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At first glance, Alexander Pagan might appear to be a man with severe social issues, but as his young and beautiful case worker, Ell, finds out, there's more to this dark stranger than meets the eye. When she learns that Alex has a unique ability to plant suicidal thoughts into intended political targets, she accidentally discovers he's part of an underground network of assassins that have secretly been at work controlling outcomes in Washington. By the time she uncovers his personal life is tied to her own, it'll be too late for the young beauty to escape, as she has been secretly linked to the network since the moment she was born.
Most of Jesus's life is told through the four Gospels of the New Testament Bible, known as the Canonical gospels, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are not biographies in the modern sense but accounts with allegorical intent. They are written to engender faith in Jesus as the Messiah and the incarnation of God, who came to teach, suffer and die for people’s sins.
There is very little written about Jesus's early life. The Gospel of Luke (2:41-52) recounts that a 12-year-old Jesus had accompanied his parents on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and became separated. He was found several days later in a temple, discussing affairs with some of Jerusalem’s elders. Throughout the New Testament, there are trace references of Jesus working as a carpenter while a young adult. It is believed that he began his ministry at age 30 when he was baptized by John the Baptist, who upon seeing Jesus, declared him the Son of God.
STORMS OF TIME
October 14, 1964… a young man is pulled from a Soviet prison cell – about to be executed. As, with dread, he awaits the bullet that could come from anywhere, Mika revisits his life and the strange sequence of events that brought him to this terrible moment: the Second World War (and the horrors he experienced as a Russian Jew in the clutches of the Nazis), his being saved by the Russian army, the years as an ardent young Communist, and, ultimately the woman he fell in love, married and then was betrayed by. Accused of her murder (which he hasn’t committed), Mika is sent east to a gulag (a prison without walls) where he befriends a Writer who becomes Mika’s friend and savior.
To keep Mika from giving up in and surrendering to utter hopelessness, the Writer tells Mika a story about a valiant Knight sent to fight the Crusades. Seeing himself as the knight and the knight’s journey as his own crusade, Mika survives and is pardoned by a member of the Communist party. Returning to Moscow, Mika finds nothing there of his old life and decides to leave for Israel. In Odessa, before boarding a boat, he bumps into his wife. Seeing that she’s alive and married to another man (betrayed by her again), Mika kills her – for real this time – and faces the execution that was always his fate.
Told with lyricism and a strong sense of metaphor that interweaves Mika’s story and the Knight’s, Storms of Time boldly presents Mika as a symbol of the Soviet Union’s own journey through the 50’s and 60’s – an epic struggle of individual will to survive the crush of history.
THE LAST TROUBADOUR
DAVID OF SASUN
Tree worship (dendrolatry) refers to the tendency of many societies throughout history to worship or otherwise mythologize trees. Trees have played an important role in many of the world's mythologies and religions, and have been given deep and sacred meanings throughout the ages. Human beings, observing the growth and death of trees, the elasticity of their branches, the sensitivity and the annual decay and revival of their foliage, see them as powerful symbols of growth, decay and resurrection. The most ancient cross-cultural symbolic representation of the universe's construction is the world tree.
The image of the Tree of life is also a favorite in many mythologies. Various forms of trees of life also appear in folklore, culture and fiction, often relating to immortality or fertility. These often hold cultural and religious significance to the peoples for whom they appear. For them, it may also strongly be connected with the motif of the world tree.
American politician Alexander Pendrick is suffering from late stage cancer. The only hope left in his world now, is the recent discovery that his believed-to-be-dead wife, is very much alive and about to be released as a political prisoner. With time running out, it's his final wish to see his wife once more. Unfortunately, this harrowing trip to the South Pacific turns disastrous when his plane goes down into the South China Sea.
Fortunately, he finds himself washed ashore of a small tropical island which is owned by the reclusive Dr. Moreau, head of the controversial Moreau Pharmaceutical company. Here, Pendrick will have direct access to experimental drugs which are promised to cure his cancer. But much to his dismay, Pendrick learns of the disturbing animal experiments being performed on the island...experiments that cross breed animals into hybrid human-like creatures. Can Pendrick trust that the medical treatments he's receiving are what they were promised, or will his disease change him into a creature only the likes a mad scientist could conceive?
BURING THE MAN
THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU
What starts out as three separate stories, eventually falls into two and then, finally, one very disturbing tale of survival.
First, there’s Mr. Theodore, an artist who’s at the top of his game. He’s the best there is at his particular brand of art, and he knows it. He takes great pride in his work and each piece of art gets the same care and attention to detail as the last.
