Author Archives: Cinemateo

SKULDUGGERY – feature script

SKULDUGGERY

An Orphaned Cajun boy and his new big city friends embark on a journey through swamps and N’awlins’ French Quarter to locate a legendary pirate treasure. After deadly confrontations with a Voodoo Queen, the kids realize that family is the greatest treasure of all.

 

 

“Beyond the intrigue of decoding pirate maps and the youthful thrill of discovery, I responded to the thematic resolve that ‘family is the greatest treasure of all.’”

– Script Consultant

 

SKULDUGGERY is a high-spirited and heartfelt family adventure with a fantastic setting well-realized and an endlessly endearing cast of characters. The Treasure Hunter Squad, as they come to call themselves, are a plucky and likable team that take this grand quest far beyond a bit of treehouse make-believe. Johnny is a complex and compelling hero. He has seen tragedy in his own life, but finds adventure, love, and hope with these new friends, and we’re right there with them. The script has a particular skill of blending credible danger with childlike purity, for an enchanting and compelling effect that is the stuff of great fantasy. The scene where Abby tames the fearsome Gris-Gris The Alligator with marshmallows is a charming example. From the mysterious bayou to the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana itself is practically a character, jumping off the page and playing an integral role in the nature of the adventure.”

– Blacklist Evaluation

 

“There’s such a lively sense of youthful adventure in this script: the writer has beautifully captured what it’s like to be young and full of wonder. The setting is evocative and vivid, filled with all sorts of dangers and delights. It’s the perfect location for a childhood adventure.”

– Blacklist Evaluation

 

“Overall, this is an enjoyable, swashbuckling, swampy adventure that will transport audiences to a different place without ever leaving our planet. Its positive message of inclusion, the wonders of childhood, and a life free of technology makes it a property worth considering at any production company looking to tell stories about kids in the American South.”

– Blacklist Evaluation

 

“The Louisiana Bayou is expertly described and captures the summertime glow of family films of the past. Perhaps the most interesting device in this script is the decoding of the treasure map, which adds a fun element for both the viewer and characters.”

– Blacklist Evaluation

 

Spoof Japanese Commercial

Dragon’s Blood energy drink

A commercial I directed to insert into Episode 3 of Humor Me (which I also directed).

Humor Me centers on comedian Nick Beachwood, and his eccentric best friends: Actor, Brett Stevens, and Music Producer, Charlie King. Nick navigates the pitfalls of Hollywood life as his cohorts continuously propel him into various misadventures.

-Series directed by Matthew W. Davis

Starring Matt Hughes, Clayton Froning, Troy Alcendor, Rachel Henn, Paige Friedman, Jonny Loquasto and Doug Simpson. www.facebook.com/HumorMeShow

Dragon’s Blood starring Brett as the helpful lonely dog from Cinemateo on Vimeo.

Humor Me – sizzle reel

Humor Me centers on comedian Nick Beachwood, and his eccentric best friends: Actor, Brett Stevens, and Music Producer, Charlie King. Nick navigates the pitfalls of Hollywood life as his cohorts continuously propel him into various misadventures.

-Series directed by Matthew W. Davis

Starring Matt Hughes, Clayton Froning, Troy Alcendor, Rachel Henn, Paige Friedman, Jonny Loquasto and Doug Simpson. www.facebook.com/HumorMeShow

Humor Me directed by Cinemateo on Vimeo.

 

SELL WELL! – the spec pilot

SELL WELL LOGO

(represented by Al Hill – Epiphany Management Group)

I just completed the Show Bible, Pilot Outline, and Spec Episode script for Sell Well!  

SELL WELL! is a 30-minute sitcom in the tradition and tone of Workplace Comedies such as Scrubs and 30 Rock.  In this series, we follow the daily antics of the “creative” team who produces infomercials for obtuse gadgets and clients.

 

LOGLINE

A former Child Star who had always played the “Fat Sidekick,” takes center stage as the Host of his infomercial company – hawking dubious merchandise on TV with the help of his marginally adequate staff, and his irritating stage-mother.

 

SERIES SYNOPSIS

Every episode of SELL WELL! finds our ego-driven Protagonist, Ralph Bacon, leading the charge to sell yet another ill-conceived widget to the American Public – that same public who adored him as child star, “Ralphie the Fat Sidekick” from “those movies with the goat.”

 

LINK to the Show Bible