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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2020  running November 3 - November 8, 2020  SANTA MONICA

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

2021: November 2 – 7 I 2022: November 1 – 6 I 2023: October 31 - November 5 I 2024: November 5 – 10

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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

 

 


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FALL GUY

GENRE:  Action

DIRECTOR:  Kevin Carraway

PRODUCERS:  Kevin Carraway

CAST:  Sean Bean (The Martian, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings), Paz Vega (Grace of Monaco)

SYNOPSIS:  A cab driver with a gambling debt accepts a job to transport a valuable briefcase, and gets in over his head when the case is stolen.

STATUS:  Pre-Production

screenplay available upon request 

 

 

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YOUR MOVE

GENRE: Action

DIRECTOR: Luke Goss 

PRODUCER: Cecil Chambers, Luke Goss, 

CAST: Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Night Crew) Robert Davi (Die Hard, The Expendables 3) Patricia De Leon (Bad Ass)

SYNOPSIS: A successful New York businessman, while on a video call with his wife and child who are visiting her family in Mexico, witnesses their brutal attack and kidnapping. Unable to rely on the country's law enforcement, he embarks on a journey to find his family and avenge the violence that befell them.

STATUS: Post-Production

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HOSTILE BORDER

GENRE: Thriller

DIRECTOR: Michael Dwyer

PRODUCER: Michael Dwyer

CAST: Veronica Sixtos (House of Payne), Julio Cedillo (SicarioCowboys & Aliens), Roberto Urbina(Che: Part One, Narcos)

SYNOPSIS: Raised in the U.S., Claudia (22) has forged her own version of the American Dream when she is suddenly arrested for credit card fraud and deported to Mexico. Unable and unwilling to adapt to her new reality she forms a dangerous alliance with a drug cartel in a desperate attempt to return to the United States. 

STATUS: Completed

 

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LOCKED IN

GENRE:  Woman in Peril/Action/Thriller

DIRECTOR:  Carlos Gutierrez

PRODUCERS: Elias Axume

CAST:  TBD

SYNOPSIS:  A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.

STATUS:  Pre-Production

screenplay available upon request

 

 

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THE GREATEST MIRACLE

GENRE: Animation, Drama

DIRECTOR: Bruce Morris

PRODUCER: Luis De Velasco

SYNOPSIS: The Greatest Miracle is an inspiring story which illustrates hope and faith. A story of the unseen sense of going and participating in church. It focuses on three characters and their guardians. From confession to communion to  offerings and our prayers for those who have gone to heaven.

STATUS: Completed

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THE VEIL

 

GENRE:  Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

 

DIRECTOR:  Brent Ryan Green

 

PRODUCERS:  Brent Ryan Green, Jeff Goldberg

 

CAST:  William Levy (Addicted, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Serinda Swan (Graceland)

 

SYNOPSIS:  Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, the film tells the story of a deadly warrior leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, he is healed by a mysterious princess and taken in by a hidden tribe that believes he was chosen to wage a final battle.

 

STATUS:  Post-Production

 

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AMERICAN HANGMAN

DIRECTOR: Wilson Coneybeare 

GENRE: Thriller

CAST: Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games, The Italian Job), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock)

SYNOPSIS: A judge is kidnapped and put on public trial over the internet for sentencing a man to death that his captor claims was innocent. 

STATUS: Pre-Production

screenplay available upon request

 

 

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LEGACY

GENRE: Action

DIRECTOR: Michael Winnick

CAST: TBD

SYNOPSIS: While on a hunting trip in the isolated wilderness, a father adn his adopted teenage son are turned into the prey of unknown assailants. They are unexpectedly joined in their fight for survival by a stranger who reveals the disturbing truth about the son's biological father, an intenational crime lord, and why that crime lord has sent trained assasins to kill the teenager. 

STATUS: Pre-Production

screenplay available upon request 

 

 

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FOR GREATER GLORY

GENRE: War, Adventure

DIRECTOR: Dean Wright

PRODUCER: Pablo Jose Barroso

CAST: Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens),  Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives)

SYNOPSIS: A retired Gen (Andy Garcia) and his wife (Eva Longoria) watch their country degenerate into violent civil war when the government enacts a series of anti-clerical laws. At first, he is hesitant to join the rebels, until he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen. Though the odds are against him, and with the help of a rebel(Oscar Isaac) the general nevertheless transforms a ragtag band of rebels into a formidable fighting force. 

