The Seventh Art in Motion
SDS is an entertainment company focused on dynamic content that ignites global audiences through multi-media platforms.
Ricciotto Canudo, an early 20th Century Italian film theoretician, labeled cinema the “Seventh Art”– a synthesis of architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, music, and dance. The number “seven” also alludes to the tagline, “The Seventh Art in Motion.” Seven Directions Studios is a name that communicates the dynamic multi-faceted nature of both our company and the entertainment industry.
The mission of SDS is to engage complimentary skillsets to produce creative and competitive projects that establish SDS as an entertainment company with endurance in the global marketplace.
The imperative of Seven Directions Studios (SDS) is to discover, develop, and curate content for the global marketplace. The ability to promote dynamic and diverse content across multiple media outlets and across cultural barriers is the hallmark of our production, irrespective of the genre. The company’s ability to create well-crafted content depends on the inherent trust that the team members have in each other’s instincts and abilities.
SDS is a creative clearing house with a Greenlight process that promotes access to intellectual property selected on our founding principles. We rely on our networks of industry specific professionals to connect with collaborators and rely on our core team of partners and advisors to offer oversight over operational, legal, marketing, and sales related matters.
Part of our brand promise is to facilitate between the creative aspects and the business aspects of the industry by leveraging resources and relationships to protect content creators and to advance projects with their best interest in mind. As a result, our out-of-the-box thinking turns projects into multi-media platforms that are suitable for both traditional and non-traditional sales and distribution models.
The vision of SDS is to combine creative instinct with business insight to deliver a diversity of stories with a social conscience.
- Promote access to IP
- Complete development stage work
- Complete production and post-production stage work
- Provide strategic planning
- Partner with sales and distribution entities
- Connect with global affiliates
- Facilitate foreign market penetration
SDS seeks out projects that exude potential for creative and commercial success. In order to increase return on investment, projects of diverse genres are vetted through an internal Greenlight process and — if selected — grouped into one slate to offer a conservative investment portfolio that decreases investor risk.
On the cusp of adulthood, 17 year–old Melissa navigates a dark odyssey from innocence to experience under the manipulative hand of her boyfriend Loki, within the framework of the provocative electronic dance music scene of 1990’s New York. She comes of age during a tension-filled journey of hope versus betrayal.
Melissa’s intimate story provides insight into the individual struggle of a fiercely independent woman, while illuminating the pulsating glamour and menace of the underground dance music world, which has evolved into a mainstream music outlet for millennials.
The XING Sizzle Reel features a stellar soundtrack of classic Techno and House music, plus new compositions, curated by pioneering producer DJ ONIONZ, with the legendary international artists CARL COX, FRANKIE BONES, SLAM, FUNK D’VOID & DAVE TARRIDA.
Starring JORDAN BRIDGES, MINA MARLENA, PETER LUBER & MICHELLE PARROTT with appearances by: NICKY OTTAV, ALEES YVON, JOSEPHINE PEARL LEE, ERNIE OMEGA, DJ SCOTTO & DJ ODI.
Written, Produced, and Directed by ROSA COSTANZA.
“Survivor” meets “Alone” meets The Hunger Games in this real-time, social media driven, reality TV show that sets skilled outdoor/adventure enthusiasts to compete against each other in the areas of mapping, scouting, tracking, food sourcing, and general survival.
Scenic locations around the world provide a dramatic back-drop for adverse situations that bring out the best and the worst physical and mental attributes of each competitor.
In order to thrive, competitors need to rely on their on-screen charisma and social media know-how to solicit sponsored items that audiences can send in real-time to those who leverage the highest audience engagement.
Audiences can watch the host work with industry experts and influencers to establish parameters for the competitors and to initiate socially-relevant discussions surrounding land conservation and wildlife management.
Produced by GARRETT BURBANK and JAKE LUCAS.
“We save our drama for the camera.” – RC
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“If you can cover it up with makeup or money then it isn’t a problem.” – RC