Biopic Independent Film "Tunnel Vision" Starring G-Eazy and David Labrava, Gets Major Film Interest From Motion Picture Studios and Music Fans
Upon release earlier this year, biopic independent film TUNNEL VISION, starring G Eazy and David Labrava is getting big views from industry execs, music fans, crime drama film lovers, and major movie houses.
By: Tunnel Vision Movie
The film is based on the real life of now Las Vegas resident Antonio Salvatore Servidio, one of the biggest hip hop promoters over the last 20 years. The film was co-written by Director Sarah B. Downey and Executive Producer Antonio Servidio, Produced by Tuffy Williams and Mario Sanchez, Co-Produced by Ben Guppy, Daniel Hubbard, and Associate Producer Matt Bauerschmidt.
The subject of the movie, Johnny Russo, played by G-Eazy, is a young man incarcerated for 5 years in Federal Prison. The ATF, FBI, and DEA have been on his tail for the last 15 years.
Johnny Russo had friendships with Tupac Shakur and Mac Dre in the early 90s through firearms sales. After prison, Johnny rebuilt his life and became a real estate mogul before the financial crisis/mortgage meltdown ensued. Johnny's corrupt attorney then ran a fraudulent scheme on him and set him up on a complicated federal "money structuring"
It's a captivating story that keeps you guessing what will be Johnny's next move …
The story and information in the screenplay are based off of true reports from the FBI, ATF, DEA, and The Department of Justice.
It is this captivating and riveting independent short film true account of Servidio's true life retelling, that has garnered the attention of entertainment industry executives and major film houses and has them looking to complete the film for big screen audiences. The film also has a few people looking further into the case of Servidio, as since his prior conviction, the money structuring law which he was convicted on has changed.
To fully understand how Antonio Servidio was prosecuted and imprisoned while his trusted attorney stole his legitimate money, which Servidio earned fairly from concert promotions, the film delves into the background of Servidio's attorney and his request to invest Servidio's funds for him. However, the Attorney manipulates Servidio and persuades him to take his legitimately earned millions from the bank and break the monetary amounts down into multiple money orders in ten thousand dollar amounts to give to him to invest legally upon Servidio's behalf.
"A person structures a transaction if that person, acting alone, or in conjunction with, or on behalf of, other persons, conducts or attempts to conduct one or more transactions in currency in any amount, at one or more financial institutions, on one or more days, in any manner, for the purpose of evading the [CTR filing requirements]
The purpose of these laws is to limit criminal business activity conducted in cash - money laundering, drugs, criminal enterprises, etc. However, these laws can create potential problems for "law abiding" Americans, as well as hardened and white collar criminals. The IRS has seized assets (cash and bank account deposits) under suspicion of structuring. It then falls on the taxpayer to prove that the funds and deposits are legitimate. Even in the cases where taxpayers prevail, there is tremendous time and expense defending themselves.
Currently Servidio's Attorney has been captured and brought back to the United States and is in federal custody awaiting trial.
TUNNEL VISION is being showcased at screenings in multiple US cities over the course of the summer months. Visit www.tunnelvisionmovie.com for dates and screening times and locations.
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