Film

The Demon Cycle: The Warded Man

Status: In Development

 Writers: J.Mackye Gruber & Georgia Gwynne Gruber

For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.

Unapparent - Blacklist Script

Status: In Development

Director: J. Mackye Gruber

Writers: Alex and Jerry Artukovich

After meeting a local toddler for her two-year old daughter to play with, suburban mom Molly Wicker, not wanting to miss an opportunity to make new friends herself, intrusively invites her techie husband and daughter over for dinner with Gwen and her husband. As the night continues, a friendly facade eerily crumbles into suspicion and paranoia as danger and darkness threaten to destroy both their families.

The Devil

Status: In Development

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber & Georgia Gwynne Gruber

Drug dealers beware. The Devil is coming to get you. Gangster Stephen French invented the perfect crime: robbing drug barons of their huge fortunes and torturing them with horrifying violence until they paid up. French was no ordinary criminal. He was a world-champion fighter, he studied psychology at university to master mind-control techniques, and he used the teachings of Machiavelli and samurai warriors to outwit his enemies. Through "taxing" the richest and most powerful crimelords in the UK, he netted over 20 million pounds. 

P.O.V.

Status: Script

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber & David Matalon

A zany psychological thriller set in a Fargo-esque town on the Canadian border. P.O.V.’s colorful ensemble of quirky locals, foreign gangsters and a hippie psychopath, rotates comedy, satire, suspense and violence, spiraling the audience into an elevated hyper-reality. The film sets the stage for a film/tv franchise where “remote viewing” is the new superpower.

The Firing Squad

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber & David Matalon

It’s the future in Shanghai… and any high level executive wishing to change jobs will need to hire a special team to break them out and deliver them to their new company. Harry Babbin is the best extraction operative in the biz, working for The Firing Squad. But when he takes a contract to break out a controversial and beautiful geneticist – Zhi Chung - he discovers her new employer wants her dead. Faithful to his client, Harry must go on the run with the most selfless person in a world for sale, with the future of humanity at stake!

 

Second Coming

Status: Script

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber & David Matalon

A hilarious action heist ensemble set against the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. When the smooth talking “fixer” J.C. Dupre finds himself deep in debt to local gangsters, he and his brother Catfish steal the sperm of the top seeded thoroughbred Second Coming (descendant of the famous Man-O-War). While they arrange to sell to the highest bidder, something goes terribly wrong. Soon the entire underbelly of Kentucky is hunting down the Igloo containing this precious cargo, and J.C. and Catfish navigate a deadly maze of mobsters, white supremacists, religious fanatics, and gun runners.

The Honey Trap

Status: Script

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber & Georgia Gwynne Gruber

After their hacker is killed during a heist, a female crime syndicate who pose as high class courtesans to pull off big jobs, are forced to employ a loose canon gamer for their revenge gig – a priceless hold’em with eight of the world’s most ruthless villains playing for black market merch. High stakes on and off the table, other interests in the prize lurk in the shadows as the clock ticks towards a sticky showdown.

An arousing action packed female victory story with a hilarious ensemble of vixens and villains, THE HONEY TRAP is every woman’s secret fantasy and every man’s guilty pleasure.

TT

Status: Treatment

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Georgia Gwynne Gruber

When Jimmy Cassidy – an American pro racer with a mysterious past – is coerced into being the getaway driver for a diamond heist during the world’s most dangerous motorbike race – the Isle of Mann’s infamous TT  – the crooks, cops and competition are in for an unexpected ride.

800 Heros

Status: Treatment

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This epic war drama set during the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, is the true story of how a small band of Chinese managed to hold off and defeat the superior Japanese army. A gripping tale of trial and triumph, 800 Heroes features Xie Jinyuan – the courageous commander who risked his life when he volunteered to lead the battalion and defend the divisional headquarters – a famous ground assault that took place in full view of Western Powers! We will bring this story to an international audience by introducing a love story between a female British official at the Embassy in Shanghai and her Chinese fiancé who finds himself as Xie’s second in command at the heart of the battle inside the warehouse.

Sanbao

Status: Treatment

This is the exciting, historical biopic of Zheng He - a Chinese Muslim eunuch slave - who overcomes his oppression to become the most famous explorer in Chinese history. In 1405 Zheng was deployed by the Chinese Yongle Emperor to track down the former Jianwen Emperor - a renegade who fled to South East Asia. Enchanted by the sights and sounds of foreign lands during his dangerous manhunt, Zheng convinces the Emperor to expand his trade influence. With the Emperor’s support, Zheng leads vast treasure fleets on the largest ships the world had never seen. Columbus’ fleet, by comparison, would have fitted inside one of the Treasure ships! 

R House

Status: Script

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber & David Matalon

A family moves into a planned community five minutes in the future where each house is controlled by a personal A.I. to make their lives easier. What happens when the A.I. thinks it’s a better parent? Dark shit - that’s what!