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Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Pitch Fest Summary

The Pitch Fest
TV Series
Creator Mike Colonna

GENRE: Reality Show

LOGLINE:  Respected Producers, Showrunners, and Screenwriters, participate in a TV Show. Aspiring  writers pitch a solid idea that can be developed into a TV Series or Big Screen Movie.

SUMMARY: The Pitch Fest is a TV show/Podcast, designed to put authors and agents together for the purpose of pitching projects. This is an unprecedented opportunity for those writers looking to get or change agents. And where better to have this event than on a TV Series seen by thousands.

The Pitch Fest is set up like a speed-dating event. Screenwriters  pitch their novel to an agent for a few minutes, get the agent’s reaction, and then move on to a different agent.

A Shark Tank of professionals will listen to a pitch. The contestant will walk away from the session. Outside the confines they will be interviewed discussing the merits of their interview.

The Pitch Fest will give screenwriters advice on how to produce and develop their screenplay.

St. Tony's Summary

St. Tonys

Creator Mike Colonna


LOGLINE: A Jesuit priest assigns his autistic students to use computer science during Christmas for a trip back in time for the birth of Jesus.

SUMMARY: Father Hanson, a computer genius, works with his autistic students in a secret laboratory at St. Anthony High School in Wisconsin. Father Hanson discovers a way to go back to the time of Christ. He teaches these special students how time travel works. Break-trough hypotheses and formula’s turn back the clock thousands of years.

Three students volunteer to travel back to the birth of Jesus. Father Hanson creates an elaborate invention called the “Boomerang.” It’s designed to transport the volunteers back to the past within seconds.  In Israel they meet young ancient’s.  The ancient’s hide the volunteers from Roman patrols searching for a baby named Jesus.

The ancient’s lead Hanson’s students to a stable where they see three men dressed like kings. They see Mary and Joseph huddled over a baby in a manger.  A bright star streams a light down on the stable. The two teens are in awe. Their friend has been taken by a Roman patrol. The ancient’s observe the arrest. Time is running out. One of the ancient’s distracts the two Roman guards, the St. Anthony student escapes into a side alley. An ancient then leads him to the stable where his two friends are waiting. Now reunited, Father Hanson types in the correct codes that return the travelers back to the present.
Christmas will never be the same.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Stringer Summary

         TV series          
Creator Mike Colonna

GENRE: Action-Drama

LOGLINE: Nick Stringer, an ex-SAS Agent turned Formula One race car owner, dodges a ruthless drug cartel, and eludes a Scotland Yard “sting” while smuggling cocaine in the tires of his race cars.

SUMMARY: “It was pure, unadulterated bullshit!”  Getting caught, smuggling cocaine in the tires of Formula One cars. Nick Stringer, a charmer, and ex-SAS covert operator, stumbles onto the dark side. Stringer was a decorated soldier in the first gulf war.  He and two other coalition special operatives hid under the Saudi Desert sending real time information to the Florida war room. The Desert Storm “rats” caught the Iraqi Army sneaking out of Kuwait.  Air and land forces finished them off. The “Highway of Death”, made world headlines.

After the war, Stringer continued his passion for formula one racing. .  He became a hero after rescuing his pal, Ricardo Baltoni, from sure death, during the Long Beach Grand Prix. Stringer and Brigitta, his soul mate, lived the dream his yacht Arrows in Monaco Harbor.

Needing money, he smuggled cocaine from Bolivia in his race cars.  A handsome ladies man, Stringer knew all the right people. Drug profits were not enough to keep his Arrow’s team afloat. Stringer moonlighted as a high paid mercenary for MI-5, the CIA, and the Mossad. He killed insurgents in South Africa, escorted Gitmo detainees to “Black Sites,” he broke up a suicide bomb factory New York City, and blew up a shipment of uranium headed from France to Iran.

After months of surveillance Scotland Yard had Stringer by the short hairs. They tracked him from his yacht in Monaco to his flat in London. Customs documented his bank withdrawals and deposits. He was charged with selling and distributing cocaine to London’s elite.

He escaped during a botched Scotland Yard sting. Customs wanted him in prison the cartel wanted him dead. After a daring high speed chase, Stringer made it out alive. The Secret Service and Bolivians eventually cornered him New York. Like Houdini, he disappeared to live another day.

Fort Red Bull Summary

Fort Redbull
TV Series
  Created by Mike Colonna

GENRE: Action-Drama

LOGLINE: A young billionaire creates a private air force that becomes a CIA target.

SUMMARY: A convoy of former team of Navy Seals, Delta Force, and Black Ops, would escort an American CIA officer through a busy Baghdad market place on their way to the U.S. Green Zone.  The convoy comes to a screeching halt when large crowds block their path.  A group of militants are standing next to a truck loaded with rockets and grenade launchers.

