“DREAM FACTORY”. (Synopsis)
A group of performers from a TEXAS small town go to New York, for an audition, hoping to replace an injured group in a Broadway Musical. Mark, the Broadway Play Producer, Greets the Group lead by Jay and Doug, their manager at NYC Airport.
Having a free afternoon at the Park, Jay sees a young woman that resembles somebody in a dream he had earlier, on the plane to NYC. Amazed by that coincidence, Jay introduces himself.
Monica, also a performer, is surprised by such a bold approach. Suddenly, Monica spots Flash, a Rap Music recording label owner and also a Drug Lord and goes after him leaving Jay puzzled.
At night, Jay and the Group are invited to the “Pelican Club”, the hottest Club in NYC, where Maria, who is also, Flash’s girlfriend and Monica’s friend, is performing.
In the Club, Jay spots Monica and dances with her, getting a little closer. Monica again, leaving Jay astonished, goes after Flash asking him for some drugs. After a brief chat, she returns to the table, joining Jay and the group. Out of the club, they set apart from the group. She sings and dances with Jay on the street.
The next day, Mark stages a party, celebrating Jay and the group.
At the party, some unique, eccentric performers entertain the guests. In the middle of the night, Mark, suddenly and obviously drunk, in a rage, ask them to leave his house.
A very “high” looking Flash, invites the disappointed guests to follow him, taking everyone to a street party on his neighborhood.
He asks Maria to lead them while he goes up to his place with Monica. Upstairs, in Flash’s apartment, eluding his sudden sexual advances, Monica pushes him over a coffee table. He falls unconscious.
Monica takes some drugs and runs downstairs for a quick fix, having a hallucinating dance on an alleyway.
Flash wakes up and realizing she took some drugs, runs downstairs with a gun in his hand, with intentions to hurt her.
He fires three shots towards Monica. After missing her, he hits Maria, who falls to the ground. The third bullet hits a bystander, a kid who dies in the act. Monica disappears in the chaos.
The Police chases Flash, in his car. Maria is taken to de Hospital. The Neighbors sing a spiritual song, mourning the dead child.
Monica, who was hiding, also shows up, after learning Flash was apprehended by the Police.
Jay embraces Monica and tells her his wish to stay together and help her to quit drugs. At the Hospital, Mark apologizes of his prior behaviour and says he’s got a contract for the group. All celebrate! Sammy is also back, helping Maria who’s limping but in good shape. She takes shelter of Sammy who showed his deep affection for her.
A staged song wraps up the film, with a grand finale: “Dream Factory”, sung and danced by all cast.
“DREAM FACTORY”. (Treatment)
A group of performers from a TEXAS small town goes to New York, for an audition, hoping to replace a injured group in a Broadway Musical. The Group, Jay (the leader) Mitzi, Joann, Bev, Jerrod, Ali, Sammy and Doug, their manager are greeted in New York by Mark, the Broadway Play producer.
Having the rest of the day off, some of them go strolling to Central Park, while others go on a shopping spree.
Watching some street performers, at the Park, Jay sees a young woman that resembles a character that appeared in a dream he had on the plane that brought them to NYC.
Amazed and puzzled by that coincidence, Jay approaches the young woman (Monica) and introduces himself.
Monica, also a performer, surprised by such bold approach, timidly talks back to Jay who invites her to attend their audition on Broadway. Cautious but curious by Jay’s approach, she declines the invitation, due to a prior commitment.
Monica is seen keeping track of Flash, a strange character at the Park, a dark Player of dubious behaviour.
Three of her girlfriends, call her attention and insist on dragging her away from Flash, to have some fun singing and dancing in the Park. A song/dance is staged.
At night, the group from Texas is invited to the hottest Club in NYC. Inside the “Pelican Club”, there’s a live performance by Maria, a young Singer, who is also, Flash’s girlfriend.
On the dance floor, Jay sees Monica, who is also, María’s friend and attending her show.
Jay manages to invite Monica to dance, getting a little closer. Flash, a Rap Music recording label owner and also a drug dealer is also seen having some words with Monica.
After a dance number with all cast, they leave the club.
Jay and Monica set apart from the group to get a little intimate. She sings a song and dances with Jay.
Suddenly, Monica takes off after Flash, leaving Jay puzzled.
The next day, the Audition/Show by the group from Texas is staged: Tap, Hip Hop, rap, and songs.
A welcome party is being prepared at Mark’s apartment honouring Jay and the group.
At the party, some unique, eccentric performers entertain the guests. Among these we see Flash, Maria, Monica and others enjoy some live performances by the colourful characters.
Suddenly, Mark, obviously drunk, and in a rage, dismisses everyone at the party and ask them to leave the house.
The guests, outraged by such behaviour and disconcerted, are invited by Flash to follow him and take the party somewhere else.
Mark ends the evening sitting at a piano, singing “All Alone Again”.
A very “high” Flash leads everyone to somewhere uptown, where we see a neighborhood street and the building where he resides.
Inside the building, we can see different interesting actions thru the windows by other residents.
Down the street, local characters, as a bucket drummer, a blind man, a hooker and a John, and others, sing or rap in a colourful classic neighbourhood street party performance.
Upstairs, Monica, who is in Flash’s apartment, is about to get some drugs from him, who insists trying to get some sexual favour from her.
She continuously evades Flash’s moves until she pushes him and he trips over a coffee table and falls unconscious.
Monica takes advantage of the situation and takes some drugs from his stuff and runs downstairs for a quick fix.
After taking the drugs on the street, Monica engages in a wild dance, where, in her hallucinations, Monsters and freaks haunt her and a “Death like” character chases her around.
Monica finally escapes her chasers and disappears in the crowd.
Flash wakes up and realizes that she’s taken the drugs and runs downstairs with a gun, looking for her with intentions to shoot her. He spots Monica among the crowd and fires a couple of shots at her, but after missing the shots, Maria, who’s also in the crowd receives one bullet and falls wounded on the ground.
The second bullet hits a bystander, a kid who dies in the act.
Flash escapes and sirens are heard, chaos develops, some policemen chase him and Maria is taken in an ambulance accompanied by Sammy, who had develop strong ties to her.
Jay, and his friends are shocked by the events and the members of the group express their fear and their wish to go back home.
A spiritual song is staged honouring the dead bystander, by a Choral group and the street performers.
Jay, who at first thought that Monica had been hit, tries to calm his friends down and remind them the dreams they came to NYC for.
Doug and Mark show up all excited with some papers in their hands and tell everybody that they have nailed a contract for the group. Monica, also shows up, after knowing that Flash is gone and apprehended by the police.
Jay embraces Monica and tells her how worried he was that she was Flash’s victim and they share an intimate moment in which he tells her his love and the wish to stay together. She looks relieved.
Mark is also showing up, apologizing about his prior behaviour.
Sammy is also back, helping Maria who’s limping and showing some bandages from the minor bullet wound.
Maria takes shelter on Sammy who showed his affection for her.
A staged song wraps up the film, with a gran finale by all cast. “Dream Factory”, sung and danced by all cast