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"The Mentor"

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The Stars of " The Mentor" my Leading Lady Lisa Landino and I......Look Out Hollywood Here We Come !!!!!

 

Leading Lady Lisa Landino and I rehearsing a very tender moment of a Scene from  "The Mentor "

 

 My Leading Lady Miss Lisa Landino and I during a Promotional Photo Shoot for my Feature Film "The Mentor "

 

           Leading Lady Lisa Landino and I Falling in Love in a Scene Rehersal for

             "The Mentor "

Treatment for "The Mentor"

 There are three things in life that are real: God, Human Nature and Laughter, the first two are beyond comprehension...some people must do what they can with the third! Our fact-based story begins with proof that dreams can come true despite the odds. In black and white, our opening scene begins with a blast from the past that divulges a tidbit of what will lie ahead in the life and career of Pete DeLorenzo,(aka Ken Peters his charactors name in the film) as an aspiring comedian and Sydney Fitzberg (Mr. Joe Franklin as “The Mentor”) the man who inspires and assists him in achieving it.

 Clifton, N.J. (1971) - Some thirteen odd years later, Kenny is encountering countless obstacles in his climb to stardom as a professional stand-up comic, working at a two bit job, attending college, and dealing with mishaps and meander, Kenny confronts Sydney (a stocky old hard nosed heckler) in his audience one evening, who uses his seat as his present stage.

 Sydney becomes a re-occurring nightmare in Kenny's life by attending all his gigs and stalking him until a major clash results between the two.  A hysterical yet touching love/hate relationship develops, molding Kenny into the performer that Sydney never attained.

 Kenny's career begins to prosper with the tutoring of Sydney and is interrupted by Kenny's psycho-bitch girlfriend, Maria ("Kimberly Hopkins"), that results in a rocky marriage. She does everything possible to throw animosity between her husband and Sydney.  The friction intensifies and through her jealousy and anxiety, Kenny and Sydney go their separate ways.  As time prevails, Kenny's life and career are drastically affected, resulting in heartbreak and devastation. He then divorces Maria and goes it alone, attempting to carry on his established career without Sydney.

 In Sidney's absence, Kenny realizes the heart felt encouragement and wisdom that was imparted to him, and in Sydney’s absence he feels the emptiness in the years that follow.  Even though his career continues to flourish, he remains unfulfilled without Sydney.

 Out of nowhere a dramatic change occurs when a new and beautiful woman enters into Kenny's life. She is warm and sincere and supportive.  A romantic and loving relationship develops between he and Jenny (“Miss Lisa Landino as the Leading Lady”).  As Kenny's career soars to new horizons, he later conveys his memories and warm feelings of Sydney to Jenny.  One evening after making passionate love to her, Jenny is so moved that she encourages Kenny to look Sydney up and mend the past. Kenny is embarrassed to face him. Out of her love for Ken, she takes it upon herself to locate Sydney.

 In a tear jerking scene Sydney empties all his inner feelings of hurt and anger to Jenny. However the meeting ends up in vain. Later that evening, Jenny tells Kenny of her meeting with Sydney. This results in a big blow out argument between them and Jenny departs into the rainy night in tears. Realizing he was wrong in his actions toward her, he is compelled to seek out Jenny's forgiveness. These two soul mates make up and Ken promises Jenny that he will meet with Sydney.

 As he manages enough courage to come face to face with Sydney, he discovers that Sydney had seemed to disappear from the circuit. Rumor had it, that Sydney had suddenly become ill. Kenny then begins an intensive search for Sydney and eventually finds him living in an old run down apartment. Upon entering, Ken discovers that Sydney is not home and begins poking about only to find facts, clues and articles of Sydney's mysterious, tragic, but triumphant past. He is interrupted by the sounds of Sydney's return. Kenny emotionally exits out the fire escape without ever confronting Sydney. Lastly, the story line builds into a wonderfully dramatic and emotional climax.

 This film is a delightful, romantic comedy-drama and love story all in one that will entertain as well as enlighten the viewer to a true insight and greater respect for the entertainment industry. It is informative as well as illuminating and conveys the behind the scenes, highs and lows, and sacrifices which an artist encounters in the world of show-biz and the life of an aspiring comic. It has a profound message; it is a film with substance and depth.

 "The Mentor" Pronounces a way of Throwing Down a Gauntlet, A Movie at it's Best; A Bolt of Lightning Meant to Shake the Viewer out of there Habits and Complacency, Reminding them not only how Priceless the Arts ought to be... but life and love as well.

*Based on a true story of love, hope and determination

 Any potential investors interested in the project please contact our office in order to set up a business meeting. In light of that we are all ready in full-blown Pre-Production and are planning a target date for production and shooting soon to be announced.

" The Mentor " PITCH

Would you agree we’re living in times where it’s not always easy to know what to believe, yet what to believe in?  Where would you be in your life without that person or persons who gave you a break or offered support during a difficult time??  Whether it be a referral, words of encouragement, or advice, WHERE WOULD YOU BE WITHOUT THAT PERSON WHO BELIEVED IN YOU WHEN ALL THE CARDS WERE STACKED AGAINST YOU?? 

A mentor can come into our lives out of the blue or it could be someone who has always been there like a parent, a life-long friend or sometimes even a total stranger.  Mentors facilitate that “can do spirit” that we all need in times of crisis.  They may even challenge us so that we have to  produce the strength necessary to solve our own problems and fulfill our destinies….they encourage, enlighten, and touch our lives with such an impact.

 

There are three things in life that are real: God, Human Nature and Laughter, the first two are beyond comprehension...some people must do what they can with the third! Our fact-based story begins with proof that dreams can come true despite the odds. In black and white, our opening scene begins with a blast from the past that divulges a tidbit of what will lie ahead in the life and career of Mr. Peter DeLorenzo,(aka Ken Peters his character name in the film)as an aspiring comedian and Sydney Fitzberg (Major Hollywood name-A List Actor  as “The Mentor”) the man who inspires and assists him in achieving it.

 

This “ray of hope”  celebrates life and the entertainment industry and is geared to move its audience on  a  deeper level through various dramatic, tear-jerking scenes, drama, and comedy.    It’s loosely based on Pete DeLorenzo's experiences from a young boy growing up in Clifton, NJ to tackling the clubs of NYC as an aspiring stand-up comedian.  How would he make it amidst all the competition let alone the rough environment of NYC??  His inspiration from the work of Elvis Presley and others would not be enough!!!  Somewhere amidst it all he meets a person who sees his talent and knows that it also takes HEART to make it and that is what this mentor nurtures in Ken.  Scenes such as a fart in the courtroom and those Italian stereotypes we all laugh about to the love interest Jen (Lisa Landino) who helps Ken and Sid both come to self realization  after a major misunderstanding between the two of them. “The Mentor” is uplifting and inspiring to the HUMAN SPIRIT.    

 

Life is about perspective……this film is a celebration of LIFE and offers its audience A RAY OF HOPE AMIDST THE TURMOIL, STRESS, RATRACE AND TEXTING in our lives !!!  It is meant to INSPIRE AND UPLIFT IT’S AUDIENCE, TOUCH THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS AND MOTIVATE THEM TO THINK AND FEEL ! A BACK TO THE BASICS WAKE UP CALL ! Like the enjoyment a reader gets from reading a great book, listening to a great song or after having a fabulous meal, the lesson from “The Mentor” is don’t just talk about how you care about people but show others you love them and follow through with what you say or believe.  Our world is still spinning amidst the dramas of life's one reason being that one person has the time, strength, and concern to nurture the heart, soul, and mind of another.  This is a story of what roles we play in the lives of others some we may never meet. “The Mentor” is a delightful, romantic comedy-drama and love story all in one that will entertain as well as enlighten the viewer to a true insight and greater respect for the entertainment industry. It is informative as well as illuminating and conveys the behind the scenes, highs and lows, and sacrifices which an artist encounters in the world of show-biz and the life of an aspiring comic. It has a profound message; it is a film with substance and depth.

