Sunday, July 26, 2020

Spotlight on actress Dawna Lee Heising

Dawna Lee Heising has acted in over 60 feature films and is the vice president of her mentor Aki Aleong’s Mustard Seed Media Group. Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, weapons (Jo-staff, kali sticks, guns), kickboxing, ballet, and pole dancing. She is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere, and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles.  She has a B.S. Degree in Business Management and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Her uncle is legendary director Tak Fujimoto, and her cousins George Daugherty and David Wong won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Peter and the Wolf on Broadway.”

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Dawna can be found playing Skye Kayhill in the award-winning feature film 
“Finding Purpose: Road to Redemption”

“Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption” is the story of John Kayhill, a U.S. Army veteran of the Bosnian War, who is trying to overcome the effects of the PTSD he suffered.  His wife Skye, his mentally disabled brother Rod and he journey on an old sidecar motorcycle that was given to John by a close war buddy, who had recently passed away from a heart attack.  John decides to travel to the family of one of his fallen veteran brothers in an attempt to bring closure for them, but also for him. The film follows the trio through an inspirational journey of trials and triumphs, which enables John to find his road to redemption. 


“Finding Purpose: Road to Redemption” earned the Best Feature Film Award at the 2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival, and was slated to be shown at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and nationally through AMC Theaters, before the pandemic hit. 
The film is available on Amazon Prime Video

Scene from John Reign's "Finding Purpose: Road to Redemption"

John Reign's "Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption"
Wins Best Feature Film
2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival

Monday, July 6, 2020

Award-winning actor and director, John Reign, will star in and direct a new horror movie project, Evergreen is the Blood

EVERGREEN IS THE BLOOD from Polestar Studios Stars Dawna Lee Heising, John Reign, and Aki Aleong

The feature film “Evergreen Is the Blood” from Polestar Studios will be shot in western Pennsylvania from July 10 through July 20, 2020. The screenplay is written by award-winning filmmaker John Reign and William Long. Reign will direct and star, and the director of photography is Tom Stoops. Dawna Lee Heising (“Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption,” “Bad President”) is Countess Ivory Dragnea, the Queen of the Vampires, and Reign (“Finding Purpose,” “Finding Purpose: Road to Redemption”) is John Wolf. The legendary Aki Aleong (“Braddock: Missing in Action,” “Finding Purpose: The Road to Redemption”) is Khunbish Uldin (Not Human), and Carl Bailey (“The Pineville Heist,” “Blood Woods”) is a vampire hunter. Ross Carlo (“Finding Purpose”) is Alec Barclay, and Lisa Dapprich (“A Jury of His Peers,” “Finding Purpose”) is Willow Halpain. The film also features A.J. Santillo, Aaron McCrumb, Bionca Dioblo, April Love, Christopher Goff, William Long, April Evans, John Catheline, Jimmy Barber, Jim Kuhn, Heidi Wiodarski, Paul Worley, Stella Blair, Dionne Bidois and Brad Mahon. Original music is by Dionne Bidois (The Artist Red), Tony DiPofi, and Jimmy Gerovac (Craving Strange).

The Plot:

John Wolf, a former esteemed anthropologist, lives as a recluse, after the tragic deaths of his wife and young son. Once highly sought for his insight on ancient cultures, he now lives as a hermit in the country house once owned by his parents. He spends his days in solitude, except for the occasional visit of his good friends Edward Haims and Father Shore. Forces of good and evil have been lurking in the forest behind his home. Alec Barclay, a vampire killer, is on the prowl. He and his team have discovered a lair of vampires, descendants of the original undead King in the woods surrounding John’s home. A confrontation ensues and during the fight, one of the vampires gets seriously injured and takes flight. The sun has already begun to rise, forcing her to stay protected in the shadows, for the sun is her destroyer. She is now trapped and wounded, finding refuge in a sliver of shade behind an old shed in John’s yard.

John happens upon her, immediately fascinated and smitten by the vampire’s beauty. She’s now too weak and damaged to do anything, except succumb to the stranger’s help. John takes the unholy being into his home. What will happen when a mere mortal gives shelter to a creature of the night? Still being hunted by humans, she is also pursued by others of her own kind… including the father vampire, Khunbish Uldin, who wants her as his very own.

“Evergreen Is the Blood” is a film fueled by a unique, but familiar, look at vampire folklore, and has all the elements of action, drama, and a full-blown creepy as hell storyline. Just as the term “evergreen” means everlasting…this story delves deep into the evergreen blood of these mythological creatures.

About John Reign:

John Reign is the founder and CEO of Polestar Studios, a full-scale independent film production company, and has 40 years of experience in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. He’s one of those visionaries that can take a small budget and still manifest it into a well-orchestrated and credible piece of cinematography.  His film “Finding Purpose” is now available on Amazon Prime. The sequel “Finding Purpose: Road to Redemption” earned the Best Feature Film Award at the 2019 Hollywood Silver Screen Film Festival, and was slated to be shown at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, before the pandemic hit. The sequel is available on and will soon be available through Amazon Prime. Both films are also available through the Polestar website at

John is a former professional magician who quit when he almost drowned in a water torture escape. He was discovered by MCA Records and became a highly successful Elvis impersonator. From there, he went on to own a string of nightclubs and to become an event organizer. He is also the author of a children’s book, “Grimmets Magic Forest.”  He has been married to his beautiful wife Rowena Ermini Reign for over 30 years, and they have 13 children between them. He founded Polestar Productions LLC when he and Winnie moved to Pennsylvania in 2012 from New York, and he and Winnie have been making films ever since. Reign is signed with the Roger Paul Agency, and he and his Polestar Studios investors are currently constructing a feature film, TV production and music events studio in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.