Altered Ego Entertainment         

       

 

Altered Ego Entertainment is a production company based in New York City. Launched in 2001 as a theater production company, AEE has since broadened its activities to encompass other ventures, such as Book Case, a TV program about books; Book Case Salon, an interactive online literary salon, Book Case TV Awards, our annual book awards event, and Luminous Press, a publishing outlet, among others. Check out also our Film/TV production tab for updates and clips. (Note that all Book Case related projects are being migrated to their own site

 

 

 

 

        

Book Case TV is a program about books and the people who write them, made for the general public. Stay tuned for new episodes.  Follow us Mondays evening at 9:30 pm on NYC Life (channel 25) or the following day on VOD (free) We are pleased to announce that our newest project: "This Mortal Coil," is moving closer to pre-production.  Check out our video pitch on Indiegogo. (Click on poster to access various info and links.)

Made in China, the script, was finalist Berlin Campus 2008, IFP Emerging Narrative 2008, Nicholl 2009, and selected for the Dreamago Screenwriters' Lab 2010, is currently in development.  A.E.E. has entered into an agreement with French company Black Rabbit Film, ran by Adeline Monzier and Isabelle Obadia. Check press release on Variety.

 

The story depicts the struggle of two brothers, Roy and Mike, in a small town of New York state, who have to come to term with their unresolved past. The brothers live together in controlled animosity until the day a Chinese woman, Maggie, land in their life.  Roy, who has been confined to a wheelchair for the last twenty years and who had secretly hoped for a dream job faraway is not so sure anymore about his goal.  Mike, who has just lost his job, because his factory relocates in China, watches him.

 

Dinosaur Park did premiere at the Queens World Film Festival in March, 2012.  Adapted from Frederic Colier's play, The Proposal, Dinosaur Park trails the sad outcome of a romance gone wrong.  Justin, Michael Callen Williams, a frustrated writer, has resolved to propose to Marlene, Laura Rae Benson,  his long-term girlfriend, and so he plans to surprise her with a romantic weekend in the country.  The only problem is that the night before she arrives, his long-gone inspiration returns.   He is not so sure anymore . . .   Written and directed by Frederic Colier., while Max Shuppert helmed the camera dept. 82 minutes. (Click here to watch an excerpt) 

The Hindenburg Omen. It is the story of a professional tennis player who comes to learn that he is a child of rape and who falls prey to an unscrupulous advertising executive.  Cast includes Callen Williams as Farley McMan, the tennis player (here below) and Jason Odell Williams as Jason Haydn, the advertising executive. Max Shuppert helms the camera department. Written and directed by Frederic Colier.  The film premiered in a rough cut in Nov 08 at the Queens International Film Festival, NY.

(Click on poster for website.  Click here to stream the film)

M & N which won the Panasonic Filmmaker Award at the IFP Market 2007 (in the Emerging Narrative category) and was a finalist at the Sundance Lab 07, has been adapted to an American setting. The original version was aimed to be shot in France and in French.  The title, which loses completely its French double-meaning, has been replaced by 1975.  Instead of dealing with the French-Algerian war that ended in 1962, the new story focuses on the Vietnam war, which officially ended in 1975.  Production is forecast for Spring 10.  (Check Pre-Production Page).

 

The new version follows a guilt-ridden old woman, Mary Rae, who after years of alienation with her daughter, Faith, desperately tries to reconnect with her.  Problems arise when Faith refuses to allow her mother in her life.  Instead, Mary Rae finds herself under the care of a middle-aged Asian woman. Mary Rae never recovered from her son's death during the Algeria in 1962.  The co-habitation and the quest for her daughter only marks the beginning of a painful journey towards awareness and acceptance.