I had the pleasure yesterday of being contacted by writer/director Shawn Tolleson regarding an exciting new film project, shooting this summer. I’m always happy to support new, quality creative ventures – especially this one, featuring an important facet of astrological symbolism. Enjoy reading the production team’s description below of what looks to be an interesting and unusual film. And please, share information about it, support it, any way you can….
” Few films have astrology as a theme, fewer films treat astrology respectfully. Writer/Director Shawn Tolleson does both in Saturn Returns.
(The range featured here is the Minarets,one of the ranges in the Eastern Sierras)
‘Saturn Returns’, a narrative feature film, is shooting in June 2014!
The film is the story of 5 college friends on the cusp of 30 who reunite for a wedding of two of their own in Mammoth Lakes, California. On the day before the wedding, the missing sixth friend of their group (also the long lost best friend of the groom and ex-boyfriend of the bride) shows up uninvited. This turn of events forces everyone to reconsider their lives and choices.
All of the characters are in the heart of their Saturn Return, the time at 29.5 years when the planet Saturn “returns” to the place it was in the sky at one’s birth. We all have a Saturn Return when we are turning 30, turning 60, turning 90. This is the time when we typically wrestle with the big life choices— career, life partner and life purpose.
The film utilizes the Saturn Return as a theme, and one of the characters is an astrology buff who brings that point of view into the story. The film also will make use of the gorgeous setting of the Eastern Sierras and Mammoth Lakes, California. The area was the subject of many of Ansel Adams’ most famous photographs. The night sky will be prominently featured through timelapse photography by renowned photographer Tony Rowell.
The film stars Sarah Drew of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Eric Ladin of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and ‘Mad Men’, and Erin Cahill of ‘Red Widow’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’.“
For more information about the movie visit
To read my series of articles on the Cycles of Saturn, click HERE
5 thoughts on “‘Saturn Returns’, a narrative feature film, is shooting in June 2014!”
OK – so I had to get out paper and pencil (since I can’t do this sort of thing in my head). I became a member at Weather Underground in 2005. I began my blog there in 2005, just three months shy of my 60th birthday. One thing led to another, and — here I am! Funny? Coincidental? Written in the stars? I’m not judging. But it does sound like a fun film.
Hello Linda! Yes, you began a significant new life phase during your Second Saturn Return. The astrological cycles, in my view, are helpful in guiding our navigation through the tides of time, and helping us to set our sails to go WITH the prevailing winds of our lives, rather than against them.. Perhaps you should read your way through some of my Saturn Cycle articles!….thanks for dropping by.
How exciting for you to be “consulted” on a feature film! I hope you get to visit the set and watch the story unfold. It sounds interesting!.
my motivation in writing this post was to give these enterprising young folks some publicity. And having had various articles published on Saturn and its cycles over the years, it only seemed right to do so! But I very much doubt that I’ll be taking a trip to the USA any time soon… I’m quite happy to sit here in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and have the team keep me and other sponsors in touch – which they do, very regularly. And I will be sent a copy of the movie when it comes out.I look forward to that!