CITIZEN SHANE (The Accidental Mogul)
Money. Betrayal. Salad Dressing.
Citizen Shane is Tom's most daring work to date, and will no doubt stir debate and ire in many who see it. While there have certainly been enough films and books written on the corruptive power of money and the evil nature of those who have great sums of it, Tom approached the subject from a different angle - What if a man, proudly and vehemently opposed to the rich and powerful and everything they stand for, suddenly finds himself amongst their ranks? Citizen Shane is the story of one man's struggle to keep his integrity and identity as one of the "good guys," after amassing a great fortune the old fashioned way- by earning it.
Against his desires, Shane Foster goes from Brooklyn bartender to food magnate almost overnight, and along his unplanned journey, he learns that rich, poor, good and evil are not as black and white as he once believed, and the lines of separation between them are not as clear and straight as he once thought. He soon learns that crossing over these lines into uncharted territory is not always a matter of freewill, sometimes where life takes you is dictated by things beyond choice, and Shane must come to terms with his newly determined destiny.
To read an excerpt from the screenplay- Click Here.