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Hi all, I have been working on this book-film creative project ever since lockdowns began in early 2020…This has been my attempt to make sense of, or mentally process, our strangely altered reality…

And I’m feelin’ blessed to be working with New York actor/rapper Andre Doc Williams who starred in and wrote the music for this promo of our film Anno 2020…

La Rivers, Shaun Huff, Dilia Corujo, Adryanna Elmendorf and Sharod Giles also star in the Rochester, NY plot.

This Rochester section is one of half a dozen plots set all over the world in this beast of a production I’m directing – and which is based on my recently published novel. As the title suggests, Anno 2020 is set during last year’s global meltdown and explores intense relationships in this chaotic and uncertain period of time.

I’m also very grateful to have other award-winning actors including Australian cast members Erin Connor (Occupation, Dino King 3D), Greg Poppleton (Narnia, Moulin Rouge), Brett Partridge (Water Rats) and Audrey Nitschke (who I highly recommend if anyone needs a child actor). Plus Americans Kevin Scott Allen, Sheila Ball and Jessica Castello, Israeli Lital Luzon and Italian Adriana Moccia.

The entire cast has been pushed to their absolute limit as the rare performance style we are employing is emotionally raw, semi-improvisational and mostly shot via close-ups…And each actor is also bravely infusing their own real-life experiences that evolve their characters into something very genuine, almost like a docu-drama.

Simon Carter is our director of photography – and inspires me every day with his ideas and enthusiasm for the story.

And my long-time Sydney-based collaborator Gil Ben-Moshe, of MoneyShot Productions, is lead producer and is also one of our main actors. And I must say it’s wonderful to work with an actor/producer who is very respectful of all involved and trusts a director’s storytelling process – so thanks for your faith in me, Gil!

We are 80% thru shooting Anno 2020 and will soon be in post. Our whole team appreciates your support!

Thanks,

James Morcan

Anno 2020 on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13455748/

Anno 2020 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCndxcZbWFGcNQ76TLVSZaeg

Anno 2020 (novel) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Anno-2020-James-Morcan-ebook/dp/B08LS91VV6

Book review of Anno 2020:

Anno 2020 by [James Morcan]

“Impressive, and a beautiful reading experience, this is a very fine solo venture for the gifted James Morcan. Highly recommended.” -Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 50 Reviewer

ANNO 2020 Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LS91VV6/

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ANNO 2020 – the debut, solo-authored novel by James Morcan, co-writer of Into the Americas, Silent Fear, The Ninth Orphan, White Spirit and other bestselling novels – was launched this week on Amazon. Set during Anno MMXX (Year 2020), this psychological novel explores five different relationships as people around the world are separated from each other due to the Coronavirus lockdown.

Anno 2020 by [James Morcan]

“An emotionally stirring novel and an around-the-world look at 2020, seen from various perspectives. I especially liked interconnectedness shown between all things.”E. Norris (Scientist)

ANNO 2020 is recommended reading for those trying to make sense of a year that has been truly annus horribilis. It has been described as an uplifting read that lightens the darkness.

To view this novel on Amazon go to: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LS91VV6/

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