Corey Mandell: Because here is the truth and this is really sad. Intuitive writers…I’ll give you a true story…I’m am mentor for Film Independent and they have a lab. And they bring in these writers and then you’re mentored by writers and directors of some of the best independent films. And I came in at the end to sort of clean up where the writer had all these notes and before they went to do the rewrite and to sort of make sure their plan was in good shape. So I came in at the end of the process. I worked with this writer, a wonderful woman. And she’d gone to one of the major film schools and she had a MFA. And ever since she was a little girl, all she wanted to be was a writer. And she was so excited to get into this program and she’d written a script. And some of the writers and directors of some of her favorite movies read her script and give her feedback.
And so my job is to see what a rewrite plan is and see and see if I can bring any value to it. So I go “Hey, how’s it going?” and she said “It’s going good” but she said it in a really ‘it’s not going good way.’ And I go “So what’s going on?” and she says “I quit!” and I go “You’re not going to write?” and she says (Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
Lazar works as a ‘decoy’ or ‘bait’ who distracts the police and oversees the transfer of illegal immigrants across the border with the EU. Intelligent and discreet, he lives under the patronage of a local mobster and is able to support his family with the money he makes from trafficking. He falls in love with a young student, a stranger to his world, and contemplates changing his life. One night, his brother Toni is responsible for the drowning of one of the immigrants. Lazar is called to help and is faced with an impossible decision.
The Cyclotron is a thriller that takes place at the end of the Second World War. Simone, a spy working for the Allies, is entrusted with the mission to find and execute Emil, a scrupulous Berlin scientist who discovered before the Americans the way to build an atomic bomb, and is fleeing with his secret. Simone finds him on a night train speeding towards Switzerland. German soldiers, led by König, a German scientist, who want to arrest Emil and make him talk before he leaves the country, are also chasing him. Things get complicated when memories of love and quantum mechanics get intertwined in the pursuit.
BNB Hell tells the story of a young woman’s hunt for her missing sister ends at a rundown bed and breakfast in the Hollywood Hills run by an ill-tempered woman called Mommy. Disturbing messages left by former guests suggest unsettling secrets lay buried there.
Show Business is an American comedy that follows screenwriter Guy Franklin as he moves from NYC to LA with his fiancé. It should be a great gig but Guy soon realizes that being in Show Business and balancing his life love is easier said than done – a movie by Composer/Filmmaker Alexander Tovar