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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Action-packed new series imagines a world gone dark, depicts the struggle to survive while holding on to humanity

DAILY BREAD, a story that may yet be ripped from the headlines, to premiere Sept. 8 on RWPVideo.org

People from all walks of life, with all levels of faith in God and government, must search for something to hold onto when they lose their grip on everything they’ve known in DAILY BREAD, a new faith-based, post-apocalyptic series launching its first season Sept. 8.

 

When a solar flare knocks out electricity globally, life changes in an instant for friends, families and total strangers who find themselves bound together in rebuilding their lives without the modern conveniences and luxuries society has long taken for granted. Their safety, and in some cases their sanity, are threatened as they take their tentative first steps into this new world.

 

“If you like God, guns and girls, this show is for you,” says creator/writer/director Nina May, who produced the series through Renaissance Women Productions. “There’s plenty of entertainment and excitement here, but also many thought provoking ‘What if?’ moments. We want viewers to discover how fragile their realities are, and that such a thing really could happen. We invite them on this journey and to put themselves in the place of the characters.”

 

The show is populated with characters just about everyone can identify with. At the center of the action are the cast and crew of a popular cooking show hosted by Tiffany McMillan (Francesca Finnerty), author of the best-seller “Shop Poor, Eat Rich.” Her two sisters, Sophie (Sheila Avelino) and Nora (Gabriella Kostadinova), work with her, along with a talented and tenacious group of other millennial women.

 

Also taken by surprise by the solar flare are guests at a hotel led by Skylar (Katherine Caruso). She is a quirky young woman, challenged by OCD, who must rise to the occasion to help rebuild a city from the shelter she and her “Posse” thought was temporary.

 

DAILY BREAD also traces the journey of Holly (Sandra Belforte), an uptight real estate agent who has to turn to her estranged sister, who lives at a camp of rural “preppers.” They are the only group of characters who anticipated such a catastrophic event and are in a better position than the others to weather it. Still, they have their own unique trials to overcome as their abstract ideas about post-apocalyptic existence conflict with the reality they are forced to face.

 

Also featured are middle-school students and rural homeschool families whose efforts to accept the new normal are evocatively depicted. Briana (Brianna Tyson), a 13-year-old prepper girl, survives two weeks alone in the woods before she is found.

 

As the realities of days and weeks of their new lives unfurl, all these characters will intersect in ways tied to Tiffany’s cookbook. They also learn to draw greater strength from another book, the Bible, and the truths of a God whose love and promises don’t change when the lights go out.

 

“Happiness, joy and hope aren’t circumstantial when God is your focus,” May says. “We can walk through the valley of the shadow of death – or a solar flare that knocks us back to Revolutionary times – and still emerge with our humanity intact. In fact, the 9-foot statue of the Pioneer Woman holding a gun and the Bible serves to remind us of that truth.”

 

DAILY BREAD will be released “binge style” – all episodes available at once – on Sept. 8. Information on how and where to view it can be found at https://www.rwpvideo.org/

 

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About Renaissance Women Productions

 

Renaissance Women Productions is a non-profit 501c3 organization and a project of the Renaissance Foundation. We have produced award-winning films, documentaries, TV shows, and shorts for the past 10 years. Our mission is working with new and undiscovered talent, to give them the opportunity to break into the film industry. The students, interns, and enthusiasts that have come through the foundation have produced everything from TV shows, to commercials, documentaries, educational and even feature films.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Daily Bread Team in Orlando, at NRB - Proclaim 17.

ome of the amazing and talented stars of Daily Bread and the production team will be at Proclaim 17 to rep the show, and spread the word about Renaissance Women Productions’ mission.

Press Release:
Renaissance Women Productions
Contact: Skip Lipman
skip@dailybreadseries.com
703-586-8999
www.dailybreadseries.com

February 1,  2017
Renaissance Women Productions is like American Idol for actors and filmmakers

 

Daily Bread, the new post apocalyptic dramatic series featuring an ensemble cast of seven millennial women is being produced by Renaissance Women Productions, as a project of Renaissance Foundation. It is an incubator for actors and crew alike. RWP is an educational non-profit organization that gives believers, who are new, emerging, and undiscovered talent, the opportunity to be a part of films and TV projects, both in front of, and behind the camera.
 

Film enthusiasts and students of all ages came together, from all over the world to be a part of the production of Daily Bread. The opportunity to touch, impact, and bless lives is unparalleled.

 

Some of the amazing and talented stars of Daily Bread and the production team will be at Proclaim 17 to rep the show, and spread the word about Renaissance Women Productions’ mission.

 

They all took part in a whirlwind process starting in the spring of 2016, that snowballed into full production over the summer shooting the first season of the show. Now with eight episodes filmed the team is excited to bring the project to market. Daily Bread is a showcase of their creativity and talent, and will serve as an introduction to the industry, helping to jumpstart their careers.

 

Discovering and cultivating talent is part of this unique non-profit’s mission. Renaissance Women Productions team members Sheila Nicole Avelino (Art Designer/Actress), Arel Avellino (Cinematographer/Post Production Supervisor), Skip Lipman (Production Designer/Actor), Ron Newcomb (Production Manager/Actor),Colby May (Executive Producer), and Showrunner Nina May (Writer/Director/Chairman of RWP) will be in Orlando, at NRB - Proclaim 17.

 

You can meet the team and Daily Bread showrunner Nina May at NRB - Proclaim 17. Come and visit us at booth #1205.

