I have 2 projects I’d like to get made for TV -
I have a sitcom pilot that I submitted to the writers guild simply because it’s unique and I wanted to ensure if someone “stole” the idea, mine is dated and officially recorded. I won’t go into details but it’s based on real people I know and love, a quadriplegic and his blind business partner - they both happen to be doctors of psychology. I’ve been in search of a producer who would be willing to produce the pilot episode and shop it around…but like most creatives the pilot would need to be shot on a shoestring budget and the producer would need to work (pilot only) for the love of the project and potential exposure. Ideally it would be a limited episodic series, say 8 - 12 episodes per season, and I would (seriously) love Netflix to take it on. I have 10 episodes written and ready to go…with the right team.
The second, is a game show format - the basic premise is teams finding a digital camera in the backseat of a taxi in a major city and having to find the owner - using the photos in the camera - 3 teams of 4 (2 team members at a time) would need to direct the cabbie to various locations to “find” the owner of the lost camera. The photos would (of course) only show snippets of things (say, a doorway, an escalator, a billboard/sign, one shoe on a foot, etc.) - each time they advance the camera photos they get more clues, but they also lose “points” (and in my show, points is prize money) - the other team members are watching their own team on closed circuit TV (thereby picking up clues themselves) and teams can chose to replace one team member at a time…at a cost of points…it sounds complicated, but it’s really about deductive reasoning and awareness. It’s actually based on something that happened with my sister-in-law and me…we found an inexpensive digital camera at Disneyland, and on the way to lost and found played a game of “find the owner” - in the end we didn’t, but she was so astute in seeing details I’d missed and I knew places she didn’t, and we realized we made an amazing team…that entire day we talked about creating this game show…she and I think we’d shoot a pilot episode using our own family and friends as contestants (maybe even at Disneyland, on the downlow) - would you like to play this game…for a tidy sum of money? We both love The Amazing Race, and some of that show has influenced ours…with a twist.