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is a film production company based in California, United States and Shanghai, China, offering an array of services. Members of the company consist of a well-glazed team of, film and music, professionals who bring a variety of attributes.

Films | Documentaries | Creative Development | Score Composing


Hollywood Dark Castle Film Production was conceived to further develop films to the world that attracts those searching for movies and documentaries with depth, with mystery, that inspire, that are thrilling along with soundtrack and new age music.


Coming Soon

Studio executives and film distributors when you are looking to acquire content, our feature-length documentary Narrated by Hollywood Legend Michael Madsen is now available. We understand that film acquisition deals can be negotiated during the pre-production stages, the production stages, and during post-production. However, we waited until we had a finished product and for that, we needed four years to go back and to continue capturing footage to build the truth of our story.

The Jewels of the Salton Sea - NEVER BEFORE RELEASED

Dedicated to Sonny Bono and the Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge.




Hollywood Dark Castle Film Production is very pleased to announce the completion of our feature documentary, "The Jewels of the Salton Sea," after four years of producing it. (2016-2020)

Our film is a storytelling innovation brought by the efforts of exceptional and special individuals with original perspectives for our world and not just an audience in California, this film reflects those views, and whose voices reflect the diverse cultures of the planets. This film educates, teaches, communicates many unbiased messages, is revolutionary and is intended to inspire and add hope to humanity in a time that we have needed more than ever before. For it seems that hope is our survival at this time.

We are now making our film available for studio executives and distributors the opportunity to acquire our feature-length documentary.


Film Review
By Rebecca Topping Janelli

Steven! How incredible! I am not surprised however! The message of your film is an urgent as well as poignant one. Flora, fauna, winged spirits, animals and humans are acutely impacted by it. No one being is exempt. The viewer however, transfixed by the visuals, is moved by your music, it floods their souls with the enormity of it all. It makes the problem keenly felt. Those feelings will turn into cries for action. Only you could do this Steven. I feel so lucky to be living in The Age of Vitali.

Experience the Salton Sea as never before with a compelling soundtrack in its own right by chart topping, and award winning Hollywood composer, arranger Steven Vitali. This documentary features many important interviews with extraordinary and inspiring people.

Directed by Steven Vitali, this feature length documentary film supports the Salton Sea by showing the beauty and the life that surrounds it. From the Pacific Coast, to the town of El Centro, California, near the U.S - Mexico border this film delivers to the viewers in epic proportions footage and interviews that are breathtaking, heartfelt and full of life.

This film was made for many reasons and that the Salton Sea is a special place of our planet earth and it seems very natural that it exists and that through our findings we hope to show the world why we need to preserve what is here in California for a lifetime.

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Distributors, Film Agents, Acquisition Executives, please contact us at to preview today, "The Jewels of the Salton Sea" on Vimeo. We will provide you with the password. Thank you.

This feature-length documentary is narrated by the legendary Hollywood actor Michael Madsen who also makes a star appearance in our film. The film also has an incredible famous archival cast.

If an enthralling, compelling, and riveting documentary that takes you on an awe-inspiring journey is what you are seeking, then look no further than The Jewels of the Salton Sea. Learn about the many Jewels of the Salton Sea and how VITAL it is to our planet. Researcher Grace Vitali shares her experience of traveling to the Sea.

An incredible journey that tells us yet an inspiring story, that of wings and courage.

SOME TOPICS INCLUDE-Climate Change, Water Distribution Rights, San Andreas Fault, Dos Palmas Preserve in the Colorado Desert, The Salton Sea, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, Old Hollywood in Palm Springs, Old Hollywood at the Salton Sea, Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, Stars of today living in Palm Springs California like Leonardo DiCaprio,  Sea Water Import from Mexico to the Salton Sea, Volcanoes, Salton Sea Mud Volcanoes, Wing Migration, Air Pollution Effecting Children, Clean Water, Quaint Villages near the Salton Sea, Imperial and Riverside, California Billion Dollar Agriculture, Beneath the Sea, the Imperial Sand Dunes and some of the movies and the stars mentioned. AND MORE...

