Logline: Ike Jerome, a 24-year-old architecture student inspired by the few films he has seen, rides the bus into Hollywood. Jerome is almost autistic (later, his friend dubs him a “cineautistic”) in his interactions with the world, and is deeply affected by his childhood with his religiously oppressive father. With a tattoo of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor as they appear in A Place in the Sun (a film that plays an important role in the plot) on his shaved head, he makes an impression on the people around him. Soon breaking into film as a designer and eventually a film editor, Vikar (as he is nicknamed) begins a dreamlike journey into the world of films that eventually ends in tragedy and almost horrific discovery.
Directed by James Franco, Starring James Franco, Seth Rogan, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride, Jacki Weaver
Logline: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Written by Cam Cannon & Richard Rionda del Castro
Starring Nicolas Cage, James Remar, Matt Lanter, Thomas Jane, Tom Sizemore
Logline: When Michael hears about the Annual Vegas Exotic Male Revue Competition, he brings the Chocolate City crew back together for the hopes of defeating Rudeboy’s new strip team and winning the million-dollar cash prize.
Written and directed by Jean-Claude LaMarre, Starring Robert Ri’chard, Michael Jai White, Vivica A Fox, Genuwine, Mel B, and Mekhi Phifer
Logline: On the Fourth of July, twelve-year-old Bethie Maguire flags down Niagara Falls Police officer John Dromoor. Bethie’s mother, Teena, has been brutally raped by four meth heads, was left for dead, and is being nursed back to health by her mother, Agnes, a strong, fierce advocate for her daughter and granddaughter who has taken on the responsibility of caring for them. Bethie’s testimony, along with the evidence collected, should be enough to put the boys in jail for life. However, the parents of the rapists hire the nationally renowned criminal defense attorney, Jay Kirkpatrick, who shifts the focus of evidence away from the defendants and puts the spotlight on the plaintiff, Teena, her sobriety, parenting, and sexual promiscuity. During the trial of the defendants, Agnes fights for Teena’s innocence as her granddaughter Bethie clings onto her. Moving at a relentless, compelling pace, “Vengeance: A Love Story” reveals how an act of unbelievable and raw brutality twists the lives of three generations of women, and sets Detective Dromoor on his own course of police vigilante justice.
Directed by: Johnny Martin
Cast: Nicolas Cage (“Detective Dromoor”), Don Johnson (“Jay Kirkpatrick”), Deborah Kara Unger (“Agnes Kevecki”), Anna Hutchison (“Teena Maguire”), Talitha Bateman (“Bethie Maguire”)
Logline: Thomas Brigham’s past as a CIA operative returns when a fellow former brother-in-arms, Callis, presumed dead after disappearing on a secret mission, is revealed to be alive in America. Callis plans a violent revenge against their former CIA spymasters that will shock America to its political foundations. In a fundamental choice of loyalty between country and family, can Brigham save the United States and avert complete disaster?’
Logline: Set in the mostly African American city of Atlanta, we follow Dr. Joyce Carmichael (Tiffany Hines), a single and introverted professional in her mid 30’s who begins to explore her sexuality and introduces S&M sexual fantasies into the bedroom after meeting a new lover, multi-millionaire bachelor Anthony Bernard (Mekhi Phifer). Their sexual journey is an erotic-filled, tense ride into the unexplored world of black S&M.
Logline: A re-telling of the ultimate vengeance tale, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, set in the world of motorcycle clubs, a la “Sons of Anarchy.”
Logline: Rule number one, nothing is stronger than pleasure, even love. Joe lives in the netherworld between desire and reality, catering to the furtive requests of his guests at Manhattan’s most elite hotel, while trying to repay the mobsters he owes money to.
Logline: A true story about how the highest ranking American in the history of the Vatican, Archbishop Marcinkus who ran the Vatican Bank and Vatican security in the 70’s got into business with the Genovese Crime Family of NY and how one NY detective, Joe Coffey busted the operation.
Logline: Johnny Landry, a former Special Forces operator suffering from PTSD, returns to his home of New Orleans and attempts to get his life back together. He accepts a job to protect an Army friend and his family – but after his friend is killed and the daughter is kidnapped, Johnny finds himself in a race against time to rescue the daughter and bring down a sadistic Triad boss. In his pursuit, he discovers daughter could be his.