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"THE SWITCH"

"TROMPE L'OEIL"

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GENRE: ACTION-COMEDY    

FORMAT: FEATURE 

LOGLINE:

A pair of young filmmakers are on their way to the Film Festival in Cannes in the south of France when chaos erupts once they realize their film bag was accidentally switched with two sleazy New York mobsters smuggling a mysterious ancient emerald tablet! 

CONCEPTS:

A comedy of errors and dangerous mistakes. 

Stylized as a playful parody of the classic crime-thrillers with a new modern twist! 

A comedic action-adventure through modern day France. 

 

SYNOPSIS: 

Tim and Julien, two young American filmmakers from New York, prepare to show their short film project to the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. 

At New-York JFK airport, they grab a drink at a bar before boarding with their carry on that holds a copy of their film on a hard-drive. Coincidentally two New-York lower level Mobsters, Gus and Grease sit next to them with the exact same carryon bag. 

Tim and Julien’s uncle and aunt live in Cannes on “Rue d’Antibes. Upon arriving in Cannes, the two filmmakers are stunned to find their hard drive is gone and has been replaced with a strange emerald tablet covered in ancient cuneiform engravings! Tim, Julien and his family are all baffled by this strange object, realizing its value they come up with a plan to keep it locked away and safe. 

At the same time, Gus and Grease arrive in Paris and meet up with the French Mob in an obscure Parisian butcher shop. The Mobsters place their bag on a table as their French Boss hands over a briefcase full of cash. The French Boss opens their carry on bag to find a hard-drive and instantly stick's his goons on them. After a big fight Gus and Grease are given twenty-four hours to find the tablet or they will be killed. 

That night, in an old Parisian hotel, the N.Y. Mobsters check the luggage half ripped name tag and see "Antibes" so they board a train to catch the guys that they suspect pulled a switch on them!  

AUDIENCES & MARKETING: 

USA - 

PG-13 YOUNG-ADULT / MATURE 

EUROPE - 

R RATED MATURE INTERNATIONAL RELEASE AND DISTRIBUTION 

THEMES: 

C’EST LA VIE. The comedic irony of life and all its chaos

                                               FULL SCREENPLAY AVAILABLE DOWNLOAD HERE 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Ellie (20’s) 

Julien and Ellie meet at the Yacht party. Ellie, a charming young producer and tries to steers Julien with the in’s and out’s of film distribution..!

 

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Casting

INSPECTOR BOYER (50-60's) Typical French “Gendarme” head Chief of Police. He wears his uniform everywhere and is always trying to keep up with the latest action, but is constantly undermined by the idiots in his police force. Old childhood friends with both Francois and Brigitte. He even once dated Brigitte before Francois, which has always made him feel sorry for Francois, since he still has feelings for Brigitte. He secretly takes orders from the CIA behind the family's back and carries out orders from the Illuminati under threat of being fired or killed.

 

GUS AND GREASE ESCAPE

TO THE GREEK ISLANDS

MUSIC TRACK

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"The Switch"

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