ESX ENTERTAINMENT - LUCAS FILMS
David's screenplay, The Stand at Paxton County, helmed by director Brett Hedlund and produced by ESX Productions has recently wrapped principal photography in Northern California.
Set in North Dakota, livestock rancher Dell Connelly finds himself targeted by a combination of nefarious forces which relieve him of his cattle and horses under false and illegal pretenses - while his daughter arrives back home again from Afganistan to Paxton to help her father take up the fight.
The film stars Christopher McDonald, Jacqueline Toboni, Tyler Jacob Moore, and Dallas Buyer's Club - Michael O'Neill.
Produced by Forrest Lucus, Ali Afshar, and Ava Rettke, Cinematography - Reuben Steinberg, Editor - Brett Hedlund, Production Designer - Michael Cooper, Composer - Jamie Christopherson.
The film is set to premiere in Rapid City South Dakota.
“A rare gem in the rough!“– OPENGUYS Film Entertainment
Writer-Director David M. O’Neill in association with Azurelite and First Look Studios.
Ethan Embry (Harold and Kumar) Kathleen Robertson (Hollywoodland) Christopher McDonald (Boardwalk Empire) Bob Gunton (Shawshank Redemption) and Tower of Power.
"I would point out the movie named ’21’ as being extremely similar to this movie, though Player 5150 for me is a better production in terms of acting, film settings, and having a wider range of characters that fit in and around the story".
OPENGUYS Film Entertainment: “Player 5150" by David Michael O’Neill.“A rare gem in the rough! By comparison to all the special-effect driven overblown-budget movies being released today, Player 5150 is a character-driven story that takes you through every range of emotion".
Bum’s Corner Entertainment News: Player 5150 / First Look Studios
I had a lot of fun with this movie both in its premise and its plot. Bookie Christopher McDonald just may have stolen the entire show. I haven’t seen him this good since he played “Shooter” in Happy Gilmore!"
The Black Tulip:
Screenwriter David M. O’Neill in association with Breadwinner Productions and Snag Films...
The Black Tulip is the tale of the courageous Dakka family who opens up a restaurant in the heart of Kabul after the fall of the Taliban. Ultimately targeted by lingering forces, the Dakka family finds itself in the heart of the battle between Afghanistan's brutal past and a window of hope it fights to keep open.
Academy Awards Official Select – Afghanistan’s Best Foreign Film entry.
Winner - Penn Barbara "Freedom to Write Award".
Winner – Salento Italian International Film Festival
Winner – Golden Palm Prize – Beverly Hills Int. Film Festival
Winner: Boston International Film Festival
Official Selections: Connecticut Int., Monte Carlo, Cinnequest and New York Int. Film Festival.
Rex Reed – New York Observer
"Full Bloom: A Light Shines Through as The Black Tulip Blossoms Amidst Harsh Censorship and Brutal Rule by the Taliban."
Four out of Four Stars… “An utter masterpiece at capturing the insecurities many men harbor towards the opposite sex.”
Starring Charlie Sheen, Chris McDonald and Tia Carrere, Five Aces details men’s dating and sexual hang-ups while having the ambition to explore the causes of some male’s nasty behavior. As a result, the basic yet complex psyches of a number of male’s personality types surface in the main characters. Director David M. O’Neill skillfully interweaves the unfolding plot with sharp camera work and top-notch performances. South Florida Newspaper Network
Writer-Director – Producer David M. O’Neill in association with Franchise Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
Winner of the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival’s “Spirit of Independence Award.”
Charlie Sheen (Anger Management), Christopher McDonald ( Family Law) Tia Carrere ( Wayne’s World), Geoffrey Lewis (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)
Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden – The Invincible Tale of the Great Mighty Puddy
Writer-Director David M. O’Neill in a Crosswind, film short presentation starring Happy Gilmore’s Christopher McDonald, Swinger’s Brooke Langton, 7 time PGA Champion Rocco Mediate, LPGA star Blaire O’Neal, and Golf Channel’s Amanda Balionis – all tell the outrageous tale of one-time great PGA superstar Puddy McFadden’s sad and colossal fall from grace, to the managing of a weed infested, miniature golf course in North Las Vegas Nevada all the while the Viagra Classic puts out the call for its one-time senior greats!
PGA Champion Rocco Mediate – “I would have killed him… You know how they used to cut you up in Scotland in the old days?”
ESPN Sports – Chet Waterhouse – “He tried to tell everybody the coyotes and scorpions were hazards but nobody was buying it”.
LPGA Star Blair O’Neal – “I heard that he was managing a weed infested, miniature putt-putt golf course”.