Escape from Heaven Contact Info
Phone: (775) 751-0770
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An Overview of the Production
What the A-List Are Saying
"It's a lovely script!"
Jeff Goldblum, Star of The Fly, Jurassic Park,and Independence Day
"Although author J. Neil Schulman's novel [Escape from Heaven] has sold nowhere near Da Vinci's 50 million clip, its premise is delightfully provocative. It's all about a Los Angeles talk radio host who fields a call from God and soon finds himself on a mission of cosmic proportions. So far, only Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Uhura) is attached to the project, but if done well, it could hit the same comedy mark as Albert Brooks' Defending Your Life.
Film Commentator Richard Horgan, "Behind the Screens," Fandango
In this edgy and outrageous, but ultimately reverent, comedy, adapted from J. Neil Schulman's novel, a top-rated radio talk show host is called to Heaven to meet God, buddies up with Jesus, and returns to earth on a mission to save Jesus from being seduced by Jesus' ex-wife, Satan, and manage Jesus' election campaign to win back the earth.
"Like Ayn Rand and Robert A. Heinlein, Schulman can tell a good story!"
--Review of J. Neil Schulman's novel Alongside Night, Sunday Detroit News
"[Schulman develops a philosophy, in considerable practical detail, that we could begin living by today."
--Review of J. Neil Schulman's novel Alongside Night, Poul Anderson
"I wish, and so will many novelists, that I, or they, had thought of the idea first."
--Review of J. Neil Schulman's novel Alongside Night, Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange & Jesus of Nazareth
"Mr. Schulman is a remarkably gifted writer."--Review of J. Neil Schulman's novel The Rainbow Cadenza, Nathaniel Branden, author of My Years With Ayn Rand
"Schulman has humour, wit and imagination."
--Review of J. Neil Schulman's novel Escape from Heaven, Colin Wilson,
author of The Outsider, After Life: Survival of the Soul, The Philosopher's Stone, The Mind Parasites & many others
Director/Writer/Executive Producer J. Neil Schulman is the writer/director/producer of the new feature film, Lady Magdalene's, author of twelve books including two Prometheus award-winning novels, Alongside Night and The Rainbow Cadenza, short fiction, nonfiction, and screenwritings, including the CBS Twilight Zone episode "Profile in Silver." His newest novel, the hilarious fantasy Escape from Heaven, is winning high praise from luminaries such as Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, David Brin, Colin Wilson, and Piers Anthony, and early reviews are comparing it favorably with novels by Mark Twain, C.S. Lewis, Robert A. Heinlein, and even the classic writings of Milton and Dante. Escape from Heaven is also forthcoming as a Graphic Novel by Scott Bieser.
Decency and Movie Ratings
The film is written to seek a PG-13 rating. There are no explicit sex scenes in the movie. The "F" word is not used even once in the script.
Here are additional links to the pages for the novel, to the preview of Scott Bieser's graphic novel:
The Novel's Catalog Page
with reviews and endorsements:
Preview of Scott Bieser's Graphic Novel:
The Film Production Official Website: