Launching the success of MCC Films was
the 16mm film OUR HERO, which was written and directed by Glenn McCabe and James McCauley. The film features a stellar
cast including Matt Malloy (In the Company of Men, Armageddon, As Good as it Gets, Changing Lanes), Frank Senger (Maximum
Risk), MCC Films executive partner James McCauley and many other talented actors who round out the cast.
The film is filled with action and comedy as it tells the story of a writer who denies his artistic convictions and,
as a result, catapults the films hero into a series of action disasters. The film, while entertaining, explores the
themes of the choices we make and the prices we pay.
The film has been honored with the First
Place Audience Choice Award at Film Fest New Haven, the Bronze Award at Worldfest Houston, a Telly Award, Honorable Mention
at the New Orleans Film Fest and a Merit Award from the Writer/Director.com Film fest.
secured distribution with Forefront Films in Manhattan and enjoyed sales to Canal Plus Poland and Orbit Satellite TV Italy.
The film received it's internet premiere on www.ALWAYSi.com.
Although under series development consideration for a
time by the USA Network, domestic and international series rights are currently available through MCC Films with four episode
treatments already completed.
*DVD copies of 'OUR HERO' available upon
request. Serious inquiries only please.
REVIEWS: Glenn McCabe/James McCauley MCC Films
Review: Walter Mitty-esque adventures of a fictional book hero whose creator, a down-on-his-luck writer, tries to excite
his publisher with increasingly grandiose action plots. Eventually, the hero crosses the divide to enact revenge on his master.
Panel Notes: Funny and clever. Good cartoon style to fantasy sections. Cleanly shot and paced. Feature-length potential (www.writerdirector.com
Film Fest / Merit Award) - www.wholmmovies.com Our Hero is an interesting
and humorous short film that tells the story of a novelist who once had a best-selling book, but hasn't been published recently
and is down on his luck. He meets with his publisher at a restaurant, and begins weaving various storylines trying to win
the publisher's approval. The storylines are acted out onscreen. Early on they play as action-oriented drama, but then take
a humorous turn toward spoof and maybe even fantasy or fairy tale. There are some nice action scenes, such as "our hero"
getting dragged along while handcuffed alongside a runaway car in the first "storyline", about a government agent
trying to infiltrate a gang of drug smugglers. The next scene, set in medieval times, begins with "our hero" setting
out to free the princess from the evil sorcerer - with the steering wheel from the previous car crash scene still handcuffed
to his arm! The next scene, where "our hero" is a commando, is no less "action packed" or humorous. The
story takes a very unusual twist at this point, with "our hero" bursting out of the imagination of the novelist
and into the restaurant where the novelist is pitching his story ideas to his publisher. I won't give the rest of the story
away, but it is kind of a humorous sci-fi turn that has overtones almost reminiscent of an old "Outer Limits" or
"Twilight Zone" episode. This interesting and entertaining short has some lofty goals, such as illustrating the
dangers of "selling out" one's true self for crass commercialism, but I think that is probably lost on most audiences.
It's enough that's it remains interesting and entertaining throughout its run time and provides a few laughs along the way.
Our Hero, MCC Films directed by Glenn McCabe and James McCauley written by James McCauley and Glenn McCabe produced by Ben
Prayz starring: Matt Malloy James McCauley Frank Senger David Troupe Paul Damato [ Back to Film List ]
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Fall has arrived once again in the small New England town where at the
local high school the Cross-Country team prepares for another rite of Fall, the upcoming race season. The leaves
are changing, the air is crisp and everything seems right. There is little sign the Harriers are about to face their
most challenging season ever.
From Glenn McCabe, the acclaimed screenwriter of 'Transition' and co-writer
of 'Our Hero', comes a story about friends, coming of age, ordinary heroes and the purification of sport.
film promises to introduce you to new friends. Sometimes they will make you cry, sometimes you'll stand and cheer..and
when the finish line is reached, you'll find the race was all worthwhile.
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