Giovanna Maimone teaches an Improvisation class and workshop "Sketchy People" (all levels welcome) in Encinitas, North County San Diego. She has also taught an after-school enrichment program for children called "Sketchy Kidz", and kids improv classes are available as of February 2017. "Sketchy People" is also going corporate! There is so much other value in having the skill of improvisation that Giovanna is expanding to businesses for sales training, AND for hotels, catering staff, and small businesses. It is also a great way for employees to bond and have fun. For more information, please fill out the form under Contact.
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Currently in film, there are 4 full-length feature films of all different genres completed, and 3 more in the works; they are seeking a collaborative production company. A dark comedy short and an adult cartoon are also in current production. Here is a bit more detail on each.
The first one is a dark humor Christmas movie, where Santa has till next Christmas to convince certain people to change their unacceptable life styles or there may not be enough magic to have another Christmas. She hopes that Bruce Willis will play the role of Santa Claus.
The second one is a is an off the wall comedy about a simpleton man who gets a surprise at his door from a visit to Vegas he had ten years prior.
The third one is a character driven indy dramedy, focusing on the relationships of it's ensemble cast and the feelings they're faced to deal with; as they get snowed in a house for 48 hours.
And the forth one is a psychological suspense drama, where a self employed computer programmer is determined to track down whom ever kidnapped his son, and did unspeakable things.
She has three more that she is working to complete. One is a Rom-Com Action. Another is mainstream comedy with an elder cast (think "Grumpy Old Men"). And one is based on her dramatic life story of deception, betrayal, and the luxurious life once lived by her family and their compelling story that has only had more to be told, dating back since the 50's... last to be released of course :)
She also has an adult carton as in, not for children, and not porn :) "Planet Rehab" has been through about 5 different edits and rewrites just for the pilot, not the concept. The concept is solid and there are over 3 seasons of episodes already outlined. However, the animation and recording was done years ago with minimal budget, and redone several times with just no budget or means. But we won't give up because the concept is not only amazing, but so necessary to be released for entertainment most specifically at this time of our human existence. There has been several inquiries from experienced and more technological advanced animators to have a full pilot reanimated , since it's first and only able production in 2007 . It has been chopped and chopped and distorted sound but it can all be fixed! :) Please check out it's skeletal form on Youtube at:
J.C.M. Productions, Inc.
These are some of the artistic productions done by J.C.M. Productions, Inc. and /or Giovanna Maimone; including in front of and behind the camera. Please see resumes under WHO page for more details on the involvement with these particular projects.
"WEED & GREED"
A Dark Crime Dramedy.
Drugs, crime, murder, greed, and a widow who has nothing else to lose. What could go wrong?
"A SOLDIER'S DUTY"
A Narrative Short:
A military widow is reunited with a former soldier from her deceased husband's unit.
Annabelle Series Contest Short:
A woman gives birth to something...unexpected.
"CALLS FROM ZORNAKOFF"
A 48 Hour Film Festival Submission
"SIDE EFFECTS" was J.C.M. Productions, Inc.'s first full production where everything was created by them from start to finish. Unfortunately due to some unpreventable technical issues, (filming at a restaurant with ice machine noise that could not be fixed in post) the project was never quite able to make it to the film festivals but is still one of the most witty scripts ever produced.