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The Street Between the Pines

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A Gulf War Veteran struggling to make ends meet discovers a connection between a deadly beast in his neighborhood and an old pharmaceutical facility across the river.

A strange creature lurks between the pines of Forest Street.

Since the deadly DUI that ruined his life, Curtis Reynolds has long since struggled with sleep deprivation, debt, a failing marriage, and, frankly, justifying his own existence.  But when his elderly neighbor is murdered, the Gulf War Veteran returns home to Forest Street, where a dangerous encounter sends him spiraling.
 
Battling insomnia and PTSD induced visions, Curtis begins an investigation of a mysterious monster, falling down a rabbit hole of folk mythology, government conspiracy, and ghosts from his past that threaten to destroy his fragile psyche and, possibly, all he holds dear.

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An Episodic Comedy-Drama 

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A mid-thirties server who reenters the restaurant industry after a failed career, struggles with fear, loathing, and life complacency whilst falling for a young, new employee, who tries to wake him from his slump.

Imagine SCRUBS, but darker, amusingly violent, and in a restaurant....

JORDAN RUSSO (Jordy) wasn’t born a cynic, but is driven there by eight straight years in the service industry. Previously burned out by a career in commercial real estate where he was fired, Jordan has taken up semi-lucrative employment in a pretentious, east coast shoreline restaurant where he is now burning out and approaching a mid-life crisis. The start of the summer, takes an immediate turn for the worse when the floor manager is fired, and Jordy’s friend—and restaurant manager—dies of a sudden heart attack, before prospectively offering the floor manage position. And just as things couldn’t look grimmer going into the busy season, the General Manager of Operations, DAVID KOPINSKI takes the reigns, disrupting the carefree status quo.

The only glimmer of hope for Jordan is GEMMA—a graduate student—who takes employment as hostess, whilst she, herself, works through her own obstacles and adjustment to incoming change. The two of them form a relationship which starts to ignite change in his personality and begins to motivate him to leave the misery of the restaurant business and pursue a different, more fulfilling path.

As his internal dialog and violent fantasies take hold, the summer season will become a true testament to his patients and mental fortitude to emotionally juggle the unpredictable day-to-day grind with eccentric, millennial coworkers, short-sighted managers, pretentious customers, but largely his own insecurities.  

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A widowed man with a notorious past unearths extraterrestrial technology along with its dormant inhabitant while being pursued by bounty hunters and the U.S. Cavalry in 1880s New Mexico.

In 1884, an aging widowed outlaw, who goes by Bill Potter, moves to his uncle-in-law’s abandoned homestead with his two young children, Isaac and Clara, in Missouri Plaza, New Mexico. Maintaining a low profile proves difficult as he’s already killed three people upon arriving. Potter is welcomed as the new man of mystery by the town’s eccentric residents, who are all interested in him, while some, more in his inherited piece of land. The transition continues to be problematic as the stress of being reduced to poverty along with the fear of unrelenting bounty hunters and his estranged father-in-law causes him to suffer horrific nightmares involving traumatic events of his past.

Potter is unable to catch a break and further elude trouble when he unearths a piece of extraterrestrial material in his backyard in hopes it may have some value. What follows is a nightmare the small-town residents aren’t prepared to face as what awakens leaves a trail of mayhem and destruction in its wake in search of what belongs to it. Now hunted by both creature and by the ruthless bounty hunter, Tynan Duncan, will Potter escape the nightmare before the walls close in on him?  Or will the vicious outlaw still buried deep inside finally makes its return?

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