There's an entire universe of stories out there and what connects the best of them to the humanity inside each of us is what Aventine Hill Films is all about. With years of experience in Emmy, Effie, Telly and Gemini Award winning content creation, marketing and branding, we don't just craft entertainment projects, we engineer truly multifaceted and borderless narratives that engage and inspire.
Whether a logo design, a screenplay, manuscript, TV project or consumer product, our wholistic approach is based on a detailed narrative analysis of what makes your content or product connect to the world. Everything matters from colors to themes, to character types and predictive demographic analysis. In short, everything is story because as humans, everything we do is part of ours.
Some of the companies we've worked with:
"The Brasco Files" is an all-new set of action-packed adventures inspired by FBI Special Agent Joseph D. Pistone who is better known as the real-life "Donnie Brasco". In 1980's Brooklyn, Pistone spent nearly six hair-tigger years undercover in the Bonnano crime family. These new adventures follow real events as they explore what happened next.
In packaging with Smokestack Films
The gripping WWII tale "29 Days" follows the parallel paths of Warsaw lawyer Zorach Warhaftig and Japanese diplomat and spy Chiune Sugihara. With the newly erupted war creating a refugee crisis that would lead to the Holocaust, both men risked death and arrest, resorting to deadly games of espionage and diversion in desperate hope of averting a tragic humanitarian disaster.
Creation, Development, Scripting
With Smokestack Films and E&E Productions
Mario Fortunato came to America to build a famous and beloved Brooklyn bakery that bears his name. But Mario Fortunato would also become famous for something not so sweet. On a chilly November night in 1993, Mario’s world collided with a real-life underworld nightmare, one that resulted in two of the most bizarre gangland murder trials in American history.
Not long after a bloody First World War, how is it possible that a brutal totalitarian regime could again rise to plunge the world into a second and far more deadly conflict, one that would kill 50 million more? “Men of Iron” tells the riveting and cautionary tale of German industrialist Fritz Thyssen and the investment world's entanglement with a barely known Austrian paramilitary activist; Adolph Hitler.
Creation, Development, Scripting
With Smokestack Films
“Q.W.A.R.K.” follows the fantastic adventures of Karl Grande and best friend Jenny Rivera, kids who’ve been dragged into an intergalactic battle for energy; fought by tiny scale aliens and far under the radar of the adult world. Once pulled into the heat and craziness of tiny battle, Karl, Jenny and their new alien friends make a startling discovery; it turns out that the ultimate power in the universe is inside kids!
Creation & Development.
With design by Ghostbot Inc.
When three young teens wonder how every new bit of technology seems to serve big tech companies above kids and people, they discover that all the world's technology is haunted somehow by the good and bad side of humanity. When computer-connected machines begin to transform and come alive, the only hope is enlisting the help of the ghosts in the machine, human programs that can give the power back..
"On the Wings of the Phoenix" follows the career of Chinese diplomat Dr Feng-Shan Ho; who at the start of the Second World War, faced down nefarious Nazi war criminal Adolph Eichman to help save thousands of Austrian Jews from the coming Holocaust.
With Smokestack Films
Based on a 2005 investigation by the FBI and statements made by the last surviving witnesses and participants, "Mississippi. Money." takes a piercing look at 1955 Mississippi and the brutal murder of Emmett Till. The gripping film traces a subtle but clear and dangerous thread to today.
When Oscar Bolivar Martinez and his friends join a migrant worker community in a small Connecticut Town, their arrival sparks a raging local controversy that leads to protests, hatred and murder. It's a poignant and tragic tale of fear, bigotry and ultimately, heroism.
Trace McKinney ran from a past of childhood abuse until a lucky shot set him on a path to becoming a feared gunfighter. After years of vengeance, contest killings and heartbreak, Trace feels his life redeemed until a young version of himself arrives to drag him down.
Who is the young man drugged and imprisoned deep in a forgotten subbasement of a New York psychiatric hospital, and why does every major world superpower want him kept that way? Two unlikely heroes, a disgruntled doctor and an archeology student are about to find out.
