Famed 80’s hitmaking duo Air Supply’s production company A Nice Pear has entered into a development and production partnership with Sandman Studios (www.sandmanstudios.com), a visual effects, animation and film production company.
The partnership is in development on a book called “Petalbump,” which is a fairy tale written by Graham Russell of Air Supply (www.airsupplymusic.com) and has been adapted into a stage musical and dance production that will open in Salt Lake City at the Rose Wagner Theatre on October 27th, 2008 for 5 nights.
The book “Petalbump” will be released to the public through the Lundon’s Bridge School Fundraising Franchise distribution system (www.lundonsbridge.com) along with “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys” book number one in a series of five books that are being produced as feature films by Sandman Studios and C-It Entertainment Group. Fifty percent of the gross revenue of book sales of “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys” and “Petalbump” in the United States will be given to schools within the U.S.
Also in development is the upcoming stage musical “Lost in Love” written by Melissa Bell. “Lost in Love” is set in late nineteenth century Europe and America and has a “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” atmosphere. The love story is filled with the power and emotion of all of Air Supply’s hit songs as well as several new songs from Graham Russell. Lee Baker is to write the screen versions of “Lost in Love” and “Petalbump” and the partnership is set to produce the feature films.
Nearly 30 years after Air Supply first charmed the world with their ultra-romantic hit parade (“All Out Of Love,” “Lost In Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” etc), the continuously globetrotting duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are still touring the world. Beyond their always exhilarating shows, their latest jaunt overseas (from early June through mid-July 2008) had its share of transcendent, once in a lifetime moments. They had dinner with former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos; performed for the King and Queen of Malaysia; and had drinks with the U.S. ambassador to Singapore and her husband.
Air Supply also got to play a concert in the venue (Areneta Coliseum) where “The Thrilla In Manila”—the legendary 1975 boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier—took place. Later, after their first ever performance in Tel Aviv, they enjoyed the sacred dual experience of visiting the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and appearing on Israel’s version of “Dancing With The Stars”!