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Sweet Revenge! What happens when a ruthless gangster goes too far? When loyalty is questioned? When the wrong man crosses the wrong woman? The Mob, A Woman’s Revenge is a new film in Pre-production by Gilt Enter Films and Executive Producer Marlene Mendoza. The film is based on the book authored by G.R. Holton and Marlene Mendoza, produced by Michael Givens is one to watch for in 2020.
Maria becomes daddy's little girl very quickly only to see him killed in cold blood on her tenth birthday. She vows to avenge his killer.
It is 1914 and a beautiful girl is born to Anthony and Brigetta Cachiotti. Maria becomes daddy's little girl very quickly only to see him killed in cold blood on her tenth birthday. While holding his hand during his las breath Maria vows to avenge her father's death.
Maria learns to sing and then traps her father's murderer Antonio Capresi into marrying her. The game begins as she tries to gather enough information to catch him and the rest of his mobster types to put them in jail or end them completely.
Will Maria avenge her father or will the mob win the game? She is either going to put Antonio away or exact the ultimate justice: his death!
This story of deceit and heartbreak is full of interesting characters that all intertwine with action and intense drama. Taking place in the early 1930’s, we learn to grow close to some of the characters while eagerly yearning for the demise of the villains.
After a quick glimpse into the 1930's we are struck by the plotting and no-nonsense call to action by what is obviously a ride down history mixing an era when prohibition created opportunity and opportunity created the rules. This film is sure to please any fan of The Mob when it was at its height of progression. Unlike other mob films to date, this story will keep you riveted and on the edge of your seat, eager to learn the fate of the main character who vows revenge of the man who killed her father.
Production is planned for late 2019 and will shoot mostly in Las Vegas, NV and Chicago, IL, with parts shot in New York. Keep your eye out for this one, but leave your Tommy gun at the door!
Ana Camacho…Mango...Marlene Mendoza
Marlene Mendoza travelled many countries in Europe and UK in her mid-20's including the M.E. in 2000. Then studied business law at La Verne, a Private University while working in Aerospace NASA program Space Shuttle and Satellite Communications. They recently did a documentary on the space shuttle program that Marlene was involved. She now has a Master's of Science in Leadership Management degree (Summa cum Laude 4.0) and a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing Management. Her present company The newest venture for 2017 is "Empire of the Heart". The book is selling on Amazon.com and also "The Mob A Women's Revenge book and other worldwide book sites. Another film is "Galaxy Watch (The Galacteran Legacy) (the book is also selling on Amazon.com owned by Marlene Mendoza. She also has two other films in process: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" with others in development. She is presently Executive Producer on some new films. She will be dedicating her future projects in Memory of Michelle Rousso her daughter who passed away of Leukemia May, 2016. The documentary "The Rebel Girl" will tell their story. Marlene Mendoza is a Casting Director, Producer, Executive Producer. The newest venture for 2018 is "Empire of the Heart". The book is selling on Amazon.com and also "The Mob A Women's Revenge book and other worldwide book sites. Another film is "Galaxy Watch (The Galacteran Legacy) (the book is also selling on Amazon.com owned by Marlene Mendoza. She also has two other films in process. She's finished a few short films. She's done Leadership consulting for business team building, coaching and mentoring for entertainment and small to large businesses.
The Mob A Woman's Revenge Director is renowned award winning Director with over 100 Cinematic credits and several films to his plate. His name is R. Michael Givens.
Having traveled the world shooting feature films and commercials, Director/Cameraman Michael Givens earned an international reputation for creating memorable images and stories that honor budgets and win awards. For the past 30 years, Michael has guided his career through photography, cinematography and directing with credits including more than 35 feature films and a thousand plus commercials. His extensive creative experience found a home on his most recent feature film, Angel Camouflaged, where he served as writer, director and cinematographer. In a rare addition to his multi-faceted resume, Michael secured the financing for this powerful story of redemption set in the world of Rock and Roll.
A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, Michael established his career as a renowned photographer in the fashion and music industries before progressing into the film business when he became the cinematographer of choice for such noted directors as Ridley Scott, Stephen Frears, Philip Borsos, Ron Maxwell and Peter Smillie. Michael's directorial debut in 1989 was under the tutelage of Ridley Scott while at RSA. Since then, he has directed successful, award winning commercial campaigns for a number of large corporations, financial institutions and manufactures including; UPS, Credit Swiss, Pepsi and Visa. Michael is often asked by advertising agencies to not only direct and shoot their television commercials, but also their print campaigns thus ensuring a consistent look and cost effective strategy for the client.
