Alumnis' Horror Web Series "Chopper" to be adapted as feature film

Headless Biker from web series Chopper running away from a police car

Posted on November 2nd 2012 in Announcement

"Chopper," a web series produced by alumnus J.C. Christofilis and originally written and adapted by alumnus Martin Shapiro MFA '00 will be adapted as a feature under their own "Dilemma" moniker. Originally a comic, the web series has accumulated more than 2 million views on Youtube and a strong online following.

The film will be a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Chopper's storyline revolves around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners.

About the Producer: J.C. Christofilis has led a diverse career that has placed him at the forefront of successful thought leaders in the entertainment, marketing and new media industries. J.C. has spearheaded countless business development, marketing, content production, distribution, corporate communications, project management and strategic planning initiatives for an eclectic roster of companies including Sony Pictures, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Disney Consumer Products, iO Film, Growthink, Mandalay Pictures and others.

About the Writer/Creator: Martin Shapiro is a freelance professional writer and screenwriting teacher with extensive entertainment industry experience creating movies, graphic novels, web TV series, video games, and web sites. His action-thriller screenplay "Lair of the Fox" was optioned by Ilya Salkind (Producer of Superman). He's also written and developed projects for MGM, HBO and numerous production companies including an adaptation of "Dragonlance," the New York Times bestselling series of fantasy novels.

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