Raising Dion - Netflix
Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole Reese, who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark. The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son's gifts secret with the help of Mark's best friend Pat, and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Raising Dion - Ashes (Celine Dion song) - Netflix
“Ashes” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion for the soundtrack of the 2018 American superhero film Deadpool 2, which is based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was written by Petey Martin, Jordan Smith, and Tedd T, and produced by Steve Mac with a remix version produced by Steve Aoki. Director David Leitch wanted to create an original song for Deadpool 2 that could support the emotional core of the film, with “Ashes” being the song that was ultimately written. He and actor/producer Ryan Reynolds decided on asking Dion to record the song, and she agreed to do it. The song is meant to balance a satire of similar songs in other films with its role as the actual emotional through-line of this one. Leitch also directed a music video for the song featuring Dion and Reynolds, as well as dancer Yanis Marshall also portraying Deadpool for sequences in which the character dances around a stage in high heels. “Ashes” was released as the lead single for the soundtrack by Columbia Records on May 3, 2018, along with the music video. The song was subsequently released as part of the film's official soundtrack album, Deadpool 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), on May 18. The remix version of the song was released on May 25. The song was received positively by critics.
Raising Dion - Composition and recording - Netflix
Leitch and music supervisor John Houlihan began meeting with songwriters to discuss the song, with Leitch focusing on conveying his thematic ideas. They and “ended up discovering” this song “Ashes” as written by Petey Martin, Jordan Smith, and Tedd T. Leitch felt it “just sort of fit and ticked all the boxes of what I was trying to do, story-wise”. Leitch then discussed with actor/producer Ryan Reynolds his wish to find a “contemporary artist who’s got the chops to make it super emotional” for recording the song. Reynolds suggested Celine Dion as someone who is both an “incredible singer” and could fit into the subversive Deadpool universe. Reynolds approached Dion about this, and Leitch said that she agreed to join the project because her son is a fan of Deadpool, but also because she was “taken aback by the song” and understood what they wanted to do with it. Leitch admitted that the song was satirical, but also felt that having Dion record it elevated it to play as a more emotional cornerstone of the film as well.
Raising Dion - References - Netflix