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KEEP CALM

KEEP CALM
By Christopher Joseph

GENRE: Action, Comedy, Romance
LOGLINE:

Anything but calm, advertising executive Chauncey Thornton suffers a life-altering rap attack while slipping into a full-blown midlife crisis.   (It's a mixture of Boomerang meets Network).

SYNOPSIS:

Anything but calm, mild mannered advertising executive Chauncey Thornton, experiences head first a faux pas en route to a full blown midlife crisis.

His life has been going downhill since dear wifey, Ada, skipped town with his lawyer. His muse lost, his work suffers, his relationships with his children suffers, his waistband has suffered.

In one sweep, he botches his daughters graduation, alienates his son, looses his job, looses his dignity.

Confounding things, in a drunken stupor with his old high school buddy, popular but fading rapper, Boogie Z, things go from bad to worse; indulging in juvenile mayhem, disorderly conduct and blabbering life confessions in an all night studio recording session.

Feeling himself a little, Chauncey unrolls his frustrations in a recording, which subsequently is videotaped and uploaded online unknowingly to him.

In an Internet minute, his rant has morphed into a viral overnight sensation. With people taking his words to heart, his impromptu song goes from humour novelty to a movement.

Reluctantly sparking a new career of sorts, he pairs with Boogie Z to promote and help his friends fledgling comeback. Ego’s inflate as their partnership implodes and turns into an ugly outright war between them.

Chauncey’s life turns upside down as he contends with his age in an unforgiving industry, rabid underage and cougar groupies, backstabbers revelations, political pundits, media scrutiny capped off with a high-profile over the hill rap beef.

Add in crazy neighbors with a potential love interest who may or may not have good intentions.

All Chauncey wants to do is be a good father to his children, and provide them a healthy future.

To regain his life, he has to win the fight against the status quo, while not alienating the people who believe in his message. Crushing the stigmatization of midlife dead in its eye.

KEEP CALM

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Art Thomas

Speaking of rap, here is my first TV production entitled 'Fit-Hop', www.mainmanfilms.com/F-t-Hop.wmv

Richard Buzzell

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Richard Buzzell

Who can resist the appeal of a life-altering rap attack?

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