It's a revolutionary concept. The Animall is a state-of-the-art shopping mall and zoo, brilliantly combined as one. With strong plexiglass barriers, shoppers wander about only inches away from some of the most ferocious predators of our time.— But then, hiding out following a bout of mischief, a small group of kids finds itself trapped inside long after closing. All night they try on clothes, in-line skate, play paintball, and........tease the animals. Until sunrise, the mall would indeed be their oyster. Only, around midnight, a couple of inept thieves enter through a skylight and inadvertently short out the electrical system. Now the kids, as well as the crooks, are trapped until dawn. And the animals are on the loose.

  • Joseph DiFrancesco
    Last Call, SLIT, Change For the Better
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  • Kids First! Film Festival
    Sante Fe, NM
    June 13, 2020
    Official Selection
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    August 26, 2022
    Official Selection
Writer Biography - Joseph DiFrancesco

Born in Philadelphia, DiFrancesco is an accomplished screenwriter, novelist and occasional lyricist. He has written and produced award-winning films and music videos. He has several novels in publication, as well as, recorded songs to his name.

He is the co-author, with Oak Anderson, on the crime thriller novel, ON THIS DAY, Book #1 in the Homeland Thriller Series.

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What happens when you combine a mall, a zoo, a group of mischievous kids and two very dumb crooks?

You get a story the whole family can enjoy.