Producer and actor Gino Cafarelli is currently recording a proof of concept audio pitch presentation based on the screenplay “Once Upon A Rhyme” written by Matt Levy, Ron Richman, and Deborah Swisher. Based on a story by Matt Levy. The audio journey, which has a hip hop backstory is being designed to attract interest from TV & Film companies. “More and more companies are buying into audio and podcasts these days.” “It’s definitely a different and unique way to package this great story. The goal is to get greenlit as a feature film,” says Cafarelli, who is directing & producing the audio pitch screenplay. A group of eclectic actors have already been attached to do the audio recording. The screenplay will be recorded a la podcast style.
The Bronx based story centers around hip hop pioneer Charles (C-Ski), who is released from prison after serving 30 years on a self defense murder charge. Charles now tries to navigate his new life facing betrayal from his best friend Mike (Money Mike), who stole Charlle’s rhyme book. Charles also tries to rekindle with his his childhood sweetheart Cynthia. Mentors a protege’, and meets a new friend and boss named Frank along the way. Cafarelli’s EMG Productions is packaging the proof of concept. MCM Creative is the production house.