Welcome to LIONS AND LAMBS, a feature film to be shot 100% in the great state of Georgia in the spring of 2023. We are Travis Conover and Matthew Wallace. Between the two of us, we have nearly 30 years combined experience in the film industry as actors, writers, directors and producers.
At its core, LIONS AND LAMBS is a vigilante, buddy-cop action film. It will have exciting car & foot chases, hard-hitting, action-packed fight sequences, and a strong dose of good-ole fashioned REVENGE!
Studies show that movies that do not include gratuitous violence and sex actually have a much broader appeal to audiences, so we will be aiming for a PG-13 rating. It will feel like a blockbuster of the late 90’s early 2000’s but with a twist of true-to-life storytelling.
The Cast and Crew
Here are just some of our dream-team Cast and Crew!
Travis Conover (Actor/producer)
Travis started his performance career touring with the extreme martial arts demo team Team Pil-Sung under the leadership of Master Adam Grogin. He made his on-screen acting debut, co-starring in The Trial of Everett Mann which won several awards throughout some of the largest film festivals in the world including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Shortly after Travis booked and acting and producing role in The Penitent Thief which hit theaters during easter season of 2020. During Travis's career he has written and produced several shorts and even features. Currently Travis is in talks with a major studio and director to star in his newest Action Adventure script. (more details coming soon)
J. Matthew Wallace (Actor/producer)
Matt is a 28 year acting veteran, acting coach, trained in Tae Kwon Do and Muay Thai, and has produced several short films. He is known for appearing in the Emmy Award-winning show Dopesick on Hulu; Doom Patrol on HBO, Bounce Networks's hit show, Johnson, and much more. Based in Atlanta.
Don Willis (Writer)
Don is a prolific award-winning writer/producer and filmmaker with over 60 awards, including Best Short Script at the Cannes Screenplay festival and Best Comedy Feature Screenplay at the Los Angeles Film Awards. His most recent film is the international sensation, The Penitent Thief, (an adaptation of the award-winning novel Tale of the Penitent Thief). The film has won several prestigious awards and was officially endorsed by the National Coalition of Christian Churches of Australia and the Catholic Church of Poland. Don’s acting bio also includes appearances in Con-Air, Vegas Vacation, God’s Not Dead 2, The Penitent Thief, Sweet Inspirations, and more.
Ned Garnier (Actor)
Ned is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in acting, and has a background in athletics. He has been pursuing a career in acting for just a short time, but has already been nominated for an Emmy, and has worked on some major blockbusters like Black Panther, and Coming to America 2.
Selena Anduze (Actor)
Selena made her on-screen acting debut in 2014, appearing as "June Sky" in the television series Atlanta Law. After that, she appeared in a string of television series, including The Originals, MacGyver, and Bosch, before landing a notable role as "Paige" in Netflix’s 2018 supernatural horror drama miniseries The Haunting of Hill House. She can currently be seen playing "Agent Rodriguez" in Disney/Marvel's Wanda Vision.
Daniel Stine (Director)
Daniel has won over 25 awards in numerous film festivals with countless short and feature films. Because of his impactful artistry in storytelling, he is one of the most sought after, up-and-coming directors in Georgia. He is also the founder of Rising Act films, a non-profit production company that serves the needs of worthy charities around the world.
Joshua Ausley (Director of Photography)
Joshua Ausley is an ICG Local 600 Director of Photography and award-winning cinematographer making films around the globe. He started out in front of the camera as talent while living in Japan, achieving fluency in the Japanese language. Now as a member of the International Cinematographer's Guild, Josh produces television commercials, documentaries, films, music videos, and branded content videos. He has worked with HBO, Vanity Fair, Redken, Disney / Marvel Studios, Instagram, ESPN, American Airlines, the NBA, Porsche, National Geographic, Discovery, Food Network, Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz and many more. He has traveled to over 30 countries and shot in Europe, Japan, India, Nepal, Canada and the Caribbean. Josh is also a PADI and SSI Master SCUBA diver with experience filming underwater in both controlled and open-water environments.
Cyrus Leisy (Stunt Coordinator)
Cyrus is an in-demand stunt performer and stunt coordinator working internationally in some of the biggest movies and TV shows around. He has worked on countless network TV shows and blockbuster feature films. Based in Atlanta.
What We Need & What You Get
There are several reasons that we are aiming for a $1,000,000 budget.
Firstly the more money we get the better our cast and crew will be! We have several incredibly talented people that are committed to "coming on board" once we are funded. A lot of these people have been waiting to work with us for a long time, and now is finally the time to collaborate!
Another HUGE reason we need to reach our goal of $1,00,000 is because we have partnered with Vets for Child Rescue! When we spend over 500k in GA we are eligible for the GA Film Tax Credit. Depending on how much we raise we could give over $100,000 to Vets for Child Rescue, who actually go and help women and children who are enslaved right now in illegal trafficking operations. This will help hundreds, if not thousands of real people going through the hardest imaginable circumstances.
Unlike most films, this project in particular has the potential to raise awareness around a very serious issue, human slavery. Due to the rise in trafficking, there are more slaves on earth now than at any time in human history.
Not only are we raising money through this project to stop this horrible injustice but we are also raising awareness by bringing this topic to a huge audience through LIONS and LAMBS!
Together we can bring a lot of change!
Risks & Challenges
Anytime you are making a film there are going to be a handful of challenges. The biggest challenge any filmmaker has, however, is raising funds.
So how do we overcome that challenge?
Firstly we are assembling a team right now to share, share, share this campaign and to get this out there on social media.
Secondly, because we have partnered with Vets for Child Rescue we are going on their radio show, DEFENDING OUR CHILDREN, to promote. Also they have been generous enough to help us by reaching out to their people to support this project!
Other Ways You Can Help
I know not everyone can donate to the campaign. However one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things we can all do is share!
Whether you donate or not, we would be honored and grateful if you could share our campaign with everyone you know. Whether on social media or in person to specific people it makes all the difference to get the word out there.
Alone our reach is limited. But together we can tell the whole world!