Jeffrey Gliwa, Producer – Zide Pictures


Zide Pictures / Warren Zide

Warren Zide is the producer of the most successful comedy franchise in cinema history, American Pie and one of the top-grossing horror franchises of all time Final Destination. His first 8 films grossed over $2.5 Billion Dollars at the Box Office.
He is the most sought-after producer in Hollywood because of his ability to forecast & select Box Office Gold. Many have nicknamed him ‘The Oracle of Hollywood Producers’. This Box Office Gold is now in the hands of everyone who is part of our team, and our investors are the most important part of our team.

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Total funded by Blue Shark Pictures: $1,088,500.00


Burn Unit

By Jay Bonansinga

SUMMARY:
John Thomas Scofield thought he was done with all that. But, then came the call that sent a chill down the former mob enforcer’s spine. His former employer, Arthur Defranco, the head of the largest criminal empire in the Midwest, calls with an offer Scofield can’t refuse: Defranco’s idiot son recently became a Chaplain in the United States Army and managed to get himself kidnapped in war-torn Afghanistan. He orders Scofield to bring his son back, unharmed. If he fails, Scofield’s own son and ex-wife, currently being held captive by Defranco, will die. If he succeeds, Defranco will Scofield and his team $10 million so that Scofield can retire and disappear.
 
“I don’t give a rat’s ass how you do it,” Defranco tells the assassin.  “Money is no object. Tell me what you need, who you need, and what it will take, and it’s yours. Just bring my boy back unharmed.”
 
Scofield takes the assignment. Not because he thinks it’s a good idea, or because he’s confident it’s even possible. He takes it because he has no choice. And, with the resources provided by Defranco, Scofield assembles the most blood-thirsty, stone-cold group of mercenary assassins ever assembled — a “burn unit,” in the parlance of intelligence operatives — to travel under the radar to the deadliest battle zone on the planet and to do whatever it takes.
 
What happens when you put America’s meanest, toughest, badasses with unlimited firepower at their disposal against a primitive, but deadly ragtag group of religious zealots? Bloodshed. Lot’s of bloodshed. Not all of Scofield’s Burn Unit will make it home. In fact, most of them won’t. But they won’t go without a fight. And, it’s going to be something to behold.
 
From the New York Times bestselling creator of The Killer’s Game (soon to be a major motion picture), and The Walking Dead novels, BURN UNIT is an action-packed love-child of The Expendables, Taken, and The Equalizer, as it rips a two-hundred-mile-long wound though the middle of the haunted, war-torn land of Afghanistan.

FUNDED – $335,000.00

The Drunken Gun

LOG LINE:
The deadliest hit man in the world is a raging alcoholic. He is at his deadliest when he is staggering drunk and totally fearless! When he decides to check in to a celebrity rehab center to get his life together a team of hit men come gunning. Now clean and sober but half the hit man he used to be he must fend off a team of deadly assassins before they kill him and a pack of the most pampered drunks and junkies in the world.

SUMMARY:
LUCKY LaSEAN is one of the world’s most feared and deadly assassins. He is also a chronic alcoholic. He is at his deadliest when he is staggering drunk. We see him on mission taking out an entire cartel of meth dealers single-handedly. He guns them down with pinpoint accuracy while being virtually un-hittable due to his lurching and staggering style of gunplay. It’s much like Shaolin “drunken boxing” only with guns.  After the battle he collapses in pain! Was he shot? No! He is diagnosed with severe cirrhosis of the liver and warned that if he drinks anymore he will die within a week. To make matters worse, his wife and beloved daughter, whom he loves more than life won’t have anything to do with him until he sobers up. 

Lucky decides to go to rehab and clean up. There he meets a famed pop star ANASTASIA a young rapper in her twenties. Lucky and ANASTASIA bond instantly as Lucky has no idea who she is and wants nothing from her. For Lucky, Anastasia is like a surrogate daughter and he the cool father figure she wished she had. They both clean up and Lucky becomes Anastasia’s sponsor. They help to keep each other clean. That is until a contract is put on Anastasia’s life and Lucky is given the contract. 
Lucky opts to play the roll of protector instead. He must protect her from the psychopathic, vegan, health nut, known as DEPTFORD! He is an assassin as deadly if not more deadly than Lucky. Unfortunately Lucky is half the killer he was now, clean and sober. On top of that he finds himself bonding once again with his real daughter. Will lucky go back to the bottle and risk it all to save Anastasia or will he stay sober and reconnect with his family? You know the answer! He and Anastasia GET LIT and lead Deptford and his HIT SQUAD to a hipster CRAFT BREWERY for the final showdown! With an unlimited supply of intoxicants spaying all over, Lucky become drunker and more deadly than ever before. RIVERS OF BLOOD AND BEER flow as The Drunken Gun makes his last stand.
After the battle Anastasia pays for Lucky to have a LIVER TRANSPLANT. Lucky receives a fresh healthy liver courtesy of freshly deceased Deptford. Now with a fresh liver Lucky can continue his drunken, gunfighting ways — at least as long as this new liver lasts.  

