West Of The City

Creator: James Thalman
Age rating: 17 and older
Family, friendship and loyalty to a fault, in the dangerous world of urban corruption and dirty Jersey machine politics.
Synopsis: "West of the City" is set in a close knit urban township under the shadows of Manhattan whose visually gritty landscape is permeated by an eclectic mix of Latin, Blues and Hip-Hop sounds. This character-filled working class immigrant neighborhood is the stage for this dark humored political and police thriller that explores the limits of family obligations and the nature of true friendship as they fight against a corrupt system that threatens to sever these sacred ties.
Wracked by guilt after witnessing the execution-style murder of his best friend and partner, Officer Miguel Garcia, a hot-headed cop, vows to find the killer. Facing daunting family obligations and a corrupt police department, he turns to the only people he can trust—his surviving friends: Vincent DiNapoli & Antonio De La Cruz, a pair of career criminals whose loyalty to each other is only outweighed by the need to avenge a murdered friend.

Latest Work

  • Video 1 - Proof Of Concept
    09/14/16
    Creative Notes:
    Some say history doesn't matter but those people are wrong. Welcome to West of the City;
    My town, my home. Here true friends are hard to come by and when you do. You’re bound to be loyal… to a fault.