7L.A. PRODUCTION TEAM
CeCe Christian, Writer/Star/Development Executive
Carolyn (CeCe) is originally from Houston, Texas. A writer/actress/producer, currently developing her passion project 7 Attempts to L.A., CeCe was previously an Associate Producer on several film projects.
A 20 year film industry professional, CeCe's worked in every aspect of the industry, from development to pre, to post production. When the opportunity arose in 2014, CeCe decided to develop her autobiopic, using her nearly twenty years of experience in the industry: in 2005, CeCe helped raise funds for several features including the animated Conan The Barbarian project at Yarkon Entertainment where she learned about Syndicate financing. After that, she helped Walter Matthau's son, Charlie, raise funds for Freaky Deaky, based on the Elmore Leonard novel. In 2012, she started raising funds at Raleigh studios for the feature Short Sale: There goes the Neighborhood. CeCe studied Fashion, Marketing & Merchandising at The Art Institute of Houston, then Acting for TV & Film at HCC. In 2006 she graduated from the Meisner program at JoAnne Baron/DW Brown Studio, in Santa Monica.
Bruce Nahin, Business Affairs Consultant
In 1976, while still a law student, Bruce became one of the co-founders of Chippendale's, for which he remained the CEO until 1994. He also worked backstage for a major concert promoter in Los Angeles during the early 1980's. He created the name Chippendales, which he named after the furniture style in the club. In 1987 the first mayor of the City of Santa Clarita, Buck Mckeon (former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee-retired) appointed him as one of the two founding film committee members for the newly formed city where Nahin established himself in the fields of film permits, set logistics, and site management. He was instrumental in the establishment of the City of Santa Clarita as the major area for filming in Southern California. Nahin practiced law for almost thirty years with an emphasis in Entertainment Law especially in music and live entertainment and in the 2000's transitioned to become an associate producer for business affairs and a development producer in films and television. Bruce is no longer a member of the California State Bar nor a practicing lawyer. Thereafter, he joined Continuum Pictures as its Executive Vice President and head of Business Affairs . After leaving Continuum, Joined Anorra Media at Universal Studios also as head of Business Affairs. He became a co founder of Janick Entertainment, a film production company, specializing in quality female empowered independent films. Nahin also is a partner in Entertainment Support Services, a firm providing Consulting in Production Development and Business Affairs to Film, TV and Music.
Christian M. Christian, Writer/Co-Developer
Rennaissance man Christian M. Christian is a third generation Hollywood professional
who's family includes a silent era WB lighting technician, Walt Disney's private pilot/
Disney family friend/top Stunt Pilot and a Universal Studios set designer. Having grown
up in and around Hollywood and around the world as a US Air Force "brat," Christian is
an experienced veteran of international and Hollywood Arts & Entertainment. A student
of Hollywood history and a veteran of over 150 professional Film, TV and Commercial
sets, Christian brings a wealth of both experience and genius to the production table.
Ian Mitchell, Music Supervisor/Financial Consultant
A second rennaissance man fills out the 7LA development team: Ian Mitchell has found success in both the creative and financial sectors. An accomplished classical guitarist and composer and one time Music Professor at Lewis & Clark College, Mitchell is also CEO and the principle creative partner in an online FinTech start-up.
Seeking $10M for Independent Film featuring Cameos by several A-list Hollywood Stars.
"And the Oscar goes to..."
FLY AWAY - LENNY KRAVITZ
KEEP PUSHIN - BORIS DLUGOSCH
YOUTH OF THE NATION- P.O.D.
CITY OF ANGELS - 30 SECONDS TO MARS
WAKE ME UP INSIDE - EVANESCENCE (LINCOLN PARK)
DARE YOU TO MOVE - SWITCHFOOT
BAD - U2
TOO CLOSE -NEXT
OCEANS- HILLSONG UNITED
EVERYTHING - LIFEHOUSE
AMAZING GRACE - THE SMITH SISTAHS
PAY ATTENTION, LORD - ELYES GABEL
SPEED OF SOUND - COLDPLAY
POPIHOLLA - CHICANE
SHAKE IT OFF- TAYLOR SWIFT
DON'T STOP - FLEETWOOD MAC
SERENADE IN D /FATHER SONG - ROSHEGER/MITCHELL
VISION FOR THE SOUNDTRACK
ROI'S (RETURN ON INVESTMENT)
NET $500 1566.67%
"Do you think they'd remember you?"
BOX OFFICE COMPARISONS
The Epic and ambitious 7 LA soundtrack
both underscores and documents Faith's
life and a Faith life; a retrospective of
important music milestones popular and
less known, from 70's disco-driven synth
Pop to Millenial era Alt-rock, Hip hop and EDM,
with U2, Fleetwood Mac, Pop and flourishes
of classical in between.
What is a great movie without great music?
The writers/developers and producers
are as much music fans and artists as they
are film makers. For them, a movie
should be structured like a great symphony:
a rousing entrance, a deepening theme, a great
climax. The power of great music to enhance
the cinematic roller coaster ride experience has
been demonstrated time and time again,
yet far too many fail to work to get the
right songs into their narrative.
Jamie Lee Curtis
"Your magic wand...is the pen."
Billy Bob Thornton
DESTINY ANNA STONE
"THEMSELVES" -Princes at the Ball (cameos)
DYLAN SAINT PAUL
7 Attempts to L.A. is a Female empowerment autobiopic chronicling almost half a century of struggle, emotional pain and a final overcoming triumph in a Cinderella-Star is Born Epic.
Faith Golightly is born into a dysfunctional, strict Pentecostal family in Texas, where she endures repeated abuse at the hands of an uncle. Teen rebellion finds her abusing drugs and partying.
A failed suicide attempt at fifteen results in a six week stay at a psychiatric hospital. After six failed attempts to land in L.A., she finally sticks it at age twenty two.
