Magic Flame Films is a Film Production Company in Palm Beach, FL
About Our Company
The idea to start a company began with an unfinished sixty page manuscript written by co-founder Josh Louis. When Josh reconnected with childhood friend and co-founder/film-maker Chris Alonso in 2011, they wrote, directed and produced their first feature film NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION in the beautiful backyard of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Not For Human Consumption had a limited national theatrical release and went on to win BEST FILM at the Indie Spirit Film Festival. the film is now available on all digital platforms and DVD. In 2016, the company went on to produce their second feature film. A Horror/Thriller titled DEVIL’S TREE: ROOTED EVIL which was released in 2017e. Josh, Jonathan and Chris have a third Horror in the early stages of pre-production and another Dark Comedy/Drama on the way. Stay Tuned for details!
Joshua Louis Writer / Director / Producer
Josh began as a young entrepreneur who started multiple successful businesses that he eventually sold. In 2008 he opened a Hookah Bar in West Palm Beach FL and began breaking in to the film industry. While working on numerous independent film projects up until 2010, in 2011, Josh started Magic Flame Productions and began writing and producing his own films alongside longtime friend and seasoned filmmaker Chris Alonso. In 2012, Josh won an Award for writing and producing a short film called “It’s Happening...Finally”. In 2013, he Co- wrote and produced the multi Award winning feature film NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Josh has just completed his second feature film THE DEVILS TREE: ROOTED EVIL and is currently beginning pre-production on two other feature films.
Chris Alonso Writer / Director / Producer
Chris started out in film at the FSU Film school and went on to make numerous independent short films and features over the last 14 years. One film “Lost Angel,” won for Best Cinematography in 2009 in which Chris was the Director of Photography. In 2011 Chris co- founded Magic Flame Productions with longtime friend Josh Louis. In 2013, Chris co-wrote and Directed the Award winning film NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. Currently Chris just completed DEVILS TREE: ROOTED EVIL and has multiple projects in various stages of development.
Jonathan Phillips Producer
Jonathan Phillips is an filmmaker with over 16 years of experience in the Film and Television industry. He received his Bachelors degree from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in Digital Media Production. Graduating with honors Manga Cum Laude, he also went on to win Best Portfolio of 2003 for his short film entitled 35. Jonathan got his start in the film industry on an independent film entitled GRINGO WEDDING as the Production Manager. Gringo Wedding won multiple awards in the film festival circuits and had a limited theatrical release. He advanced his work as a Shooter / Producer working with networks like TruTV, Animal Planet, A&E, WE, and the Food Network on a variety of tv shows. Jonathan has also produced a number of shorts films including the award winning short THE PROPHET. Currently Jonathan has completed producing the feature film DEVILS TREE: ROOTED EVIL and is in the process of producing two other untitled feature films.
Devils Tree: Rooted Evil follows Samantha, a college student studying journalism, who needs to finish her thesis with one last breaking news story. Along with her friend Rob, Samantha stumbles across a news article about an old tree in a local park where many horrible acts occurred. The locals have given the tree the name Devils Tree because of its urban legends of mass murders, satanic rituals, and paranormal activity. She decides this is the perfect story to finish her thesis on. As Sam digs deeper into the realm of the tree, she begins to uncover the truth about these urban legends. Struggling with her own demons of her past, Samantha is confronted with a the true demon of the tree and now must expose the truth in hopes to set it free. In the end, Samantha founds the real reason why evil is so rooted at The Devils Tree.
Magic Flame Films Presents
Not For Human Consumption
Inspired By True Events - Jay Trotta (Nick Thurston) spends three years in prison for shooting his drug dealer, but uses his time to get sober. Once released, he works hard and finally gets part ownership in a new Hookah Bar. Jay seizes a "new" business opportunity, making and marketing "incense" that is actually a powerful marijuana-like drug. Jay sidesteps the law by marketing he product 'not for human consumption'. Making money hand over fist, Jay brings his oldest friend, Marty, into the business but keeps his girlfriend, April, in the dark, knowing she would not approve. Jay is torn between his conscience and his pocketbook, but when tragedy finally strikes, he must face the moral ramifications of his 'legal' business and make some hard choices about the future.
Magic Flame Films Presents
A blind man tormented by a mystical gift. Able to hear and see peoples' darkest secrets, what price would he pay to be set free? Prophet is a short film released in 2015!
Written By Terrance Murphy and Produced By Magic Flame Productions
Magic Flame Films Presents
It's Happening... FINALLY!
Magic Flame Productions presents a short comedy poking fun of the film making business in South Florida. Winner of the 2011 Downtown Boca Film Festival "Script to Reel" contest as well as the 2011 "Script to Reel" Audience Award.
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