Anvil Springs was founded by its Managing Partner and CEO, Kathleen Messmer, in 2008. Kathleen has worked in the film and television industry for nearly two decades and holds a degree in film from one of the nation's’ top universities. Her long career in the industry has seen her working on a wide range of films with budgets both large and small, building a thorough understanding of all aspects of any film project. She has also worked alongside Oscar-winning producers, directors and actors.
"My passion is producing stories that people can relate to, stories that inspire the human spirit, stories that leave audiences feeling better when they leave the theater than when they walked in….better about themselves and better about the world. My vision in creating Anvil Springs Entertainment was to make stories like that more widely available than they often are today — in film, television and emerging media. As for the name ‘Anvil Springs,’ I chose it to express the strength of purpose and freeflow of creativity that those two individual words suggest. Put together, they express my vision for a production company whose projects will captivate, electrify and entertain its audiences.”
Name: Kathleen Messmer
Company: Anvil Springs Entertainment
I'm in Love with a Church Girl
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Miles Montego (Ja Rule) has it all - cars, boats, good looks, mansion, money, women, but more importantly, he has a past. Miles is a retired high level drug trafficker who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can't seem to let him out of their sights. Miles' only downfall is that he is extremely loyal to his circle of friends and former colleagues who are not retired from the lucrative business. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the one girl of his dreams but she's not the usual type of girl that he's used to dating. Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon) is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other. God continues to chip away at Miles through struggles from his past, having to live up to his reputation, feelings of unworthiness, the death of his mother, federal charges, his friends being indicted, the strain on his relationship with Vanessa, ... Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead -- shot in a holdup at his store -- and now her mother is taking 17 year old Davey and her little brother to New Mexico to stay with relatives while she tries to recover. Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels. Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. A complicated story of deep human drama. Based on the classic novel,"Tiger Eyes," by Judy Blume. Written by GC
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew The night before their high school reunion, a group of friends realize they still haven't quite grown up in some ways.
Television (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A woman, who quit being an attorney at her father's law firm to become a mediator, copes after her father's death.
The Dry Land
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A thesis picture. James arrives home to West Texas from Iraq. He doesn't remember much about the war, and it's soon clear he has post traumatic stress. He takes a job at an abattoir. After an alcohol-fueled fights with co-workers and his wife, he seeks help at the VA. He returns to find she's leaving him until he can regain control. He leaves his dog with his ailing mother and drives northeast to visit an Army buddy and find out what it is he can't remember. His friend won't say much, so James drives on to Walter Reed Hospital where another friend convalesces. Will James find out what he's repressed, and if he does, will it make anything better? What options does he have? Written by <email@example.com>
TV Movie (Comedy, Drama and Western) Miscellaneous Crew After bandits steal his poker winnings this American legend makes his way to the next town in search of them. Seeking out his revenge during a poker game gone bad Doc West finds himself in the local town jail. When his past is exposed and a battle amongst the town breaks out in gunfire he will have to choose sides, between the outlaws or the law-abiding citizens. Written by Anonymous
The War Boys
Film (Crime, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Hoping for some quick cash, the buddy triumvirate of David (Benjamin Walker), George (Brian J. Smith), and Greg (Victor Rasuk), self named The War Boys, steal a tractor trailer owned by David's father (Peter Gallagher). The boys believe the trailer contains televisions, but as things go sour, the boys figure out that the cargo is more dangerous than just stolen televisions. Written by trivwhiz
Film (Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Star Wars fanatics take a cross-country trip to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch so their dying friend can see a screening of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) before its release.
Film (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and steeped in Latino mysticism, where the line between what's real and what's imagined becomes hopelessly blurred. Written by Anonymous
Video (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Dark Honeymoon follows a man who marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon, on the Pacific coast, terrible truths unfold as those around them die mysterious deaths. Written by Neil Kaufman
Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves
Film (Action, Drama, History and Western) Miscellaneous Crew 1870's America. A Chinese immigrant falsely accused of murdering a white woman is viciously hunted down; he'll have to prove his innocence in a time when people of color had "no legal rights" and could be bought and sold for a profit. Written by Aki Leonard Gonzales Aleong
Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Shy and withdrawn, Nathan (played by Stephan Bender) is new to his school, unusually smart (a grade ahead) and the silent tension at home nearly unbearable. Mom, Dad, and Nathan have moved constantly, town after town, landing, inexplicably, in god-fearing "St. Francesville". Roy (played by the multi-talented Max Roeg), a year older than Nathan, confident and hard-working, drives the bus to their school while a friendship blooms between them into a relationship that is fraught with confusion and yearning. But secrets pick at the relationship, the unspoken rules of their angst-driven interactions unravel as Nathan's world again comes crashing inwards. Tension crescendos as shame and terror, stress and disaster all compete to immobilize and destroy both of their worlds. Written by Christopher Panoply
Film (Horror and Mystery) Miscellaneous Crew The violinist Sydney Wells has been blind since she was five years old due to an accident. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation to recover her vision, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she's having strange visions. With the support of Dr. Paul Faulkner, Sidney finds who the donor of her eyes and begins a journey to find out the truth behind her visions. Written by Genesis Rojas, Caracas, Venezuela.
