Saturday, November 26, 2011


Salty Earth Pictures, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is counting it’s many blessing this Thanksgiving. The studio’s independent feature “Journey to Paradise” is in distribution this Christmas season. The 120 minute feature film can be found at many retailers include Family Christian Stores, Lifeway, and more. The original music from the motion pictures is also available on a Christmas CD produced by Michael Schroeder. “Journey to Paradise” is based on the novel “The Christmas Edition” written by Robin Shope. To learn more, please visit Salty Earth Pictures’ Studio Store at:
You can view a portion of the movie that incorporates Michael Schroeder’s song “The Reason for the Season” at this link:

Salty Earth Pictures is also very thankful to be able to announce plans to begin work on the next feature motion picture. The movie will be based on the novel “The Chase” written by Susan Wales and Robin Shope. Steve Zambo, president of Salty Earth Pictures, says “We have been wanting to produce “The Chase” for many years. Susan Wales and I first discussed it several years ago. We feel the time is right, with God’s help, to produce this exciting novel into a motion picture.” Author Susan Wales sates, “I really think this is a match made in Heaven for Salty Earth Pictures to do this film. It will be a big undertaking, because it is a big story.” Author Robin Shope says “It is a thrill when you hear one of your books is to become a movie. I couldn’t be more honored.” When asked about the storyline Shope, who lives in Dallas, added, “You will find suspense and a love story that races between Washington, D.C. and America’s Heartland. The issues it presents are timely and the emotions are timeless.” Susan Wales, who makes Los Angeles home, produces the “Movieguide Awards” annually. When asked about working with Wisconsin based Salty Earth Pictures she said, “What I love about Salty Earth Pictures, especially after being in Hollywood where it often takes 10 to 20 years to get a project done, is they get it done. People in Hollywood talk about it a lot, but Salty Earth Pictures gets it done. And that impressed me a lot.”

There is much work to do over the months ahead. Plans for financing, casting, developing the shooting schedule and more will need to be met before the cameras roll. Zambo says, “Salty Earth Pictures is dedicated to producing entertaining stories that have a message of hope based on the truths that can be found in the Bible. I believe ‘The Chase’ will reach many around the world.” If plans go as scheduled “The Chase” will be released in early 2013.

Salty Earth Pictures is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, creating, and distributing, entertainment that challenges minds, lightens hearts, and strengthens souls. It has a 30,000 square foot studio located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. Salty Earth Pictures provides groups tours and a “Secrets of Movie Making Show” to audiences of all ages by appointment. More information is available through this link: The studio has also recently entered into a partnership with Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, in order to offer a major in digital cinema production. You can learn more at:

For more information about Salty Earth Pictures please visit our Website at

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