The crowd surrounds the convoy, the American security team exits their SUV’s to clear a path, then all hell breaks lose.  The insurgents shoot indiscriminately into the crowd killing women and children.  Mayhem ensues, the crowd disperses, and the truck loaded with bad guys chases the convoy to the Green Zone.

Colonel Brad Barrett, the leader of the Special Ops team, is furious with the CIA officer, Allan Markus.  Markus was clearly responsible for choosing the route that ultimately made world headlines.

Barrett’s security company is blamed for the event and is discharged from doing business  with the American government.  Barrett receives twenty five million dollars, “golden parachute” from the Senate Armed Services Committee.  Barrett has a running feud with the CIA knowing he was framed by Allan Markus the CIA director.

Flash forward,  Barrett’s severance package from the US government becomes seed money for his next endeavor, a private air force.  His creates a private airforce. He armor plates “crop dusters” into lethal bombers.  Small nations  looking for an inexpensive way to thwart insurgencies line up to purchase Barrett’s Dusters.

Markus, now Chief CIA Director, wants to put Barrett out of business.  Plane manufacturers  bribe Markus. Barrett needs to go away.  Barrett around the world selling planes to foreign governments.  Markus makes Barrett enemy number one!.

Homeless Detective Summary

 TV Series
  Creator Mike Colonna

GENRE: Action-Drama

LOGLINE:  A disgraced plastic surgeon joins the Marine Corps. He becomes the lone survivor when his platoon hits a roadside bomb. His traumatic brain injury  gives him special powers.  Now homeless, he begins a new life as a police informant. Solving crimes with his ghost platoon.

SUMMARY: The Homeless Detective is an American television series which takes us through the life of young plastic surgeon Joe DiVinci.

His life changes after he botches a facelift on a famous Hollywood actress. He loses his wife in a freak accident and his license during a medical board hearing.

Distraught, he joins the Marine Corps as a Medic and Intelligence officer.  During a mission to clear out an enemy stronghold near Fallujah, an IED explodes under his armored vehicle killing all 8 of his platoon. DiVinci is the lone survivor.  He suffers a severe brain injury, that gives him special powers he uses to communicate with his deceased platoon.

His injury makes him unemployable. He creates a new life under the Seventh Street bridge, that overlooks L.A.’s massive train yard.

On a starry night DiVinci hears an explosion on top of the Seventh Street Bridge. An LAPD officer is left for dead when her car runs over terrorist bomb.  DiVinci rescues the officer. She becomes his best friend.                                    

DiVinci befriends an 80 year old homeless man that’s lived most of his life on L.A. streets. The Sherlock Holmes duo works undercover for the LAPD, and solves crimes with DiVinci’s Ghost Platoon,

You Me and Palm Springs Summary

You Me and Palm Springs
Creator Mike Colonna 714-747-5670
CrossPoint Films

“Night and Day” Palm Springs is the one. A “chatty’ young chauffeur picks up two terrific young dancers at their villa at the Madison Country Club for a night on the town.  They  get Red Carpet treatment as they visit celebrity hot spots from  Morongo to Fantasy Springs.
A “movie star” atmosphere will set the tone for “You Me and Palm Springs.”   Grand Openings, Private Parties, Special Events are featured and promoted by our three celebrities. Restaurants from El Paseo, to Palm Canyon Drive, celebrity haunts like “ The Palm Springs Film Festival,” “The LaQuinta Art Festival,” “The Nest,” “Franks Place” and other famous watering holes.
You Me and Palm Springs will be produced for local Television News or Public Service.  Segments will be self contained with sponsorship at the top and the bottom with local TV media outlets selling one or two minute spots during each episode.
Producers will provide 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute stand alone edited clips, for News, Entertainment or Public Service .  Outlet can either fill sponsor slots or sponsorship segments can be delivered with sponsorship.
Desert European’s Rolls Royce Manager Jason Cammisa will be our chaperone/chauffeur.   The caliber of young dancers includes Brittany Cherry and Emma Salter, famous for their performances on the nations top rated TV Show On ABC “Dancing with The Stars.”  Availability and casting, To be determined.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shows in Development

Mike Colonna Treatments/Loglines

Hundreds of terrorists captured on the battlefield are released from Guantanamo Bay only to fight and kill American soldiers another day. The Gitmo Diaries documents their travels and the danger they pose.

 A former SAS agent's life turns into flames after he dodges a ruthless drug cartel, eludes a Scotland Yard "sting" while smuggling cocaine in Monte Carlo in his Formula one cars.

A Rolls Royce convertible and three beautiful people visit the Palm Springs area watering holes of the rich and famous. Interviews of the sights and sounds of the Desert.

Campo de Mille, Italy, treats it's residents with hope for the future. The land surrounding this ancient village produces organic fruits and vegetables, range fed animals and fowl that create a healthy lifestyle and promotes longevity. Eternal Cities will visit small towns around that world that promise a long life.

Reality Show
"Night and Day You are the One."  Palm Springs and surrounding cities feature world class entertainment.  Frank DiSalvo, Mike Costley, Michael Dees, Larry Capeloto, and the Ted Herman band preform for sell out crowds.  These talents are featured on the Starlite Bistro.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Travel/Reality Show
Condo's To Castles is a reality show that previews homes of the rich and famous. From beautiful condo's in Southern California to castles on the South Coast of France, Tuscany and Germany.  This show will introduce you to the architects, builders and owners of the luxury properties.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

The Stringer Files are a diary of Black Ops covert mercenaries that operate around the world.  Their stories will be told in a Documentary featuring some of the most secretive operations ever undertaken by the U.S., France, Great Britain and Italy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sitcom
Back in the day two zany cops became celebrities at LAPD's  Harbor Division.  Domestic violence, drug arrests, homeless issues, teenage crime and car chases combine for a weekly series of drama and comedy taken from real police files.                                                                                                                  

A young plastic surgeon's life changes after a botched facelift.

A young Marine Officer receives a battlefield promotion after his Captain is shot in an ambush. Lt. Barrett fights personal demons as his platoon charges through enemy lines killing hundreds of  Viet Cong in 'hand to hand" combat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Light Comedy/Reality
A young cinematographer records history with his camera. Events that change public perception about current events, and the back stories of today's headlines.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


A young billionaire creates a private air force that becomes a CIA target.

Dark Horror Drama.
Two University students travel through the back roads of Northern Michigan in a driving rain storm.   Creatures in trees and eire sounds cause them  fly off a cliff.  Cadaver bones  mend their torn bodies. Horrific dreams force them to search for their donor who lives in a small village in Romania.                                                                                                  

Life after death, Where are we headed? The solar system if filled with earth like planets.  Could they be our final destination?

Action Drama Miniseries. 
A Jesuit priest teaches his Computer Class the art of hacking. They discover government E-mails that are in direct conflict with Government policy.


A TV Talk Show that features Italian 'Wise Guys" that cook up dishes like "moma" use to make. Whose recipe tastes better?  You be the judge.

Alfred Zappala and Ezster Vajda take you on tour to Sicily's forgotten cities. More than 20 episodes on

Legends  "Sitcom." 
A "bubbly" blonde bartender/ psychologist and her former pro Rugby boyfriend's  sports bar becomes the local hangout for love and other matters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Assignment Desk
A TV News Assignment Editor gets a taste what the underbelly of crime in a large city looks like.

The Pitch Fest - TV Web Series
Screen writers pitch their TV or Movie
ideas to a network, studio, or production

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tony's Place Teaser Indie Film

Crew race Alamitos Bay Long Beach

Dancing with the Stars, Production Team. Drone Pilot, Photographer.

TV Shows in development WGA

The Italian Food Network
The Mexican Food Network
The Mexican Affair
Wise Guys Roasts
Palm Springs Nite Life
The Starlite Bistro
Rent My Film Crew
The Uber Diaries

"Stringer" The Queens Extradition
"This was pure unadulterated Bullshit! Getting caught smuggling cocaine in tires of Formula One cars was the biggest mistake I made in my Life." But that wasn't the beginning, my life as a mercenary, killing for MI-5, the Israeli Government, and the South African Secret Service made me millions. I became a celebrity supplying "coke" to my London pals, until Scotland Yard made me a target. I threw it all away having a beautiful girlfriend, living the life on a 60 foot yacht in Monte Carlo, that was to easy. Nope, I had to get into the dark side and it cost me dearly. Fortunately I managed to land on my feet."             

"Wise Guys Cooking."
"Variety Cooking Show" with "Comic Show Host."  Interviews "Tonight Show" style introducing young and old Mafia recipes from known "underworld" characters.  More to come.

"Blood of the Devil."
Two young University students, traveling the back roads of Northern Michigan see strange figures hanging from trees, not paying attention they drive off a dead end road, wind up in the hospital, bone cadavers are transplanted in their bodies. Dreams and strange things happen to the characters as they seek out the donor of their transplanted bones.

