Special Delivery (2008 film)
name = Special Delivery
director = Michael Scott
producer = Francis Conway
Jacobs Fernando Szew
co-producer = Marc Lorber
Roy J. Tjioe
Brenda Song Lisa Edelstein
Lifetime Movie Network
released = flagicon|UK September 2008
flagicon|USA December 2008
language = English
budget = US$20 million
country = flagicon|USA
language = English
imdb_id = 1175735
"Special Delivery" is a telefilm distributed by the
Lifetime Movie Network[Kimberly Nordyke (January 15, 2008) [http://www.reuters.com/article/televisionNews/idUSN1555841620080116 House actress making "Delivery" for Lifetime] " Reuters". Accessed 2008-01-16.] starring Brenda Songand Lisa Edelstein.
It is ""'s star Brenda Song's fourth feature-length film. The film is set to air on
Sky Moviesin the UKand is set to air on the Lifetime Movie Networkin the United States. The film is also set to air on the ABC Familynetwork and Hallmark Channelin 2009, and will be available for the international marketplace in the fall.
The production company – Special Delivery LLC – is based at the Hawaii Media Inc. in Halawa Valley. The movie was the first by the Island Film Group and some 90 percent of the crew were local. Producer Francis Conway describes Special Delivery as a "Midnight Run-style action-comedy".
The entire film was shot in
Oahu, Hawaii. [ [http://www.hawaiifilmandvideo.com/blog/?p=43 Hawaii Crew Get A Special Delivery] January 29, 2008 "hawaiifilmandvideo.com". Accessed 2008-01-29.] The film was distributed by MarVista Entertainment. The filming locations included the John A. Burns School of Medicine in Oahu, Hawaii. Some students and locals got extra parts in the film. [ [http://starbulletin.com/2008/02/15/features/screentime.html Screen Time] "Star Bulletin". Accessed 2008-02-16.]
MarVista’s president, Michael D. Jacobs, and the company’s CEO, Fernando Szew, served as executive producers. Marc Lorber, MarVista’s senior VP of production, and Sue Reiner, the company’s head of television, served as co-executive producers alongside Island Film Group’s Ricardo S. Galindez and Roy J. Tjioe.
Michael Scottdirected the movie from a script written by Matt Dearborn, whose credits include Beyond the Break, Beverly Hills 90210and the Disney Channelseries Even Stevens. [ [http://www.worldscreen.com/newscurrent.php?filename=marvista022208.htm MarVista Begins Principal Photography on New Feature Film] "worldscreen.com". Accessed 2008-02-16.] The film was shot in 4 weeks according to Song.
Song has stated,
"It also stars Lisa Edelstein from House and Robert Grant, who’s on Queer as Folk. It’s a great film - she’s a courier, a special courier, and she has a job with a businessman in China, (and) he has something that he wants her to deliver, and it’s me, “Song explains.” She has to deliver me to my mom in Hawaii. There’s a whole lot of twists and turns. I can’t say too much about it, but let’s say that my dad, he hasn’t been completely honest, and there’s some people after us.
“It’s fun; it’s a movie about forgiveness,whether it’s forgiving yourself or a friend or a parent, and it kind of shows two versions of that, which means her story and mine." [ [http://www.midweek.com/content/story/theweekend_coverstory/suite_song/ Suite Song] "midweek.com". Accessed 2008-02-16.]
The entire film was shot at at least 16 locations on
Oahu, including Kahala, Waikiki, Chinatown, North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort. Honolulu Airport, a nightclub, hospital, and several street scenes. The production company (appropriately named) – Special Delivery LLC – is based at the Hawaii Media Inc. in Halawa Valley. The movie was the first by the Island Film Group and some 90 percent of the crew were local. Producer Francis Conway describes Special Delivery as a "Midnight Run-style action-comedy".
Special Delivery is about Maxine Carter (Edelstein), who works as a bonded courier, her next assignment is to deliver Alice (Song), a bratty teenager who's making her way from China to the United States to be with her mother. Upon reaching the U.S., Maxine realizes that a trap has been set up for the two of them, and becomes responsible for Alice's safety. [Kimberly Nordyke (January 16, 2008) [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i763e2e6c13232488ceab46e68447661b Pair set for 'Delivery'] "
Hollywood Reporter" Accessed 2008-01-26.] [ [http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-lisaedelsteinlifetimemovie,0,5160647.story?track=rss 'House' Actress Makes Lifetime 'Delivery'] January 16, 2008 "Zap2it.com". Accessed 2008-01-26.]
Brenda Song- Alice Cantwell
Lisa Edelstein- Maxine Carter
Robert Gant- Nate Spencer
* Michael Cowell - Bill Devane
* Stan Egi - Danny Wong
* Dann Seki - Dawson
* Ned van Zandt - Alan Cantwell
* Milan Tresnak - Rudd Weathers
* Blade Rogers - Dex
* Julie Ow - Naomi
The film is set to air on
Sky Moviesin the UK and the Lifetime Movie Networkin the United States. The film is also set to air on the ABC Familynetwork and Hallmark Channelin early 2009, and will be available for the international marketplace in the fall. The UK premiere averaged over 4 million, the highest ever for a movie on Sky Movies.
Lifetime Movie Networkwill support the release with a million dollar plus marketing and media campaign targeting the key preteen and teen demographics, encompassing network and cable television advertising, integrated online and viral promotions and select brand partnerships. Song's demographics score an average 7 million without " The Suite Life of Zack and Cody", which receives over 5 million weekly. The movie may have theatrical releases in Asiadue to Song's popularity from the "" franchise
Brenda Songhas sang several songs for the movie including "Life Goes By", "You Wish!" and "Love Just Is". It has been confirmed the soundtrack is set to be released in January 2009.
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