The Target List — Our Latest Critical Review

By Rehan Abbasi

Highly Entertaining!

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Directed by Andrew Arguello and MJ Palo, The Target List is a 2021 short action film produced by Mad Wife Productions. With Palo and John Reizer lending their writing credits to the endeavor, the film stars Jessica Culaciati, Dan Bailey and Naomi Plasterer.

Running at a brisk length of ten minutes, The Target List charts the journey of survival of a couple of scientists who have just invented a miracle cure for cancer. With large-scale implications of such cutting edge research becoming evident, particularly for big pharma who would see a hit to their profits if such a drug found its way to the masses, an assassin is dispatched to get rid of the scientists to doom their research forever. However, fate, it seems, has other plans as two of the scientists manage to escape. With their life and research on the line, the two scientists will do everything they can to survive and thwart the plans of the evil conglomerate that is conspiring to prevent the medicine from getting into the hands of the public.

The first thing noticeable about the whole production is that the casting is damn near perfect with every character fully embracing the outlandish narrative and what the script expects them to do. Jessica Culaciati is terrific as Donna while Dan Bailey as Bruno also manages to impress. Combining witty commentary with a constant threat to life, script writers Palo and Reizer develop a narrative that is funny and charming while losing none of the thrill and danger in the process. Developing Big Pharma as the overarching bad guy out to stop a cancer cure might be considered dumb in the real world. However, the power of the creative talent in the screenwriters is visible in the fact that they manage to take this very outlandish idea and transform it into a ten minute action film that will satisfy even the most ardent of action fans.

Another great aspect about the movie is its crisp cinematography. Andrew Arguello manages to capture the action well, using shaky cam to a minimum. Not only is the lighting properly done but the colors and hues give the whole film an expensive look. This will undoubtedly help with the marketing of the short to the masses. In addition, the sound editors behind the project also deserve a special shoutout. Kudos to the sound and stunt team for making the gunfights and knife play look and feel authentic and interesting. The pulsating soundtrack, in particular, adds to the tension during tense moments.

The only gripe that I have with the film is that some setpieces need a bit of polishing over in regards to the CGI. The subpar CGI is most noticeable in bullet holes and in the burning car. While this may be due to the limited budget, the subpar CGI in no way distracts from what is, in essence, a terrifically entertaining film. However, if this particular aspect were improved, an already appealing film would become even better.

Tightly paced and full of action and thrills, The Target List is a potent short film that manages to squeeze so much into its short running time. While some special effects shots do require a bit of polishing over, the creative talent and technical prowess evident in the production cannot be dismissed. At its core, The Target List embraces its outlandish idea wholeheartedly and moves to have terrific fun with its premise. With both the cast and the crew seemingly having a good time, the film is thus a win for everyone involved in its making.

Available to rent or buy on several streaming platforms, The Target List gets eight out of ten stars from this reviewer.


Can you spare eleven minutes?

Watch The Target List pilot movie on Amazon for $3.99 and help us produce the full feature film. We want to wake up the world! Please rate and review the movie on the IMDB Page and the Amazon platform after watching the production.

–Dr. Reizer



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“The Target List manages to hit the goal of any pilot – in that it leaves the viewer wanting more. It has a solid set-up and brings interesting ideas to the table, which would hopefully be explored in-depth in a full-length version of the story. With a few kinks ironed out, this could be an intriguing medical thriller.”





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The Target List — Novel : The Original Interview on Dr. Reizer’s Podcast (Summer 2019)

Before The Target List movie was even an idea, I discussed what I believed at the time was a pretty cool story I had put together in the late spring of 2019. The broadcast was months before the world plandemic was unleashed. But I understood when I was writing The Target List novel that I had to create something to wake up people regarding Big Pharma.

Thanks for listening!

