Arigo

Arigo, a remarkably true story, is based on the life of the Brazilian healer, Jose Pedro de Freitas. Known as Ze Arigo, his extraordinary achievements are a matter of public record. This thrilling account brings this vibrant story to abounding life, showing us that by holding true to our deepest selves, in spite of all obstacles, has profoundly positive outcomes.

Arigo The Movie

“It is with great excitement and expectation for me to work again with the genial talents of Alan Arkin in this wonderfully crafted and extraordinary story that is Arigo.“ –Andy Garcia

ARIGO

A Screenplay written by Oscar Winner Alan Arkin.

About the Movie -

Arigo, a remarkably true story, is based on the life of the Brazilian healer, Jose Pedro de Freitas. Known as Ze Arigo, his extraordinary achievements are a matter of public record. This thrilling account brings this vibrant story to abounding life, showing us that by holding true to our deepest selves, in spite of all obstacles, has profoundly positive outcomes.

Synopsis –

Ze Arigo, an uneducated, happily married father of six, is chosen by a mysterious force to rise up as a spiritually and supernaturally gifted surgeon. Healing thousands of desperate people, he now faces the scorn of the medical profession and his beloved Church. Arigo is a unique story laced with substance and relevance, tracing the life of a common family man who miraculously heals and touches the lives of countless people. The contrasting worlds of small town life in Brazil, politics, the Church and a penetrating voyage into the unknown are deftly played against a storyline exposing the inherent vulnerability of the human condition in all of its permutations.

James T. Guyer – Producer

I’ve always enjoyed good films but never aspired to create them. It’s truly been a calling; one book changed everything. Years back, I obtained an Engineering degree from Georgia Tech. I find it works well in most anything – quite conceptual and out-of- the- box creative thinking. I am not making comparisons as there are none, but I take pleasure and am inspired by the fact that Frank Capra (It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, You Can’t Take it With You, etc.) was a CalTech Chemical Engineering graduate, prior to his film life.

Nick Abdo – Line Producer

Nick Abdo is a thirty year creative professional of Motion Pictures, Television, and Interactive Media.

His start came in television as a Production Assistant on “The Odd Couple”. After four months he became Associate Producer of that show, where he remained in that capacity for the remainder of the series.

He went on to Associate Produce the first three-camera season of HAPPY DAYS and later became a producer of that series as well as LAVERNE & SHIRLEY. During Post Production, he usually handles all of the ADR and supervises the dubbing of the picture. Some of his most notable credits are “Beaches” and “Frankie and Johnny”. He was also a consultant on “Pretty Woman” where he was brought on to supervise the mix and the Director’s cut.

Nick functions as both a line producer and a creative producer. He mounts the shows, participates in hiring the key personnel, creates the initial budget and schedule, takes part in casting, and supervises the production.

As a producer, his greatest strengths are troubleshooting, and maintaining the budget. He is a particularly strong asset to new directors. Because of his creative insights, he helps guide a new director in assuring he shoots all necessary footage; and help him to make those crucial time saving decisions.

Known cast for Arigo:

Alan Arkin

An original member of Chicago’s acclaimed Second City improv group, Arkin received a Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his screen acting debut, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. He was nominated again two years later for his performance in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Other notable films include Wait Until Dark with Audrey Hepburn, Catch-22, Glengarry Glen Ross, The In-Laws, and Edward Scissorhands. In 2007, Arkin received his third Oscar nomination for his supporting role in the indie hit Little Miss Sunshine.

In 2007, Arkin received his third Oscar nomination, winning Best Supporting Role as the grandfather in the indie hit Little Miss Sunshine

Andy Garcia

As a youngster, Andres “Andy” Garcia dreamed of playing professional basketball. Born on the Island of Cuba, Garcia’s family fled to Miami Beach, Florida in the United States of America following Fidel Castro’s communist revolution. At Natilus Junior High School and later at Miami Beach Senior High School, Garcia excelled in basketball. In his senior year, illness prevented him from playing and he drifted into the drama department. He studied acting with Jay W. Jensen. Jensen was a South Florida legend, counting among his numerous students, Brett Ratner, Roy Firestone, Mickey Rourke, and Luther Campbell. Following his positive high school experiences in acting, he continued his drama studies at Florida International University. From there he traveled to Hollywood, California to make his mark in movie-stardom. To his friends and fans in Miami Beach, Andy Garcia will always be remembered as a friendly, down-to-earth, all-around good guy.

He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather: Part III, The Untouchables, and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, and The Lost City.

García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III.

In process of securing co-lead and other cast-

Production Partners:

To Be Determined

Distribution

Myriad Pictures

Based in Santa Monica, California, Myriad Pictures is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming. Founded by President and CEO Kirk D’Amico in 1990, the company holds an impressive and diverse library of critically acclaimed art house and commercially successful mainstream filmed programming. Mr. D’Amico is an Emmy® Award-nominated producer and executive producer, and has been named one of the Top 50 Independent Producers by The Hollywood Reporter.

Producing Company

- The Calling Production a subsidiary of J Guyer Productions.

For investment opportunities, please contact Jim Guyer at 813-505-3622, or jamestmguyer@yahoo.com

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