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Generations

Genre: Drama

Length: TBD

Synopsis: A tragedy at work and family secrets revealed at home provoke a doctor to discover the truth about himself and his lineage.

Starring: George Maguire (Fight Club, The Pursuit of Happyness), Dyan McBride, Cascius La Fleur, Nancy Madden, Rick Lasquette, P.K. Patel and Kathryn Howell (The Assassination of Richard Nixon, James and the Giant Peach)

Supported By: Tom Hanks

Directed by: Kourosh Ahari

Produced by: Alex Bretow

Executive Producers: George Maguire, Marcella Cortland, P.K. Patel and James Currie

Status: Completed


Moonlighter

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Length: TBD

Synopsis: Obsessed with justice, a detective investigates the duality of life on the streets of San Francisco, uncovering a dark secret that breathes life back into a case that has long been shelved as unsolvable.  

Starring: Barry Del Sherman (American Beauty, There Will Be Blood, Independence Day), Artem Mishin, Peter Quartaroli (Zodiak), Katherine Celio and George Maguire (Fight Club, The Pursuit of Happyness)

Directed by: Rainer Cvillink

Produced by: Alex Bretow and Kourosh Ahari

Executive Producers: Rainer Cvillink and Tim Erickson

Status: Currently in Post Production

Partners: Panasonic partnered with Mammoth Pictures and RCV Films to produce this film. 


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THE SECRET OF 40

Genre: Horror/Thriller/Suspense

Length: 28 min.

Synopsis: Devastated by the loss of his mother, Josh performs a ritual in an attempt to reach her beyond the grave. His pure intentions open unexpected doors as he taps into powers beyond his control.

Starring: Julian De La Celle (The Fosters, How to Get Away with Murder, Black-ish), Robert Rusler (Weird Science, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2), Judie Aronson (Weird Science, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), George Maguire (Fight Club, The Pursuit of Happyness) and Christy St. John

Directed by: Kourosh Ahari

Produced by: Alex Bretow

Status: Premiered March 4th at Cinequest Film Festival

About this Film: The Secret of 40 is presented as a Barco Escape 3-Screen Cinema Experience. This film was produced in collaboration with Barco Technologies and is the first horror film ever produced in Barco Escape's 3-Screen Cinema format. It premiered March 4th, 2016 at Cinequest Film Festival, and currently being developed into a feature length film.

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THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Genre: Drama/Thriller

Length: 78 min. (Feature)

Synopsis: Adapted from the original story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and placed in the early 1950s, Eleanor is prescribed bed rest by her husband, who is also her doctor and doesn't believe Post Partum Depression is something women can have. When Eleanor is forced to face her sickness in the confines of her room, the patterns in the wallpaper begin to come to life as she loses sight of her sanity.

Starring: Katherine Celio, Nicholas Riggall, James Carpenter and Kimberly Lester

Directed by: Kourosh Ahari

Produced by: Kourosh Ahari and Armin Houshmandi

Co-Producer: Alex Bretow

Status: Completed, But Not Yet Screened. Currently out to Festivals and Sales Agents


In Passing

Genre: Horror/Thriller/Suspense

Length: 7 min.

Synopsis: Left alone to care for her dying grandfather, a teenager confronts the frightening truth of what happens in the wake of death.

Starring: Ellalorraine Greely, Katherine Celio and Remi Barron

Directed by: Kourosh Ahari

Produced by: Alex Bretow

Executive Producer: Marcella Cortland

Status: Screened at San Jose International Short Film Festival 2016


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MALAISE

Genre: Drama

Length: 8 min.

Synopsis: After the outbreak of the Spanish Flu causes mass population loss, a man struggles to cope with the infection of his wife. 

Starring: Sandor Helderman and Katherine Celio

Directed by: Kourosh Ahari

Produced by: Kourosh Ahari

Status: In Development (Short Film Adaptation Completed and Screened)

About this Film: Malaise was an Official Selection in the Court Métrage at Cannes Film Festival 2015. Malaise was also an Official Selection at San Jose International Short Film Festival, and has received awards at various festivals, including Best Picture. The short film has been adapted from the feature length film.

 

"...Heartbreaking..." - Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep)


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ALL BUT FORGIVEN

Genre: Drama

Length: 15 min.

Synopsis: A man who finds himself homeless and without faith, recalls the events that brought him to rock bottom.

Starring: Sandor Helderman, Nika Burnett and Remi Barron

Directed by: Kourosh Ahari

Produced by: Vijay Rajan

Status: In Development (Pitch Teaser Completed)


WITHDRAWAL

Genre: Drama

Length: 15 min.

Synopsis: A young woman goes through a tumultuous heroin withdrawal as her father comes to her aid in this difficult time. While reality plays in the center screen, both the young woman and her father's inner thoughts play on the two side screens.

Starring: Rick Ravanello (The Cave, Weeds, Rizzoli & Isles) and Evalena Marie

Directed by: Vijay Rajan

Produced by: Kourosh Ahari

Distributor: Barco, Inc.

About this Film: Withdrawal is presented as a Barco Escape 3-Screen Cinema Experience. This film was produced in collaboration with Barco Technologies and was the first major hit presented in Barco Escape's 3-Screen format. It premiered at Cinequest Film Festival 2015, and has been distributed by Barco, Inc.


A Night With Eve

Genre: Drama/Family

Length: 18 min.

Synopsis: After receiving an invitation to pursue her psychiatric studies abroad, a young woman faces the reality of leaving her young sister under the care of her incompetent and grieving mother.

Starring: Molly Ratermann, Laura Webber and Isabelle Nada

Directed by: Ileana Verjus

Producer: Kourosh Ahari

Co-Producer: Alex Bretow

Status: Screened at San Jose Film Production Society 2015


FORTUNE-TELLING

Genre: Drama

Length: 15 min.

Synopsis: Three friends, all struggling actors, make a bet in a high stakes card game: the winner will pick up and make the life-changing move to LA to pursue their dreams, a commitment no one has been able to conquer.

Starring: Sandor Helderman, Heather Mignon and Jared Leaf

Directed by: Vijay Rajan

Produced by: Kourosh Ahari

Status: Completed, But Not Yet Screened


CANTEEN

Genre: Drama

Length: 10 min.

Starring: Heather Mignon

Directed by: Steven Nguyen

Produced by: Kourosh Ahari

Premiere: Cinequest Film Festival 2015

About this Film: Canteen is presented as a Barco Escape 3-Screen Cinema Experience. This film was produced in collaboration with Barco Technologies and was one of the first films ever presented in Barco Escape's 3-Screen format. It premiered at Cinequest Film Festival 2015, and is distributed by Barco, Inc.