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Posted by: Don, July 21st, 2011, 2:42am

Mike Shelton wrote a script a while back called Expiration Date  that got picked up and filmed as Cessation by Sopht Pictures.  It stars Dennis Haysbert (president David Palmer in "24") and character actors Samantha Colburn and Ben Shields.

The Facebook page is up here:

The film is available to DIRECT TV, AT&T UVERSE, AND DISH NETWORK subscribers.  It may be available more places, but I'm groggy.

production website:
Early Draft of script:

Written in haste,


Posted by: Sandra Elstree., July 21st, 2011, 2:51am; Reply: 1

When I figure things out, ( oh my G-d that might be a long time) but before then I surely do aim, to see this on screen. Good show, Mike.

Posted by: CindyLKeller, July 21st, 2011, 5:03am; Reply: 2
A big congrats, Mike.

I'll have to check this one out for sure. ;D

Posted by: ReaperCreeper, July 21st, 2011, 5:50am; Reply: 3
Geez Louise, Mike, that's amazing.

You deserved it, man.

Posted by: Matt Chisholm, July 21st, 2011, 6:32am; Reply: 4
Good job, Mike!

Very well deserved!
Posted by: grademan, July 21st, 2011, 10:00am; Reply: 5
A made man.

Congrats Mike.
Posted by: JonnyBoy, July 21st, 2011, 10:26am; Reply: 6
Congrats! Now hurry up and get something into theatres so I can take people to see and say, "I sort of know the guy that wrote this..." :)
Posted by: Electric Dreamer, July 21st, 2011, 11:25am; Reply: 7
Good on you, Mike!

This looks like a top notch production.
I did manage to find a couple scenes online.
Samantha Colburn has a demo reel.
The scene with Dennis Haysbert is very "revealing". ;D

Posted by: Helio, July 21st, 2011, 2:40pm; Reply: 8
Congrats Mike! I hope to see more of your scripts filmed, dude!
Posted by: wonkavite (Guest), July 21st, 2011, 7:24pm; Reply: 9
OMG - congratulations, Mike!!
Posted by: ajr, July 22nd, 2011, 9:53am; Reply: 10
Nice job, Mike - there's some pretty big time people involved in this so big congrats to you!
Posted by: Heretic, July 22nd, 2011, 2:44pm; Reply: 11

Quoted from Electric Dreamer

Samantha Colburn has a demo reel.
The scene with Dennis Haysbert is very "revealing". ;D

Hah!  Indeed, Wenger does direct with a young man's eye for...well, you know.

Congratulations, Mike!
Posted by: Shelton, July 22nd, 2011, 5:19pm; Reply: 12
Thanks, everyone.  There may be some other stuff in the works with this yet, so I'll keep you in the loop once I hear anything.
Posted by: jwent6688, July 22nd, 2011, 5:55pm; Reply: 13
Good work Shelton! you've gotta be psyched! I searched this on my Directv in hopes of watching it, but its only available to Showtime customers. Meh, Might have to add showtime for one month just to see it.

Posted by: Shelton, November 4th, 2011, 1:14pm; Reply: 14
Hi All,

Just popping in to let you know that the film is now available on iTunes for $1.99, so if you've got an extra gift card or some pocket change lying around, check it out.
Posted by: Hugh Hoyland, November 6th, 2011, 12:10pm; Reply: 15
Hey will check it out asap.

Good Job Shelton!
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