Tom and Valkyrie (The Wierd Miracle)
Produced by Hungry Samurai Productions, LLC.
Written and Directed by Ed Ronin
Jose's character, Frankie Rizzo, is the villain of the story and older brother of Tom, the hero. They both grew up in low income housing with all the violence and crime that implies. Frankie feel he got ripped off in life because Tom is the smart one with the brains it takes to succeed in square society. Frankie, on the other hand, had to turn to a life of petty crime just to take what's his. Frankie and Tom have hated each other's guts since they were 10 years old.
Now, Frankie, and his wife, Gina--a white trash skank who is the only one in the world that loves him-- have just had a baby girl. He wanted to name the baby Frannie after his sister who was murdered at age five, but it's too painful to remember her. So he named the baby Gina, after her mother.
Tom, who Frankie hasn't seen in ten years and is now making a respectable living as an engineer, has come back to see the baby. Tom feels Frankie is incompetent to raise a child, but Frankie is so filled with love for his daughter that he lets Tom visit anyway--but doesn't really trust Tom's intentions.
Think Tank C.I.A.
Classified Operation Echelon 8
David Wenzel Executive Producer
Kevin Wenzel Writer/Creator
Jose' Alvarez stars as Agent Mendoza.
The CIA is stopped from acting on intelligence on the 9/11 attacks in the hours before the planes took off from Logan International Airport. Admiral Dumont, who was the senior officer on the CIA unit, is forced to give up his three lead agents who uncovered the Intel – David Raines, Cage Marx, and Anthony Travers. Raines and Marx are reassigned and Travers is fired. After being threatened by CIA Director Chaise, Travers commits suicide. Six years later, with the approval of a shadow government committee, the CIA has created a new intelligence unit known as Echelon 8, and a new team, known as the FIT team (Fundamental Information Technologies), operating as a computer software firm in New York City. This team’s purpose is chartered domestic surveillance.
This elite team finds themselves investigating activities that have domestic implications - deliberate prolonging of the Iraq war for the purpose of establishing a false need for the United States’ presence in a war-ridden country. The team discovers illegal arms sales to the insurgents, and traces the money to a holding account that is used to fund unsanctioned operations throughout the government. It is controlled by the very team that sanctioned their unit, a shadow government of congressmen known as the Keepers, with involvement as high up as the White House. CIA Director Chaise has ordered a member of his team to report on the activity of the FIT team. Control is an illusion and betrayal is at every turn. The team’s leader, David Raines, an investigator from the 9/11 CIA unit, thought himself a washed up has-been with nothing else to contribute to the CIA. He has struggled with alcoholism since the suicide of his best friend and co-worker Anthony Travers. Admiral Dumont, the senior officer placed in charge of staffing the FIT team, recruits Raines and Marx to the team in hopes of making things right.
The season wraps up with the exposing of the Keepers. Admiral Dumont is left fighting for his life after being shot attempting to arrest the leader of this conspiracy. A new Congressional unit sets up a committee to determine if the Echelon 8 operation is to continue or be disbanded.
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Brooklyn Posse (An anti-drug film)
Yves Excellent Writer/Director
Liliane Lathan Producer
Jose' Alvarez takes command of the role of Mr. Myers.
The Brooklyn Posse tells the story about a teenager named Michael. A computer whiz attending Brooklyn College. He lost his father after he suffered a fatal heart attack. After his father’s death, Michael feels the need to assume the role of “provider”.
The family unit includes: Norma, the mother, who works as a secretary for an insurance broker named Mr. Myers. Michael has two younger sisters, Diane who’s sixteen and Kiesha who’s seven.
The story begins on the first day of summer, a few months after his father’s passing. The family tries to pick up the pieces and move forward with their lives. Michael and Diane both have summer jobs and Kiesha is attending day camp for the summer. Michael’s childhood friend, Earl, is a steady fixture at their home. They treat Earl as part of the family.
On the other side of town, a powerful drug dealer named Samson is having a meeting with his associates regarding the need to computerize their business. He tells them things are unorganized and in disarray. He goes on to explain that his supplier and boss, a Mafioso named Mr. Santini, is not able to get accurate accounting of his merchandise. The problem Samson has is neither he nor his dealers have the skills to set up and operate a sophisticated computer system. With everyone in agreement, they decide to recruit someone with those particular skills.
Changing The Game
Directed and written By Rel Dowdell
An epic tale about a supremely intelligent, young African-American male who rises from the ferocious and oppressive streets of North Philadelphia to being a shining star in the lucrative world of high finance at Wall Street's most prestigious firm. However, he soon finds that the white-collar world is filled with crime and death just like the drug-filled hood he left behind. His only chance of survival is to fully integrate a mysterious gift from a slain childhood friend fully into the fabric of his character.