"ANDERSON HIGH"

Title: “Anderson High”

Story: David Marchetti

Screen Writer: David Marchetti

Genre: Teen Angst Drama / Dark Comedy

Target Market: 13 – 28+

Tagline: Teenage anxiety just went to a whole new level.

Log Line: It’s six months until BETH MULLINS graduates from high school and she’s freaking out…inside her head.

Brief Synopsis

It’s six months until BETH MULLINS graduates from Anderson High and she’s freaking out…inside her head. As her anxiety grows she begins to see the world as a strange and frightening place and her parents, KAY and NICHOLAS, over-achieving yuppies aren’t helping matters much. All the while Beth’s closest friend, CYNTHIA ROLLINS, a quiet, mousy girl and the smartest person in Beth’s graduating class has just committed suicide because she didn’t get into Dartmouth College. Then along comes DR. PINCHETT, who runs a private institute that assists in making young girls independent and self-sufficient adults, supposedly the answer to all Beth’s problems – at least that’s what Beth’s parents think in a last attempt effort to make Beth more like them. As Beth tries to cope with her new surroundings at the “institute” and understand her mental disorder will she be able to fulfill her dreams or will her own affliction ultimately get the best of her.

 

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti
(310) 740.5191
david@davidmarchetti.com

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"BEYOND THE FELT"


Title: “Beyond the Felt®”Authors: David Marchetti & Angelique Habis-MarchettiFormat/Genre: Reality Television Series

Tagline: The grind, the climb, the fame

Premise: Beyond the Felt® explores the game of poker through the POV of three players: A world champion, an up- and-comer and a daily “grinder” trying to make a living on the international poker circuit.

Outline: There is action at every level of poker. From the dingy, smoky, back rooms of metropolitan cities around the globe to the prestigious hallows of the WSOP (World Series of Poker) and everything in between. “Beyond the Felt” is a new reality television series that will explore all facets of the poker lifestyle and what it means to be a jet set world champion to the average Joe trying to eek out a living in a game that pits a player’s skill, wit and concentration against each another. The guts of the show “Beyond the Felt” is about three poker players (1 successful, 1 up-and-comer and 1 “grinder”). As the camera travels the globe with each player the producers will give the viewer an intimate look at what life is like on the road playing variations of the card game Texas Hold’em.

 

The People (host, players, celebrities): There are four components for the sell ability of the show; One, casting a personality to host the show (someone who is recognizable, knows the game of poker and is dynamic), Two, casting “professional” poker players (such as Phil Ivery, Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hesham or Phil Laak) who will reveal the jet- set lifestyle of player(s) at the top of the food-chain. Third, there will be a “celebrity” element such as (Ben Affleck, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Alexander) who will be attached to each show as it travels the globe from tournaments, to cash games to home games. Four, the show will follow mise-en scene style an average “Joe” or “Jane” as they try to make a living from local card rooms.

 

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti & Angelique Habis-Marchetti
david@davidmarchetti.com

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"BLOOD DEMON"


Title: “Blood Demon”

Status: Script complete

Story by: David Marchetti

Writers: David Marchetti & Timothy Compton Genre: Horror/Adventure

Target Market: 18 – 34+

Tagline: A creature has been awoken.

High Concept: “30 Days of Night” meets “There Will Be Blood”

Log Line: An American engineer drills for oil on a remote island in the Philippines only to find he has awoken a creature from ancient folklore.

Synopsis

RICHARD HOFFMAN is chief engineer at Hoffman Oil Corporation, a company his ailing father, WAINSCOTT HOFFMAN, built from nothing. Richard is a man driven to succeed – no matter the cost to those around him. Away from his wife and daughter for months at a time and continuously pressed by his maniacal father Richard pushes his crew to
tap the huge oil reserves in the middle of the Palanan jungle.

But the harsh realities of the jungle are only part of his problems, as the indigenous Bartak people draw together to sabotage the Hoffman Corporation and pray to their protector ASWANG to fight the intruders that are destroying their land, sacred temples and simple way of life.

As Richard’s life starts to spin out of control and his workers begin to disappear, whispers of an evil vampire-like creature is on everyone’s lips.

With the clock ticking down will Richard be able to save himself and those he cares about or will the legend of Aswang claim all those in its path?

 

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti
(310) 740.5191
david@davidmarchetti.com

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"GUN SLINGING BETTY"

Title: “Gun Slinging Betty”

Status: In progress

Story By: Angelique Habis & David Marchetti

Genre: Action / Adventure / Crime / Drama

Target Market: 18 – 49

Tagline: A modern day Bonnie and Clyde with a rock & roll edge.

Logline: Betty Batan, an impoverished girl, from Manchester England always dreamed of being a rock and roll star, but when she gets caught up in a life of crime just as her star is on the rise, she puts her future and the bands in jeopardy.

Synopsis

Innocent, demure, BETTY BATAN grew up in the impoverished neighborhood of Manchester, England and always dreamed of living in America one day. Helping her parents to make ends meet, Betty, the eldest of six children worked at a young age fixing broken instruments and radios in her dad’s repair shop. After the untimely death of her father Betty had to drop out of high school to take over the family business.

