TENTATIVE LIST OF PROJECTS
“MY BIG HILL” – Road Comedy
When a free-spirited stoner passes away before his yearly sojourn to The Big Hill music festival his uptight workaholic son makes a very uncharacteristic decision. Accompanied by his two socially inept friends and guided by his father’s map he embarks on a zany journey to spread his father’s ashes at the festival. Along the way they encounter midget wrestlers, the Amish Mafia and other assorted wackiness in this hilarious and unpredictable road trip movie.
Story: Chris Pope
Writer: Chris Pope
Director: Harvey Lowry
“SQUARE ROOT OF EVIL” – Horror
When seasoned homicide detective Kathy Connor investigates a series of brutal ritualistic murders of several young women she discovers she shares a dark link from her past with the mysterious killer. In order to stop him she must literally face her demons because The Square Root of Evil is the number of the beast! Seven (1995) meets The Exorcist (1973) in this horrifying action-packed tale of the supernatural.
Story: Bill Imbornoni & Randy Simmons
Writers: Bill Imbornoni & Randy Simmons
“OLD SAN JUAN” – Music based Romantic Comedy
Richard Zales, a young financial professional who disconnected from his Puerto Rican background must navigate his way through the island’s vibrant but treacherous Latin music scene when his estranged father dies and he inherits a struggling Salsa music label in San Juan. He wants nothing to do with his ancestral homeland or his father’s legacy, his intentions are to liquidate his newly acquired assets and move on. However Jibaro Records’ acting president, the beautiful but fiery Delilah Flores is determined to keep the company intact. They begin a sexy cat and mouse game as they maneuver against each other for control of the label
Old San Juan will also feature music and performances by a cross-generation cast of Latin music stars that will drive their wide fan bases to movie theaters and ensure a hit soundtrack.
Story: Derwin Gonzalez
Writer: Derwin Gonzalez & Mike Pirozzi
“SCARECROW BANDITS” – Crime Drama / Bank Robbers
The Scarecrow Bandits is a thriller following the real life story of several bank robbers and the fictional FBI agent who tracks them down. It’s a stylized look at the string of bank robberies that took place in Dallas in the late 2000’s.
Story: JT Barnett
Writer: JT Barnett & Mark Lipsky
“SUGA WATER” – Inspirational / Drama
The affluent world of crew is rocked by the first all-black high school rowing team in the country. Out of their neglected neighborhood, a group of young men emerge to show that there are new heroes and bonds that can be found amidst the noise and chaos of the Westside of Chicago. Led by a kind but determined benefactor and an inspired team captain, the Manley crew team must overcome obstacles to discover what it really means to succeed.
Story: Arshay Cooper
Writer: Chris Pope & Arshay Cooper
Production Budget: $5 million
“FLY GUYS” – Romantic Comedy
Working at a medieval-themed restaurant named Jousts Knightly, best friends Larry Razor and Skitch Rich are constantly badgered, berated, and belittled – that is, until they decide to become flight attendants. They do this so they can meet women and fly around the country following the Bonas Brothers, their favorite teenage boy band. After quitting the restaurant in a very public manner, Larry and Skitch enroll in flight attendant academy at Eastwest Airlines, a low-rent outfit that’s basically the Denny’s of airlines: Nobody plans to end up there. It just kinda happens.
The academy is run by Thomas Osbourne, a former fighter pilot for the U.S. Air Force. Osbourne has transitioned poorly to civilian life, treating the trainees like military grunts. As he says, “I’ve been a prickly bastard since I was a fetus and I ain’t stopping now.” Helping Osbourne is Martha Scoggins, a surly flight attendant so incredibly ancient she lost her virginity in a three-way with the Wright Brothers. She has no time or patience for anything but booze and smokes, and she scares the hell out of Larry, Skitch, and fellow trainees Charles Rosewood and Donna Rice (Larry’s love interest).
For their final qualifying test, the trainees must serve as the crew on a real passenger flight to Cleveland, where the Bonas Brothers are coincidentally playing their next show. But during the flight, both the pilot and co-pilot are rendered unconscious. Larry and Skitch to the rescue! Thanks to stellar flying skills honed on PlayStation and X-Box, they land the plane safely and still have time to hit the Bonas Brothers concert, where they are greeted as heroes. In the end, they save the day, get to sing with their favorite band, and officially become flight attendants. Part Airplane!, part Police Academy, and all funny, Fly Guys proves that greatness (f)lies within us all, there’s a home for everyone in this world, and the Wright Brothers were pretty damn kinky.
Story: John J. McGurk & Johnny Watson
Writer: John J. McGurk & Johnny Watson
Production Budget: $5.5 million
“CHANGE ON IMPACT” – Faith Based Family Drama
This is the true story of a high school football star who suffers a concussion and the devastating impact that a concussion has on his life and on the lives of his family. The story depicts the family’s struggle to regain the trust and love of its very troubled son.
Football star Ronnie Humphrey is the talk of the town thanks to his very winning personality not to mention his vicious hits on opposing quarterbacks. Ronnie himself is viciously hit in practice and receives a concussion. After going through the proper concussion protocol Ronnie is “cleared” to play. Midway through the season Ronnie’s mother, Leann, notices an ever-increasing change in her son’s personality. Tests at the hospital reveal that Ronnie suffered a major concussion months before. Now with insight as to why Ronnie’s personality has gone from all American boy to an aggressive and very angry young man Leann is determined to find out why her son was “cleared” to play. He leaves home after a fight with Leann and ends up living with a family of drug pushers who use Ronnie for his local notoriety.
Will Leann be able to get her family back and get her son the help he needs before it’s too late?
Writer: Michael Langford & Chris Pope
Production Budget: $4 – $6 million
“SNOWBOUND” – Horror
The stage is set; a snowbound farm, a fractured family, a traumatized girl and a land haunted by the malevolent spirits of a past tragedy. After a blizzard the troubled Erecksons find themselves stranded in unfamiliar rural country. These moonlit white fields will be bloodied when the Ereckson family is thrust into a living nightmare as old scores are settled and dark secrets are unearthed. In order to survive they must form a united front against the sinister forces that assail them and the unnatural frozen landscape that offers them no mercy.
Story: Robert Glen Newcomer
Writer: Robert Glen Newcomer
“GENIE IN A BONG” – Stoner Comedy
Three friends, born at Woodstock, reunite on the music festival’s 40-year anniversary. There they stumble upon a Genie hidden in a bong with magical powers and a magical “stash” that is descended from royalty. A curse had trapped the Genie in the bong for centuries, and the only thing that will free him is for the person he grants a wish to have to bring about World Peace. Each friend is given a wish, and as each one is granted things do not go as planned. That old adage “Be careful what you ask for” proves true.
Lives change, history is re-written and lessons are learned and the Genie, the friends and most importantly the stash become hot commodities. Come take this ride with the magical Genie, and his magical stash, and see if the three unwitting friends can become unlikely heroes.
Story: Tommy Maher
Writer: Tommy Maher & Mike Pirozzi
“COMING BACK” – Inspirational Faith Based Drama
After a devastating hit-and-run interrupts Robert Aliano’s promising future and leaves him confined to a wheelchair with a traumatic brain injury he faces a long and hard road back. But with his friends devotion, the training of a tough but caring Karate master and his own iron will he is determined to make it.
Coming Back is the uplifting true story of how this young man persevered – because when his body was broken the fighter remained.
Story: Robert Aliano
Writer: Derwin Gonzalez