Marana, AZ, July 28, 2020 --(PR.com
)-- RicMel Productions, LLC is a video/film production company based in Tucson, Arizona. It gave life to The M.E.L. Show which was originally created to motivate, educate and invoke laughter from viewers. From its first episode in 2015 via community access cable channel, RicMel Productions, LLC created 37 episodes for The M.E.L. Show covering historical destinations and events such as President Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Battle of Gettysburg; Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the majestic Grand Canyon to name a few.
The concept of creating a short film came to Richard A. Pines (CEO of RicMel Productions, LLC ) from his avid interest in Western/ crime drama and his father as his inspiration. His background in U.S. History as a teacher, being an honorably discharged Marine and his experience as an actor (Gunman, General Hospital/ Days of Our Lives/ In Plain Sight) played a significant influence in the development of this multi award-winning short film, Bequest, amidst the corona virus pandemic.
This film is very relevant to our society’s current condition because of its subtext on Mental illness.
“The isolation, the fear, the uncertainty, the economic turmoil - they all cause or could cause psychological distress,” said Devora Kestel, director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) mental health department. Source: London (Reuters) World News, 13 May 2020: Kate Kelland
Richard wrote and produced a historic and tragic film about a Civil War veteran dying from Parkinson's-Shaky Palsy who leaves a relic rifle to his great, great grandson. Discovery of this heirloom complicated with betrayal, greed and mental illness ends with a shocking twist. Multi award-winning short film, Bequest, is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
RicMel Productions, LLC is currently working on its next project, Purgatory Plains – a Western feature.