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I Am Erich Kästner: A Musical Adventure

Erich Kästner, a little boy, dreams during a tornado. An adventure story inspired by "The Wizard of Oz". In Erich's dreams, he travels in a time machine. In Little Erich's dream, we meet a variety of characters who represent Erich's life - Young Erich, Younger Erich, Future Erich, and Older Erich. A musical journey for the entire family.

  • Aaron Presley Pacentine
  • Aaron Pacentine
  • Aaron Presley Pacentine
    Remembering Return to Oz
  • Landon Parks
    The Wondreful World of Oz
  • Jacob Kaufman
    Key Cast
    "Little Erich"
  • Coleman Bryant
    Key Cast
    "Younger Erich"
  • Conor Sheehan
    Key Cast
    "Future Erich"
  • Isaac Becker
    Key Cast
    "Young Erich"
  • Hauke Bahr
    Key Cast
    "Older Erich"
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Musical, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Germany, Based on book, Ghosts, Supernatural
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Aaron Presley Pacentine

Aaron Presley Pacentine, is the owner of FamilyFilmsProductions.com and producer of Remembering Return to Oz. He is a collector, of Wizard of Oz/Return to Oz, collectibles but also really loves filmmaking. He is the owner of Family Films Productions, and is honored to be a part of Film Freeway, and continues to produce films to entertain all.

As the years went by Aaron Pacentine wanted to make a documentary. Aaron Schultz befriended Aaron Pacentine. Their friendship turned professional as well and in turn their respect for Return to Oz to bring out a documentary to the public. They wanted to share for the first time EVER - the true story of Disney's 1985 film, "Return to Oz". After many months of planning, and preparing. .. 5 years later "Remembering Return to Oz" was born and completed in August of 2021.

Additionally, Aaron Pacentine has written, and produced, "I Am Erich" a time traveling adventure with the help of Landon Parks on post production, the film was completed in Feb 2023, just in time for the German author Erich Kastner's birthday. The film stars various charecters playing the role of Erich, in a time traveling musical for the entire family. Aaron wrote and composed all the songs for the film. Aaron even had a role in the film, as one of the later charecters in the film.

He is so greatful and honored to have special guest, Elaine Elizabeth Presley, Elvis's eldest daughter and big sister to Lisa Maire Presley also makes an apperance in a special sagement featuring her in a connection to the film of the time machine creator's Hans, in honor of Lisa's recent death in January 2022. Elaine has written a book about her DNA confirmed connection, to Elvis & Priscilla Presley, as their child, and has received attention across the world, and has a large fan base. As a side note, Aaron Presley Pacentine is Elvis's 7th cousin and enjoys connecting with his cousins worldwide.

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Director Statement

As I continue to produce films on subjects, and others that haven't been done before, I enjoy what I do how I do it....and I enjoy the interesting take I have on the world, and the films that I produce.