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Revolution Generation

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STATUS: Post Production

SYNOPSIS:

The Revolution Generation is a manifesto for today’s youth on the societal forces that have shaped and held back their generation, and how they can deploy their unique strengths to revolutionize systems that have exploited or failed them. Today half of the people on planet Earth are under the age of 35 – this is more people than were alive in 1950. Theirs is the most connected, educated and technologically savvy generation ever. Yet the hardships they face threaten to culminate in a perfect storm of economic, political and environmental crisis. This documentary explores the sweeping changes that lead to the world that young people are inheriting and paints a picture of how this generation is awakening to confront both the US political crisis and the global environmental crisis. The basis for the word “revolution” is the Latin word “revolutio,” which means “to turn around.” This is the film shows young viewers how to “turn their world around” for good.

Directed by Josh Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, and Mikki Willis
Produced by Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Josh Tickell, and Nadia Salamanca
Executive produced by Andrea Van Beuren & Zak Kilberg


The Friendship Game

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STATUS: In Development

SYNOPSIS:

In a small town, three high school outcasts and a pre-teen internet voyeur unlock a mysterious cosmic force via a seemingly harmless yard sale trinket, revealing the terrible fate of their missing friend, and sending them spiraling down a cataclysmic collapsing of realities.

CAST & CREW:

Starring: Bella Thorne
Director:
Scooter Corkle
Writer:
  Damien Ober
Producers: Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films (Producer of “Rememory” and “The Witch”), and Executive Producer Zak Kilberg of Social Construct Films (Producer of “Would You Rather” and “Buena Vista Social Club Adios”)
Casting Director: Erica Silverman Bream
Sales: CAA and 13 Films

News:

VARIETY: Bella Thorne Starring in Sci-Fi Horror Movie ‘Friendship Game’May 9th, 2019
THE WRAP: Bella Thorne to Star in Sci-Fi Horror ‘The Friendship Game’ for 13 Films – May 9th, 2019
SCREEN DAILY: Bella Thorne to star in horror ‘The Friendship Game’ (exclusive)  – May 9th, 2019


The Song of Sway Lake -Released

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Now available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay, in US, UK & Ireland!
Available Summer 2019 in Spain & Russia.
See www.SwayLake.com for current updates and international release schedule.

SYNOPSIS:

The+Song+of+Sway+Lake+US+PosterAfter the death of his father, young jazz collector Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) recruits his only friend, a Russian drifter (Robert Sheehan), to help him steal the first recorded version of a World War 2 hit called “Sway Lake” from his own family’s lake estate. The plan is derailed when his accomplice falls in love with Ollie’s aristocratic grandmother, the glamorous Charlie Sway (Mary Beth Peil), who sees in the young Russian the glory of her youth.

Featuring a sparking soundtrack, including the stunning original of the title.

“A stunning film” – The Independent
”Offbeat, continually intriguing” – New York Times
”A rare joy” – Ain’t It Cool News

CAST & CREW

Director: Ari Gold (4x Sundance Alumni, Adventures of Power)
Writers:  Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull
Producers: Zak KilbergMichael Bederman, Ari GoldAllison Rose Carter
Starring: Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Robert Sheehan (Mortal Engines, Misfits), Isabelle McNally, Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Peña, Jack FalaheeBrian Denehee, John Grant, and The Staves.


GUANTÁNAMO DIARY

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From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: In Development

SYNOPSIS:

Together with Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93), Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, the feature film version of the NYT Best Seller, by current Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day in SeptemberThe Last King of Scotland) is on board to direct.

Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, yet he still in prison, due to the government’s appeal.

The New York Times calls his book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the so-called “War on Terror.”

CAST & CREW

Director: Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
Writer:  Michael Bronner
Producers: Benedict CumberbatchMichael Bronner, Adam AcklandChristine Holder, Mark Holder, Beatriz Levin, Lloyd Levin
Executive Producers:  Zak Kilberg, Russell Smith
Co-Producer: Larry Siems

NEWS:

https://deadline.com/2018/03/kevin-macdonald-last-king-of-scotland-director-next-guantanamo-diary-1202354207/


Say Her Name

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From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: In Development

SYNOPSIS:

Based on the critically acclaimed memoir by Francisco Goldman. In this autobiographical love story, Goldman married young writer Aura Estrada in a romantic Mexican hacienda in 2005. A month before their second anniversary, she passed away after a body surfing accident. Goldman was blamed by her family and himself and wanted to die but wrote “Say Her Name” as a novel chronicling his love and loss.

CAST & CREW:

Director: Leena Yadav
Writer: Scott B. Smith (script), Francisco Goldman (book)
Producers: William HorbergRussell SmithMichael Cleaver, and Zak Kilberg.

NEWS:

Francisco Goldman’s Love Story ‘Say Her Name’ Set Up as Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

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Untitled 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Project

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STATUS: In Development

SYNOPSIS:

Inspired by Corinda Marsh’s historical novel “Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street’s Last Days.”

The book’s account, seen through the eyes of a fictional reporter, focuses on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Okla., which was called “Black Wall Street” because of its economic success. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents.

The riot was mostly ignored until 1996, when the state legislature authorized the Oklahoma Commission to Investigate the Tulsa Race Riot.

CAST & CREW:

Director: Tim Story (“Fantastic Four,” the “Ride Along” franchise, the two “Think Like a Man” movies, “Barbershop.” Also directing and executive producing Showtime’s upcoming comedy series “White Famous,” based on Jamie Foxx’s personal experiences.)
Writer:  Christopher Kubasik
Producers: Zak Kilberg of Social Construct, Blue Ridge Media Capital, Tim Story and Doug Griffin of the Story Company, Christine Holder and Mark Holder of Zero Gravity.

NEWS

Read the project announcement on Deadline Hollywood or Variety.com – May 17, 2017

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