PROJECTS, PRESS, MEDIA, & INTERVIEWS
Press Telegram – http://www.presstelegram.com/technology/20090819/lb-on-screenwriters-mind
ANATOMY OF A FIEND (thriller/dark comedy) – script in pre-production – (short) Tagline: Be Careful what you search for – You might just find it.
Logline: A devilishly fiendish serial killer hunts a particular kind of prey.
BEYOND THE PRETTY DOOR – produced – short – AWARD WINNING * Pan African Film Festival * Hollywood Black Film Festival * Philadelphia First Glance * BET Best Shorts
Tagline: Fear Can Leave you Hopeless, Love Can Leave you Fearless
Logline: Reese Turner was nearly ten-years-old before she realized that “worthless bitch” was not her middle name. Her mother used this particular vernacular as often as she spoke and the words escaped her lips like venom from a snake’s bite. Reese grew up in a world of pretty doors, manicured lawns and the facade of normalcy. However, she quickly discovered that her life was anything but normal. Along with her sister, Angel, and brother, Joey, she had to endure the misery and late night tirades from their manic depressant mother. She expressed her malcontent with being an abandoned overworked single parent with mental, emotional and physical abuse. Reese, Angel, and Joey had no choice but to find solace in each other.
CRYMES & MS. DAMEENA (crime drama) – script completed – episodic Tagline: What you see is what you get – Maybe
Logline: During a dinner theater murder mystery, an actor dies during a death scene and an audience member bites off more than he can chew, Playboy Det. Gideon Crymes must solve the mystery along with his new partner, Det. Dameena Charles, who happens to be a beautiful transgendered woman. While solving the case, the two realize that their unconventional partnership has started an unusual conversation within the masculine world of police investigation. Combining her flair for the dramatic with his creative detective work, they investigate bizarre homicides, all the while building a complicated relationship with each other.
DAY OF RECKONING (action) – script is completed – feature Tagline: Your Choices can Design your Life, Your Actions will determine your Future
Logline: Coming-of-age tale of a young man who is determined to come out of the shadows of his drug dealing father.
DUFFLE BAG BABY (drama/thriller) – script completed – feature Tagline: The Journey Home is in the Bag
Logline: After losing her husband while they were crossing the border, a young Mexican mother tries to build a new life in America. Alone, desolate, and working as an unauthorized housekeeper in a hotel, she begins to bring her baby to work in a duffle bag – Then one fateful night, in an instant, the duffle bag with the baby inside is stolen.
EMPRESS (action) – script in development – (feature) Tagline: The bonds of Sisterhood can connect a lifetime.
Logline: Ex-CIA Operatives give up anonymity to save one of their own.
FOODIE MATE (reality show) – project in development – (dating game show) Tagline: In the dating World, What will You Catch?
Logline: Eligible Men & Women vie for each others’ attention
GLORY, GRACE & JUSTICE (drama) – script completed – feature Tagline: Home is where Your Truth Lives
Logline: An Ambitious Chicago lawyer returns to her humble beginnings in Atlanta to bury her strict minister father and face her two younger sisters she had abandoned years before.
THE GODSON (comedy) – script is completed – feature Tagline: When your Godson is ungodly, should he be called Devilson?
Logline: A recent college graduate, in order to keep his rebellious wanna-be gangster Godson from becoming a criminal, inadvertently becomes what he was trying to prevent.
HELLARIOUS (horror/comedy) – script in development – feature Tagline: When “You Slay me,” really isn’t funny
Logline: A group of struggling comedians compete in the revered Last Man Standing competition at a uniquely designed and recently built Las Vegas casino only to realize that each comedian mysteriously disappears after they compete.
HERSTORY: The Things We’ve Lost – manuscript in development – (literary)
Tagline: Female Filmmakers as an Oxymoron
Logline: Female filmmakers discuss their journey toward becoming complete after a great loss.
HERSTORY: The Things We’ve Gained (drama) – script in development – (feature)
Tagline: An Unnecessary Necessity
Logline: A female film crew fight, fuss and finagle to get their project in the can.
JULIAN’S JOURNEY (drama) – script completed – feature – SUNDANCE SELECTION Tagline: If Doubt Troubles Your Spirit, Love Can remove All Doubt
Logline: Over 14 years ago, GEORGIA JACOBS, was a 38 year-old, over-worked, happily married woman with a devoted husband, SIMON, and a semi-successful career. But there was a relentless yearning for something she had not been able to have…a baby. After several years of physical therapy, surrogate proposals, adoption suggestions, and fertility drugs, the couple had assigned themselves to life without a child. Then one evening after the decision to halt the fertility drugs and just relax the whole idea altogether, Georgia is violently raped. She becomes pregnant. Since she was unable to conceive a child with Simon, she assumes the child belongs to the rapist. Being a deeply spiritual woman, she struggles with the idea of abortion. Still maintaining the possibility of the child being his, Simon won’t hear of this as an option. Georgia cannot withstand the emotional toil this attack has left on her. She slips into an internal battle of self-deprivation. Fourteen years later this psychosis intensifies when she looks into the young face of her now 14 year-old teenaged son, JULIAN, and sees the rapist staring back. Thus begins Julian’s Journey.
