Rose's House (Pilot "Welcome Home")

John Bernieri bernieri4navy@yahoo.com 5203477004442

ACTION COMEDY DRAMA DETECTIVE FAMILY

Contemporary

John Bernieri

Logline

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.

Genre

Action,Comedy,Drama,Detective,Family

Short Summary

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".

Setting

NYC

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Marty Keilner

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Narcisstic,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Blunt,Decisive,Skillful,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Rose

Age: 60

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Charming,Decisive,Religious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Jimmy

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Masculine,Modest,Patriotic,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Skillful,Leader,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Michael

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Underdog,Faithful,Obedient,Honorable

Development Pitch

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!

About The Author

John Bernieri began writing just after survived the attack on the twin towers, 9/11. He was working as a dining room captain at Windows on the World, 107th floor while persuing a "comeback" as an actor in NYC. John starred in several Equity stage performances and films. His first two feature specs, "Angels Among Us" and "The Appraiser" were reviewed by HBO and Neil Cuthbert and greenlit with self-finance. "Rose's House" was submitted to the Hoboken International Film Festival and won first prize in the "Unproduced Screenplay" category. John is currently working on an adaptation of the life of St. Paul for the stage. John is married and lives in Greenwood Lake NY, a suburb of NYC.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

WGA #I 311822

Genre

COMEDY, ACTION, SUSPENSE, DRAMA

Brief

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.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

SCRIPT

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

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.

Possible Drawbacks

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.

Fanbase Potential

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.

Awards Potential

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.

Envisioned Budget

LOW BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

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.

Lead Characters

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.

Possible Formats

Television

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

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.

Logline

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.

Short Summary

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".

FEEDBACK

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!

About The Author

John Bernieri began writing just after survived the attack on the twin towers, 9/11. He was working as a dining room captain at Windows on the World, 107th floor while persuing a "comeback" as an actor in NYC. John starred in several Equity stage performances and films. His first two feature specs, "Angels Among Us" and "The Appraiser" were reviewed by HBO and Neil Cuthbert and greenlit with self-finance. "Rose's House" was submitted to the Hoboken International Film Festival and won first prize in the "Unproduced Screenplay" category. John is currently working on an adaptation of the life of St. Paul for the stage. John is married and lives in Greenwood Lake NY, a suburb of NYC.

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Characters

Main Character

Name: Marty Keilner

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Narcisstic,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Blunt,Decisive,Skillful,Sarcastic,Heroic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Leader

Character 1

Name: Rose

Age: 60

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Charming,Decisive,Religious,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Leader

Character 2

Name: Jimmy

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Masculine,Modest,Patriotic,Empathetic,Heroic,Educated,Skillful,Leader,Strong Moral Code

Character 3

Name: Michael

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Underdog,Faithful,Obedient,Honorable