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Untitled Historic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Project with Director Tim Story

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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.

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

IMDB Official Movie Page to be posted soon!


Buena Vista Social Club Adios

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From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: COMPLETED

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™ – ADIÓS, a feature documentary film from Social Construct joint venture Convergent Media, is now in theaters!

SYNOPSIS:

BVSCA posterProduced by Social Construct founder and CEO Zak Kilberg and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker, the film is also executive produced by Wim Wenders, and distributed in the U.S. by Broad Green Pictures. 16 years after the previous Academy Award nominated film by Wenders, this latest project follows the five surviving original members of the world-changing Cuban band, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™, during their final, international tour, culminating in a massive celebration in Havana. The film will include mesmerizing concert footage and poignant reflections on the astounding success of the band and the loss of several of its members. It also will be set in the context of the historic changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States, undoubtedly influenced by the vibrant music and culture of Cuba epitomized and brought to the world stage by this band.

CAST & CREW

Director: Lucy Walker
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Producers: Julian Cautherley, Christine Cowin, Asher GoldsteinZak Kilberg, Victor Moyers

Executive Producers: Andrew Baker, Daniel Hammond, Gabriel Hammond, Bill Lord, Jason Lust, Russell Smith, Lucy Walker

Co-Producers: Michael Cleaver, Tom Colbourne, Brian Johnston, Iz Web

Associate Producers: Daniel Florestano, Arantza Benito Melgar, Juan Carlos Zaldivar

Starring: Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Gaujirito Mirabal, Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal

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The Song of Sway Lake

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STATUS: POST-PRODUCTION

The Song of Sway Lake will be premiered on June 21, 2017 at the LA Film Festival!

SYNOPSIS:

Loner Ollie Sway is on a mission to reconnect with his dead father by finding the one record his father loved most — a rare jazz-age 78 hidden somewhere inside his wealthy grandmother’s lush country estate. With his bombastic Russian-immigrant accomplice in tow, Ollie is derailed when the glamorous matriarch herself, Charlie Sway, shows up. Now Ollie must fight Charlie for Nikolai’s attention and find the record before his grandmother does… all while trying not to become spellbound by a local girl whose perfection mirrors the song he longs to hear.

The Song of Sway Lake is about the search for a lost melody: the melody of America’s lost heroic grace. While Ollie digs deeper into why his father committed suicide, Nikolai’s desire to become a Sway deepens, and Charlie, empowered by the attention, plays the boys off each other. But when the record turns up in an unexpected place, Ollie must secretly decide whether to abandon Charlie and his past, or deal with his demons and become part of the Song of Sway Lake.

Visit The Song of Sway Lake Facebook Page

Official Event Page for the premiere of “The Song of Sway Lake

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 Instruments, 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.

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

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

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GO FAR: The Christopher Rush Story

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GO FAR is a documentary about the life of Christopher Rush, an amazingly inspirational human being who was born with muscular dystrophy (http://mda.org/disease/sma1.html). Rather than give up, he defied every expectation and lived a life full of happiness, optimism, and endless accomplishments that most able-bodied people would be proud of. Despite having been diagnosed with a life expectancy of two years, he lived until shortly before his 31st birthday.

During his last few months Chris developed an inspirational program called GO FAR (Goals, Obstacles, Focus, Act, Review) that he planned to teach to others who were disabled, troubled youth, and anyone else who needed encouragement and a better path to reaching their goals, regardless of the obstacles. This documentary will serve as his legacy, a message of enduring optimism and hope.

GO FAR is available for instant streaming on www.GoFarMovie.com through YEKRA.

CAST & CREW

Writer/Director: Zack Arnold
(Editor- Burn Notice (TV), Glee (TV))

Producers:  Tracy Balsz, Craig Byrd

Executive Producer:  Zak Kilberg, Lawrence Goebel

Featuring Narration By: Mark Hamill (Star Wars Ep. IV-VI)


Would You Rather -Completed

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Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of Would You Rather, hosted by a sadistic aristocrat…

WOULD YOU RATHER, now on HBO, is a psychological thriller that explores economic inequality, the potential consequences of Social Darwinism, and power games. The film has been compared by critics to a less controversial version of Pasolini’s SALO, or a current reality version of  HUNGER GAMES. Other critics have described the movie as a “financial morality play with spirit and wit” — one that is “guaranteed to rile up even the most jaded viewer,” while presenting a “portrait of human nature as it is faced with a cold reality of choice and survival.”

“A bloody rare turn at classic murder mystery…”
-Rex Reed, New York Observer

CAST & CREW

Director: David Guy Levy

Writer: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen

Producers: Zak KilbergMaura AndersonDavid Guy Levy

Executive Producers: Brittany SnowAndre Royo

Cinematographer: Steven Capitano Calitri

Distributor: IFC / Sundance Selects

Starring: Brittany Snow (Prom Night, Hairspray)Jeffrey Combs (Re-AnimatorThe Frighteners), Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience),Larry Cedar (The CraziesDeadwood), Larry Gillard Jr. (The WireThe Machinist), Robb Wells (Trailer Park BoysBoondock Saints II), Eddie Steeples (My Name is Earl), John Heard (Home Alone), Enver Gjokaj(Dollhouse), and Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth)

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