In Atlantic & Pacific, a contemporary high-tech film noir web series/television pilot, war veteran and security guard Honus Masters protects Edith Freund, a female scientist with a computer chip in her head, from gunmen intent on getting it out of her – even if it means her life. Honus must overcome his internal and external demons to save Edith, finally opening “Atlantic & Pacific Private Investigations” in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn 2012, high-tech hardware and classic film noir blend into Atlantic & Pacific, a web series/television pilot based on an original idea by Kenrick E. Cohen with Ed Stone French. Brooklyn doesn’t change, “just like the brownstones and trash on the sidewalk,” as lifelong resident Honus Masters – ex-military, ex-cop, soon-to-be-ex-security guard – relates. Crime stays the same and individuals need protection that the cops just can’t give. Honus, through a series of personal disasters, sees that one pragmatic man can make a difference during his protecting Dr. Edith “Dita” Freund from gunmen who are trying to kill her.
Dita’s marked for death due to her co-creating a high-tech computer chip attached to her brain to regulate her epileptic seizures, a chip with a limitless value on the international black market.
It all starts with Dita being taken hostage in a Brooklyn television station, a sight unseen to television audiences. The gunmen try to physically pry the chip out of her brain – until Honus stops them and recognizes them from his past, a past that has now finally caught up with him.
Now Honus and Dita must distinguish friend from foe: Dita’s boss and father, Dr. John Freund, his boss Sadler Pharmaceutical CEO Beverly Rost, Honus’ former police detective partner Trinita Cardozo, MyBar owner Miles DeVoort and Rost and Honus mutual acquaintance Minnow.
Leading to a noir detective series in its future, Atlantic & Pacific is a contemporary high-tech mixture of humor, danger, shifting loyalties, recovery and the burgeoning relationship of two emotionally-guarded adults.