Second, there are four of the riches men in the world. But it seems these billionaires have become bored and have lost the thrill of spending money. Without the anxiety of buyer’s remorse, they need to find a pastime that will bring a certain nervous excitement to their next purchase.
Third, there’s Razzle, a regular at the Burning Man festival held in the California desert. It’s his unique business that puts his brother, Mr. Theodore, to work and allows the wealthy to invest in a rare opportunity to go hunting. The trophy in this case is a Tsantsa, more commonly known as a shrunken human head.
Then there’s Page, who by no choice of her own, is thrust into the middle of these three stories melding into one. She is next in line to be one of Mr. Theodore’s finest creations. The Tsantsa ordered by none other than her own husband. By sheer will, and a little luck on her side, she breaks free of her prison only to be “rescued” by our four billionaires. Will she make it out alive?
BURNING THE MAN
Vehicular is an edge-of-your-seat, satirical thriller that will keep audiences guessing. The script hits all its dramatic beats at the right moments, subverting expectations and pushing its protagonist to his limits. The story is deeply reflective of the disillusionment felt by everyday people in this current economic and political climate, yet it provides sheer escapism. It poses the question, "What would you do if everything fell apart around you, and the restrictions of logic were extinguished? How far would you go to take revenge on those who wronged you?" Mann begins the story as an average Joe who has been walked upon, only to retaliate violently and transition into a twisted avenger of sorts. In many ways the story is like a superhero origin film for fans of psychological thrillers.
Our aim is to create a film that places us in the mindset of a regular guy turned mad man and take audiences on a roller-coaster ride. They will emerge from theaters feeling guilty that they enjoyed watching someone's violent descent into chaos. But most importantly, they will feel empathy for the protagonist and feel moved by his ultimate self-redemption. Despite all its carnage, Vehicular is primarily a performance-driven film. It will require an actor of immense range, personality and magnetism to carry viewers through to its violent conclusion with a sense of connection.
We envision the film as a visual tour de force. The fact that most of the story is set in a vehicle is an interesting challenge for maintaining a cinematic sensibility. Yet much like Buried, I aim to utilize special vehicle rigs and visual effects to make the interior of Mann's car its own special world. The story is constantly moving, and so too will the camera, not in a disorientating fashion, but via uniquely subjective and immersive techniques. We want to put the audience behind the wheel with Mann.
Vehicular is a film with great potential. Much like Falling Down, Fight Club and Collateral, it is a darkly-comedic, character-driven, action-thriller that appeals to an increasingly cynical generation.
STATE OF DEFACTO
Art Sevada is a bona fide Renaissance man, recognized for his many talents and pioneering endeavors. Today, as the CEO of GRIGOCORP and President of Sevada Productions, both based in Los Angeles, he continues to build on a diverse body of work, as an award-winning artist and entrepreneur.
Art Sevada was born in 1972 into a family of renowned artists, in the city of Abovyan, Kotayk Region, Armenia. Inspiration was all around him as he grew up in a household steeped in creativity. By the time he graduated from high school, Art had already mastered several musical instruments, and cultivated a profound appreciation for visual arts and esthetics.
After he and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1990, Art studied music composition and visual arts at California State University, Northridge. His formal training would propel him into a flurry of creative work in the ensuing years.
Between 1995 and 2000, Art released three albums of original music, including "Palpitation of Soul," "Years of Solitude," and "Disconnected." Apart from composing the lush, melodically-driven material, he had also played all of the instruments and arranged the music. All three recordings have garnered critical praise.
In the late 1990s, Art established Sevada Productions, a firm specializing in a broad range of creative work, from graphic and web design to television commercials and software development. Sevada Productions continues to grow, and is widely recognized for landmark projects that push the envelope in terms of content and design alike.
Throughout the 2000s, Art also pursued his passion for filmmaking, by writing, directing, and producing a series of intensely personal films that are also noted for their universal appeal. His credits include his trilogy, comprising "As a Beginning," "Mikosh," and "The Rope," as well as "Three Colors in Black and White" - all of which have received critical acclaim in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
In 2015, Art founded GRIGOCORP, a consortium of entertainment and consumer-product companies, with the goal of developing and marketing a diverse range of inventions. Today, cutting-edge products being made or developed by various GRIGOCORP enterprises range from eyewear, modern gadgets, and electric cars to next-generation apps and devices including SFNX, the world's first AI psychologist.