Just Molly and Me 
A young boy seeks out a German Shepard on the Internet.  The Shepard turns into a frolicking "inquisitive" puppy.  Living on a country club makes life difficult for golfers searching for errant golf balls.  The dogs potential is recognized by the military, the boy now enters the service with his dog. The female military dog trainer falls in love with the recruit and his dog.  After training the boy and his dog are sent to the "Middle East"  as part of a combat unit that's  trained to "sniff" out roadside bombs. The dog his handler and their war time escapades are documented.  They receive  medals and a heroes welcome after arriving from their war time stint.

Operation Starlite
A young Marine Officer receives a battlefield promotion when his Captain is shot in an "ambush" by Viet Cong fighters.  Lt. Purnell takes charge of a battalion of men as they charge through enemy lines killing hundreds of Viet Cong in "hand to hand" combat. 

San Pedro Cops
"Back in the Day" these two zany officers become celebrities at the LAPD's Harbor Division Headquarters.  The 1970's were a trying period for these two officers, investigating "domestic violence, drug arrests, addressing homeless peoples issues, teenage crime, car chases, personal problems.  A comedy series.

The Brothers
Two Russian brothers, who are stars on the Network TV Dance Show, have a following of tens of thousands of adoring fans.  During hiatus they travel back to New York City.  Their lives depicted by their daily routines with their family are spotlighted in the series.

Shark Starter
Four Hollywood Producers and Directors are pitched by Short Story, Screenplay, and Indie Film writers.  Short trailers are presented, the panel discusses the value of each "Treatment" offer advice and are invited by the creator of the original work to fund the project.

The Artist's Entrance
In Development

St. Tony's
A Charter School focuses on a curriculum that teaches students how to create new forms of communication.  Their ideas are monitored by hackers that take their work and convert it into projects that are harmful to society.  Other students invent or create software to counter these dark invaders and a web of espionage and intrigue weave into stories on a weekly series.

Eternal Cities
A small town in Italy, Compo de Mille, is known around the world as the "Eternal City."  The inhabitants live to an average age of 95.  They live off the land, and produce products that affect the longevity of mankind.  Other cities around the world have this unique character and a weekly series will document the lives and practices that create a long life.

The Queens Extradition
A former M-5 operative starts a new life owning a Formula One Racing Team.  Dealing exotic drugs, smuggling them F-1 cars back to England he becomes the go to drug supplier for everyone from celebrities to government officials.  Still a gun for hire Stringer has no boundaries.  Israel, the US, French authorities employ Stringer for the dirtiest of dirty work.

Chasing Eternity
Wondering what happens to your soul when you die.  A futuristic space program delves into where we land after death.  Do we become stars in the universe or are we some meaningless matter lost in space.

The Gitmo Diaries
Hundreds of Middle East Terrorists have been captured on the battle fields since the US offensive began in 9/11.  Many have been released and returned to fight again.  This series documents their return to the battlefield.  One by one they are released to become larger menaces to allied forces fighting "Radical Islam." 

War Dogs the Shepherd Diaries
 A documentary featuring "mans best friend."  How "War Dogs" played a role in wars throughout the world.  Trained to defend brave men and carry out missions that astonish historians.

The Life of Wiley
A young cinematographer records history with his camera.  Events that change public perception about the reality of human interaction throughout the world.

A Covert force, veiled in a cloak of "plausible deniability" trains on a little known west coast Alaskan island.  They're supplied with the latest tools of modern warfare. Shipments arrive 24/7 on small cargo plane's  on the island's short runway, unload, and quickly takeoff. They supply the force with supplies and everyday training materials that will soon carry them to the worlds trouble spots fighting "radical religious fanatics."    Their job is to meet savagery with savagery. Ex Delta Force, Special Ops, Navy Seals, all veterans, take orders from ex-Marine General, code name "Red Bull." "Red Bulls" force moves with lightning speed and gets results.  Forget everything you've heard about the rules of engagement these gladiators are men of  valor, they're indispensable in the age of modern warfare.

