a low budget film finds a young man communing with nature in the vast desert of the Baja to clear his head over a dilemma he faces. He is an atheist who wants to marry a highly religious girl. Since this is basically a one-man film we employ classic radio drama technique using three levels of voice track: 1. Narration (his alter ego which kids him) 2. Stream-of-consciousness in voice-over (his thoughts) - and 3. Sync sound when he talks to himself or talks to a group of native fishermen whom he meets on the shore of the Sea of Cortes. They save his life when he has a bad fall and sing to him. They become the MPP: “Los Pescadores de Dios.” (God’s fishermen)
“Max & Moritz in the Rockies”
is an international family film about a pair of little German twins named after the world’s first cartoon characters on which six generations of Germans, Austrians and Swiss have been weaned. The twins grow up to become rascals as big as their namesakes. Narrated by the ghost of Wilhelm Busch, the creator of their original comic book namesakes, the film will get an MPP in the form of a Tyrolean Oompah band named “The Oompah Oafs,” that combines novelties, polkas, comedy routines, and classic type Western songs.
“Twenty Four Thousand Saints”
is a heavy drama about Traian Popovici, the Romanian who saved fifteen times more victims from the Holocaust than Schindler did. The story finds septuagenarian and octogenarian survivors travel to Bucharest from different countries to attend the unveiling of a statue of Popovici. Here they share their individual stories. One of them is a very cynical man who had got out of Romania before the war and knew nothing of Popovici or of Yad Vashem, the Israeli Museum which identified and honored Popovici as a Righteous among the Nations. He is overwhelmed by the fact that there were twenty four thousand others like Popovici. He goes back to America a changed man. The MPP is an eclectic Klezmer band named “Baksheesh!” which performs for the survivors at a banquet.
a family comedy about an engineer turned animal talent rental agent who fills a Manhattan brownstone with a whole menagerie of exotic beasties while his kids have a ball. It gets an MPP group that specializes in country type kiddie songs name “Sweet Critters.”
is a farce that introduces a Jewish Superman, a klutzy, young Jewish youngster from Brooklyn who gets lost on his honeymoon in the Gobi desert of China where they meet a Yiddish speaking group of Chinese, a lost tribe. They give him some chicken soup from an exotic breed of chickens which imbues him with powers akin to those of Superman. The MPP is a band of cutups labeled simply “Oy-Oy-Oy!” “Tarantula in Toronto,” is a farcical teen-type Canadian version of Men in Black with ghosts of famous hockey players who come to save the city from a dinosaur-sized Tarantula. It gets two MPPs; One, French,
titled, “Mon Dieu” and another, English, titled “O.M.G.!” It adds another innovation: contemporary texting subtitles in the occasional bilingual scene.