Ravel - Drama



Short film        Drama



To the beat.  




Ravel, a world famous symphony conductor living in New York, accidentally stumbles into a gang shooting and becomes the prime suspect.  He goes on the run in an effort to prove his innocence so that he can take back his life and be reunited with his family.



The Soloist meets Boyz n the Hood and the Godfather.


Mr. Ravel was very happy.  He had a beautiful wife, children and a large house with accompanying possesions as well as a great career as world famous conductor.  He also had the Bolero, the twenty minutes of heaven composed by Maurice ravel.  Mr Ravel was very happy indeed. 

All this changed when he accidentally witnesses a shooting of a gang member.  He becomes the prime suspect.  In order to prove his innocence, he must trust the local gang and leave his old life behind -  except the Bolero.  Nothing could take this away from him, nothing. 

The world

Two sides of New York – The Middle class New York – Carnegie Hall and fancy restaurants and the dark underworld of the gangs of New York. 

Brief synopsis

After leaving his life, he took refuge at St. Simon’s.  He enlisted the help of a gang leader, REN. 

TOMMY, was the victim of the shooting and was Ren’s younger cousin.  Ravel identified LEO, the murderer to Ren.  The gang war had begun.

He had to make new friends, new connections in the gang world. 

While learning the new rules, and getting closer to proving his innocence, he started teaching music to the local children living in the Ghetto, including Ren.  Ravel shared his love of music with everyone he could and this resulting in him entering his best pupils in a local competition, anything to escape the life that surrounded them. 

Ren was selected to play the snare in the Bolero.  Ravel managed to prove his innocence, and was welcomes back into his old life.  But Ren had a score to settle with Leo’s gang.  Ren wanted to deal drugs throughout the city and had to eliminate the competition. 

Ren had a choice, play the snare in the music competition, or fight the rival gang on the docks.  He had to choose between machine guns and drumsticks, bullets for beats. 

On the night of the competition, Ren and his gang fought the rival gang. 

But he put down his gun and called a truce – the two gangs could work together.  There was time to still make the competition.