FUNDED – $200,000.00

Sexcation

Written by the brilliant female team of Jill Bartlett and Lindsay Stidham

SUMMARY:
For women on the verge of forty have fallen on hard luck in life, love, and sex. CHARLIE is a widow who can’t seem to move beyond her dead husband. JUNE is seven months pregnant and is devastated that her partner seems not to be attracted to her anymore. AMY, who is single and gay, desperately wants to have a child of her own, but has run out of money for fertility treatments. STACEY is a beyond horny thirty-nine-year old virgin–due to her devotion to the Mormon religion that she just quit. When our women realize they’re both depressed and have lost their sense of play, they decide to take matters into their own hands so they can turn their lives around. They make a pact to take a “Sexcation” for the sole purpose of getting “back on the horse”– in more ways than one.   

FUNDED – $225,000.00

Your Biggest Fan (Regular Roommates)

By Neil Garguilo

YOUR BIGGEST FAN (REGULAR ROOMMATES) is a big, broad college comedy that examines generational differences in the college experience while exploring the similarity in our need to grow regardless of age.

The story follows WILLIAM BECKER, a 50-year-old insecure, anti-college motivational speaker, and MATEO MARQUEZ, a struggling college senior, as they become unlikely roommates in hopes that the other will help them fix their life.

While navigating the complex world of being a college student, Will teaches Mateo how to build confidence by living an “I don’t give a fuck” lifestyle while immersing themselves in the insane college party scene.

This return to college also helps Will by opening his eyes to all of the things he missed when he first attended college 30 years earlier and reshapes his very public anti-college stance.

In the end, Mateo must figure out what is actually important to help shape his future and Will has to choose between his public image or a message he believes in.

Overall, YOUR BIGGEST FAN (REGULAR ROOMMATES) is a script that blends broad comedy and heart in a modern college setting…with a tasteful amount of male nudity and fire.

FUNDED – $225,000.00

The Adventures of Dr. Donut

THE ADVENTURES OF DR. DONUT would be a broad IP for children and tweenies which possess the potential for sequels as well as a broad multimedia platform launch. The idea would be expanded to create a hybrid of the classic JUDY BLUME novels and the ever-popular CALVIN AND HOBBES series. This will create an IP that can work as films, television series, books, graphic novels and in other digital formats.
 
The first script will follow a young girl (AVA – 8 years old) as she and her friends face the excitements and challenges of being a kid today. She sees the pressures of social media, bullying, puberty, crushes, divorce, fitting in, growing up, expectations, and everything else kids deal with. In the vein of CALVIN AND HOBBES, she turns to her stuffed animal Dr. Donut to help her understand and process the reality of growing up. We enter a fantasy world where Dr. Donut comes to life, and he and Ava go on a series of adventures. Bullies become monsters, they embark on quests, and real-life issues are tackled in a fun, inventive and accessible way that is entertaining for both kids and adults.
This format allows us to address real issues while keeping the film fun, exciting and engaging. The idea would be to launch a multi-media campaign beginning with the pilot film. This becomes a very easy genre to cross-promote on all the relevant platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.

Now is a fantastic time to create this type of material – especially one which has the potential for sequels and spin-offs into other forms of media.

FUNDED – $93,500.00

Emotional Support

An über driver (think Will Farrell) accidentally causes the injury of a passenger’s emotional support peacock. Feeling responsible, he agrees to drive him around until a replacement arrives. The problem is the passenger has an out of state work conference he must attend and pressures the driver to take him. The mismatched pair end up a road trip together with constant conflict between the two. In the end, they come to understand each other’s perspective. A modern day PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES for millennials. 

FUNDED – $10,000.00

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