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Napa Valley Dreams

From soil to soul, Napa Valley Dreams uses stunning imagery, a score utilizing international instruments, and the cutting-edge sound technology of Dolby® Atmos™ to envelop us in the specific sights and sounds of Napa Valley and its people and awaken our sense of wonder. The film includes many notable residents and scenes of environmentally sensitive parts of the valley that have never before been professionally filmed.

  • Rodney Vance
    1st directed film
  • Rodney Vance
    The Evidence, Lifestyle Magazine
  • Rodney Vance
  • Ray Manzarek
    Key Cast
    The Doors
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    41 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    500,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Cameo Cinema
    Saint Helena, CA
    May 15, 2013
    Has played only in Napa Valley
    Never submitted for awards or festivals
Director Biography - Rodney Vance

After directing the giant screen film Napa Valley Dreams, Rodney Vance directed Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo in the short film The Butterfly, The Harp and The Timepiece. Previously, he worked as Head Writer on two multi-award winning television series (Lifestyle Magazine, The Evidence). He sold or was hired to write several screenplays and stage plays, one of which (Token) won the Judge's Choice Award in the Edward Albee International Playwriting Competition. He also wrote a published children's book called De'Monte Love (Visikid Books). He produced more than thirty stage plays and events, including an event for the Pan American Youth Congress at the Mexico City Sports Palace and one for a World Congress of Seventh-day Adventists at the New Orleans Superdome. He worked as an expert consultant in writing for the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. and as a classical announcer for WGTS-FM in Washington D.C. and NPR member station WAUS-FM in southwestern Michigan.

Professor Vance is Chair of the Department of Film and Television at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, and a member of the Writers Guild, the Dramatist's Guild, the Television Academy, and, ahem, MENSA.

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Director Statement

Stories make us human by telling us who we are in the context of our family, our community, our spiritual community, and our nation. The stories we tell ourselves and each other determines a great deal of our behavior. To change the world - tell a new story.