(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Vladar Company announced today that they have signed on to co-produce the action crime thriller OWN3D alongside executive producer James Hergott. The film, currently in development, was written by Hergott who wrote and executive produced the documentary feature “The Striking Truth” (about the UFC’s #1 PPV draw Georges St. Pierre) and will co-direct this new feature alongside writer/producer Vlad Yudin and his partner Edwin Mejia both of The Vladar Company. This is the first co-production agreement between Hergott and The Vladar Co. which calls for potential future partnerships between the respective parties.
The film centers on an earnest college student moonlighting as a small time drug dealer on his college campus whose dealings soon conflict with the interests of the town’s drug lord, pulling him further into a chaotic world of greed and violence endangering both his life and the life of the women he loves. As the authorities begin to catch onto his trail, getting out the drug business alive and saving the woman the women he loves seems almost impossible.
This is one of many projects in The Vladar Company’s busy 2013 production and development slate, including the September theatrical release of the highly anticipated docu-film GENERATION IRON, the collaboration with Arcana Studios for the adaptation of the upcoming sci-fi graphic novel HEAD SMASH scheduled for debut in July, the development of THE FRENCH EXECUTIONER alongside acclaimed Executive Producer Mark Huffam, CBE and the paranormal thriller CATSKILL PARK (currently wrapping post production).
About The Vladar Company: Vlad Yudin, who founded The Vladar Company in 2008 along with partner Edwin Mejia, directed, produced and penned the script for LAST DAY OF SUMMER (2009), starring DJ Qualls (Hustle & Flow) and actress Nikki Reed (Twilight). The Vladar Company is a premiere media and entertainment company, that caters to the market's growing need for entertainment content across multiple platforms and focuses on developing, financing and packaging a library of intellectual properties with its producing partners at leading Hollywood production studios. The company is becoming a leading producer of many genres and multiple mediums in domestic and international markets (www.VLADAR.com).
About James Hergott: James Hergott's first feature film "All That I Need" debuted at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2005 and secured a limited theatrical release with Regal Entertainment Group. In 2009, Hergott wrote, directed and produced ten episodes of the MMA reality show "MMA Worldwide," which was distributed nationally on Mark Cuban’s HDNET (now AXS TV). Later that year he traveled to Iraq and filmed a documentary about the first ever MMA Fight in Iraq titled "A Fight For The Troops." In 2010 he wrote and executive produced the UFC Champion Georges St-Pierre documentary "The Striking Truth," which was distributed worldwide.
As a hobby Mr. Hergott competes in natural bodybuilding and has placed at a number of events. Currently he is completing for IFBB feeder organization the Ontario Physique Association (OPA). He placed second in his class at the Winston Invitational. Just over a month after an ulcer burst (resulting in a near death experience which required emergency surgery) Mr. Hergott competed at the Cobourg Naturals April 20th 2013. http://themansphere.com/special-report-the-hergott-principle/