Young filmmakers Luke Jaden Sawicki, Cort Johns and Phil Wurtzel are launching Eden Road Pictures, a production company that hopes to tell honest and creative stories with a positive message. The company’s first project will be adapting their short film “The Wolf Who Cried Boy” into a feature length effort. The film is set to star “Captain Phillips” Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi-Led.
Sawicki, who is only 19 years old, says of Eden Road’s mission, “We want to tell stories we can all be proud of by awakening audiences with the power of honesty. Keeping our content highly original without resorting to senseless violence or sexualization is at the core of what we’re all about.”
“Eden Road will be admired and looked up to for its moral courage in telling important stories,” added Wurtzel. “Eden Road won’t compromise when it comes to telling innovative and moralistic stories that are packed with highoctane talent.”
In addition to “The Wolf Who Cried Boy,” Eden Road has optioned a few projects, including “Hacker,” based on the novel by New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, and Wm. Paul Young’s “Cosmos at the Crossroads.” Eden Road has also optioned James P. Hogan’s scifi epic ”The Genesis Machine.”