–Dr. Reizer


An Andrew Arguello and MJ Palo Film
Allen Grunerud (2019) Recording The Target List for Audible
The WAND Corporate Logo Used in the Movie
On The Target List Movie Set (April 2021)


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Dr. John Reizer

I am pleased to introduce the Target List Movie website that we will use to market the pilot movie premiering in August 2021.

I would greatly appreciate it if readers would be so kind as to share this new website and the movie information with friends and family members in the coming days and weeks. We are getting closer by the day to a finished film.

I had a chance to view the film this weekend and am utterly amazed at how well the production turned out. We are in the final stages of post-production and should be on schedule to have distribution occur in mid to late August of this year.

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The Target List Movie is Coming Soon!

Interviews with the cast members from The Target List pilot movie are coming here soon. Stay tuned for important announcements about the release of the movie’s official trailer and poster.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from The Target List movie set:

All Photos © 2021 by Mad-Wife Productions

I want to thank Mad-Wife Productions for bringing The Target List Movie to life and helping me get this important story out there to the general public.

–Dr. John Reizer



Jasmeet Baduwalia, best known for his role as Ravi Shaw on Netflix’s Power Rangers Beast Morphers, is the newest addition to the cast of No Virtue. No Virtue, an indie dark crime-comedy feature film, is going to production in June 2021. It is based on No Virtue webseries (available on Amazon Prime Video:

No Virtue is directed by MJ Palo and Andrew Arguello. Emily Sweet (Castle Freak, Fear Pharm), Lukas Silva (Stripped, Three Clicks) and newcomer Nick Josten also star.

The plot, which was written by MJ Palo (Baby Money) and Gregory Klino, follows a pregnant drifter couple who invade a home of two drug dealers and after accidentally killing them, decide to take over the drug business. Things start to go awry when the drug kingpin’s son arrives to watch over the business, the neighbor sees more than he should, DEA is closing in on the cartel, and the real father of the baby is coming for them.

Learn more and become the executive producer of No Virtue here:

Meet the Cast and Directors of The Target List Pilot Movie

Over the next few months, I will be publishing the individual interviews conducted with some of the main characters from The Target List pilot movie that will be released on Amazon Prime in late July or early August 2021.

The movie is now in post-production, where the sound design, music score, and VFX enhancements are being incorporated into the film. I have viewed the Director’s cut of the movie and was very impressed with how well everything turned out.

I have included the cast and directors’ biographies below so readers here can become acquainted with these personalities:

Andrew Arguello (Cinematographer, Director, Editor)

Andrew Arguello was born in Reno, Nevada. After High School, Andrew went on to work for the Walt Disney Company. After his time at Disney Andrew started his own production company Reno Tahoe Graphics specializing in commercial cinematography. Four years after starting RTG Andrew started Mad Wife Productions a film production company specializing in creating Feature films, Short Films, Proof of Concepts, and TV shows.

MJ Palo (Director, Producer, Writer)

MJ is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. MJ earned a Ph.D. degree in cell and molecular biology from the University of Reno and soon after found her passion in screenwriting and filmmaking. MJ started River Rose Productions in 2019 and is a co-founder of Mad Wife Productions. MJ is best known for the feature film Baby Money, short films Mommy’s Pickles and Breakfast, and award-winning web series Capture Narcos, No Virtue, and  Black Eyes. MJ is a co-writer of The Target List.

John Reizer (Executive Producer and Writer)

John is a writer, producer, and practicing chiropractic physician. John is a former associate professor of clinical sciences at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. John has written several short novellas. His most recent works are, Plandemic, The Visitors, Aftermath, False Memory, The Homecoming, Frequency, and The Target List. John is best known for the short film The Target List and web series No Virtue. John is a co-writer of The Target List.

Jessica Culaciati (Executive Producer) (Donna)

Jessica is an actress best known for  Weeds (2010)Tumor & Gooch (2011)Wasted (2006), and Alleged (2010). Jessica plays the character Donna in The Target List and is also an Executive Producer of the film.