Husband for Hire
TV Movie (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Victor Diaz's youngest daughter Lola must marry a man approved by her dad before her approaching birthday to cash, or loose forever, a fat trust fund her mother put aside. So she picks up hunky day laborer Jesus, offering him $100,000 a year to play the part after a make-over to Victor's taste. Then she gradually learns he's no Latino but a 'would be' musician Bo, and the pair starts falling in love. Meanwhile his fiancée and her fiancé Marco, hand-picked by her father to help in the business and keep her in line, are at close behind and Bo's sleazy brother Bread worms his way in. In fact Marco is in league with Lola's elder sister Simona. Written by KGF Vissers
Television (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A spin-off of the Oscar-winning film about racial tensions in Los Angeles.
Shoot First and Pray You Live (Because Luck Has Nothing to Do with It)
Film (Action, Adventure and Western) Miscellaneous Crew Tale of vengeance -- outlaw style -- as Red Pierre hunts down legendary gunman Bob McGurk to avenge the murder of his Mother and Father.
In Plain Sight
Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Mary Shannon is a U.S. Marshal in the witness protection program who spends her time relocating federal witnesses.. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mary works with her partner, Marshall Mann, to place criminals and innocent witnesses into new lives. When not putting her life on the line to protect federal witnesses, Mary attempts to manage her dysfunctional family, including overly dependent mother, Jinx, and younger sister, Brandi, both of whom live with her. Between work and family, Mary has little time for boyfriend Raphael Ramirez who plays minor league baseball. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A woman and a man awake in individual white cells in an abandoned prison or mental institution wearing only underwear and without any memory. They hear a strange and creepy noise and decide to look for a way out of the facility. They meet six other strangers in the same situation and one of them is attacked and killed by a shadow. While trying to escape from the place and the shadow, they find the brain washing apparatus with the indication that had been used eight times. When they meet the ninth stranger, they realize that one of them is lying and knows what have happened with them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Film (Biography and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A biopic depicting the tragic life of Playmate and television personality Anna Nicole Smith, whose life ended abruptly from a fatal drug overdose.
The Man from Earth
Film (Drama, Fantasy and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.
Film (Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Opening in a Hollywood parking lot on New Years Eve as a crowd gathers around an ambulance as a guy is being loaded in on a gurney, the story is told in flashback by one of the characters to a female detective who comes on the scene of what may have been an attempted suicide and he unravels the story of a year in the lives of 6 guys who hang out in a blues bar in Hollywood, watch sports, trash talk, and bitch about their lives, as they go through problems ranging from construction nightmares to divorce, gambling addiction, alcoholism, child custody fights, and all the headaches and heartaches men go through in the course of their lives. As the story unfolds, the audience is left wondering which one of these guys ended up in the ambulance, and why. The blues soundtrack is true to the nature of the music itself, and to the movie, as it's about heartache and longing, loving and losing, striving and failing, and all the hell in between. And just like the blues, the movie is about joy and ... Written by Ian Gurvitz
Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Herman Kaufman invested in Moore-Schidt Productions to produce a movie and now returns from Iraq to check on his investment. The producers, William Moore and Albert Schidt have frittered away the funds using Herman's money for their own purposes convinced Herman would be killed in combat. Herman encounters feisty Helen, who runs the office,and then the crazy owners of Moore-Schidt, before the fireworks begin." Written by William D. White
The Astronaut Farmer
Film (Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Texan Charles Farmer left the Air Force as a young man to save the family ranch when his dad died. Like most American ranchers, he owes his bank. Unlike most, he's an astrophysicist with a rocket in his barn - one he's built and wants to take into space. It's his dream. The FBI puts him under surveillance when he tries to buy rocket fuel; the FAA stalls him when he files a flight plan - it's post-9/11, after all. His wife is angry when she finds out their bank is initiating foreclosure. Charlie fears failure and decides, precipitously, to launch. Are twenty-first century American dreams just a sign of insanity? Are those who believe in dreamers only fools? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Flying Saucer Rock 'N' Roll
Film (Adventure, Comedy, Horror and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew 1957. A happy time of big fins, Rockabilly music and innocent teen love... Until the Martians come. In one night three teenagers have their world turned upside down when threatened by Zombie Beatniks, hopped up on space weed and bent on harvesting earth women for Martian demise. Only our square hero Johnny Keen, with help from his beatnik friend, Maynard, can defeat them. But can Johnny become "cool" enough in time to save his girl, Susie, and the day?! Drenched in Rockabilly music and greaser culture, "Flying Saucer Rock N Roll" is one swell ride from start to finish. Written by Slick
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