This semi-autobiographical tale takes place during the
renaissance era of great R&B music, the Motown / Chi-town sound of the 70's; and home
to the greatest dancers of all time. And the greatest performer of all time –
the King of Pop – Michael Jackson. I
wrote this story from my heart for him. I thought it would help ease his pain
if he could imagine the childhood he never had, through my eyes.
Born two days apart, same hospital, same town. I identified
with Michael the way most people never could. And I empathized with his misfortune
of not experiencing the wonderful, crazy days of our high school years. Nights
cruising with the honeys, after school dances, road trips, playing hooky from
school - while still in the school. (That's how big our school was.) And hiding
from the omni-present vice-principal – "Dr. Death" Dinkins…
In the 70's, high school in Gary was a magic carpet ride on wheels… If
Michael were still here today, I would say to him:
childhood Michael… I lived it for you."
STEP INTO A DREAM: The off-story of Michael Jackson's
missing childhood. A musical – comedy by
W. Keith Sewell.
A choreographer returns to his hometown to
rejuvenate his creative batteries, and gets transported back in time, where he relives with his crew their hilarious final year of high school together. And fall
in love all over again...
It's Grease", Fridays" and DWTS all rolled into
a story about young love, first love, when ROMI meets TESS, it is 'first sight' love. All is good in their little world until, "Ms Most Attractive"
the most popular girl in school two years straight, sets her sights on him,
leaving him praised, dazed and confused. He bows to the pressure from his peers
and breaks Tess's heart in the process. He soon realizes his big mistake and
makes attempt after attempt after attempt to recapture her love, even up
to the final climatic dance where he gets one last chance to win back her
STEP INTO A DREAM – is a feet-thumping joyride through
the fun-loving seventies. The renaissance era of classic R&B. With groups
like Gary's own Jackson Five providing the backdrop to a group of teenagers
fighting for every minute of freedom - before accepting the fate of living life in
a dying steel town.
STEP INTO A DREAM: The off-story of Michael Jackson's missing childhood.
A musical – comedy by W. Keith Sewell.
A choreographer returns home to rejuvenate his creative batteries, and gets transported back in time, where he relives with his crew their hilarious final year of high school together. And fall in love all over again with the girl he left behind.
It's Grease", Fridays" and DWTS all rolled into one!
THE OLYMPIANS – a comedy
adventure by W. Keith Sewell
A tiny African country, abandoned by Great Britain and facing economic disaster, takes a misfit
band of athletes to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, in search of fame, fortune
and foreign aid.
Its "Coming to America" dead ass broke!
FALLS – a dark comedy thriller by W. Keith Sewell
lobbyist commits suicide from the top of Niagara Falls after witnessing the massacre of nearly a
hundred people in a shopping mall including his wife - and survives. But something very strange happens to him on the way down that earns him a chance at redemption.
"I'm sorry, There is no comparison for this movie."
MANCAVE – a
sophomoric comedy by W. Keith Sewell
Think “American Pie”
goes viral as four outcast pledges are sent on a "quest for the golden panties" by their Frat Brothers and get entangled in a web of
debauchery, sex, and kidnapping at the infamous "ManCave' entertainment
AFTER EARTH II : "The Second Coming..."
Logline... and 'one sheet' synopsis available on request. Story treatment in development...
DOWNTOWN – 30 min sitcom by W. Keith Sewell.
Pilot episode and storylines for 3 additional episodes. single-camera format.
The flip-funny-side of "Orange is the New Black"
MY CROSS-COUNTRY TRIP WITH ELVIS – A comedy-fantasy by W. Keith Sewell.
A discharged soldier on a cross-country trek home to Chicago, picks up an Elvis impersonator on the eve of his death, outside of Barstow, CA to share the ride, conversation, and gas on his way home to Memphis. Some say this how the “Elvis is Alive!” rumors got started…
HOOSIERS II– a sports drama based on true events by W. Keith Sewell
In 1968, an enigmatic basketball Coach, in the final year of an unrewarded 35 year career, is taken on a ride to the Indiana High School Championships by a team of overachievers with no chance of winning.