 

"The Mentor" Pronounces a way of Throwing Down a Gauntlet, A Movie at its Best; A Bolt of Lightning Meant to Shake the Viewer out of their Habits and Complacency, Reminding them not only how Priceless the Arts ought to be... but life and love as well.

 

 

 

 

For more info, Treatment, and Budget

contact--

DeLorenzo Enterprise/PKI Productions

The Executive Producer Mr. Pete DeLorenzo at (973)574-9096

www.petedelorenzo.com

 

 

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 "Pete DeLorenzo’s excellent screenplay “The Mentor” is a welcome change from the meaningless violence and effects driven movies, which clutter the current cinema landscape.   It speaks to all of us, including the somewhat cynical “Y Generation” in words and images, which have immediate recognition as ringing true.  It has the power, not just to entertain, but also to motivate.  Audiences will feel, not only is it well written and entertaining but it motivated them to think more deeply and perhaps actually to change their world for the better.

I’m really looking forward to directing this wonderful script."

~Bill Milling (Director)

 

 "I think "The Mentor" is a well crafted script. Its storyline flows along in a very uplifting and passionate fashion. Audiences will relate to the core message, that is, with heartfelt mentoring and hard work you can make your dream become a reality. As the story unfolds you see real people, in real life, dealing with real life problems, walking the walk, most importantly staying the course. Viewers will completely understand how difficult the road to success is. Peter DeLorenzo writes with a deep understanding of human nature.  Peter's people are real, simply because he builds them from inside their hearts and minds. The viewer will see DeLorenzo's people and say "They are just like me." "The Mentor" is a feel good film, some will say "For me its an inspirational film and begs to be up on the big screen." "The Mentor" has legs."

~Robert Jubin (Line Producer  Supervising Editor)

Note: To the Investors for "The Mentor"            Business Plan and Demographics for the Film.

 The motion picture, "The Mentor" has a budget and return in mind so we are careful not to sacrifice excellence. This film does not contain action packed car chases, outrageous explosions, or even require any major special effects. This film does however supply adult situational humor, romance, warmth, and reality to capture its audience. The film uses a backdrop of scenes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Metro New Jersey. The film also utilizes the fantastic views of The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. The story line is almost virtually assured a profit from Box Office Sales, Video, DVD, Cable and Pay Per View. Also added to that would be the European Market.

 We are seeking to raise the entire cost of production privately. Our goal is to produce a commercially successful film, thereby returning an immediate profit to our investors. The pre-production of the original screenplay is assembled of a very talented and experienced cast, including Major Stars as attachments to the film as well as an accomplished crew. We have set about the process of pre-production with the utmost of care. We have selected every cast and crew member meticulously. We are now searching for the financial resources to complete the project and set production in motion. We have a rock solid foundation and are firmly on the way to making a romantically funny and dramatic film. We feel that the projected culmination of these two attributes will produce a commercially successful moneymaker for all our investors.

 Now is a wonderful time for independent films with all the huge multi-theatre "complex" building screens, specifically tailored for small independents to show alongside Hollywood extravaganzas. The market place has been more than accommodating. Independent Films are a millennial moneymaker to investors in the light that they can be taken directly to the big screen to theaters nation wide. For example, films such as Brothers McMullen, Sex, Lies and Video Tapes, Fargo, Leaving Las Vegas, Full Monty, Coyote Ugly, Summer of Sam and the most popular The Blair Witch Project, just to name a few. As mentioned previously the film will go the gauntlet of national release, Video, DVD, Cable, Pay Per View, and Overseas rights that will ensure to make a profit for all our investors. There is also a very lucrative potential for the soundtrack, including Mr. DeLorenzo's hit single, They All Remind Me Of You, as well as The Legendary “Oldies” and Rock Groups that are under consideration, as well as all those artists who have already been secured for the Project. The film’s musical score and new aspiring artists will be in the forefront of a new sound. We are as well, highly enthusiastic and optimistic that the film will appeal to a wide demographic audience. 

 This truly hilarious romantic comedy was written BY this generation, ABOUT this generation, and FOR this generation. After the script, the greatest guarantee of a successful film is its cast and crew. Combined with Major Stars and marketable names, and a cast of accomplished discovered actors and actresses in the motion picture industry from the top acting schools in New York City and Los Angeles will be included. The crew is far from being undiscovered, and we do not compromise any level of talent and experience that veterans of both the film and television industry posses.

