About Sole Productions, Inc. - Genesis
Under the supervision of their founder, Robert Alaniz, Sole Productions, Inc. has produced feature films since 2002.
Timeserver, Sole's first production, is the story of a middle-aged man who believes he can travel through time, rewriting his past to improve his present. From conception to first draft, Timeserver took Alaniz two years to write. Timeserver premiered at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet, Illinois in October 2004.
The success of Timeserver paved the way for Sole Productions' next feature film, Barrymore’s Dream. This psychological suspense thriller is about a manwith astral projection. He uses his psychic ability to prevent what he believes will be the murder of the woman he loves. Barrymore’s Dream premiered in November 2005 and went on to win the BEST FEATURE FILM award at the Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Illinois in 2007.
Next came Sole's first family film, Bitterblue, an inspirational story of divine intervention in the lives of three junior high students, and their coming of age after 9/11. On Bitterblue, Alaniz worked with several local teenagers, offeringthem an educational experience in film and media production — an opportunity that would prove valuable should they decide to pursue a filmmaking career. They learned what it takes (i.e., patience, compromise, teamwork, etc.) to succeed in this field. In April 2007, soon after its premiere inFebruary, Bitterblue was a feature story on FOX News Chicago in prime time, following American Idol. Reaction to Bitterblue was tremendous and the film struck emotional chords with audiences everywhere.
In 2008, Sole Productions, Inc. completed its fourth film, The Vision, a sequel to Barrymore's Dream that combines the paranormal with suspense, thrills, and humor. This film includes “Dirty Little Word” by Kallie Flynn Childress, a popular single release and the featured track of Kallie's 2009 self-titled album. The music score is by Doug Adams, who worked with composer Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings; (The Twilight Saga) Eclipse; etc.). Shore is also the subject of Doug Adams' book, The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films: a Comprehensive Account of Howard Shore's Scores. Kallie Flynn Childress previously starred in the hit movie Sleepover, and appeared in several TV shows, including CSI Miami.
The Vision was the first Sole Productions, Inc. film to premiere in both Joliet, again at the Rialto Theatre, and in Chicago at the Music Box Theatre, a well-known independent film venue.
For his next film, Alaniz created a comedy that would be Sole's fifth film, D.I.N.K.s (Double Income No Kids). This is the story of a childless freelancewriter, and his wife, living in a predominantly family-oriented Chicago suburb. When he decides to write about discrimination against married couples withoutchildren, he skyrockets to local fame and becomes the leader of a citywide D.I.N.K.s movement — one that suddenly lands him in court. D.I.N.K.s premiered in Chicago on March 25, 2011 and was an instant hit with audiences.
D.I.N.K.s went on to win the BEST COMEDY award at the 2012 Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Illinois. Robert then won the AUTUER AWARD for D.I.N.K.s at the Illinois International Film Festival later that year in Chicago.
Carrying on his new-found flair for comedy, Alaniz wrote and directed his sixth feature film, You Don’t Say! The story involves a successful career woman who gets caught up in a comedic whirlwind of events, when a mystical necklace given to her as a gift from her boyfriend, may be causing her to uncontrollably speak her mind in the politically-correct world of corporate business.
You Don’t Say! again was a hit with audiences and went on to win BEST COMEDY at both the 2013 Route 66 Film Festival and the 2014 Illinois International Film Festival. In addition the film picked up the AUDIENCE FAVORITE award at Route 66 Film Festival.
Alaniz’s latest script, Mind Over Mindy has drawn interest from Warner Brothers and will be going into production in the near future.