Target List – The journey from a proof-of-concept movie to a feature film

By John Reizer

Target List is a high-energy, fast-paced action-comedy about the creation of a life-saving healthcare instrument and big pharma’s attempt to suppress the technology.

Let me explain how the creators of this project took the story from a novel to a feature film that will make its world premiere in 2023.

The Concept

What if I told you there was a way to eradicate all animal and human diseases in a matter of minutes? What if a technology existed that could eliminate illnesses of any type in people without introducing chemical products or making surgical incisions? How amazing would that be?

I am not writing about cutting out diseased tissues (surgical procedures) to resolve an illness by removing physical matter. I am writing about an instrument that could heal the body using radio frequencies. I am writing about a wave-altering-nanoparticle-disrupter –WAND.

Who wouldn’t want such amazing technology in the world?

Target List is a story centered around a conspiracy theory within medicine that subscribes to the idea that the pharmaceutical industry is willing to hold back and even destroy healthcare technologies that might help humanity have a better expression of health for the pursuit of monetary gain.

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When MJ Palo and I began transforming my 2019 novel, TheTarget List, into a full-length
screenplay; we decided to make several changes to the story. The primary reason for this was to cut down the expenses associated with the movie’s filming budget.

The storyline, plot, and anything else is fluid and ever-changing when writing fiction. This screenplay was no exception to that rule.

Having no prior experience with writing screenplays, I had to rely heavily on the expertise of my co-writer. I learned a lot from working with MJ Palo. She transformed a good story into a
tremendous full-length movie script.

After we finished the screenplay, MJ convinced me that we needed to shoot a short pilot or proof of concept film to attract investors to make the feature film.

Watching that process occur was a fantastic personal experience. When the pilot aired on Amazon Prime and other platforms in the summer of 2021, I appreciated again the many talented people who had invested time and finances to bring the Target List story to fruition.

MJ Palo and John Reizer watching the pilot

Then I became deathly ill and was placed on a ventilator for three weeks. I remained in a hospital bed for 95 days and underwent seven surgical procedures to stop internal hemorrhaging. I died and came back to life. When I awakened, I had to relearn how to use my hands and walk. Six weeks of intense physical therapy followed before I could walk on my own.

I returned from death’s doorstep to be with my family, and to make our movie. At the time, I expressed to MJ that we needed to do whatever was necessary to complete our project, and that’s exactly what she did.

Behind the scenes of Target List

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We are now well into the post-production phase of our movie project. Filming wrapped up in the middle of May 2022. Working on this story with so many talented people has undoubtedly become one of the most exciting experiences of my creative writing career.

Target List, a feature film, would have been impossible to create without Mad Wife Productions, especially Andrew Arguello and MJ Palo. Thank you so much for taking a chance on the story!



WAND is a new revolutionary healthcare instrument that is about to transform medicine into something that resembles science fiction, possibly making conventional cancer treatments obsolete.

Rachel Alig in Target List

Big Pharma wants WAND and its creators eliminated!


Written by MJ Palo and John Reizer

Visit the movie website to learn more:

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5 thoughts on “Target List – The journey from a proof-of-concept movie to a feature film

  1. lhakes12 August 11, 2022 / 10:23 am

    Spectacular fictional film based on truths happening in our world!
    And an incredible true life story of triumph to get there, John! 🙂


    • Dr. John Reizer August 11, 2022 / 10:41 am

      Thanks, Lisa! Since 2019, the story has transformed my life in so many ways. I am so thrilled with how well the movie turned out. Thanks for all your support and for being one of the project’s team members. 🙂

      I can’t wait for the film’s release.


      • lhakes12 August 11, 2022 / 10:51 am


  2. sandy edwards August 11, 2022 / 2:43 pm

    Can’t wait to see it. Your life story should be your next book.

    • Dr. John Reizer August 11, 2022 / 2:57 pm

      It’s crazy, Sandy. I still can’t believe what happened to me last year.


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