The True Story
“#Lucky Number” is based on the life-rights of a friend of writer/producer Michael Cuccolo, who received a new work-appointed cell phone, only to realize it was the old cell number of Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, star third baseman of the New York Yankees.
Bret Reynolds, an aspiring sportscaster in New York City, unexpectedly loses his job and catches his girlfriend cheating, forcing him to move home with his loveable, but opinionated mother. As part of his fresh start, Bret purchases a new cell phone, but when he receives a steady stream of text messages from beautiful women and the city’s hottest party venues, he soon realizes he is in receipt of the old cell number of his idol, basketball superstar, Tyson “The Saint” St. James.
Trying to impress the girl of his dreams and fast track his career, Bret becomes intoxicated with the phone’s power. It isn’t long before The Saint discovers Bret and his pals are masquerading all over town as part of his crew. The Saint hatches a plan to expose Bret and reclaim his precious number, but much to his chagrin, Bret has a plan of his own. The story plays out at center court, in front of the world, prior to Game Seven of the big Championship.
#Lucky Number had its World Premiere at the SOHO International Film Festival in May 2015. The film is currently being distributed by Vision Films.
Breaking Bad meets Oz, Corruption Officer is a dark ride into the life of Gary Heyward, the most corrupt prison guard in the history of the New York penal system who got pulled to the dark side when as he puts it himself, “need turned to greed.”
Growing up in Harlem’s infamous Polo Grounds projects, Gary managed against the odds to stay out of trouble, eventually serving in the United States Marine Corps where he became a decorated veteran in the first Gulf War. Upon his return home, while working a low paying security job and living with his Mother, a friend suggested Gary take the test to become a Rikers Island Corrections Officer. Passing was Gary’s ticket to a better life, until family courts and his ex-wife came calling.
With his wages now garnished, and clearing a measly thirty-nine dollars a week, Gary found himself on a slippery slope which began with the selling of cigarettes and eventually lead to weed, coke and pre-paid cell phones, all while he organized and pimped out the female guards to the inmates. For ten years serving as the "Godfather of Rikers" Gary’s criminal empire ran deep within the prison, but also extended to the outside.
Eventually getting busted, Gary served two years in prison where wrote Corruption Officer which was recently picked up by publishing titan Simon & Schuster. 36films optioned the rights and is currently packaging the book to produce a feature film or TV series.
No Paved Road To Freedom
Unbroken meets The Shawshank Redmption, No Paved Road to Freedom is the gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. It is relevant, it inspires, and it reminds us that freedom is precious. Based on a true story, it documents the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses his ingenuity to put his plan in place. His fortitude keeps him moving toward his goal, despite enduring enormous setbacks, brutality, and extreme outdoor elements that few humans could survive.
Seven meets Fallen, Bloodline is a supernatural thriller taking place in New York City which ties into the historical events surrounding the betrayal of Crazy Horse, the great Lakota Sioux Warrior, by the U.S. Army, as well as the Battle of Little Big Horn a.k.a. “General Custer’s Last Stand.”
A brutally violent serial killer has New Yorkers living in fear. Gothamites from all socio-economic backgrounds are being targeted and systematically murdered in an extremely violent manner. New York’s finest has no answers for its increasingly concerned citizens.
Joe Macy, a burnt out NYPD homicide detective, serving a three month suspension for a failed drug test finds himself thrust into the case. He soon discovers a link to the victims and the Lakota Sioux warrior Crazy Horse, as well as the Sioux belief in the Sicun. This thriller will leave you guessing up to the final minute and promote robust discussion for days after - was the killer the Sicun of Crazy Horse, or just another lost soul in the concrete jungle?