PRODUCTION STAGE: Development
RELEASE DATE: TBA
CREATED BY: Francesco Giannini, Adam Kolodny & Derrick Adams
PRODUCERS: Tamara Dupuis & Francesco Giannini
A group of kids living in an apartment complex in Chesapeake, Virginia come face to face with an evil entity that takes the form of a Jester, who targets them and their families.
In an apartment complex just outside Chesapeake, Virginia, a group of adolescent kids are forced to survive the torment of a malignant Jester who feeds on broken families. Set in an apartment complex with a twisted past, our group of youths are forced into a corner when one of their own goes missing and no one else is willing to believe that something evil lurks in the shadows.
Fendrel The Fool: Fendrel (our entity’s alternate ego), was an ordinary Toy Maker and Jester in London, England circa the 17th Century. Fendrel used his alter ego to entertain the people of a small courtyard in London’s metropolis. Fendrel would make puppets, dolls, and ventriloquist dummies as a means to make people laugh. At the height of the Bubonic Plague and religious prosecution, Fendrel, alongside a colony of British settlers, immigrated to America. It wasn’t long before Fendrel was being accused and ultimately murdered by the American people for his apparent and unnatural affiliation with children. CUT TO present day, Fendrel The Fool haunts the same courtyard and the complex that sits within its walls, the same courtyard in which he used to entertain.
Franky Films developed this project with the intention of collaborating with production houses such as Blumhouse or Atomic Monster Production. With the success of movies such as Lights Out and The Conjuring Series, it is evident that this project has an audience already awaiting its release.