The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events whilst reciting the Edgar Allen Poe Poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading ... See full summary »
The Stranger, a tall striking creature dressed in white sets into motions a series of events whilst reciting the Edgar Allen Poe Poem "Eldorado", which will have an effect on those heading towards the mythical city. The evening was going to be a normal Blues Brothers tribute gig for Oliver and Stanley Rosenblum, The Jews Brothers at a local Bar Mitzvah, but things were not going to go to plan for Stan and Ollie. After being wrongly sent to entertain the annual conference of Neo Nazi's instead of the stripper, which was sent to the Bar Mitzvah by their inept Manager JJ. The Jews Brothers are chased out of town by the head of the Californian Chapter of Neo Nazi's General Zwick, and after contacting their agent JJ who makes amends for the mix up by sending the boys and the stripper Lesley Dean to do a show at the Eldorado Festival. This sets in motion a series of events, as at the same time Jessica Albino Jones is on the run from her husband, strip club owner Roy with a million of his ... Written by
this was a tax fraud movie, read it all here 03 july 2013
The producer of the first modern British film to be shot in 3D is today behind bars after he was found guilty of a £1.5 million VAT fraud.
Richard Driscoll was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court to three years in jail. His film, Eldorado, which featured a number of well-known actors, including former Dr Who Sylvester McCoy and Splash actress Daryl Hannah, was the last to be completed by David Carradine, of Kung Fu fame, before he died in 2009.
His jailing comes as the HM Revenue and Customs increasingly cracks down on tax abuse in the film industry. In March, team of producers behind film A Landscape of Lives were jailed for over 22 years between them for a £2.8 million tax scam.
Driscoll falsified invoices for the costs of making films in order to reclaim VAT that he was not entitled to, and set up a number of associated companies that were used solely to commit the crime. He owned a film studio in Cornwall where the films were made.
The claims for repayment of £1.5 million VAT were based on production costs of more than £9 million, but investigators found that the costs were actually less than £1 million.
Bogus invoices were sent to support the false repayment claims and other invoices were genuine but had their values inflated.
In sentencing Driscoll, Judge Pegden, QC, said: "In my opinion this was professionally planned you used your filming expertise for the content of bogus and false invoices."
Driscoll was also disqualified from being a company director for seven years.
Driscoll is a director of Higher Nanpean Film Studios Ltd (HNFS Ltd); House of Fear Ltd (HOF Ltd); House of Fear Film Production Ltd (HOFFP Ltd); and Grindhouse Films Ltd. 3.
Driscoll's Nanpean Studio was based at Redruth, Cornwall.
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