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In 1910, two years after his marriage to the sculptress Kathleen Bruce, British explorer Robert Scott leads a daring quest to be the first to reach the South Pole. A Naval officer himself, Scott recruits sailors, engineers, and scientists of good heart and spirit. Our story is told through the eyes of Cherry, the youngest member of the Terra Nova crew.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES is a continent-hopping scripted series that journeys to the soul of a destination through the stories of those who travel there. 

Directed and Written by Alan Jacobs, Nina Takes a Lover is a surprisingly romantic comedy that combines marriage, passion and adultery in a lover’s triangle that can’t be resisted. Laura San Giacomo stars as Nina, a woman deeply in love with her husband despite his infidelity and frequent absences. But when he leaves town and Nina’s best friend borrows her apartment for an extramarital tryst, Nina starts to reconsider her own ideas about love. Reluctantly, she enters into an affair with a handsome stranger. Just when you think you understand Nina’s change of heart, an astonishing secret reveals her true love. The film stars Laura San Giacomo, Paul Rhys, Michael O’Keefe, Cristi Conway and Fisher Stevens. The film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Sundance Film Festival.

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists tells the story of Sinbad, who discovers a mysterious island ruled by King Akron and his daughter, Princess Serena. Serena is on her voyage beyond the “Veil of Mists.” Serena seeks the help of Sinbad and his crew as they set out in search of the magic potion to save King Akron from the evil clutches of the mysterious sorcerer Baraka.  Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists is the first feature-length CGI film created exclusively using motion capture. The film was Co-Directed by Alan Jacobs and featured the voices of Brendan Fraser, Leonard Nimoy, John Rhys-Davies, and Mark Hamill.

Just One Night is a comedy film Written and Directed by Alan Jacobs. The film tells the story of Professor Isaac Balter. En route to his wedding, Isaac stops over in San Francisco for one night and falls in love with another beautiful woman, Aurora. In his twenty-four hour wild ride, he encounters Aurora’s snobbish European husband, a student/call girl, and a kind-hearted hustler. The film features Timothy Hutton and Udo Kier.

American Gun  is written and directed by Alan Jacobs featuring Virginia Madsen and starring James Coburn in his final performance.The film tells the story of Martin Tillman (Coburn), a World War II veteran on a cross-country journey to trace the origin of the gun used to kill his daughter Penny (Madsen) and find his estranged granddaughter.

Based on a true story, Down for Life depicts a single, fateful day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader, Rascal. Leaving the gang, she discovers, is more difficult than joining. Rascal’s story is further complicated by racial tensions between her Latina gang and a rival black girl gang. The film was shot on location in South-Central Los Angeles and stars local youths in the lead roles.  The film presents a raw, authentic look at a young teenager’s life in the ghetto. It presents an unflinching view into a world most of us know little about.

The film was written and directed by Alan Jacobs and featured special appearances by Snoop Dogg and Danny Glover. It received critical acclaim and was screened as an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. To learn more about the film, see the official website and watch the trailer below.

Chicano rap artist “Lil Rob” created the song Por Vida for the film. Alan Jacobs directed the music video for Por Vida, and the music video has now been viewed online more than one million times. The video even features some footage from the movie itself. Click here to watch the music video.

Rose Angeles is a Hollywood ghost story, a tale of how the past can influence the present. In 1932, Peg, a rising starlet, swan dives off of the Hollywood sign to her death. Fascinated by the story, present-day filmmaker Aurora and her boyfriend and producer, Griffin, decide to make a film about Peg’s life. Aurora begins to doubt her creative abilities as she delves more deeply into the project, and she is visited by Peg herself, who also questions Aurora’s directorial instincts. Eventually, propelled by her relationship with Peg, Aurora, too, ends her life by jumping from the Hollywood sign. After Aurora’s death, the film’s composer, Rose Angeles, begins to play the film’s score at parties. The result is a cult following of women obsessed with Peg: dressing like Peg, walking dogs like Peg…even throwing themselves off of the Hollywood sign like Peg. And as these women begin to replicate Peg’s narrative, Peg and Aurora make surprising reappearances.

In 49 Days, Jason and Camille, sweethearts since childhood, go out swimming one night to celebrate High School graduation — and promise to always be together.  That night, Camille drowns in the ocean, sucked under by a whirlpool that nearly claims Jason as well.  Devastated and distraught, Jason is visited by Camille’s spirit who encourages him to join her in the afterworld. When Jason hesitates, Camille becomes increasingly desperate and belligerent.  The story is inspired by the Tibetan Book of the Dead, which believes that there is a 49 day period in which the soul of the dead is in transition.  This supernatural horror film is in the style of The Sixth Sense and The Others.

This ensemble comedy follows a travel team of 10-year-old soccer players – and their very neurotic parents – as they make a run for the world soccer championship. The film will star well-known actors as well as international soccer stars in cameo roles. As with Friday Night Lights, the story lends itself to serialization in film and television. With a positive message for young athletes, We Are The Champions is the type of movie that can gain both grassroots support from youth sports organizations and marketing partnerships with companies focused on the worldwide soccer audience. To learn more, see the official website.

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