HOW LONG CAN BEAUTY LAST? HOW LONG CAN LOVE LAST? HOW LONG CAN LIFE LAST?
THE FOUNTAIN OF DEATH
On a remote Long Island beach under a full moon, a young model has become the unfortunate victim of a cult ceremony. Drugged and held captive, she is forced to suffer a horrific ritual: the extraction of her spinal fluid — which becomes a nourishing beverage for the mysterious leader of the cult, a figure whose identity remains unknown until the final scene. So begins THE FOUNTAIN OF DEATH, a modern thriller set in New York City’s glamorous modeling world. The story draws on age-old legends of the Fountain of Youth and the life-sustaining essence of young, beautiful women. When innocent models start disappearing, Detectives Jerry Valor and Kate Evens are cast out of their element and into a hostile world of wealth, beauty and power. Their suspects? Clark Reed, the infamously sleazy fashion photographer; Carmela, a popular psychic frequented by New York’s top actors and models; and the rich and powerful Dory Gray, the modeling agency’s vain, neurotic President. No one is above suspicion… Complicating the investigation is Kate’s attraction to her partner Jerry, which erupts in jealousy when Jerry falls under the spell of the agency’s Supermodel, Alexia, and risks more than the investigation. In a final, climactic ritual ceremony, Kate must save the next cult victim, as well as her partner, from the dismal fate of THE FOUNTAIN OF DEATH.
Jeff Glickman Director
Director Jeff Glickman has directed plays at The New York Shakespeare Festival, The Williamstown Theater Festival, The Harold Clurman Theater, The West Bank Café, and The Actor’s Studio. He wrote and directed “Leaves,” which premiered at Samuel Beckett Theatre in New York. Glickman has written a stage adaptation of stories by Raymond Carver and of Galway Kinnell’s poem, “The Book of Nightmares.” His documentary film, TOMPKINS SQUARE, was shown at The Museum of the Moving Image in New York. Glickman has worked as an art director and set decorator in feature films and television, and spent a year producing and directing an all product videography for Q2, the sister station of QVC.
While the Artistic Director of Hudson/Spring, a theatre collective in New York City, Glickman taught classes in performance techniques and text analysis as well as producing and directing “The Taming of the Shrew” and “The Three Sisters.” For three years Jeff served as Director of Project Development for Broadway producer, Zev Bufman. He holds a B.A. from Temple University and attended Circle In The Square Theater School, NYU and Oxford University.
John K. Courtmanche Writer
In addition to the screenplay THE FOUNTAIN ON DEATH, Courtmanche holds the following television and film credits: Producer, FESTIVAL OF DREAMS, a documentary to premiere on Connecticut Public Television; Co-Writer, “Glenn Miller’s Greatest Hits starring Kathie Lee Gifford” and “New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo,” national PBS music specials; Co-Writer and Producer, “Look At Me,” the theme song for ESPN’s six-day coverage of the Special Olympics 1995 World Games. Working as Short Sleeve Productions, Courtmanche produces, directs and writes for film, television, stage. He also records music, his work including three independently released CDs for various artists, most notably Broadway’s Rosemary Loar (“Sunset Boulevard”) and Elizabeth Doyle (“Nunsense”).
Victoria Lang Producer
For her work as a Producer on the popular nationally syndicated television show “LIVE WITH REGIS & KATHIE LEE,” Victoria Lang has received three Emmy Award nominations. She then went on to Create and Executive Produce “HAVEN,” a syndicated weekly half-hour sponsored program on home decorating starring Joy (Mrs. Regis) Philbin, which is now enjoying a successful seventh season. Ms. Lang co-produced and wrote the highly prosperous 1994 and 1995 Pledge Specials for PBS: “GUY LOMBARDO: THE SWEETEST MUSIC THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN” and “GLENN MILLER’S GREATEST HITS,” starring Kathie Lee Gifford. For A&E, she produced the star-studded, top rated network special “ROSEMARY CLOONEY’S DEMI-CENTENNIAL: A Girl Singer’s Golden Anniversary,” starring Tony Bennett, Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Joanne Woodward, Barry Manilow, Diane Sawyer, Bob Hope and George Clooney.
Ms. Lang served as Senior Vice President and Director of the Broadcast Department at the Rowland Company, a division of Saatchi and Saatchi. There, she worked within the company to develop innovative broadcasting concepts such as sponsored entertainment, educational programming and infomercials. Additionally at Rowland, she supervised network and local placement activity, satellite and video news release production and distribution. Ms. Lang has worked with Lorimar/Warner Brothers Television, Saban Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting, and Stephen J. Cannell Productions on program development, served as Production Executive for Elizabeth Taylor/Zev Bufman Productions, Media Coordinator for American Cinema Releasing, and Talent Coordinator for Guber-Gross Productions, producing stage shows with the brightest names in the music and comedy arenas.
In 1993 she formed the Lang Entertainment Group, Inc. to develop and produce television and home video entertainment. In 1995 Ms. Lang joined with Pier P. Piccoli to form PLus Films, Inc., an independent film production company focusing on commercial features. In addition, they created PLus Media, Inc. to develop and produce lifestyle programming for national and local television. Ms. Lang is a member of New York Women in Film and Television, the Independent Feature Project, the British Academy of Film & Television, the National Association of Television Programming Executives, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Radio and Television Society, the Drama Desk Association, Who’s Who in Entertainment, Who’s Who in American Professionals and Who’s Who in American Women, and has served as a judge for the Long Island Film Festival, the Emmy Awards, the FilmMakers.com screenwriting competition and the International Film and Television Festival of New York. She attended Emerson College and is a summa cum laude graduate of Long Island University.
