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, Shaun O'Banion and Paul Webster (BAFTA AWARD-winner, Academy Award-nominee ATONEMENT) (via Broad Reach Films).
The students of the country's first school for black girls risk their lives to keep it 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
Based on an original idea by Shaun O'Banion and written by Scott Kirkley, Panik is a police procedural (limited) series
following FBI Agent Erica Brooks. After surviving a savage beating at her home in Atlanta in an attempted murder gone wrong, she is moved by her partner to Whittier, Alaska where, it's assumed, she'll be completely off the radar of the person or people who want her dead.
After spending months in recovery, Erica is released from the hospital and told by her partner that she's still in danger. Hiding in Alaska with little to do, Erica quickly becomes involved in a local murder investigation with the state police, headed by an Inuk Detective who wants nothing to do with her.
As memories of her case in Atlanta slowly return and the brutal murder of a high school student in Whittier consumes her, Erica turns to her old vices and may not get out of Alaska alive.
Producer: Shaun O'Banion
Status: Active Development.