Rose's House (Pilot "Welcome Home")
ACTION COMEDY DRAMA DETECTIVE FAMILY
LOGLINE A handsome young Wall Street rogue, doing time at Rikers for stock fraud, gets paroled on the condition that he manage his dear departed Aunt Rose's eight family apartment house. Little does he realize that the "residents" are "special" or that a Ukrnian Mogul wants the place leveled.
Marty is in being paroled from prison on the condition he manage Rose's House, an eight family walkup in Queens. His parole officer, also his Uncle Jimmy, explains how Rose pulled a lot of strings to get him out. (Her testimony put him in there) Now Marty has to very reluctantly face the music.
Marty has fallen for the "special" residents and feels compelled to protect them. Bloodied but victorious, he is alone in his room with one hand on an $800,000 check to buy the house and free him and in the other hand a letter from Rose. He glances over and sees Rose. "Nothin's ever easy, kid".
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return
Plot - Other Elements
Mature Audience Themes
Main Character Details
Name: Marty Keilner
Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Narcisstic,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Blunt,Decisive,Skillful,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Leader
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Complex,Charming,Decisive,Religious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Badass,Masculine,Modest,Patriotic,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Skillful,Leader,Strong Moral Code
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Underdog,Faithful,Obedient,Honorable
Rose’s House is a ten-episode drama/comedy conceived for television which could be described as a cross between Ray Donovan, One Flew Over the Cucoo’s Nest with a twist of Hangover. The time is now for this show. Having worked very closely with people of special needs I realize that they are a tragic group of forgotten people. On "America's Got Talent" a young man with autism won first prize and America went crazy! They loved him! Rose's House is an eight family walkup whose residents are all take care of each other. They are autistic, mentally retarded, physically challenged, Downs Syndrome or......"normal". Rose's dream was to help as many people as possible feel "normal". Our lead character Marty is at first repelled by these people but very quickly becomes attached to them as will the audience. In this pilot episode, the house is threatened to be destroyed by an evil Ukranian Mogul. The plot twists and turns until we realize Rose's House becomes essential to a worldwide scheme fund an oversea's war. The finale of the twelve episodes reveals a secret that saves the day!
COMEDY, ACTION, SUSPENSE, DRAMA
Marty Keilner, a young Wall Street stockbroker, was just released from Rikers Island, New York City's main jail complex, after doing 18 months for stock fraud. He was paroled on the condition that he manage and maintain his dear, departed Aunt Rose's eight-family apartment house in Queens. He had no idea that the house’s residents were ‘special’, autistic, mentally, and physically challenged. Initially turned off by the people, Marty gets attached to them. He now has in one hand an $800,000 check to sell the house, and in the other, a letter from Aunt Rose asking him to protect the place and the people.
Authors Writing Style: FAIR
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
Yes, the description is accurate.
Draw of Story
It is intriguing to find out that Marty, an independent and witty young guy, was released from prison to care for disabled people he did not even know. There are also plenty of events that draw interest, including his background, involvement in stock fraud, his relationship with his Aunt Rose, and how he will handle the offer to sell the house. Those disabled residents are also adorable and add fun to the story.
Presenting so many characters at the beginning of the story to give the impression of a crowded place was confusing. As each character has a personality and a role in the story, it would be best to present them one at a time, allowing the audience to get to know them and to feel attached to them.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
Following Marty fall in love with those people with disabilities, who he initially repelled, and their unexpected relationship is fascinating. He also faces an intricate situation: protect the house his dear Aunt Rose left him in exchange for his parole or accept a major offer to sell the place and free himself.
This is not a story for fanbases, but it’s a fun and intriguing narrative sure to find a significant audience. The story allows viewers to be curious about facts that can be explored, such as his past, involvement in stock fraud, relationship with his aunt Rose, and cheer for the characters.
In general, the Awards recognize stories that explore social issues in-depth and present themes that people can relate to, and this is one with the potential to do that.
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ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
What’s New About the Story
Marty is faced with a dilemma: protect the house his dear Aunt Rose left him in exchange for his parole, or accept a significant offer to sell the place and free himself. It would be interesting to see how he builds relationships with the residents and how they impact his behavior. In this pilot episode, the house is threatened to be destroyed by an evil Ukranian Mogul, a potential point of tension in the story. Other aspects of his life draw attention and could be explored in the story, such as his past, involvement in stock fraud, and relationship with his aunt Rose.
Marty Keilner is a sarcastic, witty, and cranky young guy that was just paroled from jail for stock fraud. Although he is an independent person by nature, he finds himself in an unexpected position to take care of people who are dependent or disabled. At first repelled by those people, Marty quickly becomes attached to them, especially Michael, and makes the audience cheer for him. These disabled residents are also adorable and add fun to the story.
Uniqueness of Story
This pilot episode has the potential to develop an engaging and unique story. The plot of an independent and witty young guy being released from prison to care for people with disabilities, being repelled, and then falling for them is attractive to the audience. Not just that: some events draw curiosity, including his past, his involvement in stock fraud, his relationship with his Aunt Rose.
There is potential for a unique and fascinating story to emerge from this pilot episode. The story allows viewers to be curious about facts that can be explored, such as Marty’s past, his involvement in stock fraud, his relationship with his aunt Rose, and cheer for the characters. In this story, we can find elements of drama, suspense, thriller, and comedy.