About DCP

DCP was formed in 2007 by Neal Dhand, with the goal to produce feature-length independent films.

Run by Neal Dhand, Scott Lancer, and Rick Staropoli, DCP focuses on narrative development for psychological, neo-noir, and thriller based cinematic material.

DCP is in Pre-Production on Crooked & Narrow, with The Lighthouse and The Cost in development. Second-Story Man is currently being distributed by Osiris Entertainment.


DCP News


Crooked & Narrow has wrapped Principal Photography and is now in Post Production.

Crooked&Narrow Poster

Poster Art by WorkingMichael.




Crooked & Narrow is in Pre-Production, slated to begin shooting June 19 in Philly. Neal Dhand is directing Crooked & Narrow, a heist film co-written by Neal and Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist Andy Watts.

Amy Walsh comes from a family of criminals; she returns to Philly after a long absence to visit her ex-cop, current-con father, who is now dying of cancer and to join a stick-up crew. Warren Mercer, a crooked cop who is a part of her dad's past, gets on her trail and things turn violent.

Stay tuned for updates including key artwork, cast, and photos.



We have partnered with Anotherneck Productions to develop The Cost, a thriller spanning a decade and an ocean.



We have just returned from an excellent week at AFM. We had a good meeting with Evan at Osiris, giving us good feelings about Second-Story Man  We also had some very productive discussions about The Lighthouse. Check back in a few weeks for some good news.


Ricardo Drumond has created some awesome key storyboards for The Lighthouse:


Storyboard 5

Storyboard 18



DCP will be attending the American Fim Market in Santa Monica November 3-6. We are going in support of The Lighthouse. The script is locked, development is ramping up, and we are in talks with some interesting people, looking to solidify the cast soon.


Second-Story Man has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Osiris Entertainment. Stay tuned for details!

DCP is now in development on The Lighthouse. A thriller set in a sleepy beach town, following two detectives as they try to unravel a series of murders and a DNA mystery.


Second-Story Man screening update: Packed houses and interesting discussions with the audiences after the screenings each night in both Philly and Chicago. Thank you to all who came out and joined in!


Second-Story Man will be screening in Chicago and in Philadelphia. 

Philly showtimes:

Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 pm at the County Theater, 20 East State St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Thursday, May 24, 7:30 pm, at the Ambler Theater, 108 East Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002.

Chicago showtimes to come soon! We will be showing at Doc Films on the south side of Chicago on 4/27, times TBA.


Second-Story Man made its Asian premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival!
4 of 5 screenings have sold out, and the audience response has been great so far!


Second-Story Man was reviewed by Dennis Harvey in Variety.


The World Premiere of Second-Story Man was a full house with a great audience response. Thank you to everyone who came out, and who shared the post-screening conversation.


Second-Story Man is premiering in less than 24 hours at Cinequest. March 5 and 7, 9:15 pm, and March 1, 4 pm.


Second-Story Man will premiere at the 2011 Cinequest International Film Festival, in San Jose, CA!


The trailer for Second-Story Man is here! Please visit the Second-Story Man website HERE to see it.


Second rough cut on Second-Story Man is ready.


Editing is going well, and the first rough cut of Second-Story Man is ready.


We have just wrapped principal photography on Second-Story Man!


The Second-Story Man website - Second-Story Man - has gone live! Please visit, and see what artists have been doing with pages from the script.


We are pleased to announce that Second-Story Man is going into pre-production, with principal photography slated to begin Monday, January 4, 2010! Please check back for details including the launch of the film's website, casting updates, and artists' renderings of sequences from the movie.


Playin' Dead, the music video for the band SPiN, will premiere on FUSE on-demand tonight. Congratulations to the guys in SPiN!


Used has been accepted into The Southside Film Festival. Check it out at http://www.ssff.org/.


The new video for SPiN's single Playin' Dead is complete and can be downloaded HERE (90MB) or HERE (75 MB).

A teaser cut of the video for Night Gallery's There Are Nights can be seen HERE (35MB).


We've had a flurry of activity at the end of 2008, and the new year brings some exciting news:
- The music video for Philadelphia's SPiN, Playin' Dead, is complete. It should be posted in a few days.

- The music video for Rochester's Night Gallery, There Are Nights, is in post-production. We should have some teaser clips posted shortly.

- Neal has completed a number of new feature length scripts including a sci-fi noir called The Lighthouse, a period thriller called Sleeves, a black comedy called Projected, and a drama called Story of Isaac.

Neal's new reel

You can download and view the Quicktime file HERE (85MB), HERE (17MB), or HERE (7MB).


The trailer for A Short History is on the IMDB. Maze will soon follow.


There's art for the screening of Soft Typewriter and the Sleep Shift teaser Sunday, September 7 at Abilene. See it HERE.


DCP has been named a finalist in the I Love NY 60 second Film Contest!


Soft Typewriter and the new teaser for Sleep Shift will be screened at Abilene on Sunday, September 7, on Liberty Pole Way in Rochester. Thank you to Matt and Eggworks Productions for putting on the event.


Damaged has been accepted into the Estes Park Film Festival, held in September.


Damaged just screened as part of the Emerging Filmmakers Series at The Little Theater. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us.


Thank you to everyone who braved the storms to see us at The Little - we appreciate your continued support.


We will be screening new work at The Little Theatre in downtown Rochester on Monday, June 16. Screening will begin at 6:30 pm, and admission is free. We will be premiering Used and Undisturbed, and showing preview cuts from Neal's Untitled El Salvador documentary, as well as a newly cut teaser trailer for Sleep Shift. This event is a fundraiser for Sleep Shift.


Thank you to all who came out for the advanced screening of Used at the 2008 APA-HiP Film Festival. We hope to see you at the Little on June 16!



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