Against All Odds Productions
Market-focused Filmmaking
Start with an underserved market
Develop a great concept that will resonate and elicit a response
Write a great script
Attach a great director
Cast the hell out of it
Create an innovative marketing plan that uses all avenues to reach your target
 
 
Six Sigma​​

(films in US in 2019)
My Unlived Life
(films in France in 2020)
​​ Market ​​
20 million college students
20 million high school students
20 million "those were the best years of my life" guys

Market
40 million women
10 million husbands
2 million mistresses
100K therapists

Connor was relevant and "something" in high school.  But he sets foot on his college campus as a freshman and realizes life has given him a huge reset.  He needs to regain his form and be a playa, only to learn that the sure fire path is member in the Six Sigma fraternity.  Failing during the rush process, Connor joins forces with an unlikely Emily to beat the sysem and get in, only to be "found out" and put in the scope of the infamous frat graduate and benefactor Dick Dickerson.  With the rule being the way to say "goodbye" to a member being they have to quit, they have to be arrested, or they have to die, the effort to undo the mistake made by the frat spins hopelessly out of control as Dickerson takes the reins.  All who should get their comeupance in the  end, as they should...
Comade by the frat spins hopelessly out of control as Dickerson takes the reins.  All who should get their comeupance in the  end, as they should...
Natalie is miserable because the kids are gone.  Mark likewise misses them, but he's content and busy.  Natalie discovers the notion of "Living Her Unlived Life" so she heads off to France to do just that.  It's an adventure that leads her back to herself and Mark, with lots of bumps and smooth straightaways along the way.
OMG - You're Leaving...

(films in US in 2020)
Out of Reach​​
(films in Italy in 2021)
​​ Market ​​
20 million college students
20 million high school Moms
10 million graduating high school seniors

Market
40 million women
10 million husbands
100K therapists

Rebecca's son is heading off to college and she suddenly realizes her "helicopter parenting" has left him complelety without the necessary skilils to survive and thrive in college.  Frantic, she writes a book and follows him to school to teach him the basics -- laundry, making your bed, what a "check" is...  The ensuing romp casts a hysterical look at a generation that "can't be bothered"...
Connie wanted to have kids, but decided after all that she's not willing to "check her life" for a couple of decades while her husband lives status quo plus a few diapers and a few parent-teacher conferences.  When she drops the bomb that they are not having kids, her husband puts the marriage on the line and she heads off to Italy on a girls trip where Maurizio puts it all in perspective...
Meet The Team
  1. Howard Sherman
    Serial entrepreneur, never content to do it "the way it's supposed to be done". Every film has a plan well beyond the film...
  2. Julia Eisenman
    Great, great, great granddaughter of Charles Darwin (we just had to name drop), Julia headed production on such classics as "Meet The Fockers", "Fifty First Dates", and "Hotel Rwanda"
  3. Sela Ward
    Double Emmy-winning actress who appeared in such classics as "The Fugitive", "Gone Girl" and the upcoming sequel to "Independence Day". Sela is the in-house insurance policy assuring actor friendly productions and crisp/sharp dialogue. Six Sigma
  4. SSF Capital
    Special purpose entity funded by high net worth individuals who support the plan to make films that address the needs of the market as opposed to films that need to find a market.