Tuesday, May 6, 2014

“Saturn Returns,” A Narrative Feature Film, Starts Shooting in June 2014!

 (The range featured here is the Minarets, one of the ranges in the Eastern Sierras)

A Guest Post by Anne Whitaker
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I had the pleasure yesterday of being contacted by writer/director Shawn Tolleson on an exciting new film project, shooting this summer. I'm always happy to support new, quality creative ventures – especially this one, featuring an important facet of astrological symbolism. Enjoy reading the production team's description below of what looks to be an interesting and unusual film. And please, share information about it, support it, any way you can....

Few films have astrology as a theme. Fewer films treat astrology with respect. Writer/Directer Shawn Tolleson does both in Saturn Returns.

The film is the story of 5 college friends on the cusp of 30 who reunite for a wedding of two of their own in Mammoth Lakes, California.  On the day before the wedding, the missing sixth friend of their group (also the long lost best friend of the groom and ex-boyfriend of the bride) shows up uninvited. This turn of events forces everyone to reconsider their lives and choices. 

All of the characters are in the heart of their Saturn Return, the time at 29.5 years when the planet Saturn “returns” to the place it was in the sky at one’s birth.  We all have a Saturn Return when we are turning 30, turning 60, turning 90.  This is the time when we typically wrestle with the big life choices— career, life partner and life purpose. 

The film utilizes the Saturn Return as a theme, and one of the characters is an astrology buff who brings that point of view into the story.  The film also will make use of the gorgeous setting of the Eastern Sierras and Mammoth Lakes, California.  The area was the subject of many of Ansel Adams' most famous photographs.  The night sky will be prominently featured through timelapse photography by renowned photographer Tony Rowell.   

The film stars Sarah Drew of 'Grey’s Anatomy', Eric Ladin of 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'Mad Men', and Erin Cahill of 'Red Widow' and 'Sleepy Hollow'."

 For more information about the movie, visit:

To read my series of articles on the Cycles of Saturn, click HERE.

 Photos: Copyrighted photos provided by Saturn Returns production staff.

Anne Whitaker lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. With a long background in adult education, generic and psychiatric social work, and private practice as a trainer, counsellor, counselling supervisor and mentor,  Anne has also been a practising astrologer, teacher and writer since 1983. She has kept a blog “Writing from the Twelfth House” since 2008, where there is now an extensive archive of in-depth astrology articles in the Not the Astrology Column section. Anne returned to her astrology practice in 2012 following a very long sabbatical. Find her blog at www.anne-whitaker.com. Contact her at info@anne-whitaker.com.

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