Two actors from the local area were recently cast for a Lebanon-based filmmaker’s upcoming superhero-style series.

Annubis Productions cast Trinitee Hoffman, of Lebanon, and Jahlil Little, of Reading, from their casting call at the Lebanon Valley Mall on Aug. 27. Hoffman will play Meeka and Little will play Rafael in Diakonia.

Meeka kneels beside the priest. (Provided photo)
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Diakonia is a superhero-style series about Ulima, who has been supernaturally gifted and called to do the Lord’s work. As Ulima travels from town to town, she encounters people with gifts that are different from her own. With the help of these people, she discovers and ends acts of evil. The cycle repeats with each new season as viewers follow along with Ulima in new places.

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Along with these two actors, the production company had their first day of shooting at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lebanon.

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Filming process in the sanctuary of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. (Provided photo)

On the morning of the shot, an essential crewmember called off because of COVID-19 concerns. Erik Soulliard, the writer and director of the series, reported that Annubis Productions still managed to have a successful first shot in spite of these challenges.

The rough shot from the first day can be viewed here. Footage captured during the shot will be posted on Annubis Productions’ accounts across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, and LinkedIn.

Annubis Productions has a $15,000 goal for the fundraiser for the series’ trailer. (Provided photo)
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The production company also planned the remaining shots as well as interviews and photos for marketing purposes.

The next phase is a Donorbox fundraising campaign by Annubis Productions. Those wanting to support the filming and production of the series’ trailer can donate here.

For supporting the trailer, Annubis Productions is offering rewards ranging from a “thank you” message on their social media accounts to a signed script to the opportunity to be an onset VIP or producer.

Diakonia is a superhero-style series about Ulima, who has been supernaturally gifted and called to do the Lord’s work. (Provided photo)
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Business-level sponsorships are also available. For supporting the trailer on a business level, one’s business will be mentioned on every post on Annubis Productions’ accounts across social media platforms until the project is completed.

The next shot is planned for the end of October. This warehouse scene will be shot at an outside location in downtown Lebanon.

Extras selected from those at the Lebanon Valley Mall casting call will be involved in the shot. If interested in being considered as an extra, send a headshot or selfie and contact information to casting@annubisproductions.com.

Filming process at another space in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. (Provided photo)
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For more information, contact Soulliard via phone at 917-520-0898 or email, or visit the Annubis Productions website or the Diakonia Facebook.

Before Diakonia, Soulliard wrote and directed the feature film The Creek, which was released by Ryko Distribution & Indie-Pictures to DVD outlets and received numerous horror movie awards.

Annubis Productions, based in downtown Lebanon, has produced music videos, short films, and We Are Lebanon, Pa videos. The production company has also worked with a variety of companies and nonprofit organizations.


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