â€œI saw a screening of an early cut of the film and was deeply moved,â€ Peacock explains. â€œThis indie film looks great and has a very strong cast and script.Â But, most importantly, it communicates in real-life language and emotion to the high school audience it seeks to reach.Â It also has the unique ability to entertain and make viewers think.Â Thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m involved and giving my time to this project.â€
Peacock is known for his artistic integrity and is a sought out mentor to many musicians, producers and storytellers.Â He is often noted as a unique musical and lyrical voice, intelligent, innovative and difficult to categorize.Â â€œCharlie will bring great sensitivity and intuition to the film,â€ says Jim Britts, screenwriter/producer. â€œWe are so thrilled to have him on board and Iâ€™m excited to see the creativity he will bring to the film.â€
To Save a Life is an indie film about the real life challenges of teens and their choices. The film stars Randy Wayne (The Dukes of Hazard, Foreign Exchange, The Last Hurrah), Deja Kreutzberg (CSI Miami, Law and Order, Hope and Faith), and Kim Hidalgo (Ball Donâ€™t Lie, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Scrubs).Â Directed by Brian Baugh (The Ultimate Gift, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Lost Medallion.)
As music supervisor, Peacock has a definite vision for a project of this nature.Â He states,Â â€œMusic is such a pivotal part of teen life and cultureÂ â€“ and itâ€™s an important part of this film.Â Iâ€™m committed to having the music for the film reflect the independent nature of the film makers and of the viewers who will be attracted to the story.â€
To Save a Life was shot in Oceanside, California and is produced by New Song Pictures. Set for a fall release, the film is currently securing distribution.Â The trailer can be viewed at the official website www.tosavealifemovie.com
About Charlie Peacock
Charlie Peacock is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, session musician and author. His resume also includes touring artist, record company president, seminary student, jazz artist, film producer, and former Sr. A&R consultant to mega-music publisher, Sony/ATV. Peacock, included in Billboard’s Encyclopedia of Record Producers as one of the 500 most important record producers in music history, is a three-time recipient of the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Award for Producer of the Year, a Grammy-award winner, and a six-time Grammy nominee for production on various artists. As an A&R scout and record company executive he is primarily known for signing and developing the multi-platinum rock band, Switchfoot.
Since 2001, Peacock has worked directly with DATA and the ONE Campaign, including hosting both Bono and ONE President David Lane, and putting them in front of Nashvilleâ€™s artist community. His work with young, emerging artists is ongoing, and includes the artist collective in Nashville known as Ten Out Of Tenn (Erin McCarley, Andy Davis, Katie Herzig etc.). Charlie and his wife, author Andi Ashworth, co-founded Art House America in 1990.
Peacockâ€™s production credits include Switchfoot, Nichole Nordeman, Karl Densonâ€™s Tiny Universe, Sixpence None The Richer, Jon Foreman, Amy Grant, David Crowder Band, Audio Adrenaline, Sara Groves, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Al Green, CeCe Winans, and many more.Â Film and TV credits include, A Walk To Remember, Model Behavior, One Tree Hill, Elektra, Dawsonâ€™s Creek and more.Â Peacock is currently a music sector liaison for Wedgwood Circle (an angel investment network). His most recent recording is the improvisational duets CD, Arc Of The Circle, with Dave Matthews Band saxophonist, Jeff Coffin.Â It peaked at #2 on the CMJ Jazz Charts.