Jude Ault (Clyde)

Jude is an actor best known for The Target List.

Rob Russo (Mike)

Rob is an actor best known for The Target List.

Charlie Manoukian (Shane)

Charlie is an actor best known for The Target ListInheritance (XXVI)Sirens (I) (2019), and Flip Cup (2017).

Dan Bailey (Bruno)

Dan is an actor and producer best known for Borders (II) (2020)No VirtueBatman: The Enemy Within (2017)Enemy of the People (2020).

Holly Lorge (Rachel)

Holly is an actress best known for Murder, She Wrote (1989)Fast Food (I) (2000)The Ashes of Brush Flats (2014), and 3 Tickets to Paradise (2021).

Jean Irvin (Female Scientist)

Jean is an actress best know for The Target List.

Cody Wyatt (Male Scientist)

Cody is an actor best known for Werewolf WorldThe Target List#NoMore (2019), and 10 Syllables (2019).

Nick Josten (News Reporter)

Nick is an actor best known for No VirtueThe Target ListFilm Something (2020), and Three Clicks.

Naomi Plasterer (Female Reporter)

Naomi is an actress best known for No Tomorrow (2019)The Target ListThree Clicks, and Feliz NaviDAD (2020).

Lukas Silva (Male Reporter)

Lukas is an actor best known for No VirtueBlack EyesWellhollow, and The Target List.

The Target List Movie – Cast Announcement

Dr. John Reizer

First, let me give a quick update on the serious presidential business in America. I have not seen any signs of martial law being implemented in the United States as of this writing. The Internet is still working, and I continue to monitor the situation by checking with my sources. I will immediately report to readers any new developments if and when they become available.


The Target List is an action-thriller feature screenplay written by MJ Palo and John Reizer and is based on the novel, The Target List, by John Reizer.

The Pilot Movie is a shorter version of the full feature screenplay written by MJ Palo and John Reizer.

Directed by — Andrew Arguello and MJ Palo

Executive Producer — John Reizer

Producer — MJ Palo

Co-Executive Producers — Ryan Bishop, David R. Davis, Lisa Hakes, James Richardson, and Robyn Richardson

Cinematographer — Andrew Arguello

Editor — Andrew Arguello

Written by — MJ Palo and John Reizer

Special thanks — Louise Neufeld


The Talented Cast Members:

DonnaJessica Culaciati

ClydeJude Ault

ShaneCharlie Manoukian

BrunoDan Bailey

Mike — Robb Russo

RachelHolly Lorge

Assistant – Cody Wyatt

Voiceover – Nick Josten

Female ReporterNaomi Plasterer

Male Reporter – Lukas Silva

Female ScientistJean Irvin

In association with River Rose Productions, Mad Wife Productions has announced that The Target List movie will begin filming on April 10, 2021.

The Target List movie will be released in the summer of 2021 on Amazon Prime and other viewing platforms.

The Target List is a high-energy, fast-paced medical-action-thriller feature screenplay that uniquely combines the exciting elements and drama found in the hit films COMA and JACK REACHER.

It has a strong female protagonist and a cast of intriguing characters that provide nonstop action, dramatic effect, and the ability to drive the storyline towards a twist-ending. The Target List deals with the subject of cancer eradication and will be embraced by a broad audience that will instantly resonate with the many emotional elements associated with society’s ongoing battle to maintain health in the ever-increasing presence of new diseases.

The limited-location and limited-character setting allow a low-budget production. However, The Target List still belongs to the multi-million-dollar Hollywood action niche that is always looking for the next blockbuster and takes the audience on a 90-minute emotional and entertaining journey that leaves them yearning for a sequel.


We are continuing our fundraising efforts for the movie. The movie production companies bringing this film to life have generously invested money into this project and have asked me to help them out by promoting a fundraiser to offset production expenses.

Donation Perks:
Anyone donating $50 will receive an electronic copy of the book.

