EMMY-WINNING PRODUCER JOINS GRAPHIC NOVEL PROJECT FEATURING THE FIRST FEMALE TEENAGE JEWISH RESISTANCE FIGHTER OF WORLD WAR II
New York Times Bestselling Artist John Stanisci Teams With Emmy Winning Producer Jared Safier and Actor/Producer Stelio Savante For LifeDeath
NEW YORK, NY–John Stanisci has launched an exclusive Kickstarter campaign to publish his original science fiction epic, LifeDeath, told in part from the perspective of a teenage female Jewish resistance fighter in the Second World War.
LifeDeath has added the Emmy-award winning producer Jared Safier as an Executive Producer, alongside veteran actor/producer Stelio Savante to help the graphic novel find a home as a series and to explore its development as a feature.
“Having a strong female character at this time is very important to where we are heading as a society” says three-time Emmy winner, Jared Safier. “Beyond that, the bravery of a 14 year Jewish freedom fighter during the Nazi regime really hits home with me personally. I grew up in a Jewish family with many stories of oppression that my ancestors had to endure. It’s great to see a strong female Jewish character standing up to this oppression that past generations have had to do endure.”
In the year 2211, Dr. Emil Heydrich, a fugitive scientist on Mars, discovers that humans invented the afterlife long before man existed on Earth. The ‘afterlife matrix’ is an ancient computer program, an uploading device to preserve human consciousness. After many millennia, that matrix grew to sentience and now, like anything that lives, the afterlife matrix is dying.
Deke Renner, an elite Martian soldier, is slowly going insane. His mind is being torn apart by his memories of a past life where he was Lucet, a Jewish 14 year-old female resistance fighter in World War II. An ancient evil has entered Deke’s past life as Lucet, in hopes of corrupting his past life soul. If it succeeds, and Deke dies in his current life, he will be erased by the Lifedeath. The story takes place over two timelines: the future year of 2211, and the year 1944, during the Jewish uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto. Lifedeath is an action packed thrill ride where the spirit world collides with a future science spiraling out of control.
LifeDeath will debut as a 140 page graphic novel, written and drawn entirely by Stanisci, and produced through LifeDeath Media LLC, a trademark co-owned with editor Joseph Navarra. The graphic novel is currently available exclusively on Kickstarter, with distribution to its supporters slotted for early 2018. For more information on perks offered, visit the campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1867737982/lifedeath
John Stanisci is New York Times best selling artist for DC, Marvel and IDW Comics having drawn such characters as Spider-Man, Batman, Constantine, Justice League Dark, Judge Dredd, X Files and many more. In 2011, John’s book for DC Comics, Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond, premiered at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels. John’s published work has appeared throughout the world in many countries including Germany, England, France and others. Currently, John is illustrating a national campaign for Canon Camera that will be featured throughout North America until December 2018. Lifedeath is John’s debut original graphic novel. www.johnstanisci.com
Joseph P. Navarra, R.Ph. is the owner of the Town Total Compounding Center, in Melville, N.Y. Joseph P. Navarra graduated from St. John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Queens, New York. Town Total Compounding Center is a PCAB Accredited compounding only pharmacy providing sterile and non-sterile compounding prescriptions. He is a past President and past Chairman of the Italian-American Pharmacists Society and a past President and past Chairman of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and is a board member of the New York City Pharmacists Society. Joseph is certified in delivering Medication Therapy Management and in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery training. He has received many awards while practicing pharmacy including the Distinguished Young Pharmacists Award, Preceptor of the Year and Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award.
Jared Safier is a 3 Time Emmy Award-winning producer who has produced a variety of films and series with numerous Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actors and actresses. Jared is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Jared’s projects include being the Supervising Producer for the 9 Time Emmy Award-winning and 17 Time Emmy-nominated drama series The Bay on Amazon Prime; Producer for the theatrically released Altitude, distributed by Lionsgate, and starring Denise Richards (The World is Not Enough, Wild Things, Starship Troopers), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV, Universal Soldier, The Expendables), UFC Champion Chuck Liddell, Greer Grammer (Awkward, Emma’s Chance) and Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, Like Mike); and Executive Producer for the theatrically released Zombies, distributed by Broad Green Pictures starring Tony Todd (Candyman, The Man from Earth).
Stelio Savante is the American Movie award winner and SAG nominee currently starring in several new releases on Netflix. You’ll also know him from recurring roles in Ugly Betty, My Own Worst Enemy, AMC’s The Making Of The Mob, as Howard Boston in TV One’s Media and the popular Faster Than Light Soldier in Call Of Duty IW7. Stelio has starred in films that include Sony’s Starship Troopers Marauder, My Super Ex Girlfriend, Lionsgate’s Army Dog and Netflix’s Colors of Heaven. He will next be seen in the upcoming season of Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, and also starring opposite Matt Dillon and Jim Caviezel in David L. Cunningham’s Jo, the Medicine Runner, and opposite George Blagden and Michael Beach in Jeremy Culver’s No Postage Necessary. Stelio has also been the long-time producer of the 9/11 celebrity benefit play 110 Stories, with runs in NY and LA; and is also a producer of the new feature Selling Isobel, which recently won the indie award at Raindance and best breakout feature award at the San Diego Film Festival, co-sponsored by Variety. Savante is repped by Stewart Talent.
LIFEDEATH AND LIFEDEATH MEDIA, LLC ©2016 JOHN STANISCI AND JOSEPH P. NAVARRA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. NAMES, CHARACTERS, BUSINESSES, PLACES, EVENTS AND INCIDENTS ARE EITHER THE PRODUCTS OF THE AUTHOR’S IMAGINATION OR USED IN A FICTITIOUS MANNER. ANY RESEMBLENCE TO ACTUAL PERSONS, LIVING OR DEAD, OR ACTUAL EVENTS IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL.
LifeDeath Cover Credit: Painted by Tony Fernandez and designed by John Stanisci.