The Airlift Productions Studios have sure been humming lately!
The Laser Tag of Metaire ‘While the Cat’s Away’ campaign starts all over New Orleans TV this Monday … but this weekend is consumed with bringing the startling true southern crime drama ‘Murder in Coweta County’ to LIFE for the krewe at Pelican Publishing.
This ripped-from-the-headlines story featured – in the movie version – not only Andy Griffith as the evil John Wallace and Johnny Cash as the heroic Lamar Potts …
But also cast Johnny’s real-life-wife June Carter Cash! Central Casting gave her the role of the mystic seer who lived deep in the woods – Mayhaley Lancaster.
As a Voice Talent dude, it’s my job in the audio book to give LIFE to the words. To animate. Ignite interest…and tell ’em the story. Wow! This project has been like ‘breach-birthin a baby’! If you’ll pardon my dip into 1948 Georgia vernacular.
So, scrape the rust off your imagination. And imagine, if you will, the scene from Chapter 4, wherein a desperate John Wallace ventures deep into the woods to seek guidance and direction from the mysterious and spooky Mayhaley Lancaster….
~ Micheal Ziants reads from Chapter 4 of Murder in Coweta County, courtesy Pelican Publishing ~
Sheesh! What a page-turner this one is. Or in this case, an ‘ear-scapade’ This story mixes together Power, Arrogance, Racism, Bootlegging, Big Money, Murder & Mysticism – all cast against the backdrop of the state of Georgia, as well as America, in 1948.
I have to confess that I am thrilled and honored to have been entrusted with such a weighty and controversial title. So far, it’s been not only extremely taxing and very challenging but richly rewarding.
And when we last left our hero, Lamar Potts was hot on John Wallace’s heels….
As Airlift Mike turns to … what was that? Uh, was that page 97 or 98?….
“Murder in Coweta County” coming soon to a Pelican Publishing Download or CD near you….