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UNMASKED: A young reporter stands against violent superheroes determined to execute the world’s greatest villain, a near comatose 97 year old.

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John Broglia http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/john-broglia-2/ Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:47:53 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=304

John Broglia’s love for comics dates back to his early childhood. Before he was even old enough to read, John’s mother would take him around the corner from their Brooklyn home to the local comics shop and let him pick out a handful of books that she would later read to him before he went to bed. This eventually led to John’s passion to create comics of his own. He emulated his heroes and created his own versions of popular characters all throughout his school years. When the time came to choose a college to attend, the choice was obvious. He needed to apply to a school where he could major in Cartooning. John attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where, in his sophomore year, he discovered the world of animation and temporarily left the world of comics behind.

While attending class he would venture over to the nearest comic shop and pick up issues of the newly released book Powers and his passion was revived. An animated style much like his own and content geared for an adult audience; this was what he always wanted to do! After graduation, a few small internships and some paid work in the New York City animation scene, John returned to his first love. He teamed up with a pair of inspired writers looking to start their own small press company. It was his first paid gig in comics and even though the book (as well as the company) never saw the light of day it led John to his first trip to Comicon International in San Diego and a chance encounter with William Tucci, famed creator of Shi.

A year later, in 2005, Tucci gave John his first break in the industry, teaming up with a European company to produce John’s first published work, a oneshot called Zombie Sama! This led to a signing at the first ever NY Comicon where John was finally given the opportunity to meet the man who helped breathe life back into his love for comics; Michael Avon Oeming. They quickly became great friends and looked forward to working together on a project. During that time John participated in the first volume of Mice Templar, drawing some layouts and a pin up for the series.

After a couple of years the two finally found a project to collaborate on called God Complex. The series, John’s first, was released through Image Comics. During this time John met aspiring writer Michael Sarrao and they would join forces in bringing one of Michael’s many creations to life. That series is Unmasked.

John currently lives on Long Island with his beautiful wife Vanessa.

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Michael Sarrao http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/michael-sarrao-2/ Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:40:46 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=299

Michael Sarrao started writing short stories at an early age. By twelve years old he had written five short stories all of which were inspired by some of the greatest films of the 1980s. These included Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Superman and Batman. The latter two films were constant throughout his childhood in not only on television but through their monthly comic book series as well. Michael was drawn to science fiction since there are very little rules in the genre which allowed for the imagination to run wild.

In an effort to try new things Michael took up journalism in high school so he could keep a grounded approach to all of his writings. Inspired by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words that the best kind of science fiction can be a social commentary on the issues we deal with every day. It was this practical and real world experience as a budding journalist that helped Michael brainstorm numerous fictional universes. But he didn’t just envision them as comic books, he saw them coming to life on the big screen.

This led Michael to Brooklyn College, where at 19 years old, had written his first action screenplay which was inspired by some of the greatest action films of the 1990s. Like many writers, the script stayed on a shelf for several years but in that time he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Film. Michael had become a student of the genre, from any era to any director. Everything was relevant as he saw the brilliance in iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Capra, Spielberg and Cameron.

After meeting fellow Brooklyn College alumnus Vinnie Favale of CBS, Michael decided to take his screenplays and adapt them to comic books. This infused new life into the characters that he had created on the written page. A mutual friend introduced Michael to artist John Broglia, and soon after they would work to bring to life Michael’s first screenplay, Unmasked, a story of a young journalist on a mission to unmask rogue superheroes. Today, Michael is focused on merging artwork with live action content; a fusion of his interests in comics and filmmaking.

Michael is currently working on several comic book projects, short films and has started a new production company, Idea Engine Productions.

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About Us http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/about-us/ Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:33:36 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=281

A multimedia imprint created by writer / producer Michael Sarrao. The home of Unmasked, SID and much much more!

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Save Me #1 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/save-me-1/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:55:09 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=270

Jack Miller is the CEO of the world’s first protection agency that saves people from their greatest supernatural fears manifested to life. But is the world that Jack lives in real or just a manifestation of his own fears?

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Monster Smash #1 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/monster-smash-1/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:52:01 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=265

Iraqi war vet David Raines must investigate a paranormal rehabilitation agency run my Marina Shell in order to identify the paranormal terrorist in their midst.

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Slam City #1 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/slam-city-1/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:48:49 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=262

Former disgraced World Wrestling champion Jay Street struggles to regain his confidence and keep his midtown NYC wrestling school open amidst the threats from neighbors, a rival wrestling promotion and a deadly street gang.

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Hardware Heroines #1 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/hardware-heroines-1/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:45:06 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=256

Three fearless female warriors equipped with nanotech weapons of war must battle the alien race known as the Deegi in order to save all the men of earth whom were abducted off the planet ten years earlier.

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Distant #1 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/distant-1/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:40:31 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=251

Nine strangers from different time periods in history awaken in a desolate world to find themselves being hunted by ravenous Raptor-like creatures. The nine’s last memory before awakening in this hellish world is that of their own deaths.

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Suerbo #1 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/suerbo-1/ Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:37:32 +0000 http://www.ideaengineproductions.com/?p=247

The mysterious man known as Suerbo is the most wanted man on the planet. But what is he; homeless schizophrenic genius or stranded starship captain from the future? The truth may change mankind forever.

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