G LUV is a hard-hitting modern day, dark fairy tale that tells the story of a young girl’s dream to make it in the entertainment industry. However the perils and realisation of how harsh and cold it can be take us into the dark and menacing side within all the glitz and glamour.
Set in today’s world of E entertainment, MTV, Myspace, Facebook, & reality TV where entertainment is perceived as a way out for most young people. It’s a shocking portrayal of the entertainment world set in the underbelly of the music industry, a place where morality is a difficult concept.
Director Michael Djaba has directed, casted and produced videos for international and local artists from the world of music and television with so much real life drama, struggle and strife off and on the shoot. “It’s based on the things you see before and after the cameras stop rolling.”
Executive Producer, Christopher Figg Magna Films KIRK “STICKY FINGERZ” JONES (Attached).
He has starred in a number of high profile Hollywood films, including “Clockers,” “Dead Presidents,” “In Too Deep,” “Next Friday,” “Flight Of The Phoenix” and the upcoming Bollywood film, “Karma, Confessions And Holi.” Sticky Fingaz has also found his way on to the small screen in guest starring roles on highly acclaimed shows such as “New York Undercover,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Twilight Zone,” “CSI: Miaimi,” HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me” and his infamous recurring character, Kern Little, on “The Shield.” He also starred in UPN’s Francis Ford Coppola-produced drama, “Platinum.” Recently, Sticky Fingaz was seen weekly as the star of FX’s controversial drama series based on the Iraqi war, “Over There,” executive produced by Steven Bochco. The show premiered with the eighth biggest cable numbers of any series in history.
Multi-platform micro-budget comedy TURBULENCE is in post production due for completion in Summer 2011.
Turbulence is a project that was developed using social media as a tool to develop the characters but also to garner fans who will convert into audience. A co-production with BAFTA award winning Michael B Clifford’s Grand Union Productions and Aquila TV Post Production, the film was shot entirely on location in Birmingham, in Summer 2010. Many of the locations, props and extras were sourced using Twitter and an unsigned band on the ascendancy licensed their music for an equity share in the film. A website was built using a free platform, Posterous, and the site had over 18,000 unique visitors in November 2010. The website and Facebook page have been flooded with content at each stage of the production process. Everyone who worked on the film is contracted with an equity share and a share in net producers profits. This has kept production costs down to a minimum. The aim is to secure completion finance, ramp up the social media campaign and on-line presence which will include elements such as voting for the ending to the film and to launch the film at a major festival before a day and date release. If this model works it has great potential to be replicated and great potential to maximize profits for minimal costs. Social capital as a new currency for microbudget filmmaking.
A contemporary thriller by Michael Bentham, marketing package available.
DEADLOCK is a psychological thriller with a twist of pure horror. Professional scientists Ed and Kelly are recently bereaved having lost their young son Benjamin in a tragic accident. They seek solace in a remote lodge in Scotland only to have their fragile world devastated by news of a killer on the loose and the appearance of an injured man who believes he’s a prophet.
Michael has a background in television documentaries and short films. DEADLOCK is his debut feature.
Michael Bentham is attached to direct, previous credits include award winning short film Mowing The Lawn and Channel 4 documentary Chatham Jack.
A political historical thriller about the Katyn Massacre. John Lynch & Luke Treadaway attached.
THE LAST WITNESS is a historical political thriller about the Katyn Massacre as told from the British point of view. It is England, 1947. A young, ambitious journalist risks love, career and ultimately his life to uncover the true identity of an Eastern European refugee and his connection to the British government’s collusion in the cover up of one of Stalin’s most notorious crimes.
Piotr Szkopiak will direct. He is the grandson of one of the murdered Polish officers at Katyn. He has a background in television drama and shorts and his first feature was SMALL TIME OBSESSION which he also wrote and produced.
JOHN LYNCH (In the Name of the Father, Sliding Doors, Moll Flanders) is attached to play Laboda LUKE TREADAWAY (Clash of the Titans, Brothers of the Head, Heartless)
THE SHOW MUST GO ON by Stew Thomson. A co-production/co-development with Vertigo Films
THE SHOW MUST GO ON is a comedy about a group of social misfits who become wannabe talent show stars. They travel to the auditions for a big television talent show and along the way they discover camaraderie, confidence and compassion.
Vito Rocco (FAINTHEART) will direct. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE meets BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT.
AFTER THE DEATH OF ALICE BENNETT by Colin McLaren. Based on a novel of the same name by Rowland Moloney
Ten year old Sam has recently lost his mother. But he does not believe that he will never be able to speak to her again and he hooks up with a conman psychic to travel to the Angel of The North where he is convinced he will be able to contact his Mum.
Michael Baig Clifford (BAFTA award winning BROWN PAPER BAG, BAFTA nominated BOUNCER) will direct