The original intent of Friday the 13th: A New Beginning director Danny Steinmann was that Tommy Jarvis would inherit the psychotic mantle (and hockey mask) of late serial killer Jason Voorhees and become the new antagonist for the series going forward. Viewers however, disliked the notion of a Friday the 13th movie without Jason so any future plans to continue the franchise with Tommy as the killer were scrapped. Tommy did make one more appearance however in the film's sequel, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, but he was played by another actor.
John Shepherd is the founder and president of Mpower Pictures, an independent production company. Mpower Pictures has produced several award-winning features for theatrical distribution including Bella, The Stoning of Soraya M., and Snowmen. 
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