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Projects

War Above Mountains

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Action / Drama / Faith-Based

SCREENPLAY BY: Michael Aaron Brown

PRODUCER: Erin Mae Miller

LOGLINE: After his seventh deployment to Afghanistan, Ian Pearce - Navy SEAL, is tasked with providing security at a remote school in Pakistan, under constant threat by the Taliban. There, Ian meets an ideological schoolteacher, risking her life every day educating children.


Over the Monster

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Sports Drama / Faith-based

SCREENPLAY BY: Douglas Folsom

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: A top young baseball prospect, engaged to be married, dreams of playing professional baseball and hitting home runs over the famous Green Monster wall in Fenway Park, only to discover he has to first overcome his stay in a prison called “The Monster.” Field of Dreams meets The Shawshank Redemption.


The End of Faith

Release: TBD
Director(s): Angela Gibbs

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Faith-based / Sports Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Adrienne Smith

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Keith L. Smith

CASTING DIRECTOR: Kimberly Hardin

LOGLINE: Seven Sanders has been training to be an Olympic boxer from the time he was a little boy. On the night of his Olympic qualifying bout, the fight is fixed and Seven loses. He soon learns that he has a congenital heart defect destroying any hope of ever making the Olympic team, causing him to seriously question his faith.


Saving Esperanza

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Adventure / Drama / Faith-based

SCREENPLAY BY: Betty Sullivan

PRODUCER: Sophia Dilley

LOGLINE: American attorney Andrea Hardwick witnesses the killing of a young girl’s mother by Mexican thugs. Andrea saves the girl, escaping with the gang hot on their trail as she struggles to sneak Esperanza across the U.S. border and save her life.

 


Berserker!

Release: TBD
Director(s): Mel Gibson

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Epic Action Adventure

SCREENPLAY BY: Oscar-Nominated, Randall Wallace

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Randall Wallace

LOGLINE: Historical [Viking Age] Drama. Project under consideration for Development Funds, Production Equity and P&A.


Letters From Paris

Release: TBD
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Romantic War Drama

SCREENWRITER: Anne-Marie MacKay

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Fuqua Films

LOGLINE: Set in WWII, the tragic love story between an African-American GI and a French Girl. The Picture is to be filmed in Texas and Europe.


Korea

Release: TBD
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Period War Drama

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: TBD

LOGLINE: Historical drama centered around a controversial order from General McArthur that was ignored by American general in the name of compassion for Korean civilians in the end of Korean War. 

 


Thunder Run

Release: TBD
Director(s): Simon West

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: War Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Robert Port

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Simon West & Jib Polhemus

BASED ON: The book by David Zucchino

LOGLINE: The inside story of one of the most brutal and decisive battles in combat history, of how, with fewer than a thousand men, and facing dugin Iraqi forces, the Second ('Tusker') Brigade of the Third Infantry Division punched a hole through the heart of Baghdad with a high-speed charge. It is a riveting account of how soldiers really respond under fire - and how human frailties are magnified in a war zone.

 


Love Affair of Tang Dynasty

Release: TBD
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Historic Romantic Drama

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Antoine Fuqua

LOGLINE: A romantic drama, set in 8th century China, centered on the tragic love affair between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine.


Heavenly Horse

Release: TBD
Director(s): Simon West

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Action Adventure

SCREENWRITER: David Franzoni

PRODUCER ATTACHED: TBD

LOGLINE: Ex-military and geneticist trace origin of the horse in this action drama. Picture to be filmed in Texas and Southwest. 


Nocturnal

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Horror / Romance

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCERS ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner; Jeff G. Waxman

LOGLINE: A struggling New Orleans artist falls hard for a beautiful and mysterious woman who’s actually an insatiable night demon who feeds on human flesh.

 


Son of Dragon

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

CREATED BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PILOT & SERIES BIBLE BY: Steven Jon Whritner

SHOWRUNNER ATTACHED: TBD

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCERS ATTACHED: Cathy Konrad; Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: The definitive, untold story of the historical Vlad III Dracula, prince of Wallachia, lays the foundation for an epic reimagining of literature’s classic horror tale by exploring the formative years of this enigmatic 15th century warlord.


License to Steal

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Scripted Drama Series

CREATED BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PILOT & SERIES BIBLE BY: Steven Jon Whritner

SHOWRUNNER ATTACHED: Jonathan Prince

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ATTACHED: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER ATTACHED: Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: A hard-bitten clan of repossession agents pushes the boundaries of the law while plying their perilous trade in rural Texas.


Escape To Freedom

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Historical War Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Ewan Ross & Alistair Martin (based on the biography Freedom in the Air by Hamish Ross)

PRODUCER: Diane Nabatoff

LOGLINE: The remarkable true story of Czech airman Vaclav Bozdech and his heroic rescue dog Antis.


Heart Land

Release: TBD
Director(s): David Carson

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Horror

SCREENPLAY BY: Matthew A. Collins

PRODUCERS: David Parfitt & Angela Littlejohn

LOGLINE: Roving bands of children struggle to survive in the brutal landscape of a pestilent, post-apocalyptic America.


Longrider

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Supernatural Western

SCREENPLAY BY: Matthew Dixon

PRODUCER: Michael Husband

LOGLINE: John Wesley returns home from the Civil War to find all he held dear taken from him by a posse of outlaws. Spurred on by the ghost of his dearest love, Lily, he sets out on a path of revenge.


Black Magik

Release: TBD
Director(s): Hiroshi Katagiri

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Supernatural Horror

SCREENPLAY BY: Hiroshi Katagiri & Kee Saik Meng

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Kee Saik Meng

LOGLINE: A group of U.S. teenagers on holiday in Thailand find themselves in an ancient temple where they become afflicted by an ancient curse.

 


Bronx Zoo

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Family-friendly Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jeff G. Waxman

LOGLINE: Life in the urban jungle takes on new meaning when TJ, a troubled yet talented teen, meets Wallace, a mysterious security guard at New York's Bronx Zoo. Together, they stumble upon a plot to kidnap the zoo’s prized white tiger cub by a billion-dollar smuggling ring (A Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest “Top 10” Winner)


Jordan Freeman

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Historical Revolutionary War Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner (based on the novel "Jordan Freeman Was My Friend" by Richard White)

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: The true story of young Will Latham and his enduring friendship with freed slave Jordan Freeman. Over a single summer in 1781, the unlikely pair faces the burning of New London, CT and the brutal massacre of the American militia at Fort Griswold.


Alex In Aqualand

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Comedic Coming-of-Age Drama

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: In desperate need of money to help his struggling family, college-bound Alex Fisk takes a summer job at a dysfunctional aquarium and is suddenly thrust down the proverbial rabbit hole into a world of exotic sea creatures and unforgettable events. (An Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting semi-finalist).


It Came From Grand Central Station

Release: TBD
Director(s): TBD

PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film

GENRE: Family-friendly Creature Feature

SCREENPLAY BY: Steven Jon Whritner

PRODUCER: Steven Jon Whritner

LOGLINE: A boy with a love of scary movies receives a mail order box containing an ancient talisman that gives life to all the magical objects in his room.


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