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Stan the Man

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Synopsis:

Stan Mann (Steven Chase) is a happy-go-lucky, wealthy self-made businessman. But he has some very bad habits - drinking, gambling, as well as prostitutes. Even his friend and business partner Rick has distanced himself from Stan and refuses to include him in a big new project, a popular fast food chain.

Stan, who is usually lucky in gambling, one day suddenly loses all of his money in a casino fraud scheme.

Now, in order not to become poor he needs to marry an older woman, Jennifer, whom he doesn't love. Extremely frustrated Stan goes to a convenience store to buy booze, and there he meets a beautiful young woman, Kristi.

Right at that moment an armed robber enters the store. In order to save Kristi Stan jumps in front of the bullets. In the hospital he has a near-death experience.

An Angel named Olivia grants Stan thirty days to get his life back on track and feel love in his heart. Otherwise there will be no mercy from the Fate at the 30th day.

Now Stan must choose between Jennifer, whom he doesn't love, and Kristi, who is dating a jealous and boring man.

His love for Kristi inspires Stan to change his life. Precisely thirty days later he survives what should have been a fatal car crash, because he fulfilled his promise to Angel Olivia.

Poor but happy Stan and Kristi are ready to commit to each other. Rick notices huge changes in Stan's character and ends up including him in a deal that will bring him multi-million profits.


The Dark Side of Dalia

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Synopsis:

In an age where reality television reigns supreme, there is no telling what lengths some people will go to achieve fame. But what happens when the true reality becomes more chilling, more convoluted than any 51 minute reality show can portray? The story of Dalia Dippolito and her solicitation to commit first-degree murder against her husband is one that answers just that question.

Since 2009, Dalia’s story has swept the nation with its regional and national headlines and extensive media coverage. Police interviews, set-ups, and testimonies have garnered millions of YouTube views and suggest that society just can’t get enough of this story. The story begins in August 2009 when an undercover cop posing as a hit man met Dalia in a CVS parking lot in Boynton Beach, Florida. Video footage shows Dalia insisting that she wants the job complete with “5,000%” surety.

With this evidence, the police department orchestrated an elaborate murder crime scene set up at the Dippolito home. Dalia’s overly rehearsed wailing at the (fake) news of her husband’s death is yet another nail in the coffin. Over the next 8 years, the Dalia story unfolded across one trial, two appeals, two retrials, and two convictions, and let’s not forget, that she got pregnant and gave birth, while on house arrest. What should have been a one-step trial and conviction was muddled by the presence of alarming defense accusations and failing juries. Was the police department looking for television fame with their set-up? Were the Dippolitos looking for similar fame? What happens when 15 minutes of fame becomes 9 years and that fame is at the expense of a woman’s freedom? While these questions have not been reasonable doubt enough to reap an innocent verdict, they are enough to keep Dalia’s story going longer than most reality TV shows.

In a story where lovers are informants, police departments are fame hungry, and shady parking lot conversations serve as the cornerstone for the prosecution, there is no telling if the truth will ever be entirely uncovered. And the pursuit of that truth is proving to be a curiously insatiable reality.


Dawn of 5 Evils

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When a group of five real estate brokers and bankers arrive at an exclusive penthouse at the request of its wealthy, high society owner...a supernatural perfect storm is formed...

“Lamia” is the borrowed ancient name for “Balthoria,” a serial killer who has crossed the lines between supernatural and real. A dark, beautiful woman who is known to bathe in the blood of her victims; she has gathered her prey for a specific reason...to sacrifice them to a Higher Order.

The bankers meet their hostess. As they prepare their audit and financial documents, they explore the Byzantine penthouse to find that all is not what it seems.

“Lamia” looks like a woman from the 1500s that was known to be a vampire. According to the lore in “Lamia’s” art displays, Balthoria sought eternal life, emulating Vlad The Impaler and used virginal blood to stay youthful. Balthoria has prepared her guests to be sacrifices for four other beings she wishes to connect with: The Four Horsemen, soon to be known as “The Five Evils” as joining them will complete the five points of the pentagram.

The Horsemen appear inside this high rise torture chamber to pursue their victims that culminates in a roller coaster fight for survival. Brought forward by Balthoria’s conjuring, they are focused on their victims until it is discovered one of the “guests” is not who he seems, resulting in a game of cat and mouse to apprehend all Five Evils.