Press Release: Houston-Based Action and Drama Film Donates Portion of Amazon Profits to Crime Stoppers of Houston
HOLLYWOOD TO HOUSTON: ‘NARCO SUB’ SET FOR JANUARY RELEASE
Houston-Based Action and Drama Film Donates Portion of Amazon Profits to Crime Stoppers of Houston
HOUSTON (January 2021) – Deep Water Productions, the Houston-based production company and subsidiary of Derek Potts Ventures, announces the release of Narco Sub ©, an action and drama film based on true events, in late January. Cast members include notable actors such as film and television star Lee Majors, best known for his roles in The Big Valley and The Six Million Dollar Man, Tom Sizemore, widely acclaimed for his roles in Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down and Heat, as well as Robert Lasardo, who starred in The Mule alongside Clint Eastwood.
Written by Deep Water Productions founder, Derek Potts, the film also enlisted notable Houston director, Shawn Welling. Narco Sub tells the story of the ongoing battle between the Colombian Drug Cartel and American law enforcement over the Cartel’s drug and sex trafficking activities involving American citizens. The story centers on Bruce Stryker, a retired American sub commander and navy seal whose family is kidnapped by the cartel in Medellín, Colombia so as to force him to pilot a Cartel submarine transporting cocaine to the Miami drug cartel, led by Majors’ character. With the DEA, CIA and FBI on his tail, he is pushed to the brink and forced to become a criminal to save his family and other victims.
Fitting with the times, the film will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video through purchase or rental. Beginning with the release, a portion of the film’s profits will be donated to Crime Stoppers of Houston, Houston’s top non-profit dedicated to public safety. Since 1980, Crime Stoppers of Houston has remained committed to its mission to solve and prevent serious crime in the Greater Houston Area in partnership with citizens, media and the criminal justice system. The partnership is a natural fit as the film aims to shed light on numerous criminal activities, particularly sex trafficking, a cause close to Potts after his experience helping victims of sex trafficking through his legal work.
“We’re thrilled with our partnership with Narco Sub, a partnership that highlights two of Houston’s best qualities, the arts and the philanthropic heart of our city, working together to further improve the city by combatting crime,” said Rania Mankarious, CEO of Crime Stoppers. “We recognize that these issues affect all of us and find it critical to address them.”
The leadership behind the camera and philanthropic partner aren’t the only things that production kept local. The filming of Narco Sub takes place in several different Texas locations, including Houston, Katy, Cotulla and Kemah. While filming in Los Angeles halted due to COVID-19, the reopening of Texas provided production of this local film the opportunity to safely begin filming again, giving it a leg up on the Hollywood competition. As a tribute to its roots, the Houston-based film worked with a number of local vendors including the use of Jentry Kelley Cosmetic products and sourcing jewelry from Zadok Jewelers.
“I cannot wait to share this story and show off what we can accomplish as part of the film community in Houston, a city that truly embraces the arts,” said Potts. “Getting to release Narco Sub will be a huge milestone for me, and our partnership with Crime Stoppers of Houston adds so much value not only the story we are trying to tell but to the impact this film can have on our city.”
Deep Water Productions is a subsidiary of Houston-based Derek Potts Ventures. The national operations of the production company entail the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The company continues to evolve and expand its repertoire with new genres, a mix of up-and-coming and established actors and challenging subject matter, some with the potential to effect social change. With emphasis on content that relates to audiences from an entertainment, current events or wholistic perspective, Deep Water Productions is proud to present award-winning work.
Posted byon 4 Jan 2021