N A R R A T I V E F E A T U R E S
The story of the dashing Bentley Boys, a group of WWI flyers who took up the sport of motor-racing in 1920s London.
The film will be produced by Bruce Cohen (Academy Award-nominee SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, Academy Award-winner AMERICAN BEAUTY), Shannon Mullen, and Shaun O'Banion.
The students of the country's first school for black girls risk their lives to keep school open after their teacher is arrested for breaking Connecticut's Black Law - thirty years before the Civil War.
Producers: Shannon Mullen, Shaun O'Banion (via Broad Reach Films).
THE JOURNEY follows 63 year-old widower Martin Coughlin who, in his grief, decides to abandon his home and the memories of his wife by taking a trip.
He takes the first flight from L.A. to London where he soon meets a group of young backpackers, including a young Spanish girl named Katrina, who has also run away from problems at home. She and her friends decide to take Martin with them on their adventure through Europe.
Along the way, they'll learn that sometimes... the most important journey... is the journey home.
Producer/Director: Shaun O'Banion
Germany, 1947. While preparing evidence for trials at Nuremberg, War Crimes investigators uncover documents noting the movements and actions of four SS kill-squads known as Einsatzgruppen. These reports detail the murder of over 1 million men, women and children.
The evidence is handed to a young attorney who convinces General Telford Taylor, Chief of Counsel, to allow another unscheduled trial.
The case would go on to make history with 6 Nazi Generals and another 16 high-ranking officers as defendants in the biggest murder trial in history. The Chief Prosecutor was 27 years-old. It was his first case.
This project is scheduled to be developed as a podcast in 2019.
Producers: Shaun O'Banion, Shannon Mullen
T E L E V I S I O N
When a sixteen year-old Inuit girl is found dead in a small town in Alaska where all of the residents live in a single building, FBI Agent Erica Quinn (mid-30s) is sent to investigate.
Erica is a total fish out of water. A city girl in the midst of a bad divorce, who is suffering PTSD from a brutal attack during her previous case that has left her drowning her condition in alcohol and prescription pills.
An outsider to the community, she’s paired with a local Inuit officer twice her age: Steven Amaruq ("Grey Wolf" in Inuktitut) Lowery (50s) is a veteran officer who left the big city to get away from this kind of crime. Since joining the three-person police department, he’s been subject to abject racism and abuse from his co-workers despite being the smartest officer in the town and he's not too pleased to be teamed up with an outsider who seems to have issues that could affect his case.
Together the pair must find a way to work together to uncover a killer they will come to believe is still living in a building where everyone is a suspect.
The series will explore a rarely seen setting in the United States, a place where many of the residents have gone to disappear, avoid the law, or escape past trauma. It will also deal with issues of race and class while addressing the opioid epidemic (through both Erica’s addiction and also that of some members of the community) - all wrapped around the murder of a child in a setting where nearly everyone is armed and there is only one way in or out of town: the longest highway tunnel in North America.
Producers/Co-Creators: Shaun O'Banion - Scott Kirkley
Status: Active Development.