Thriller - Development 2017

Joe has followed in his illegitimate father’s footsteps. He also makes the same mistakes. Joe is drawn into the mobster underworld his father leads but must choose his own destiny. As the story unfolds, we find out his father’s story and that Joe will find that history does repeat itself.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Crime, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David MARGULIS
    • Writer(s)
    • David MARGULIS
    • Producer(s)
    • David MARGULIS (Ace Media, LLC), Dennis MAGUIRE
    • Synopsis
    • Joe lives with his Maw Maw, May. Who has always looked out for him and now is his only family he has to take care of, but it aʼinʼt easy. Joe works hand to mouth in odd jobs barley making ends meet. May sees the only way out is to send Joe to a place where she has a connection. At Whitey’s Garage. Whitey’s Garage is a place in New Orleans where Whitey laments over an old career as a champion horse trainer. He has since given up his dream of winning the big purse with his own horse and now fixes horse races by blocking his favorite three year old, Destiny. Saving her for a 30 to 1 odds win. As long as he stays in line, he wont get his nose broken again by Beau, the criminal element that owns the garage and runs things in this part of town. Joe, is the illegitimate son of Beau, Beau has run away to the Caribbean to corner the market on coconuts. Maw Maw sends Joe to Whitey’s garage where life turns around pretty fast. Joe now drives a vintage limo. Joeʼs first drive is an older starlet that carries her heavy diamonds with elegance and vodka. Miss Rudy, immediately dotes upon Joe, and vies to seduce him because he reminds her of her late husband. “I shot him for his money!” Joe also takes a few unsavory characters for short rides to pick up brown paper bags filled with money. Each flamboyant character in the limo has a secret and Joe is thrust into each characters’ intimacies. Their troubles become Joeʼs troubles when Joe finds a large bag of money and cocaine and takes his reward money out of the loot to pay the rent or face eviction. The first beatings were with no baseball bats but that changes, too. Driving now includes drunken youthful prom dates with puking kids and adolescent, pimple faced carnal visits in the back seat. Joe vies for a certain beautiful girl, Sarah. Who is a client as well, a fledgling fashion designer, imported from Russia, haplessly setting a few thugs up with models to “party” and quickly getting caught in a situation she canʼt get out of. Joe finally meets Beau, back from the Caribbean. He denies any connection to Joe, even though they are father and son. Joe is forgiving and wants to be like his dad. Except that Beau, a New Orleans style low level criminal, is really not a good role model and will soon kill Joe, too, if there is another screw up with the odds at the track. After the, “last beating Iʼm gonna take!” Whitey tells Joe, “This Friday, take every dollar you have and place it Destiny to win.” Joe contrives a plan to ride Whiteyʼs last big bet at the track and allow Destiny to finally win on her own 30-1odds. Blackmailing the characters Joe drives bankrolls the bet on Destiny to win. With everything on the line and Sarah ready to leave Joe if he doesn’t leave the garage, as much as Joe tries to not be like his father, history repeats itself. The only way out for Joe and Sarah is to take the money and run. As the plot unfolds, we learn Beau's story as Joe is compelled to follow in his father's footsteps.
    • Partners & financing
    • 30%Base +10%Labor +15% "indigenous screenplay" of Louisiana State film tax incentives.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Nov 10, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • Nov 22, 2017