THE OTHER CINDERELLA (family comedy) – script in development – feature Tagline: You can never run fast enough to get away from yourself
Logline: Coming-of-age tale of a high school athlete who discovers her power and the will to follow her own destiny after losing her widowed father and being tolerated by her bitter stepmother and her two over-indulged step-sisters.
PYT/MIDDLE SCHOOL SLEUTHS (family comedy) – script completed – feature Tagline: Father may know More…But Daughter knows Best!
Logline: After witnessing her scientist father accidentally ingest a fast acting youth serum, a rebellious home-schooled science-hating introvert must not only continue her education at a traditional math and science middle school, but she must also embrace the one subject she hates the most to save the one person she loves. Joining forces with her father, they must find an antidote before he regresses to infancy.
RAMSEYS II (drama) – script in development – feature Tagline: The Quests of our Fathers
Logline: Dorian Ramseys is transported to ancient Egyptian times when his ancestors were ruling the land.
REESIE’S PIECES (comedy) – script produced – short Tagline: When your husband wants to go on a quick little ride and you want to be “ALL” night
Logline: Shareese Hudson accuses her husband, David, of adjusting another woman’s nipples…on her bike. This accusation leads them on a bike ride that changes the direction of their marriage.
REPLICA (action/thriller) – script in development – feature Tagline: There is Nothing as Deadly as a Woman Scorned
Logline: After finding her twin brother disguised as a woman and laying in a puddle of blood, a tough New York City S.W.A.T. member seeks answers, unaware that the hired killer, after seeing her, believes he has NOT completed the hit. Now she must find him before he finds her – again.
THE RESCUE (drama) – script produced – short (English & Spanish) Tagline: Love is Just a Rescue Away
Logline: Juan Mendez and his 8 year-old daughter, Rosie Mendez struggle to reclaim their lives after a terrible car accident claims the life of Mari, wife and mother. A despondent Rosie ends up in a wheelchair, while Juan slips further into his alcoholic addiction. They meet an unlikely hero in a small rescue dog who reminds them that love is just a rescue away.
SUNSHINE & SUSTENANCE (comedy/drama) – script completed – feature Tagline: How High Can You Go?
Logline: A former super model way past her prime returns to sunny California to rid herself of her difficult marriage but discovers her future when she falls for the local gardener who appears to be manufacturing marijuana in the backyard of her newly acquired home.
T-FLATS (comedy/drama) – script produced – (Co-produced in conjunction with Lynwood Films) Tagline: A home is a terrible thing to waste.
Logline: Content in his inebriated state, a wandering ne’er-do-well inherits a home, then with his vagabond partner, must reconcile their new-found wealth and responsibility.
22 YEARS (drama) – script produced – (Co-produced in conjunction with Dawn Noel Productions) Tagline: ‘Twenty-Two Years – A Coming-of-age story of acceptance, loss, and forgiveness.’
Logline: “After twenty-two years, Avi receives a call she never expected. Now she must face the choice of a lifetime– rekindle the relationship with her father or close the door and move on forever.”
THE 2nd COMING (comedy) – script in development – short Tagline: Love, Lust & the Pursuit of the Big O
Logline: When her college-aged sexually mischievous niece stops by for a visit, a retired Nun is encouraged to explore her sexuality.
AIN’T NO WAY – musical – in development – stage
ANATOMY OF A FIEND (drama) – completed – short
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? (drama) – produced – short
CASTLE – completed – episodic spec
DAZE OF RECKONING – original episodic spec
FRESH OFF THE BOAT – complete – episodic spec
GLORY, GRACE & JUSTICE – produced – Chicago/LA – stage
HOW SWEET IT IS – musical – in development – stage
KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT – PSA/Video – WIF – produced
LIVE WITHOUT LIMITS – PSA/Video – WIF & City TV of Santa Monica – produced
NO ORDINARY LOVE – produced – Chicago/Long Beach – stage
PICK-ME – PSA – WIF & City TV of Santa Monica – produced – EMMY WINNER
RAISING KAIN – comedy – in development – spec feature
READING TO KIDS – WIF – PSA – produced
ROSA’S CHECK-UP – PSA – WIF & City TV of Santa Monica – produced
SONNY WITH A CHANCE – completed – comedy spec
THE SUM OF ALL THINGS (drama) – completed – short
WOMEN OF COLOR – produced – stage