Entertainment from the Top . . .

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KANTO PRODUCTIONS received

years 2021 and 2022

Best of Simi Valley Award in category


FILM AND MUSIC PRODUCTION

 

Kanto Productions has been selected for the 2021 and 2022
Best of Simi Valley Award in the Film and Music Production category by the Simi Valley Award Program.

Each year, the Simi Valley Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Simi Valley area a great place to live, work and play.

Kanto Productions, dba Atophill Films

Kanto Productions has worked on film, television and documentary productions as well as music all over the world. The founder, producer and composer Erkki Kanto started everything in Finland and moved to Simi Valley in 1987. “Production and music has been part of my life ever since early 1970’s”, Kanto confirms. “The projects done in the USA and other parts of the world really made us understand how different countries may have different cultures and ways of living – but how everything is still the same.”

Please visit www.atophill.com/mp for the latest list of motion picture and TV scripts that Kanto has optioned (we are looking for co-productions and/or co-producers) - and links to Kanto’s IMDb bios and various music samples at ww.atophill.com/music_composer.html ...

CONTACT:

www.atophill.com
Email: info@atophill.com
 

About Simi Valley Award Program:
“The Simi Valley Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Simi Valley area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Simi Valley Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.”

SOURCE: Simi Valley Award Program
CONTACT: Simi Valley Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@town-choice-information-2021.org


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Motion Picture Division

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- for further information please email erkki.kanto at atophill.com

The following projects, optioned, with exclusive rights,
are available for coproduction,
or are in development or preproduction (in alphabetical order):


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911 Main Street

- drama/thriller

- a dysfunctional, suburban family is oblivious to the historic events during the day of 9/11,

absorbed by their own demons and destructive forces as they confront themselves

and the terror within their own lives and family

- original screenplay by David Zwolinski

- click here for the synopsis -

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Amendment Two

- crime/drama

- two teenage boys armed with assault rifles take revenge on those
who have spent years bullying them on the same day their high school's debate team
debates the interpretation of the Second Amendment

- original screenplay by Michael J. Satmary

- click here for the synopsis -

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And Justice for All

-  drama

-  "And Justice for All" is the story of twelve average people,
each deliberating for his or her own survival.
A story of justice denied, "And Justice for All" is the end result of a jury
that allowed itself to be too human. Can justice ever be truly blind?

- original screenplay by Michael J. Satmary

- click here for the synopsis -

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Cape Healer

(a.k.a. The Lapponia Scriptures, Northern Scriptures)

- drama

- a mystical journey about love and adventure
- a tale of two Americans in the wilderness of South Africa finding the truth about life

- screenplay written and adapted by John Wood
from the Original Novel and book by Tia Salingre-Williams

- click here for the synopsis -

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Children of the World Now

- full-length Documentary

- based on the television series "Children of the World" in 1996,
written by Ilona Kanto and Erkki Kanto


-
click here for the synopsis -

-
click here for the episode "FIJI" from TV series "Children of the World" -

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Crossroads

- drama

- A decent wife of a diplomat and a prostitute working in a luxurious brothel
live their lives in distinctive ways and circumstances while their difficulties
and desires are quite similar, or even the same. What can they have in common? 

- Is it possible to stand up and dare change after facing up
with the past and the consequences of their bad decisions?


- original screenplay by Emese Sperlagh

- click here for the synopsis -

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The Emperor's Medallion

- romantic drama

- a tale of love that had no hope,
a touching story based on the lives of two lovers
in the turmoil of the Russian Revolution
- based on a true story

- original screenplay by Unto Kaartinen

- click here for the synopsis -

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Jaguar Priest

- historical fantasy adventure

- Jaguar Priest
is a screenplay of noble Maya Indians and their fascinating culture around 900 AD.
It is an epic about high priests, priestesses, rulers and their life in Chichen Itza.
This is an intriguing love affair where three men fall in love with a beautiful temple singer.

- based on the short story by a Finnish best-seller author, Tuula Pelttari

- adapted screenplay by Ilona Kanto

- click here for synopsis -

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Lauri

- based on a true, faith-based, amazing story

- This true story of how a drunken bum from a garbage dumpster in Helsinki
with the help from God finally ended up sitting beside presidents of nations
is one worth reading.
Without numerous documents and the testimonies of many eye-witnesses,
it would be difficult for anyone to believe.