As you sit back and relax, you will feel as though you are traveling through the breezes of the sea, feeling the heat of the day, and the wind beneath the wings of birds in flight. The Jewels of the Salton Sea is a jewel within itself!

The simpler times of generations past looks much different today, requiring more diligence in order to achieve an outlook for others to take notice of. The Jewels of the Salton Sea delivers an element of ideas that offer intrinsic value, which is a necessary agent we all must consider for posterity. It takes you on a journey that gives you a peaceful insight and respect of nature that creates a calmness in your inner being. The magnitude of our earth and all its inhabitants graciously sail through time capsules of how nature reacts, thus teaching mankind to progressively take positive action against any manner of method that violates the praxis of natural harmony in our existence.

The Feature-length documentary film, dedicated to the late Sonny Bono and the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge is a must-see.


We can easily provide you with the following.

Chain of Title Review
Title Report
Script Clearance (if needed)
Errors and Omissions Insurance

The narrative is what makes this documentary a terrific documentary. We hope that the audience at both an emotional and an analytical level will be drawn into our story.

Our host brings an epic tale and in epic proportions to the viewers and it represents that of brave wings.  We have diverse voices and experiences, inspiring storytelling, the director is up and coming and full of energy and we hope that this film can energize and impassion audiences around the world through its inspiration and hard value.


The soundtrack was written by Steven Vitali, who has been represented by Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, Captiol Records, and Sony Music in one way or form. He is an award winning composer and arranger of Italian, French and German descent, who now lives in California.  It took him six months in the studio to record the original soundtrack that strengthens the movie and epically sets the tone in the movie.

Our narrator and who also makes a star appearance in our film is Hollywood Actor Michael Madsen who is known around the world. Michael Madsen's long career spans nearly 40 years and more than 170 films in which he has played memorable characters in myriad box office hits, including: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Sin City (2005), Hell Ride (2008), Die Another Day (2002), Donnie Brasco (1997), Species (1995), The Getaway (1994), Thelma & Louise (1991), and Free Willy (1993). Michael is notably recognized for his role as Mr. Blonde, in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).


Michael Madsen was also just recently in the movie, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. His voice is very distinctive and he was cast for this film also because of his character roles in the movies Free Willy.

While making this film, we spared no cost, from getting helicopters, underwater cameras, to acquiring the right shot, to acquiring a known seasoned Hollywood star. This is a well edited film with some interesting characters who help tell the story, in addition to taking the time to display the effects of for example, the water level dropping.

Each person gives our story a unique quality and emphasis. And we went to lengths to secure them. We met with scientists, biologists, politicians, to pull together a story that could benefit not only Californians but our world. And it is a story that poses more questions than the one that offers the answers. Which we believe will help shape the success of a movie like ours.

 Along with an incredible archival cast that includes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carrie Fisher, Clint Eastwood, The Beach Boys, Sonny Bono, Sonny & Cher, Dean Martin, Frank Capra, Harrison Ford, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, Liberace, Barak Obama, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Ronald & Nancy Reagan, Jerry Lewis, and others.

We have rights to all celebrities  in our film and in perpetuity and in all media forms, that means that you can even use them in your marketing and packaging.



We understand that the films deliverables may vary depending on the network and the particular release of the film, and since we may be looking at the need for ’multi-format deliverables’ or ‘delivery items.’ However, Hollywood Dark Castle Film Production will gladly supply the appropriate technical film specifications and (closed captioning) if needed required by the Sales Agent, Distributor or Broadcaster, for local and international syndication. Along with a quality control report when needed.

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Trailer Teaser The Jewels of the Salton Sea Michael Madsen  Grace/Steven Vitali (HMMA) Nomination
Hollywood Dark Castle Film Production

Trailer Teaser The Jewels of the Salton Sea Michael Madsen Grace/Steven Vitali (HMMA) Nomination


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