When cryptography student Alex Carter finds a hidden “dead drop”, where secret documents are passed, he discovers a weapon so deadly that several governments are after it. The find turns the teen and his friends into targets with nobody to trust and no country to turn to.
From his hardscrabble NY upbringing, through the NYPD ranks and into the FBI and beyond, Kevin Hallinan has seen a lot of history and his inspiring memoir provides critical insights for today's new law enforcement challenges. After helping implement the city's first SVU and the nation’s first joint task force on terrorism, Hallinan became Director of Security for Major League Baseball, instituting the innovative security programs that are still in use today.
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Imagine a tense and brutally relevant and parallel dystopia, one where the American Revolution collides with our present multi-cultural reality. Told through the eyes of a diverse and contemporary-framed set of teen heroes based on America's founders, settlers, slaves and Indian nations, Revolution Empire is a timely and seductive story that challenges current narrative from both sides of the political discourse.
Now available for preorder on Amazon!
A unique look into the adventures of Damon Smith, whose inspiring parallel life with childhood hero Muhammad Ali, led to an eventual lifelong friendship. Raised on Harlem’s storied Sugar Hill and among some of the nation's greatest Black entertainers and influencers, Damon took the amazing lessons of his youth and combined them with the champ's one-of-a-kind mentorship to take an inspiring and challenging journey of entrepreneurship.
Galley Copies Available
In this amazing sequel to "The Showman", after his time with Muhammad Ali, Damon returned to find his 125th Street home in shambles and recession. Not willing to let his Harlem dream die, Damon took Ali's lessons in America and turned them into a whole new mission, that of community activist. What followed was an inspiring 2-year community struggle to restore honor and peace to the area during the 1980’s recession and subsequent drug epidemic.
Galley Copies Available
This thrilling, mysterious and provocative adventure follows ten archetypical characters through five interconnected stories of belief and dogma, all building towards a single, explosive and enlightening conclusion. Scientist, spiritualist, hacker, revolutionary, addict, soldier, and spy challenge the reader to decide how much of their own world is real and how much is created and controlled by dogma and belief. Be careful about what you believe.
Based on his courageous memoir, “Coach Jake” follows Martin Jacobson from suburban childhood into drug addiction, and finally redemption via the kids at Manhattan’s Martin Luther King High School where he helped build the country's most successful soccer program.
Script and Brand Development for Smokestack Films
Founder of the renown surf brand that bears his name, Rafael’s Levy's gripping life story chronicles a poignant and turbulent life, that of an adventurous and rebellious warrior who at the top of his game, was taken by a rare and debilitating illness with no cure, one Rafael amazingly lives with to this day,
Development, Scripting with Smokestack Films
Through the lens of family, friendship and competition, Travel Ball takes a grippingly personal and hard-hitting look at the world of elite teen athletes, “win at all cost” coaches, well intentioned (yet misguided) parents, and the multi-billion- dollar industry profiting from it all.
Story, Script and Brand Development for Grand Avenue Entertainment
NYC. Human Rights. Gender Equality. Animal Rights. Art. Love. The Multiverse.. Blending live action, animation, documentary, and a Fisher Price PXL2000, the film explores identity, judgment, and perspective in the age of the selfie. Please click the link to donate to this wonderful project!
Project Development for Cross Country Productions
Journey the friendly and fiery national competition BBQ circuit with the late, great Garry Roark and the famous Ubons family. Along the way, you’ll meet foodie celebs and fans like NFL great Warren Sapp, famed restauranteur Danny Meyer, BBQ legend Mike Mills and so many more. The story of BBQ is the story of America.
Executive Produced, written and directed in association with Smokestack Films
A Brooklyn man has a perilous three-day journey through New York's infamous central booking jail system, famously known as The Tombs. This powerful short film from director Jerry LaMothe (BlacKout, Nora’s Hair Salon) provides a scary glimpse of what it’s like to be caught up in the criminal ‘justice’ system.
Assistant Director to Jerry LaMothe
Just a funky little jam I scraped together in honor of a friend who plays the sax. Enjoy.