GENRE: Action / Thriller / Espionage / Martial Arts
RATING: PG-13 to capture a wider target market.
LOG LINE: With time winding down towards world-ending devastation, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of Interpol agent Samuel Tharpe.
SYNOPSIS: With only four days left the clock ticks down towards a new world holocaust. The only thing standing in its path is Interpol’s deadliest black-ops agent, Samuel Tharpe. Sam hunts down the path of a game-changing weapon of mass destruction called the Exterminatus. He follows hot on its trail deep into the ancient land of China where he must seek aid from the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple. An evil Yakuza master stole the Exterminatus and seeks to use it in the Far East. Sam must prove his worthiness by fighting one of the Temple’s most skilled monks. Prepared to lay down his own life in exchange for the lives of his family and the world, Sam steps forward and engages in combat. Only his long-past training by the Shaolin master, Yu Bai Shek will make him a worthy hero.
Black Salt is a minifeature based on the critically acclaimed comic book franchise. The story is an epic thriller merging the world of modern-day espionage and political intrigue with the ancient world of martial arts. The franchise includes integrated branding opportunities for the following: Black Salt collectible items, Apparel Line, Comic Books, Trading Cards, Toys, Animated Series, Video Game, Soundtrack/Music Tour, TV series and Feature Film Trilogy.
Ratti Entertainment, LLC is focused on target marketing to create a large customer base as well as creating multiple revenue streams through the Black Salt merchandise. The minifeature is a precursor to the Black Salt feature film and TV series that is currently in the pre-production phase. This project will also be used to show potential investors, distributors and studios how the feature film or TV pilot will look by showing the following characteristics:
1) Action sequences
2) Martial arts scenes
3) Plot devices that highlight the uniqueness of the story and its production value
The Company’s goal to distribute the film is multi-faceted. We will pursue licensing deals through TV, cable and internet networks (i.e. HBO, Netflix’s etc.), and implement the Distrify VOD (video on demand) distribution platform. The VOD platform will monetize the film by turning the entire internet into a movie theater. Utilizing the internet and social media marketing, submission to major film festivals, comic book conventions, and setting up multiple online affiliate distributors will greatly increase our presence in the marketplace. Embedding our film trailer (and shop) on multiple websites, blogs, forums, and social media networks will increase traffic based on the user’s internet analytics. We will also promote the digital comic book series/graphic novel and apparel line which will establish the project as a bankable intellectual property. Finally, we will expand our marketing through all music channels with the Black Salt soundtrack, and multiple music videos and tours.