 Once an independent film is completed, the greatest challenge is finding a profitable distribution network. As a result, most directors take their films to film festivals, such as Sundance. While various avenues remain open to us, we are depending upon the virtue of  our business associates, various executives and constituents to take our finished product directly to the big screen with distribution already provided. This will include several major distribution companies, which have already expressed interest. We have received overwhelming favorable responses to the written work via the press, media, and radio and have engendered standing invites to all of them for private viewing of the film once it is completed prior to its premiere.

 "The Mentor" pronounces a way of throwing down a gauntlet, a movie at it's best; a bolt of lightning meant to shake the viewer out of there habits and complacency, reminding them not only how priceless the arts ought to be... but life and love as well.

*Based on a true story of  love, hope and determination

 Investors are being offered a financial percentage of the net proceeds plus a fraction of points on the backend for the lifetime of the film. Normally a 10 years span. Point spread is based upon the amount that is invested. Letters Of Intent, Bonds Of Commitment and Non-Disclosers will be needed and the film budget is 40-50 million dollars. The marketable names playing roles of "The Mentor" must be put on retainer. A target date of completion and release will be set and announced at a very near future date. We hope you decide to come onboard with us as we ride a successful film into Nationwide Theatres near you.

 Any potential investors interested in the project please contact our office in order to set up a business meeting, or conference call. We are already in full blown Pre-Production and tentatively planning a target shoot date for production to begin that will soon be announced. Any investors that are serious minded and have the vision to see that we are sitting on top of Production that will be going into effect anytime now. "WE ARE THAT CLOSE". Letters of intent are in Mr. DeLorenzo's hand, Major Stars have been confirmed, and Mr DeLorenzo is working hand and hand with his assistant's in bringing further investors forward to the project. DeLorenzo Enterprise/PKI Productions IS MOVING THE BALL!

 Thanking you in advance for all your courtesies, we are…

Sincerely yours,

Pete DeLorenzo

"Nationally Recognized"

Comedian, Impressionist, Actor, Recording Artist,

Screen Writer, Executive Producer,Director & Star of The Mentor"

...as Well As My Cast and Crew

 

                                  Contributions

for the making of the Motion Picture

“The Mentor

 

All those contributing in way of Boosters “This is a form of fund raising seed money for the motion picture". All those contributing will be credited and featured in the film as extras in the massive concert scene and other scenes. The Cast and Crew are all professionals in the industry. The contributions are not to be confused with the salaries of these paid professionals. The contributions are another way of raising seed money and cash flow to cover the smaller expenses incurred while we are in Pre-Production. The executive producers and associate producers are the investors that finance the budget for the film.

There is no obligation on your part to make a contribution, However it is optional , greatly appreciated and certainly necessary to enable us to continue until the major funds and budget are in hand. This is an excellent way for companies, corporations, family, friends and fans to have a piece of fame in a feature Motion Picture as well as advertise their product or service.

You can be a part of making of millennium dream come true for people from all walks of life to share in a true story of  Love, Hope and Determination.

OUTLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

One Dollar – A dot on the screen. “Cast of thousands in concert scene”

 Five to Ten Dollars – Gets you a close up.

Twenty Dollars or More – Gets you a tight shot and a line.

Contributions by Check or Money Order can be sent to:

Pete DeLorenzo
131 Monroe Street (1st Floor)
Garfield, NJ 07026
973-574-9096

Names for Credits and Contact Numbers for the day of filming must be printed clearly in order for you to be credited on screen.

Cast and Crew Members may serve as Reps to collect contributions for the project and turn all contributions to the office.

Take A look at some of the people that already contributed. Thanks 

For more information about our producer Pete DeLorenzo and about the Movie “The Mentor”, visit the web site.

 

                                      Thank You for All Your Support

 

Pete DeLorenzo

DeLorenzo Enterprise/PKI Productions

www.petedelorenzo.com

[email protected]

 

 

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