Following his affiliation at RSA, Michael built a successful relationship with the production company GLG and then formed his own company, Michael Givens & Associates. He also joined forces with 5 time Academy Award nominated Director/Cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, at Dark Light Pictures.
Currently, Michael is represented by a number of the finest production companies abroad with recent projects including: Wrigley's and Iams for all of Europe, Milka and Persil for Germany, Mizuno for Japan, Amaro Montenegro for Italy and Audi for Russia, Fix-o-Dent (worldwide) and multiple worldwide Whiskas spots. Michael's music videos have included films for 2 Live Crew and Ice-T. His feature film credits include directing and photographing the second unit for Coyote Ugly and Cinematographer on The Celestine Prophecy (based on the best-selling book by James Redfield).
Opposite Day, served as Michael's feature directing debut and stars French Stewart, Pauli Shore and Dick van Patton. His music drama, Angel Camouflaged is currently seeking distribution and stars James Brolin, Carlos Bernard, The Marshall Tucker Band, Kurtis Blow, Patty Smyth and international rock sensation from the network reality show, Rockstar Supernova, Dilana.
While filming in nearly every corner of the globe, Michael's reputation as a director-cameraman who easily adapts to difficult and hostile locations, earned him the distinction of being the first western director to film in Vietnam since the end of the war. Utilizing a comprehensive network of international affiliates and contacts, Michael successfully plans and directs productions worldwide. Whether the story calls for shooting on location in Europe, Africa, China or the United States, Michael assembles the finest technicians and production team available to ensure the success of the project. Recognizing the need for effective visual styles to reflect and speak to different cultures, Michael continues to create successful campaigns for global audiences.
Michael brings a highly refined sense of storytelling to his work, drawn from years of study and experience, including his time spent as acting coach at the renowned John Kirby Studios in Hollywood, Ca.
Combining decades of knowledge as a director and cinematographer, Michael Givens has devoted his career to creating stunning visuals and dramatic performances that ensure "the message sent is always the message received."
His awards are:
Charleston International Film Festival Won, Best Film
Cinema Island Productions
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival Won, Best of the Festival
Cinema Island ProductionsJoint winner
Our cast we have Keanu Reeves on our wish list. Our other cast is in place.
The film will be released in 2022. We already have distributors wanting this film.
It's 1929 The Great Depression
FEARLESS HEART is the story of a young family stranded in the slums of New York City during the Great Depression. Gentle, believable characters make the film heartwarming and enjoyable but it has drama from one scene to another. You can't wait to see what will happen next. Faith, love and courage see them through as they end up in upstate NY. Timely story given today's economic woes. Academy Award potential.
Written By: Marlene Mendoza
Marlene Mendoza is a Casting Director, Producer, Executive Producer. The newest venture for 2018 is "Empire of the Heart". The book is selling on Amazon.com and also "The Mob A Women's Revenge book and other worldwide book sites. Another film is "Galaxy Watch (The Galacteran Legacy) (the book is also selling on Amazon.com owned by Marlene Mendoza. She also has two other films in process. She's finished a few short films. She's done Leadership consulting for business team building, coaching and mentoring for entertainment and small to large businesses.
Rob Walker is the director of "Empire of the Heart". After a distinguished career in the theatre (Close Theatre, Glasgow; Half Moon Theatre, London; West End shows: Yakety Yak!, Pal Joey, Can't Pay? Won't Pay!) Walker directed for BBC TV the award-winning Die Kinder, Rules of Engagement, Blind Justice and many movies of the week and mini series.) Directed the feature Circus (Columbia/Tristar) and several innovative independent movies: Beyond, Margarine Wars with Doris Roberts & Robert Loggia; Killer Weekend with Eric Roberts. His latest film is Space Lizards now doing the festival circuit.
1989BAFTA AwardsNominated, BAFTA TV AwardBest Drama Series for Blind Justice (1988)
2 trivia items
Father of Che Walker.Rob Walker is the father of stuntman Elmo Walker and actor, writer and director Che Walker.
The film will be released in 2020. We already have distributors wanting this film.
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