It’s been a busy year. Okay couple of years. We optioned the rights to a book, Marge Piercy’s “Gone to Soldiers”. However, we were unable to extend the option. I dream of pitching the book to someone who will pick it up and run with it. Check it out.
We finished the pilot for “The Accidental Candidate” and have a first cut. And it’s terrific. I expect to be working on the next cut this week.
There have been other projects but right now we’re concentrating on two:
“Don’t tell, Shirley”, a horror film, and “Smoke On”, a big budget action thriller. Here is a bit of info on each.
Don’t tell Shirley (horror-writer Jeff Copeland)
Nuns in habits, young, sassy girls in short plaid skirts, an evil, money grubbing school director, and a mysterious stranger who’s killing anyone that’s been behaving badly. Shhh… Don’t tell Shirley.
Smoke On (action-thriller-writer Carmella Cardina)
Mix equal portions of Top Gun and Formula One Racing. Toss vigorously and then fold in a healthy dollop of Mission Impossible. Next whip in a very beautiful and sexy Rosario Dawson (we hope!) and heat to boiling. Do not allow to cool down.
Pilots: Smoke On.
Alex Chavez, an ex-Navy fighter pilot is enticed to join the competitive world of high stakes Aerobatics and Air Racing. Alex’s affair with her chief supporter leads her on a hair-raising journey into the dangerous underbelly of terrorism—the exchange of heroin for black market nuclear weapons. Unbeknownst to those closest to her, Alex has a few secrets of her own.
From California to Reno and Abu Dhabi to Afghanistan, Smoke On is chock full of exhilarating aerial acrobatics, nail biting air racing, and sophisticated out of this world technology.
The inspiration for Smoke On comes from Red Bull Air Races and Aero-GP.
Smoke On One Sheet
We’ll be at AFM meeting with a few people. We’re looking for a partner in financing and production. I’ll be directing “Don’t tell, Shirley”. “Smoke On” is too big of a film for me and requires someone who can a big budget action-thriller.
We have a budget for the horror film. We have not budgeted “Smoke On” at this time given all that will be required–small, very fast planes, high end technology, and most likely a large amount of visual effects.
I’ll give updates as we get closer to the market. we have a few meetings set up and expect to have a few more by Nov. 4.