- based on a published book written by Tapani Suonto

- screenplay writing is needed

- click here for synopsis -

 

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The Man Who Saw the Devil

- drama, horror and supernatural

London – In the winter of 1890, a man sits in a small room writing a manuscript
– with a gaunt face that tells a history of poverty, pain and disappointments.
This is our protagonist, Geoffrey Tempest (30’s). Scholar. Author. Failure.

He is on the verge of giving up all hope – after several failed attempts to get his novel published
- when he inherits a five million pounds fortune from a relative he hardly knows.
And with his new found wealth comes the intimate courtship
of the charming and fabulously wealthy PRINCE LUCIO RIMANEZ.


- original screenplay by Babatunde Ehimai

- click here for the synopsis - 

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The Monroe Detail

- drama, a 24-hour love story

- based on true stories, THE MONROE DETAIL is about a Chicago police officer

assigned to guard Marilyn Monroe who comes to Chicago in March, 1959 to promote “Some Like It Hot”

- the glamorous superstar becomes attracted to the cop and his endearing relationship with his overweight, unattractive wife

- his detail becomes entangled with Communist probing FBI,

Chicago mobster Sam Giancana and his Hollywood friends,and the Kennedy family, about to run JFK for President


- original screenplay by David Zwolinski

- click here for the synopsis

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Mortal Boundaries

- horror, crime, thriller

Inside a church we see a woman on her knees – praying. This is our protagonist, DR. HALLE ADAMS (30s).
Wife. Mother. Physician. And most of all, a devout Christian.
She is approached by a colleague, DR. SPETZLER, who implore her to look into the case of one of his patient
 – the wealthy but psychotic DAVID NEWTON.

Halle embark upon David’s treatment, but David does not just want to be treated,
he wants something more. He wants an intimate relationship.

- original screenplay by Babatunde Ehimai

- click here for the synopsis - 

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MY NAME IS MARK

- action, comedy, crime

A UFC championship match - the spectators roar in excitement.
One of the fighters appear to have lost his mind as he beats up his opponent
in a manner that might seem inappropriate even by UFC standards.
Then he beats up the referee and anyone daring enough to climb into the ring to stop his rampage.
This is our hero, MARK EVERTON (30s), three time UFC champion – and he’s nuts.
Five years later and Mark, having lost his fighting license, is living the good life as a successful art dealer.

Then he meets the woman of his dreams, CHRISTIANA.

- original screenplay by Babatunde Ehimai

- click here for the synopsis - 
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Murder Justified

- drama, supernatural

- This story will take the viewer into a mind of an abused, terrified, 12-year-old boy,
shortly after he murdered his father. Silenced by fear, and violent by inner turmoil,
the main character is shown locked up in a detention facility for boys.
The prison system turns to a psychiatrist to evaluate the boy
and learn what caused him to commit cold-blooded murder.

- original screenplay by James Chancellor

- click here for synopsis -

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Robbers

- crime/drama

- a teenager suffering from domestic abuse seeks sanctuary a suicidal criminal
and helps him with his robberies

- original screenplay by Tom Batt

- click here for the synopsis -

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Season of Solace

- drama

- a spiritual journey of two people looking for their lives and finding God
- based on true events

- original screenplay by Felicia Cummings

- click here for the synopsis -

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Second Life

- a science-fiction thriller

- after a veteran homicide detective wakes up from neurosurgery
in the body of a young man who assaulted his daughter
he must still find a way to protect his family from a deceptive killer


- original screenplay by Rory Neil Clark

- click here for synopsis -
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Stuck in Funk

-
dramedy

- downsized and dumped, Seattle high school teacher Claudia is forced to move back home to Funk, Idaho
with her overbearing mother and lump on a log father
- she takes a job as a hokey psychic at the fair in order to get away as quickly as possible, but finds herself falling in love
with more than her small town roots when she meets a handsome Little Person


- original screenplay by
C. Cannon Rosenau

- click here for synopsis -

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They

- crime/drama

- as humanity is being destroyed by an invasion of flying saucers,
a conspiracy theorist confronts his estranged Marine Colonel father about what the military
really knows regarding UFOs and discovers that the invasion is the first step
toward the military's establishment of a New World Order


- original screenplay by Michael J. Satmary

- click here for synopsis -

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Viewers

- Sci-fi/Thriller

- A genetically enhanced remote viewer,

reluctantly agrees to help locate a spate of missing children

in exchange for anonymity.

- original screenplay by Kim Lozelle

- click here for synopsis -

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