Chasing Eternity Expanded Treatment
Wondering what happens to your soul when you die.  A futuristic space program delves into where we land after death.  Do we become stars in the universe or are we some meaningless matter lost in space.
Four Archaeologists discover three figurines in a royal Maya tomb in Guatemala dating back 1000 years BC.           
The complex symbolism carved into the pieces reveal the Maya Universe.  With a planet that resembles Saturn and mythical moons appear to rotate around the ringed planet. A symbol that resembles an object entering the Maya Universe depicts a bird landing on sacred Maya lands.           
NASA's Lab in Pasadena, California, has been experimenting with missions below the Alaskan Ice cap, and below the deepest depths of the Pacific Ocean.  The purpose is to create sounds that cannot be heard by the human ear but detected by hi tech computers that replay the sounds magnified millions of times louder for scientists to monitor.           
Huge radar dishes based in the Nevada desert are searching for sounds of life in the vast environments of the Universe.  Is there life in distant planets, or does our solar system harbor living beings that can be heard and detected by sophisticated devices designed to pick up bio-signatures of life past or present from nearby planets.           
An odd faint signal has been detected from Mars.  The signal has been beaming for an undetermined time and may provide a clue to how our planet earth was formed.             
Orbiting spacecrafts circling Mars and Saturns moons show a pattern of signals that may be connected and projected from their locations to other planets outside of the Milky Way.           
Is there life in outer space, are the stars connected to life after death.  Is their resting place for the billions of people that have died on planet earth and become some  a type of matter as twinkles beyond our galaxy.            
NASA's prepared a mission to our neighbor planets, rockets have been developed that can move through space at the speed of light. Our first mission is about to launch to find life outside of our planet.           
Condos To Castles
A Reality Show featuring the most beautiful Condos and Castles for sale in the world.  Beautiful villas in France, Tuscany, Asia, and the US.  Traveling the world to tour these beautiful properties.

Ancient Eats
Noodles made in China became a staple throughout Europe.  One of the many products that have transformed the eating habits from Italy to the United States.  These ancient recipe's are featured in a show that traces the history of how foods were prepared from prehistoric man to the present.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ultimate Aerial Video of NYC! (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, State...

"Stringer Storyboard Trailer" screenplay by Mike Colonna

"This was pure unadulterated Bullshit! Getting caught smuggling cocaine in tires of Formula One cars was the biggest mistake I made in my Life." But that wasn't the beginning, my life as a mercenary, killing for MI-5, the Israeli Government, and the South African Secret Service made me millions. I became a celebrity supplying "coke" to my London pals, until Scotland Yard made me a target. I threw it all away having a beautiful girlfriend, living the life on a 60 foot yacht in Monte Carlo, that was to easy. Nope, I had to get into the dark side and it cost me dearly. Fortunately I managed to land on my feet."      Here's my story.       

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Making a Movie

Get a Movie Made: 5 Things You Need To Know

The answer is, it’s a combination of a lot of things… and here’s the list. Add them together and you’ll be emailing me with photos from the set.
1. Extreme Passion – it sounds crazy, but I’ve actually met tons of filmmakers who just weren’t that passionate about their own project! Almost as if they were doing it because they just wanted a way in. With every film I’ve ever made, before I jumped into it, I believed it was going to be a home run. Some of my movie projects failed, some succeeded, but with all, I was extremely passionate.
The people I’ve mentored to get a movie made were extremely passionate. Their eyes would light up with energy when they told me their pitch. It was almost as if they were letting me in on this incredible secret… The secret of their amazing film.
2. Determination – All the filmmakers who got their films going were filled with determination. They all knew they were going to make a film. Most of them had specific dates in mind. It didn’t matter if these dates shifted, if something fell through, or if they got pieces of bad news… they kept pushing forward.
3. Singular Focus – Their goal was to make a film. Period. Their goal was not to worry about their job, not to worry about their future films, not to worry about their “potential careers.” They were focused 100% on the issue at hand, which was getting their films made. There was no “Plan B” (except as defined below).
4. Flexibility to Change – This may be the most important aspect of the list. If you are trying to unlock the combination to a safe, it doesn’t matter how focused, determined, or persistent you are: If you continue to try the same combination, you’re never getting into that safe.
All the successful filmmakers I mentored had one thing in common: they changed their approach when necessary. This includes dropping budgets, raising budgets, seeing things in a new light, changing cast, even changing projects entirely!
This is a key point. Stick too much to “This is the only film I can make,” and you may fail.
That internal dialogue should be, “I’m making a film.” That way, you’re going with the flow and using the energy in the right way. Put the passion project on hold and ALWAYS CHOOSE TO MAKE A FILM!
5. Persistence – They never gave up, never faltered, and continued to chip away. Many of them are full time filmmakers now, and I couldn’t be happier for them!
Don’t ever quit. You can make your film happen. Trust yourself, follow a procedure, and be mindful of the points I just mentioned. You can do it!
If you’d like to take the next steps to get a  movie made, check out this filmmaking course offered by Tom Malloy and Carole Dean. Save $40 by entering the coupon code JASON15.  For more information, click here.
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Tom Malloy is an Actor, Writer and Producer, specializing in independent film finance. He is the author of BANKROLL: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films, which is the best reviewed book on film financing, and is considered a “gold standard” in indie films circles. To date, Tom has raised over $15 million in private equity from independent financiers.

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