Pier Paolo Piccoli Producer
Piccoli’s first venture into filmmaking was with film school chum, Matthew Harrison. He served as Associate Producer on the highly acclaimed film RHYTHM THIEF. In 1995 he formed Piccoli & Piccoli Productions, Inc. to develop, produce and distribute feature films, television and home video projects. Its mandate included the establishment of an entertainment product library. In 1995 he merged the company with Victoria Lang to form PLus Films, Inc. Pier Paolo Piccoli brings an unusual blend of creativity and business savvy to the motion picture industry. His TV marketing and production company specializes in lifestyle programming for local and network television. Piccoli & Piccoli Media Marketing Enterprises was one of the first promotional TV packaging companies to use satellite technology. Piccoli earned a doctorate in Business & Marketing from the University of Genoa, Italy and attended film school at New York University.
Cast & Crew
PICCOLI & PICCOLI PRODUCTIONS in association with LANG ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Presents ALISA SCHULZ PAUL GEIGER, SOFIA ENG SHIRLEY, KELLY NEIL STEWART, The Fountain of Death, Executive Producer Pier Paolo Piccoli, Producer Victoria Lang, Screenplay by John Shortsleeve, Based on a story by Emanuel Elgarresta, Pier Paolo Piccoli, Director of Photography: Bret Stern, Editor: Michael Smith, Director of Post-Production: John Courtmanche, Director: Jeff Glickman
- Alexia: Alisa Schulz
- Jerry Valor: Paul Geiger
- Dory Grey: Sofia Eng
- Kate Evans: Shirley Kelly
- Carmela/Priestess: Kat Walker
- Kenneth: Thom Milano
- Ashley: Rebecca Wisocky
- Monique: Jodi Kelley
- Sergia: Kathleen Macauley
- Alison: Charis Michelson
- Clark: Brad Calcaterra
- Nigel: Hammer Neil Stewert
- Plastic Surgeon: Ron Komora
- Cindy Parker: Carolyn McDermott
- Nick Dimati: James Vincent Romano
- Anthony Mason: William York
- Hyde: Tina Constance
- Longobardo: Kevin Harrigan
- M.E.: Paul Powell
- Bookstore Clerk: Chris Anderson
- Cult Guard 1: John Kallianotis
- Cult Guard 2: Antonio Killens
- Cult Guard 3: Amos James
- Girl on Boardwalk 1: Dana Montalto
- Girl on Boardwalk 2: Stephanie Marquardt
- Girl on Boardwalk 3: Kathy Chokrevski
- Topless Sunbather: Fran Patterson
- News Anchor: Victoria Lang
- Bartender: James Patrick
- Cult Woman 1: Lauren Dagey
- Cult Woman 2: Tonia Tayanga Crozon
- Makeup Assistant 1: Yukie Hashimoto
- Makeup Assistant 2: Richard A. Morris
- Additional Scenes Written by: Jeff Glickman
- Production Manager: Tim Nealon
- Production Designer: Renee Frasca
- Costume Designer: Denise Boineau
- 1st Assistant Director: Lon Ross
- Casting Director: Marilyn Fisher
- 1st Assistant Camera: Philip Beloin
- 2nd Unit Director: John Courtmanche
- 2nd Unit Director of Photography: Greg Savoy
- Location Manager: Dana Montalto
- Costume Assistant: Rhea Mandulo
- Hair and Makeup: Yukie Hashimoto
- Special Effects Coordinator: Christian Kane
- Gaffer Steve Arthur
- Sound Technician: Ken Lishi
- Post-Production Supervisor: David Bronsztein
- Score Composed by: James Dennis O’Brien
- Re-recording Engineer: Mark De Simone
- Transportation Coordinator: Eric Damon
- Costumes Provided by: Annie Kuan
- 2nd Unit Set Assistant: Olimpia Piccoli
- Post-Production Assistant: Matthew Berlowe
- Production Assistants: Scott Dorley Flavio, Jawor Chris, Llana Cariddi Nardulli, Michael Niederman, Katherine O’Keefe, Catherine Rosoff, Jerome Tarter, Richard A. Morris,
Special Thanks to: Beth Buvitt, Jennifer Robinson, The City of New York, New York University, Communicar Car Services, Salonga Shores Association, Jones Beach State Park, Rapier, Stead & Bowden, The Roger Smith Hotel, Marine Park of Brooklyn, Frederick’s Gryphon Bookshop, Alla Sera Restaurant, Murray Hill Studios, Magno Sound & Video, Marty Meyers & Manhattan Parking, Jack and Winifred Lang, Raymond Liesegang & Century Parking, Bernice Jones, Craig Setti
“Fashion” “Tribal Drums” Written and Produced by Mark De Simone and Chris Hajian “California” “Ten Ways To Sunday” “Purgatory” “Babycakes” Performed by Weplow Snowpup Written by Pete Bongiorno, Ben de la Cruz, and Bill Van Wart “If You’re Using Me For Sex”Performed by John Shortsleeve “You Can’t Deny My Love”Performed by Lynn Portas Lyrics by John Courtmanche Music by Lynn Portas “Rin Tin Tin””Blowtorch”Performed by The Shelleys Written by James Dennis O’Brien Distributed by WILDCAT ENTERTAINMENT COPYRIGHT 1996 PICCOLI & PICCOLI PRODUCTIONS, INC.