Cinequest Mavericks Studio Vision
Cinequest’s sister company, Cinequest Mavericks Studio LLC (CMS) creates innovative and impactful motion pictures, television and distribution platforms.
CMS produces, co-produces and distributes top motion pictures, documentaries, television, and new media demonstrating artistic impact, social responsibility, leadership and/or innovation. CMS produces innovative marketing paradigms that activate participatory audiences and utilize leading technological opportunities.
CMS provides mentors and artists to support to Cinequest Picture The Possibilities and integrates Cinequest Film Festival artists, writers and technologies.
CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION:
LIFE IS LOVE (principal photography occurred August/September 2012, Cambodia)
Arguably the world's most impactful leader in the movement to free and transform girls from the ravishes of human trafficking, Somaly Mam, a survivor and empowered inspiration, signs her books: "Life Is Love." When Cinequest learned of Somaly Mam's powerful work, Cinequest knew we must give voice to the young girls Somaly is working with to empower their further healing and to free and help other young women around the globe. Thus, Cinequest has partnered with Somaly Mam to create a powerful film that will connect the vision of a world free of trafficking to leaders who can make a difference as well as connecting the power of love as a tool that can literally heal all.
Named one of the 100 most influential women in the world, Somaly Mam's life, work and Voices of Change girls command a major documentary. This August, PTP and a team of leading filmmakers, will visit Cambodia to capture Somaly's story through the eyes and voices of the young teens she has freed and healed as well as through Somaly's direct voice. PTP will create a powerful feature documentary (entitled "Life Is Love"-the way Somaly signs her books) not just to heighten needed awareness for the sex trafficking global crisis but to also provide an example of how it can be changed--and those impacted transformed rather than discarded. The movie will bring a unique perspective to Somaly's story by focusing on the voice of women who have found healing and are resurrecting their lives. The dramatic irony in the film will be the void of love in the sex trafficking world and then the transformations of the women through real love (that of Somaly's work). The film will be used as a tool to drive leaders to further change, to raise funds and awareness for the Somaly Mam foundation, as well as to help and heal victimized youth.
THE SWEDISH JOB: A uniquely absurd comedy unfolds when two American hit men go to Sweden to do a simple job and get mixed up with a dysfunctional Swedish Family. Genre: Crime Saga
SON UP (Winner, Cinequest Screenplay Competition): After being released from juvenile hall, an incredibly gifted teenager, who society would simply consider a criminal, finds inspiration and strength to transcend his own emotional prison. The soul can never be imprisoned. Genre: Inspirational Drama
ORA (Winner, Cinequest Screenplay Competition): A powerful story of love and determination when a runaway slave discovers peace amidst the world of the proud Apache. However, when her former owner takes chase across an untamed Western Frontier, everything she holds dear in this world is threatened-especially her freedom. Genre: Drama
ANGLES: The effects of murder in a small apartment building ripple through the lives of six twenty-somethings, as bit by bit the shocking events of the day are revealed, from alternate perspectives, with startling conclusions. Genre: Suspense, Mystery
YOU LIKE ME: A documentary exploring mankind’s obsession with fame-exposing historical influences of fame as well as contemporary celebrity and social media obsessions. Genre: Documentary
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