05/02/16

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Project Highlight: Criminology

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"Criminology"
3rd Place Feature Comedy at The 2015 Indie Gathering

A classic crime story with a few unexpected outcomes.

INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTORS JEREMY MA AND ANGUS NG (CANADA)

Q: If there was just one thing you wanted audiences to know about your film, what would it be?

A: It would probably be that this is an honest depiction of most attempts by people to do things. Not the best attempts, the most heartwarming attempts, or the success stories of the world that we publicly embrace and remember, but most of the other ones. The forgotten ones. The ones we normally politely move on from witnessing. This is about the majority of us.

Q: Can you share a fun fact/trivia about the making of your film?

A: That in a strange “does art imitate life or is it vice versa?” way, this idea was born when we found ourselves in a corner after realizing in post-production that a short film we were making wasn’t working.

Q: What makes your project unique, and why should audiences see this film?

A: We felt that an interesting way of exhibiting the internal struggles and the insecurities of our filmmaker protagonists would be to allow audiences to only see the movies that they were trying to put together, rather than say for example, showing the protagonists arguing in front of us, or something more typically dramatic.

Q: Do you have any upcoming screenings, or is your film available for purchase or online viewing?

A: Criminology is now free to stream, download and ridicule online at www.nomoretwotwenty.com. We also intend to have theatre screenings eventually.

www.nomoretwotwenty.com
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04/29/16

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Project Highlight: The Tribute

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"The Tribute"
4th Place Feature Drama-Comedy Script at The 2015 Indie Gathering

Not happy with her legacy, Mary Stone puts off her suicide attempt when a stranger intervenes and agrees to rewrite the story of her life. When the stranger gets Mary to live out her new backstory, Mary ends up not living the life she so desperately wanted, but the life she so desperately needed.

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER MIKE REID (TEXAS)

Q: What was the inspiration for your script?

A: As I get older, it seems more people I know or know of are dying and every time I visit a cemetery and look at the gravestones , I always wonder, "What are their stories?"

Q: What is the most unique aspect of your story?

A: I do believe the screenplay does make the reader/viewer ponder the reason for their own existence.

Q: Is your goal to produce the script yourself or option it to someone else?

A: My goal is to sell THE TRIBUTE to a producer that will get it made.

Q: If you could pick anyone to star in your produced script, who would it be and why?

A: Candace Cameron Bure because this is a faith-based movie and she is trending

For more information:
http://almightyjustice.wix.com/thetribute

02/11/16

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Project Highlight: Presence

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"Presence"
1st Place Feature Drama-Comedy Script at The 2015 Indie Gathering

Guilt over his sister's death propels a young boy to live more like she did, as he imagines and soon believes that she is with him. He must defend her presence against skeptical parents, cruel classmates, psychiatrists, and medication, or lose her again.

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER SHELDON PACOTTI (TEXAS)

Q: What was the inspiration for your script?

A: I’m fascinated by people who overcome adversity to accomplish great things. What magic enters their heart that lets them persevere and believe in themselves? By personifying this inspirational force via the memory of a lost sibling, Presence explores the power of the mind to reshape who we are and what we can become.

Q: What is the most unique aspect of your story?

A: Presence is a ghost story in reverse. While other ghost stories lead the audience toward a mystical revelation, the apparition in Presence reveals increasingly logical, and even scientific, troths about the brother she cannot leave behind.

Q: Is your goal to produce the script yourself or option it to someone else?

A: I’m looking to option the script to a capable studio, while staying in the loop creatively as appropriate.

Q: If you could pick anyone to star in your produced script, who would it be and why?

A: The film needs an earnest but bungling teenage boy and a headstrong, acerbic teenage girl, so the ideal actors would be youthful versions of Anthony Michael Hall and – maybe – Winona Ryder. Computer graphics can do that, right?

01/19/16

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Project Highlight: Sidewalk Traffic

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"Sidewalk Traffic"
1st Place Feature Drama-Comedy at The 2015 Indie Gathering

When Declan, a 30 year old husband and new father is squeezed out of a promotion, he finds himself wracked by internal crises, including career envy, bitterness over bad breaks and the still-lingering fallout from the suicide of his former creative partner. Searching for salvation, Declan surrenders to the role of stay-at-home dad, and is forced to face his demons while pushing strollers, changing diapers and heating up bottles all the while working to resurrect his dreams.

INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR ANTHONY L. FISHER (New York)

Q: If there was just one thing you wanted audiences to know about your film, what would it be?

A: This film is a labor of love, with every single member of our time invested in the outcome. We are all dreamers who've had broken hearts, but came together to tell a sad, funny and brutally honest story of redemption, forgiveness, and hope.

Q: Can you share a fun fact/trivia about the making of your film?

A: Johnny Hopkins and Erin Darke, our lead actors, would sometimes keep the mood light between set-ups by performing dialogue as Christopher Walken and Katharine Hepburn. To hear lines ripped from my own (real) life performed as these two legends of different generations was hilarious and a little shocking.

Q: What makes your project unique, and why should audiences see this film?

A: The project is unique because most "new Daddy" stories focus on an inability to change diapers, where our hero's struggle is much more internal. Our film also deals with relevant issues like shifting gender roles, artistic dreams conflicting with adult responsibilities, and economic realities post-Great Recession.

Q: Do you have any upcoming screenings, or is your film available for purchase or online viewing?

A: For screening updates, visit www.sidewalktrafficmovie.com/news-and-updates, and stay tuned for distribution news!

For more information:
www.sidewalktrafficmovie.com
www.facebook.com/SidewalkTraffic

01/12/16

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Project Highlight: Cruising

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"Cruising"
3rd Place Romantic Drama Feature Script at The 2015 Indie Gathering

When a 17-year-old boy and a man old enough to be his father fall in love with each other, finding a quiet spot aboard the cruise ship they’re on becomes a real challenge.

Interview with Writer Saba (New York)

Q: What was the inspiration for your script?

A: Over the years, I’ve been teaching people to write about what they know, and yet I have been the first to write about fiction. While aboard a cruise ship last year, I had a little love affair, which made me think about the base for “Cruising.” When I was writing the screenplay, a friend of mine got married and it created a huge debate amongst their family, because my friend is 28 and his husband is 56. The main issue was not so much the fact that they are men, though it was a problem for some, but their age difference and because they had been together for over ten years, and the youngest of the 2 was a minor when they met. One of the mothers said that her son was being forced, the other said that it was irresponsible, in the end they got married without the consent of their family, and they seem to be perfectly happy.

Q: What is the most unique aspect of your story?

A: In my version of the story, the two men meet on a cruise ship, and they are both with their family. The ship is huge, and offers a lot of options when it comes to setting the story, but what makes the story unique, is that all the characters must fight their own demons. Even our two men, must consider the repercussions of their relationships on their family. In a way, the cruise ship represents their own mind and what and where they go shows a big part of their personality.

Q: Is your goal to produce the script yourself or option it to someone else?

A: As I was writing this script I’ve decided that it would be a better idea to make it available for others to produce. Things may change, but unless it’s done on a real ship, I’m not sure it would be as realistic as I would like it to be. Many scenes happen on the top deck, and all the major entertainment locations of the ship, the restaurants, the clubs, and a few scenes are in the staterooms, so unless the production is sponsored by a major cruise liner, willing to promote LGBT equality, I am not sure I personally could produce it. But I would be thrilled to be a part of the production, as the script is very close to my heart.

Q: If you could pick anyone to star in your produced script, who would it be and why?

A: The way I see it, there is four important characters. The two men are the leading roles, and it might be smarter to not cast anyone famous, because it would lack the authenticity of their personality. Since I wrote Andre’s character as if it was me, I would love to play that role. ;) But I guess Orlando Bloom could play the older man in the relationship. In the story, “Andre,” is 42 so Orlando could do that, but it would be a challenge to see him play a gay man. For the two supporting roles, the mother of the young man and Andre’s roommate, I could see Melissa McCarthy and Stanley Tucci.
These characters are not meant to be funny, but it would help the audience to relate to the story. And I must say that if I was playing Andre, I would love to work with these two actors. Casting is a huge part in the success of a movie, and casting stars, just because we can doesn’t make the movie better. It’s all about relating to the characters. The actor, famous or not, must totally fuse with the character, so we (the audience), only see the humanity of the story.

More information on Saba and his work:
www.facebook.com/CloudySkyFilms

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