Local Actress Donates Film Proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 08, 2012

Jordan Van Vranken, a local Memphian who has found her way to the big screen, will premiere her new film After the Wizard at Memphis Malco Paradiso Theatre on October 27, 2012.

Van Vranken has been very involved in fundraising for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Growing up in Memphis, she saw first hand the incredible impact that the Ronald McDonald House has on the families it services. For this reason she, along with the director and distributor of the film, are donating all proceeds from the premiere to the John Bad Dog McCormack Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.

In the course of filming After the Wizard, I learned about Jordan’s ongoing commitment to the Memphis Ronald McDonald House as well as the significant involvement of her mentor “Bad Dog.” Doing anything with Jordan is a privilege. Given how much the Ronald McDonald House has done for children, its an absolute honor to screen After the Wizard in support of this great organization and its continuing work, said Hugh Gross, director of After the Wizard.

Jordans love and commitment to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House proved to be contagious. Jordan and Jermel Nakia, who plays the role of The Scarecrow in the film, will be at the premiere. The director and distributor plan to be in attendance as well.

Memphis will always be home to me. I love coming back and I love being able to give back. Bad Dog was my mentor…he encouraged me and we worked together during many Radiothon fundraisers. The Ronald McDonald House has become a huge part of my life and I think the work they do is amazing. I knew if I could give back with this film — and if the Director and distributor agreed — then a screening in Memphis with the benefits going to both of these organizations is what I would want to do, said Van Vranken.

After the Wizard screened at The International Family Film Festival in Hollywood earlier this year and opened in select theaters nationally.

Jordan Van Vranken has appeared in over 30 films including Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz. She has also appeared in several television shows including Criminal Minds and she was a regular on the Warner Brothers animated series Chadam. Jordan received a Young Artist Award for “Best Actress in a Voice-Over Role” for her work in Chadam at the 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards where she dedicated her award to her mentor, legendary Memphis disc jockey John Bad Dog McCormack, who had lost his long battle with leukemia.

Chris Jarman with 98.1 The Max will host the event October 27th beginning at 8:30 am. The film will screen at 9:30 am. Tickets to the premiere are $ 5 per person. To purchase tickets email afterthewizardreservations(at)gmail(dot)com.





Contact: Kristina Bran

Walker + Associates

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