In L.A., her luck seems to change when she immediately meets four rising stars: Matt, Ben, Jared and Leo. Matt suggests she write a script about her seven attempts
to L.A. at a dinner party. Faith’s incredible streak of close encounters with rising stars ends when her Dad insists she come back to Houston to help take care of her ailing Mom, who’s battling
kidney cancer. Faith goes back and forth between L.A. and Texas, losing her car, career and apartment. Her mom passes after five years. Faith returns to L.A., not willing to give up on her dreams.
At 29, she marries her best friend, hoping he might end up being her Prince Charming but ten years later, with little to no career, Prince or Ball in sight, exhausted and depleted, she ends the marriage.
Her therapist, suffering from a nervous breakdown, gives one last piece of advice, counseling Faith that "everyone has a story and -to re-write her own life story."
Depressed, Faith hikes to the Hollywood sign, wanting to end it all, unaware that her self-fulfilling prophetic break is about to happen: she’s booked as an extra on a Pop music video
and a big budget film which will change her life. Kicked off the music video set when the director notices Ash Wednesday marks on her forehead, Pop star Taylor, dressed as a fairy godmother,
consoles Faith in extras holding, telling her to stay positive and that she’ll pray for her.
Later, standing in for Americas's sweetheart, Destiny Anna Stone, Faith writes her own third act -with a Cinderella ending. Fearing what would happen if Destiny were unable to finish the film,
a dramatic scenario unfolds: Faith see's the cast & crew Van being stopped on a dusty desert road by Mexican Cartel soldiers. They mistake her for Destiny but Destiny bravely corrects them,
offering her life up in place of Faith's. Destiny is taken, everyone else released. The next day, the U.S. Ambassador meets with the producers, telling them that “the show must go on”
-but with a media black out. Faith becomes Destiny, transformed by the Hair & M.U. dpt., and finishes the film in her place, displaying incredible acting chops. Back in the States, the tragic
news is finally released, turning Faith into an overnight Celeb Cinderella. But at what cost? Co-nominated for an Oscar, Faith Golightly finally gets to go to the Ball she’s been dreaming of
her entire life. There, Faith is finally reunited with all her handsome Prince Superstar friends from long ago. But the truth also comes out when Faith spills the beans about what happened
that faith-filled day in the Mexican desert. In a first ever Oscar filibuster, Faith details Destiny's amazing sacrificial act. The next morning she wakes up to her new iPhone ringing,
caller ID reading: DESTINY. In an Inception-like ending, some will wonder if it were all just a dream. But we know!
DESTINY ANNA STONE
"Take me, not her."
FILM PRODUCTION AND PITCH DECK
"You gotta come back home to Texas, Pumkin."
$10M Business Plan summary:
Above the line budget..............$3M
Below the line Budget...............$7M
Business Plan Summary:
$10M and an Oscar quality script encouraging
audiences to never give up on their dreams
will be used to attract the biggest stars in
Hollywood with "pay or play" one day Cameo roles;
assembling one of the greatest casts in history
will ensure International B.O. success.
Tony Chiu Wai Leung
Audiences will enter into an immersive experience, a Female Empowerment Autobiopic like nothing yet seen, examining the power of Myth, Fairy Tale and Reality: where does 'Reality' end and "Make believe" begin?
And what better place to search, than Hollywood? 2000 Years ago, Jesus first began to Empower Women but much work is still to be done. 7LA Producers envision a 21st Century Hollywood where women young and older,
write, produce and direct as often as they star in, Feature films. 7 Attempts to L.A. will accelerate change, by showing that with hard work, creativity, innovation, ingenuity and persistence, any woman can write her own destiny and that
includes making movies with A-list actors. 7LA, Wide-released in theaters Domestic and Foreign, will be proof that women anywhere can do as our heroine did: take up the magic wand of the pen, to re-write a dreary life into an
Epic Adventure worthy of Hollywood Feature Film.
Based on a True Story Star is Born meets Cinderella, 7LA is set in 70's to present day Texas and Hollywood. A coming of age narrative chronicling the life of a Holly Golightly, quirky girl escaping the drudgery of life
in Texas, to pursue a career in Hollywood, 7 LA is also a "tell all memoir." But unlike many other such memoirs filled with sordid personal details, gossip or innuendo, 7LA's star encounters are truthful,
innocent, poignant and inspiring recollections that will be endearing to the stars themselves. Moving beyond the star encounters, the story becomes a search for meaning and purpose in life.
A mesmerizing tapestry in which a tale of todays most popular genres is intricately woven- Autobiopic, Coming of age, Female empowerment, Industry insider story, Self-help/Motivation,
Spirituality and Mythic Fairy Tale, 7 Attempts to L.A. is sure to hold moviegoers of all ages spellbound in it's heartwarming grip.
POP STAR/FAIRY GODMOTHER
"You need to tell us what's going on."
7 Attempts to L.A. is a new kind of Female Empowerment Epic: -Reality based Autobiopic transforms into Cinderella Story. Compelling, lush, beautiful and inspiring, the script is based on the true story of an actress told to write a script about her life by none other than Matt Damon.
After serendipitously being whisked to the "Ball" (meeting Damon/Affleck/Di Caprio & Leto) the Dream is interrupted by her Mom's cancer.
She returns to the drudgery of hustling to get work as an actress in Hollywood; barely getting extra, stand in and photo double jobs.
After two decades, this Modern Day Cinderella wakes up to the fact that she must re-write the script of her life.
sure to wow audiences everywhere.
MEDIA: TasteMakerCollective Article
Female Empowerment Box Office
THE MUSIC SOUNDTRACK
What happens when Faith meets Destiny?
"Ringing affirmative, positive statement:
I am a writer."