NOTICE TO INVESTORS: The producers of Bounce/Ghost Dog have informed Silver Lining that development funding is no longer needed for that project. A new replacement project entitled Shimmer has been swapped into Silver Lining Productions No.1 Ltd.
Two children, from different families, are placed in the same foster care home in rural Tennessee. Their foster parents are intentionally off grid and a bit eccentric. The mother is an avid gardener while the father makes furniture out of his wood shop in town. The children, while happy to be in a stable home, are hopelessly bored except for their daily romps in the surrounding woods. To make these trips more entertaining for the children, their foster mother fills their heads with tales of a mythical, chameleon like dragon that lives in the woods. The beast is described as gentle and shy but loves children with great imaginations. Their daily treks in the woods quickly become hunts for the beast. Unbeknownst to the children, a military organization has been unsuccessfully searching for the same mythical beast for years. One afternoon the beast, who has been watching the children, reveals himself.
At first they are scared but quickly become best friends. The beast tells the children his name is Shimmer and he follows them around the village causing all sorts of mischief. They soon discover he has a penchant for Apple pie and chaos ensues as they mysteriously start disappearing all over the village. The chaos also draws the attention of the military organization to the village and it becomes harder for the children to keep Shimmer’s existence hidden. The children confide in their foster parents about the existence of Shimmer only to find out that they used to work for the same organization now hunting Shimmer. They found the beast long ago but realized that Shimmer was a peaceful being and could never live up to the purposes the military was planning. The parents and children race to find a new place for Shimmer as the military closes in. They are able to elude the military long enough to have Shimmer flee to an un-populated area, where the children must say goodbye.
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Scott Wheeler
Scott started his career in television working on the EMMY nominated FOX series Space: Above and Beyond. From there he went on to shows such as Chicago Hope, Jag, Xena: Warrior Princess, Unsolved Mysteries, Millennium, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files. He was the digital effects supervisor on the HBO Miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and the Emmy Award winning SyFy miniseries Dune.
In 2005 Scott turned his knowledge in episodic visual effects toward the direct to DVD and SyFy movie industry. Since then he has supervised the visual effects of over 40 movies including the SyFy Originals Cerberus, Mega Shark, Mega Piranha, Jules Verne's Mysterious Island and Jabberwock.
In 2009, Scott created Rogue State, a post facility catering to modest, budget conscious productions. Since then Rogue State has been responsible for the post production on SyFy's Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, Xtinction, Milf, Sand Sharks, Celebrity Sex Tape, Battle Force and Dragon Wasps.
Rogue State has also branched out into production by providing equipment and services for a host of movies as well as producing the soon to be released Sand Sharks.
In addition to visual effects supervision Scott's camera work can be seen in SyFy's Jules Verne's Mysterious Island, Xtinction, Milf, Sand Sharks, Battle Force, Dragon Crusaders, Planet of the Sharks, Merlin and the War of the Dragons. He has also DP’d Celebrity Sex Tape, Sharknado 3 and Sharknado 4.
Scott has also written SyFy's Warbirds and Journey to the Center of the Earth and directed Journey to the Center of the Earth, Transmorphers 2, Milf, Celebrity Sex Tape, Sink Hole, Avalanche Sharks, Martian Land and Sinbad and the War of the Furies.
LINE PRODUCER: Erica Steele
Ms. Steele is a founding partner of Artemisia Productions. She brings a unique combination of business organization and accounting skills, as well as creative/art expertise to over fifteen years of professional experience in filmmaking. Ms. Steele has produced and line produced numerous music videos and eleven feature films, the most recent projects being Road Wars, Chariot, and Don't Kill It just in the past year. She has worked in nearly every capacity as a filmmaker, from director, producer/line producer, and casting director to editor, and visual effects artist on nine feature films.