia. Daisy Winters is a poignant yet warmly humorous story about the courageous and resourceful eleven-year-old Daisy (Sterling Jerins) and her loving but unconventional relationship with her mother (Brooke Shields). Throughout this dark, original film, Daisy learns about life, love and gains an unrelenting belief in herself, along with the help of a cast of richly drawn characters.
Daisy Winters was brought to life by writer/director/producer Beth LaMure with Jane Badler, Deborah Moore and Sean E. Demott producing. The co-producers were Alex Ryan (Hemingway & Gellhorn) and Allison Jones (Bridesmaids, Spy), the latter also handled casting.
Beth LaMure, Writer/Director said: “A passion of mine is to highlight and praise the work of women’s performance in film. It was an honor to bring a story featuring a smart, strong, and adventurous young girl to the screen. Working with the iconic, beloved Brooke Shields, the dynamic young talent of Sterling Jerins and the rest of my amazing cast was truly a dream come true. I loved watching Iwan Rheon perform a role completely opposite to his detested ‘Game of Thrones character!’ I’m so grateful to have been able to make a film about such a remarkable young girl and her heartfelt relationships with an array of disparate characters.”
Said Daisy Force LLC Jane Badler, Producer: “I have been looking for a project for years to put my time, passion and resource into. Daisy Winters grabbed me the first time I read it: it is a perfect script. Combined with the talent and energy of writer/director/producer Beth LaMure it is a once in a lifetime chance to get onboard the magical journey that is Daisy Winters. We are blessed to have an extraordinary cast and crew. I am so proud to be part of this beautiful film.”
The title character is performed by Sterling Jerins, a next generation star with an impressive resume at only 13-years of age. Some of Sterling’s notable credits include “World War Z”, “Conjuring 1 & 2” and the HBO series, “Divorce.” The role of her mother, Sandy Winters, is portrayed by film legend Brooke Shields, who also launched her entertainment career at a very young age with the films “Pretty Baby” and “The Blue Lagoon,” as well as numerous other features and television series including “Suddenly Susan.” Actor Iwan Rheon, best known from his deliciously sinister role as Ramsay Bolton in the epic show “Game of Thrones,” portrays the mysterious but helpful neighbor. Paul Blackthorne (“Arrow”) figures prominently in the role of Robert Stergen, and Carrie Preston (“True Blood,” “The Good Wife”) plays the meddlesome but caring Aunt Margaret. The film was written and directed by Beth LaMure. Producers were Jane Badler-Hains (“V”), Deborah Moore (“The Mask”, “Menace to Society”) and Sean E. DeMott (“Crow’s Blood”).