The 70s and 80s were a dangerous time in the oil business. Hostage crises, embargoes, political upheaval. It was fast-paced world of excess, high stakes, and deal-making with dictators, warlords, and enemies of the United States with the promise of extreme wealth. Marc Rich, dubbed “El Matador” by his colleagues, not only dominated the game, but played by different rules – he created the “spot market” for oil, essentially conceiving the modern oil market. Escaping Nazi-occupied Belgium as a child, Rich saw wealth as freedom. But in Spring 1983 his world came crashing down when Rudy Giuliani took an aggressive stance against white-collar crime, announcing “the biggest tax fraud indictment in history”. Rich was accused of racketeering, conspiracy, and trading with the enemy. He retreated to Switzerland, hired a security team led by a former Mossad officer, and spent the next 17 years running from US Marshall Ken Hill, whose sole mission was to bring Rich back to the US for trial. In 2001 on Clinton’s last day in office, he pardoned Rich, a controversial decision to say the least. Until Rich’s death last year, he maintained his innocence and never once step foot back in the United States. Written by Matt Rager.
At once hilarious and horrifying, Don DeLillo’s White Noise dramatizes a contemporary American family’s attempt to deal with the mundane conflicts of day-to-day life while grappling with the larger philosophical issues of love, death, and the possibility of happiness in an uncertain world. The novel is divided into three sections. All incidents, images, and exchanges among characters in the first section, “Waves and Radiation,” culminate thematically in the second section, “The Airborne Toxic Event.” The third section, “Dylarama,” chronicles not only the direct effects of the “event” but also the indirect but even more profound changes in the way the characters subsequently see themselves and their world. Michael Almereyda is writing and directing.
Tracks begins with the love, the strength, and the beauty of a family....and then the utter destruction of that wonderful life they had created together in the most brutal ways. In Tracks by we are introduced to Sam, a man that has just had his entire world ripped away from under his feet, when his son goes missing. It is through this tragedy, that Sam finds his light in the dark, helping other find their children. Sam starts a Center for Missing Children, and together with his team, make it their mission to reunite children with the families they were torn away from. It isn't long before Sam and his colleagues stumble into a world of terrorism, child slavery, and a plan to use children to bring terror to the world. This tale of global behind-the-scenes activities brings together the meritorious work of recovering missing and absconded children assisted by clandestine organizations of Navy Seals, MI6, SAS, Black Ops, and Mercenaries. Will Sam find his long lost son?? Being written by Matt Rager.
The Feed is a suspense love story between an advanced hacker, matt, and a beautiful writer named Claire, whom he won over using voyeuristic deep web hacking techniques. Matt works for the feed, which is an underground platform that brings us into the sinful, enticing and very real world of the dark web. Matt gains power and furthermore, solace through peeping into others lives, until his secret catches up with him.
Almost Deserted tells the story of two illegal Latinos: the Brazilian Luis and the Argentinean Julio. With different intentions regarding their future, Julio and Luis share the intense desire to start all over again. Indirectly involved in a crime, they will have to firstly over- come their cultural differences to survive. They will need to hide in the forgotten side of a country becoming more and more hostile to clandestine immigrants, over whom the figure of Donald Trump is hovering. Starring Leonardo Sbaraglia and Cauã Reymond. Directed by José Eduardo Belmonte.