MegaBall$

Log Line: When a computer geek, determined to prove he can predict winning lotto results, uncovers his plan has been bankrolled by the Mob, he struggles to beat the odds before his number’s up.

  • Marc Baron
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    108
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Screen Craft Comedy Competition

    Semi Finalist 2015
  • Worldseries of Screenwriting

    Finalist: Top Ten Comedies 2016
  • Film Utah Pitch Contest
    Park City, UT
    January 23, 2017
    2nd Prize
  • Hollywood Hills Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 31, 2018
    Finalist
  • Film Daily Screenplay Contest
    York, UK
    January 22, 2018
    Finalist
  • TMMF - The Monthly Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    Monthly Pick
  • Blue Star Script Competition
    Los Angeles
    September 13, 2017
    Monthly Featured Script
  • Filmmatic Screenplay Awards

    August 16, 2018
    Finalist (Top 10 comedy)
  • Lionshead Film Festival

    June 21, 2018
    Finalist
  • Las Vegas Screenplay Contest

    March 31, 2018
    Winner
  • Back in the Box Competition

    March 13, 2019
    Top 25
  • Die Laughing Film Festival

    March 13, 2019
    Finalist
  • Pitch Now Screenplay Competition

    Top-10 Comedy
  • Portlan Comedy Film Festival
Writer Biography - Marc Baron

A 11-year+ member of the SAG-AFTRA Board, and 7-yr President of The Lambs - America's oldest professional theatrical club, founded in 1874. Marc was first encouraged to write by Matthew Broderick and Dustin Hoffman while working on the film "Family Business." Marc had been writing skits as early as high school, and now has been involved as a writer, co-writer on more than a dozen screenplays

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Writer Statement

I first got the idea of MEGABALL$ from passing a lottery sign. I actually wrote it while taking care of my mother during her final months. Since writing this fiction two real-life occurrences show the possibility that there may be a mathematical way to beat the lottery.

I've thoroughly research the math to be sure it's accurate. Ironically, after finishing my first draft I discovered two instances where people found mathematical flaws and beat the lottery. This is not their story, but I did include a reference to them.

We are in the process of raising funds to shoot the film, with me as director. Some actors attached, others in the process of reading it. Part of our strategy is to use festival/contest results to entice the investors, etc.