Written and Directed by Justin Beckenheimer and shot on the RED camera by DP Charlie Anderson,
The Synopsis – Ryan is a good, but underprivileged kid with a lot of wealthy friends, and all he wants to do is make enough money to get out of Baltimore and go to a good college to study architecture. But he has a secret. The quickest way he sees to achieve this dream, is to earn money by pushing drugs… and he’s almost there.
“Heaven Burns” marks Clayton’s first strong lead role in an Independent feature and he couldn’t feel more blessed to have worked with the massive talent that he was surrounded by on both sides of the camera throughout the nineteen day shoot.
On July 29th, 2010 Clayton accepted the award for Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film at the Action On Film Festival in Pasadena, California, for his portrayal of Ryan in “Heaven Burns”.
Most recently, Heaven Burns has become available to view through Amazon.com. Free for anyone who already has an Amazon Prime account, but also available for rental at $2.99 and purchase at $9.99 for those without a Prime account.