AZ Films’ Opus Of An Angel, starring William McNamara (Natural Enemy), Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys), and newcomer Kaylynn Kubeldis, a thirteen-year-old alumnus of Junior Blind of America, has just won Best Dramatic Feature at the 17th annual Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival this month.
Directed by Ali Zamani, and written by Shahram Zargari (Maul Dogs) and Ali Zamani, Opus Of An Angel, follows Stephen (McNamara), a successful family man, until a tragic event cost him everything. Exactly one year from the tragedy, Stephen has created a sentimental tour of the City of Angels, as a tribute to those he lost. His final stop will be back at his home, where he plans to commit suicide. During his journey he has a chance encounter with Maria, a blind girl (Kubeldis), who is lost and wandering the city. Unable to find her guardians he reluctantly brings her with him. Although their journey is wrought with many obstacles, Maria effortlessly begins opening his eyes to the boundless beauty of the world. As they get closer to the end of their time together, Stephen’s frozen heart becomes thawed by Maria’s warm charisma. Her positive perspective forces Stephen to confront his inner demons and the decision to end his life. Bringing him face to face with the questioning of whether their encounter was mere coincidence, or divine intervention.
“It took me two years to finalize the script because of my passion for the story being told,” said director Ali Zamani. “My choice to utilize the talents of Kaylynn Kubeldis, a blind girl with no previous acting experience, as Maria, was to show a real perspective of the topics being discussed. Her performance, and off camera personality, shaped the character into something more ‘real’ than I ever could have imagined. I hope the movie will move the emotions of its audience and enhance the way in which, as an individual, we perceive the world.”
OPUS OF AN ANGEL Trailer
Produced by Zeus Zamani and Levon Davis, Opus Of An Angel is currently on the film festival circuit and is expected to be released later this year.