Family films seem to be ‘winners’ for independent film production company Nandar Entertainment. A second family film released in 2015, “THE SPARROWS: NESTING,” has won the “Best Family Film” award.
Family films seem to be ‘winners’ for independent film production company Nandar Group, LLC and Nandar Entertainment. A second family film released in 2015, “THE SPARROWS: NESTING,” has won the “Best Family Film” award, plus a nomination for a “Best Actress” for its lead star Valenzia Algarin (“Black Jesus”) in the first annual Northern Virginia International Film Festival, also known as NOVA.
The powerhouse team of producer/director Nancy Criss and writer Ken Lemm are on a role, with two more family films in preproduction, both to begin filming this summer. Criss’s Nandar Group, LLC. is currently developing television shows, spinning off a series based on the film “THE SPARROWS: NESTING” and also a reality television show. Both are being shopped to major networks.
“THE SPARROWS: NESTING,” written by Ken Lemm and Kevin Allan Kent and directed by Nancy Criss of Nandar Group, LLC and Josh Hodgins is the second of four family-friendly films on their roster to be released in 2015-2016. The first film, “A HORSE FOR SUMMER”, released in January of this year, is another festival winner. The family film earned the “Audience Choice Award” at last summer’s Gwinnett Film Festival and is now playing to Netflix audiences and available through Walmart and online retailers.
“THE SPARROWS: NESTING” is a film about a family faced with a tragedy who leans on their faith to find answers. The Dove Foundation rated the film with four stars. It stars Kevin Sorbo (“God’s Not Dead”), Christopher Atkins (“The Blue Lagoon”), James Duval (“Independence Day,” “Donnie Darko”), Judy Norton (“The Walton’s”), Terri Minton (“Country Strong”), Nicole Criss (“A Horse For Summer”), Josh Feldman (Disney’s “Santa Paws 2”) and Chalet Lizette Brannan.
“A HORSE FOR SUMMER,” is about a family and a troubled teen who finds forgiveness after doing the wrong thing for the right reason. The 4-star Dove rated film stars Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”), Christopher Atkins (The Blue Lagoon), Lee Meriwether (“Batman,” “Barnaby Jones”), Terri Minton (“Country Strong” and “Summer Snow”), Nicole Criss (“Suffer The Child,” “Best Friends”) and Mandalynn Carlson (“Machine Gun Preacher,” ABC’s hit show “Scandal”). –
A Nandar Entertainment & WeatherVane Productions LLC film.