Angry at the thought of being destitute for the rest of her life, she meets CONNER AUGUST, a doped up, stylish mod and lead guitarist of a band; THE CATCALLS. The two of them form a strong friendship based on their love of music, their disdain for their hometown and the desire to live a rock and roll fantasy in New York. Betty is asked by Conner to join his band as their lead singer. But only after a few gigs, an internal struggle arises amongst the band members, resulting in the band’s breakup. Conner and Betty then resort to robbery to fulfill their dreams of leaving England.

As the money and adrenaline continues to feed their rock and roll life style after reaching America they create their first album in NYC with savvy record producer BLAKE DONAHUE. The band renames themselves as GUN SLINGING BETTY.

 

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As her double life takes its toll on Betty and everyone close to her, suddenly becoming front-page headlines around the globe – and creating a media frenzy – Will Betty survive to see her dreams fulfilled or will her illegal exploits finally catch up with her?

 

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti
(310) 740.5191
david@davidmarchetti.com

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"REAPERVILLE"

Title: “ReaperVille”

Story By: David Marchetti and Clark Ransom

Writers: David Marchetti & Clark Ransom

Genre: Supernatural Dark Comedy / Drama

Target Market: 18 – 49+

Tagline: Death needs a Holiday

Log Line: When a depressed grim reaper and a down on his luck social worker worlds collide, it becomes the friendship from hell.

Synopsis

Imagine your job for the last two centuries is to collect the tortured souls of the human race? Welcome to ReaperVille.

In ReaperVille, the hierarchy of collecting souls starts with the rich & famous and drops to the very bottom of the barrel with road kill — and for SHERMAN LUX; he’s close to the bottom of the heap. As Sherman unsuccessfully deals with his anxiety in G.R.A. (Grim Reapers Anonymous), as well as his wife’s overbearing ways and a boastful reaper known simply as Chad, Sherman is one reap away from having a monumental meltdown.

Enter JAKE HARTLEY, a down on his luck suicide hotline operator who dreams of a guileless existence, like his favorite television hero Gilligan – but his life are anything but simple. When he finds out that his wife Emily is pregnant and he’s about to lose his job at the New Hope Suicide Center, his house of cards is about to come tumbling down fast.

One evening, while on soul assignment, Sherman gets the idea to befriend a sympathetic voice (Jake’s) on the other end of a suicide phone call as a Wall Street executive plummets to his doom, even though the reaper code is very specific about interacting with the human world… it’s not permitted. But for Sherman, he figures he has nothing to lose, so he sets up a meeting between him and Jake in the human world. As Sherman plots his rendezvous with Jake in Central Park, Jake is accidentally struck down by an ice cream truck and as fate would have it, falls into a coma.

 

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As the destiny of both men hangs in the balance, one thing is for sure; their “lives” will never be the same.

* Voted top 20 best spec script log lines for 2011, by Creative Screenwriting Magazine.

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti
(310) 740.5191
david@davidmarchetti.com

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"SUGAR WARS"

Title: “Sugar Wars”

Story By: David Marchetti

Screen Writers: David Marchetti & Clark Ransom

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Adventure

Target Market: 10 – 40+

Tagline: A battle for the ultimate recipe.

Log Line: When a small time confectioner’s recipe becomes a holiday sensation, a ruthless candy baron will stop at nothing to sabotage and crush the little shop.

Synopsis

Coming from a long-line of candy makers, NURF UNGER, an apprentice at his family’s candy store dreams of a different life. But when his father falls ill Nurf is next in line to inherit Unger Confectioner’s.

As the Unger’s business struggles to make ends meet a ruthless and devious candy baron – MILES GOOEY and owner of the behemoth Gooey Enterprises makes the Unger’s an offer that would save the family from certain financial ruin.

With time running out and his back against the wall Nurf accidentally stumbles upon an old family recipe in the attic of the old shop that quickly becomes a holiday hit.

When Miles gets wind of this secret recipe he sets an elaborate plan in motion to sabotage Ungar Confectioner’s, which will put them out of business, once and for all.

 

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti
(310) 740.5191
david@davidmarchetti.com

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"THE CHILD IN THE MOON"

Title: “The Child in the Moon”

Story By: David Marchetti

Writer: David Marchetti

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure/Drama

Target Market: 13 – 30+

Tagline: A dark and magical journey of self-discovery.

Log Line: A twelve-year-old boy discovers a mystical world that helps guide him through a real life nightmare.

Synopsis

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old JIMMY MYERS is depressed over the death of his father and keeps to himself most of the time. When Jimmy and his mother MARY must uproot their lives in New Hampshire and travel to a big lonely farmhouse owned by his evil uncle DWIGHT in rural Texas, fear and apprehension become a new way of life.

Though Dwight happily greets Mary and Jimmy, his annoyance at their arrival is barely hidden beneath a viscous, calculating interior. Indeed, there is nothing in the Dwight’s cold, exacting demeanor to suggest that he wishes to be a parent to Jimmy, even though his own brother died several months ago. What Dwight wants is Mary’s affections and nothing else.

When Jimmy makes friends, both real and mystical, his life begins to take a turn for the better and he proves that being boy is not all about being small and helpless, but with the power of imagination he will prove to be a strong and powerful ally when called upon.

 

Marchetti Media
David Marchetti
(310) 740.5191
david@davidmarchetti.com

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