GENESIS –An apocalyptic epic drama by W. Keith Sewell
In the Days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob… God once walked the earth.
In the year 2014, that day has returned….
MADEA VS MADILLA – another in a long line of hilarious ‘Madea special moment’ comedies by W. Keith Sewell
Madea meets her match when her deranged half-sister is released from prison and treks out to find her... Dead or Alive.
IS AFTER EARTH STILL SALVAGEABLE..? Unequivocably - Yes! ... With a reworking of the storyline and a redirecting of Kitai's character path.
This great story idea has a lot of life... Rewritten in 'beast mode', Kitai is put on a fast-track full of jolting, jump-out-of-your-seat confrontations, propelling Kitai towards a revealing and shocking discovery. Where he is forced to make a choice that effects not only his life but the survival of the human race - AFTER EARTH.
AFTER EARTH II
"The Second Coming..."
Logline... and 'one sheet' synopsis available on request.
LOGLINE: A tiny
obscure, African country, abandoned by Great Britain and facing
economic disaster, takes a misfit band of athletes to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic
Games, in search of fame, fortune and foreign aid.
SYNOPSIS – Everybody
loves the underdog. The classic "David vs. Goliath", Us vs Them, You and me
against the world - kind of story. We love to see the little guy with the courage to withstand all obstacles and emerge Victorious!
But when the tiny West African
country of Ubania decides to take on the USA,
Russia, and Great Britain
at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games in search of gold. That’s a stretch for even
the most faithful underdog fan.
With his trusty
side-kick Massa John by his side, King Jamala takes a worldwide tour to China, Europe, and America - humbly, in search of foreign aid.
Only to be patronized, unrecognized or ostracized by governments all over the
On the advice of a
successful marketing executive, King Jamala pulls together a ragtag
team of gifted athletes with the help of his devoted wingman, Massa John,
eccentric uncle- Bampe, and Coach Johnson, a once-revered track and field
coach; Before setting off on a precarious journey across the mid-Atlantic to America.
“THE OLYMPIANS” is a
tale of empowerment. Empowering one’s self to overcome all obstacles.
Whether it be a victory for one, or an entire people. The power lies within
each and everyone of us.
Is it time for Jaden Smith to transition into more adult roles? And is it time for him to discover a project that exhibits his multi-talents in a different light from what we’ve had the pleasure of experiencing in his astronomical career to date.
As Jaden moves from young teen to young adult, after all his successes - I am sure he is feeling extremely confident in his abilities.
"I'm a Man now mama… I can do what I want to do."
"Boy, don't make me hurt you...! "
[Not actual conversation people so don’t get crazy!]
I'm certain he is eager to show off some his other talents. Music and dance is strong in the Smith family... as it is in the Jackson family...as it is in my family. And if Jaden can learn karate, he can learn how to 'Dance with the Stars.'
"STEP INTO A DREAM- The off-story of Michael Jackson's missing childhood. A musical-comedy full of 'what ifs'. What if the king of pop never became the "King of Pop." Then his childhood may have look like this.
"Step into a Dream" could be the perfect transitional piece for Jaden before he moves into more adult roles. It allows him the rare opportunity to be a part of an ensemble piece with actors his own age. Playing a MJ-like young man who falls in love for the very first time. The innocent type of love from the seventies...
STEP INTO A DREAM - is a hilarious, feet-thumping joyride through the fun-loving seventies, the renaissance era of classic R&B. With groups like Gary’s own Jackson Five providing the musical backdrop to a generation of young people fighting for every second of
freedom from dealing with life in a dying steel town…
It’s Grease, Fridays and DWTS all rolled into one!
Jaden Smith photos courtesy of J. P. Smith facebook page
Dance prints courtesy of 12991712-vector-illustration-of-a-couple-dancing-on-green
22435178 - ballroom-dancers; 21963539-ballroom-dancers-tangoing-in-silhouette
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