STATUS: Completed

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US THEATRICAL

RELEASED ON 325 SCREENS 

DVD/VOD via FOX

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From the Producer of CRASH & THE ILLUSIONIST

PAPA HEMINGWAY IN CUBA

 

GENRE:  Drama, Adventure, Biography

 

DIRECTOR:  Bob Yari

 

PRODUCER:  Bob Yari

 

CAST:  Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar, Saving Private Ryan), Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck), Adrian Sparks (My Stepmother is an Alien), Minka Kelly (Lee Daniels' The Butler)

 

SYNOPSIS:  Based on a true story, Papa follows journalist Ed Myers (Ribisi) on his adventure to Cuba in 1959, on a mission to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway (Sparks). Hidden away at a private estate with his wife Mary (Richardson), the elusive author mentors Myers in fishing, drinking, and finding his voice, while the Cuban Revolution boils around them. In this turbulent landscape, beholding an icon in his twilight years, Myers discovers his strength, while recognizing that all of our heroes are human.

 

STATUS:  Completed

 

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THE PREPPIE CONNECTION

 

GENRE:  Crime Drama

 

DIRECTOR:  Joseph Castelo

 

PRODUCERS:  Charlie Bunting, Adam Folk, Eric Schultz

 

CAST:  Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Kong: Skull Island), Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy, Mako Mermaids), Sam Page (Self/less, Shark)

 

SYNOPSIS:  A student at a private school uses his connections to establish a drug trafficking network at his school.

 

STATUS:  Completed

 

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THE PASTOR

GENRE: Drama. Faith-Based

DIRECTOR: Deborah Goodwin

PRODUCERS: WolfGang Cinemas

CAST: Arturo Muyshondt, Ismael Cruz Cordova (Ray Donovan, The Good Wife), Franky G (Saw II, Saw III)

SYNOPSIS: An imprisoned former gang leader discovers his faith in God while in solitary confinement. When he comes out, he becomes a Pastor and is committed to protecting the youth in his gang infested Hispanic community. One gang leader targets the Pastor's new mission and community - the church is vandalized, his life is threatened and his estranged wife is kidnapped. Fighting his inner demons and violent instincts, the Pastor must decide between maintaining his newfound faith or returning to the cold-blooded killer he once was.

STATUS: Completed

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TACO SHOP

GENRE: Comedy

DIRECTOR: Joaquin Perea

PRODUCERS: Robert A. Parada

CAST: Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight)

SYNOPSIS: A taco shop's business is jeopardized when a gourmet taco truck parks across the street.

 

STATUS: Completed

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CHOSEN

Based on true events...

 

GENRE:  War, Action, Drama

 

DIRECTOR:  Jasmin Dizdar

 

PRODUCERS:  Michael Riley

 

CAST:  Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), Luke Mably (28 Days Later), Ana Ularu (Inferno)

 

SYNOPSIS:  An unassuming young lawyer leads a fight against the Nazis near the end of the Second World War.

 

STATUS:  Completed

 

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UNTIL FOREVER

 

GENRE:  Faith Based, Family, Drama

 

DIRECTOR:  Michael Linn

 

PRODUCERS:  Bonnie Boyum, Carolyn Linn

 

CAST:  Stephen Anthony Bailey (Easy Silence), Madison Lawlor (Close Range)

 

SYNOPSIS:  The Michael Boyum Story is a powerful, true account of one young man's courageous battle with leukemia and his journey of faith.

 

STATUS:  Completed

 

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BEYOND REDEMPTION

 

GENRE:  Action

 

DIRECTOR:  Bruce Fontaine

 

PRODUCERS:  Bruce Fontaine

 

CAST:  Brian Ho (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Peter Chao (Grave Encounters 2), Eddie Ko (The Martian)

 

SYNOPSIS:  A weary undercover cop must maintain his cover while trying to save the daughter of a notorious Triad Boss from becoming collateral damage in a sting operation gone wrong.

 

STATUS:  Post-Production

 

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Password:  beyond#redemption

 

 

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ORDEAL

GENRE: Sci-Fi/Action

DIRECTOR: Juan Felipe Orozco

CAST: TBD

SYNOPSIS: A space smuggler has to find a way to free his girlfriend from a deadly bomb locked around her neck. 

STATUS: Pre-Production

screenplay available upon request 

 

 

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RESOLUTE

GENRE:  Dramatic Thriller

DIRECTOR:  Catherine Linstrum

PRODUCERS:  Raimund Berens, Michael Dobbin

CAST:  Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood, The Host, Bitter Harvest)

SYNOPSIS:  The film follows a woman seeking revenge and a man seeking escape, who embark on a journey to the far north.  

STATUS:  Pre-Production

 

screenplay available upon request

 

 

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About American Film Market Dailies

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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
1 beachfront campus that covers it all

Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
N°8 (November 8) Closing

AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8

 


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