Fontaine Fantasy Films
Mimi Fontaine was born in Lakeland, Florida. She has been writing in one capacity or another most of her life. Mimi went to work at Walt Disney World at 19 and was photographed with Disney team on the cover of Life Magazine. Mimi moved to Atlanta, where she began a career in Interior Design. She was published numerous times around Atlanta and three times in national publications. Mimi has traveled and sailed all over the world, owning and racing three sailboats of her own. But, after 20+ years in design, it was during an ordinary summer vacation in 2006’ to Disney that Mimi was inspired to write her first screenplay, The Magic Man.
Mimi is a self-taught writer of screen, shorts film, and a playwright. She has placed three times in the quarter finalists with Page International Screenwriting Awards in L.A with The Red Star, Family, G, The Magic Man, Family, G, and Harry’s House, Family, G.
Mimi attended writing classes with Ernest Thompson, author and Academy Award winner of On Gold Pond for several years. His classes were intense, 3 day classes at Mr. Thompson’s estate in New Hampshire. The classes were a study in writing, targeting stage writing. After her short was completed, Actors were interviewed and a live performance of Mimi’s work was presented in New Hampshire. Mr. Thompson encouraged Mimi and challenged her to adapt a screenplay, which she had just started writing, into a stage play. Flippin’ Thru the Rolodex was her choice. Director, Gay Grooms, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, was the first to read the script. Gay immediately scheduled the play for performances. It left Elm and was performed at Laurel Canyon in Canton, GA. Mimi has now completed the screen adaption of Flippin’ Thru the Rolodex.
Mimi wrote the original script, Santa’s Boot Camp, a Christmas, family, G, movie, featuring Eric Robert’s. Santa’s a joint venture with Ken Feinberg, Creative Studios of Atlanta. It completed production and is being released into worldwide production. Santa’s Boot Camp Movie Trailer (2014) can be seen on You Tube. Santa can be seen in stores this Christmas.
Mimi founded her own production company, Fontaine Fantasy Films, in 2010’, filming her first short film, Fallen But Not Forgotten, in Savannah. She teaches students the art of writing screenplays. She has also spoken and held readings; Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA., where Students and faculty from the university read for the character parts in The Magic Man.
Mimi has four completed shorts: Don’t Blink, Fallen But Not Forgotten, and two, which were written and performed while attending intensive writing classes with Ernest Thompson’s ‘Write Fast’ classes. Ernest Thompson is the Academy Award winning author of On Golden Pond. Ernest remains Mimi’s mentor. No Accident and The Mayflower are being considered for adaption to screenplay.
Mimi has a portfolio of 22 scripts, registered and copyrighted, which, recently, are being shared with the film industry. The titles, genre, and rating are listed:
The Bookkeeper Drama, Based on Truth R
Harry’s House Family/Comedy/Drama G
Magic Man Family/Adventure G
Flippin’ Thru the Rolodex Comedy PG -13
The Red Star Christmas/Family G
Final Sale Drama R
Perfect Painting Drama/Action R
The Shoebox Romantic Comedy PG-13
Pineapple Thursday Romantic Comedy PG-13
Roses in My Head Romantic/Drama PG-13
Two Sides Drama R
Cachaca Drama/Dance PG-13
The Last Brother Drama/Based on Truth R
From Under the Tiles Drama/Paranormal R
The Mourning Doves Drama, Based on truth PG - 13
The Bookkeeper is in pre-production, as Mimi now owns the ‘Life Story Rights’ to Mani Chulpayev, an ex-Italian and Russian mobster. The film delves into the world of the Italian and Russian mob families on the streets of New York City, all as seen thru the eyes of The Bookkeeper. It is a ‘Based on Truth’. It is predicted to be a Hollywood cinema blockbuster, expected to hit theaters in early 2016’.
Mimi’s next screenplay projects are The Mourning Doves, ‘Based on Truth’, and The Coven of Christian; Triston's Rise.
Mimi has also begun to write short, day read, pleasure novels, titled 'Tales of Inamorata', which will seek publication.
Mimi is Writer’s Guild of America and represented on IMDb/IMDbPro under Mimi Fontaine.
Mimi is represented by 2 Gals in a Red Car Productions and Manager, Katie Harrington Gathmann.