Novelist and actress Casey DeFranco’s emotionally charged drama explores the thin line between genius and insanity as, Adam, a young Marine just back from Afghanistan grapples with the horrors of war that have made him unable to withstand emotional connections. Plagued by his nightmares, Adam goes in search of his father, David… a father he’s never known… a father who abandoned him at birth. A world-renowned ephemeral artist, David, lives his life on the razor’s edge, at the foot of an active volcano… obsessed with his newest project. On his quest Adam meets Isabel, a young woman who embraces life with enthusiasm and bravery. Isabel assaults the walls Adam has put up to protect himself and refuses to let his scars define their budding relationship… a relationship that is stretched too the limits when Adam confronts his father and discovers that David is as emotionally disconnected from humanity as he is.
SONS OF MEN aka…THE FIRST DAY
Set in South Miami Beach, Sons of Men is based on the poignant, multi- award winning short film, The First Day, by Rita Pereyra and Martin Castaneda. The drama unfolds over the course of 24 hours as Camilo, a former gang member who’s been in prison for five years after taking the fall for a one of his running buddies, is given an early release. Alberto, a neighborhood pastor, with secrets best left to the past, who has taken Camilo under his guidance is the only one there to greet him as Camilo steps into the daylight… As Alberto drives Camilo back to his old neighborhood, offering loving words of encouragement and faith, Camilo, now a born again Christian, contemplates what fate lies in store for him as he comes to terms with the death of his mother and the anxiety of reuniting with his eight year old daughter Sophia and her mother, Andrea. Alternating between flashbacks of Camilo’s troubled past and the events that unfold on the first day of his new life, The First Day is a hard-hitting story of family, honor, inspiration, and destiny.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”…
Thirty years ago, Mikhail Heller, the world’s greatest magician, was committed to a mental institution after an illusion he was performing on live television resulted in the death of his beloved wife, Raquel. The doctors having determined Mikhail is “no longer a threat to anyone” and have released him from the asylum, but Mikhail
is still a prisoner to his undying love for Raquel. When Eric Glass, a teenager whose mother is dying, meets Mikhail, the two find they have a common bond: the need to communicate with the world of the dead. Eric’s thirst to unlock Mikhail’s mastery of magic and the black arts and Mikhail’s obsession to be reunited with Raquel results in the release of forces that should not be tampered with. A mystical thriller, Magic Man is in the tradition of such classics as Ghost, Poltergeist and The Sixth Sense.
Thomas, his hands scarred by burns, his face etched with sorrow, stands on the edge of an abyss overlooking Grand Lake… Seeing none of the beauty below him. Kathleen, at her house in the city, empties the contents of her husband’s closet, disposing of memories. Kathleen’s son, Josh, a teen-age piano protégé, cries out in his sleep, trapped in relentless nightmares caused by his father’s suicide… He has rejected his future as a classical pianist and is filled with rage and grief. In an attempt to find peace from the unendurable, Kathleen takes her emotionally troubled son and retreats to a cabin on Grand Lake. Thomas, engaged in his own struggle for courage and absolution, has withdrawn into isolation and is angered by Josh and Kathleen’s intrusion into his “world”. When Josh discovers the truth about Thomas and his past, emotions are brought to the breaking point. With their love of music being their common language, Thomas, Kathleen and Josh forge a fragile bond in an attempt to find their way back from their shattered lives.
SEAL OF THE KING
Based on the best selling novel by Ralph Smith, Seal of the King is an action adventure in the vein of Hunger Games, infused with spiritual values. David and Aurora live in parallel universes but have seen visions of each other their entire lives. Aurora is a fierce warrior living in a medieval land at war with an evil army, ruled by The Dark One… Aurora has been a constant source of frustration for the enemy and has spent her life hunting and being hunted by them. David lives alone on his parent’s farm, in present day America. As a child his parents were in a fiery car crash which left his father in a vegetative state, while his mother was believed to be consumed in the flames. David’s vulnerability and his search for spiritual guidance will be put to the ultimate test when the two worlds collide and destiny and forces beyond their control unite Aurora and David in a struggle for the very soul of humanity.
THE GIFT OF GIVING
In the spirit of It’s A Wonderful Life, The Gift Of Giving is a story of love, faith and destiny.
Evie, a struggling waitress in her 20’s, who like the other residents of her small town has fallen on tough times, discovers the true meaning of Christmas when fate places an empty Red Sack in her hands. Setting the sack next to her scrawny Christmas tree, Evie is shocked to discover that the empty sack mysteriously fills with presents. Once her astonishment wears off, Evie, because of her innocent nature and good sprit intuitively knows who the proper recipients are and begins giving out the gifts. Every time the sack is emptied, it magically refills with new gifts… Each gift alters the lives of the recipients, bringing new life and hope back to the town and it’s residents… and with each act of kindness, Evie’s life is transformed in ways she never imagined.