 

To schedule interviews contact us at info@dailybreadseries.com​

Monday, January 16, 2017

Renaissance Women Productions is like American Idol for actors

Discovering and cultivating talent is part of this unique non-profit’s mission. Daily Bread stars Francesca Finnerty, Sheila Nicole Avelino, Gabriela Kostadinova, and Paola Torres will be in Miami, at NATPE 2017

Daily Bread, the new post apocalyptic dramatic series featuring an ensemble cast of seven millennial women is being produced by Renaissance Women Productions, as a project of Renaissance Foundation. It is an incubator for actors and crew alike. RWP is an educational non-profit organization that gives new and emerging talent the opportunity to be a part of films and TV projects, either in front of, or behind the camera.
 

Film enthusiasts and students of all ages came together, from all over the world to be a part of the production. The opportunity to touch, and impact lives is unparalleled.

 

Some of the amazing and talented stars of Daily Bread will be at NATPE 2017, in Miami to rep the show.

 

The girls all took part in a whirlwind audition process in the spring of 2016, that snowballed into full production over the summer of the first season of the show. Now with eight episodes filmed the team is excited to bring the project to market. Daily Bread is a showcase of their creativity and talent, and will serve as an introduction to the industry, kickstarting their careers.

 

Gabriela Kostadinova says, "I cannot be more proud of this intense post-apocalyptic project we embarked on this summer.
We've learned SO much from it not only as characters, but as people.
I am a better person for having the privilege to be a part of it.
We all know our Earth and our lives are changing. This series really brings out the metaphor. Stay tuned!"

 

You can meet the girls and showrunner Nina May at the RWP booth, #208 on the market floor.


To schedule interviews during the show contact us at info@dailybreadseries.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Daily Bread Series Showrunner Nina May A True Renaissance Woman

Nina May, the showrunner for Daily Bread, is bringing her new post apocalyptic dramatic series to NATPE 2017 in Miami. Nina is an artist, writer, producer. She is also a woman that holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and in her spare time likes to work on construction projects.

Founder and Chairman of Renaissance Women Productions, an educational non-profit foundation with international production training programs that offers opportunities for internships on media projects. It has been the culmination of her illustrious and pioneering career in media.

Nina is an award winning writer, director, and producer with many credits to her name including, her family friendly dramedy, “Life Fine Tuned,” which won the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, 2012 and over 14 other awards. As a  Producer she has been instrumental in helping to bring several successful feature films to market including the 2015 release, “Beyond the Mask”. She has written and produced a number of shorts that have also gone on to garner many awards at film festivals around the world.

Nina is also an award winning documentarian. Her documentary Emancipation Revelation Revolution, about the history of the civil rights movement in America, won the Noir Film Festival in San Diego and was featured at the Liberty Film Festival in Hollywood.

 

As an accomplished TV and radio producer she has brought to market shows that have been syndicated on over 1800 stations, as well as dozens of documentaries on a variety of subjects.

As Chairman of the Renaissance Foundation, Nina has testified on a number of occasions before the United Nations General Assembly and before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on a variety of issues and has worked with several countries, establishing exchange programs for students and leaders.

She has worked in the print media as well. Nina serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

 

Artist, writer, director, producer Nina May is a true renaissance woman.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Renaissance Women Productions announces new series, “Daily Bread”, to be released in 2017

Logline: “Seven millennial women, armed with cookbooks and guns, after the world is darkened by a solar flare, choose to not just survive, but thrive as they work to rebuild civilization.”

Press Release:
Renaissance Women Productions
Contact: Skip Lipman
skip@dailybreadseries.com
703-586-8999
www.dailybreadseries.com

January 11,  2017
Renaissance Women Productions announces new series,
“Daily Bread”, to be released in 2017

Logline: “Seven millennial women, armed with cookbooks and guns, after the world is darkened by a solar flare, choose to not just survive, but thrive as they work to rebuild civilization.”

 After a solar flare strands 7 millennial women on a farm while shooting a cooking show, they decide to thrive as they work to rebuild civilization, not just survive like others around them.
 This faith based, post apocalyptic drama shows a generation, that is tethered to their devices, who are now forced to accept a new reality they have never experienced.
 Armed with nothing but cookbooks and guns, they must learn to work together, do what it takes to survive but agree that that is not enough.
 Shot entirely in rural Virginia,this new TV series is thought provoking and compelling as three sisters, and the four other women on the cooking show, are forced to see each other for the first time although they have worked together for a couple of years.
 Tiffany, the oldest, is the star of the cooking show and is the “Martha Stewart” of the three while Nora, the middle sister is no-nonsense, addicted to her computer games and is much more of a “Sarah Connor” type. The younger sister, Sophie, is the wisdom and balance between the two of them and narrates the story.
 While Nora was the gopher in the TV show, responsible only for moving and lifting their equipment, in this post apocalyptic world, her knowledge of guns and military maneuvers, she learned playing video games, serves to help save the day.
 By the end of the third episode, their numbers grow to 18 and they must get systems in place, determine everyone’s strengths, weaknesses, and what useful skills they can bring to the group.
 The seven millennial women, and all the other actors, were cast from the Washington Metropolitan area through Renaissance Foundation and the project Renaissance Women Productions. The purpose is to find good, undiscovered talent and give them an opportunity to star in either full length features, documentaries, shorts or TV series like Daily Bread. The creator and writer, Nina May says, “It’s the same concept as “American Idol” for singers or “So You Think You Can Dance” for dancers. Our project gives actors a chance to display their skills in a production in front of and behind the cameras.”
 The first season is shot and in post production. Nina May says, “The girls have had a chance to bond and have totally become their characters. They are a delight to work with.” She knows that this project will help launch all of their careers in film.
 The crew is professional, but is shadowed by film students who want the opportunity to work with a real film crew apart from their school assignments. They are free to ask questions and encouraged to learn every aspect of film production on a project that will help launch their careers in the industry.
 

To learn more about the series, the actors, the purpose, the themes and obstacles contact us, or  go to www.dailybreadseries.com.

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