Anyone donating $100 or more will receive an electronic copy of the book, Thank You film credit, and a private link to screen The Target List online.

Anyone donating $200.00 or more will receive an electronic copy of the book, co-executive producer credit, and a private link to screen The Target List online.

Use of all donations:
We have already secured the necessary funding to execute this project and are looking for extra help to offset miscellaneous production expenses. All donations will be used exclusively for the production of the movie.




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Become a co-executive producer in the pilot episode of The Target List

Dr. John Reizer

During the 34 years I have been a practicing chiropractor, I have watched patients, friends, and family members succumb to cancer and the treatment protocols that were administered by medical professionals in an attempt to treat the diseases that were present in those individuals.

Before this whole COVID-19 fakery began, I focused my time and creative energies on another critical project.

In 2019, I wrote an important novel, The Target List, that later became an audiobook on the Audible platform. The story received strong reviews despite the fact it addressed a topic that most in society consider off-limits to criticism: big pharma.

In late 2019, I made an important contact with a talented screenwriter who later read my novel. To make a long story short, we collaborated on a project and transformed the book into a full-length screenplay. The goal now is to create a pilot movie.

Help me bring to fruition a creative work of fiction that will expose the many machinations of the pharmaceutical industrial complex.

We are fundraising for the pilot episode of The Target List.

We are looking for individuals interested in making small donations to produce the pilot that will be released next year on Amazon Prime. If the pilot is well received, we’re hopeful the full-length production will be picked up as well.


What is the story?
After announcing a ground-breaking cancer cure, two members of a research team are shot by an assassin. The remaining two researchers barely escape the attack only to find themselves framed for murder. Now they need to prove their innocence while running from both the police and the assassin hired to kill them by big pharma.

The Target List is also available as a novel!

51010706_1601251839415494_r.jpegThe Target List IMDb Official Movie Page 

When are you filming?
The auditions will be held October-November 2020 (check updates and cast announcements here), and filming is scheduled for March 2021.

Use of donations:
We have already secured the necessary funding for this project and are looking for extra help to offset production expenses. All donations will be used exclusively for the production of the movie.


Anyone donating $50 will receive an electronic copy of the book.

Anyone donating $100 or more will receive an electronic copy of the book, Thank You film credit, and a private link to screen The Target List online.

Anyone donating $200.00 or more will receive an electronic copy of the book, co-executive producer credit, and a private link to screen The Target List online.


MJ Palo (creator, director, executive producer) — MJ  is an award-winning screenwriter and director best known for her feature film Baby Money, starring Danay Garcia and Michael Drayer, web series No Virtue, and international short film Mommy’s Pickles, available on Amazon Prime. MJ started her film career as a screenwriter but quickly discovered her passion for directing and producing.  MJ has produced/directed several shorts and TV pilots, and two of her feature screenplays, Unhinged and The Ripple Effect, are currently in development.

Watch Mommy’s Pickles on Amazon!

Andrew Arguello  (director, cinematographer, editor) – Andrew has worked in the film industry for almost 10 years. He started his career with the Walt Disney Company, working in Florida and California. After leaving Disney to pursue independent filmmaking, Andrew started his own production company. Andrew’s goal is to create the highest quality narrative stories, and has been involved with projects from low budget indie projects to world-famous high budget projects. He has worked with Gary Baum (Will & Grace), James Burrows (Will & Grace), and John Ealer (Netflix’s Roman Empire) and on features such as “Desert Shadows,” TV series such as “No Virtue” and shorts such as “10 Syllables” to name a few.

Trailer for No Virtue

John Reizer is a magna cum laude graduate of Sherman College of Chiropractic, a former associate professor of clinical sciences, and a practicing chiropractor for over 33 years. John has authored several novels. His most recent works are Plandemic, The Visitors, Aftermath, False Memory, The Homecoming, Frequency, and The Target List. He was also a co-executive producer of No Virtue season 1.