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SATIRE COMEDY YOUNG ADULT POLITICAL CRIME

Contemporary

Justin Bellow

Logline

A group of rowdy college kids are forced into the national spotlight as they deal with an explosive admissions scandal, drugs, sex and relationships all while attempting to win a student body election and stay out of jail.

Genre

Satire,Comedy,Young Adult,Political,Crime

Short Summary

The plot revolves around a student body election, and a growing criminal conspiracy within the administration, that threatens to shut down the school. As the chaos unfolds, we focus on power dynamics, groupthink, and elitism.


As lines are drawn and sides are taken, the student government eventually splits into two rival factions with one side attempting to secure an audit and the other doing everything in their power to prevent it, culminating in a campus wide vote that gains national media attention.

Setting

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Twist,Philosophical Questions,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Martine "Marty" Evans

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Empathetic,Engaging,Sexy,Narcisstic,Gracious,Patriotic,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Naive,Leader,Honorable,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Janet Diaz

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Underdog,Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Desperate,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Gracious,Sarcastic,Seductive,Sophisticated,Leader,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Jeff Lansing

Age: 21

Gender: Other

Role: logical

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Engaging,Flexible,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Heartthrob,Greedy,Leader,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: April Flack

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Obedient,Sexy,Patriotic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Visionary,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Insecure,Educated,Greedy,Flexible

Development Pitch

The visual style will be energetic, cinematic and bold. The framing will be daring; the cinematography constantly on the move utilizing the walk–and–talk technique to create a dynamic feel for the rhythmic, snappy, intellectual banter. Even though the political parties involved are never mentioned by name, “Liberal Democrat”, “Conservative Republican”, “Independent”, the context makes clear which is which. Each group is portrayed in equally unflattering terms, being shown as incompetent, accident–prone and plagued with internal power struggles. The university media and general student population are portrayed as aggressive and self–centered, often asking awkward questions, promoting ill– informed divisive stories through various social media outlets, and otherwise being generally harsh. The soundtrack should feel timeless. Classic songs will only come from sources such as radios, Spotify playlists and TVs; a majority of the music will be original, which I imagine as a fresh, blend of Hip–Hop, Punk Rock, R&B, and Pop.

About The Author

Justin Bellow is a director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles. He recently collaborated with C4 Energy on a series of sports commercials for a new digital ad campaign currently running on all social media platforms. He attended Dominican University of California where he received a Bachelor’s in Film, and upon graduation was accepted into the Los Angeles Film School where he wrote, directed and produced three short films that garnered the attention of Overbrook Entertainment. ​ He spent two years working in both development and post-production, before transitioning to creative director at Inside Studios. While there, he spearheaded a series of high-octane action commercials for digital marketing campaigns. He's currently in post-production on "Rewind", a spy action comedy dealing with a high-level government conspiracy. The short acts as a proof of concept for the feature screenplay. His work has been featured on Indiewire.com, Slashfilm and HBO. He’s also collaborated with Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Cartoon Network, Anonymous Content, and Frito Lay Inc.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

2098169

Logline

A group of rowdy college kids are forced into the national spotlight as they deal with an explosive admissions scandal, drugs, sex and relationships all while attempting to win a student body election and stay out of jail.

Short Summary

The plot revolves around a student body election, and a growing criminal conspiracy within the administration, that threatens to shut down the school. As the chaos unfolds, we focus on power dynamics, groupthink, and elitism.


As lines are drawn and sides are taken, the student government eventually splits into two rival factions with one side attempting to secure an audit and the other doing everything in their power to prevent it, culminating in a campus wide vote that gains national media attention.

FEEDBACK

The visual style will be energetic, cinematic and bold. The framing will be daring; the cinematography constantly on the move utilizing the walk–and–talk technique to create a dynamic feel for the rhythmic, snappy, intellectual banter. Even though the political parties involved are never mentioned by name, “Liberal Democrat”, “Conservative Republican”, “Independent”, the context makes clear which is which. Each group is portrayed in equally unflattering terms, being shown as incompetent, accident–prone and plagued with internal power struggles. The university media and general student population are portrayed as aggressive and self–centered, often asking awkward questions, promoting ill– informed divisive stories through various social media outlets, and otherwise being generally harsh. The soundtrack should feel timeless. Classic songs will only come from sources such as radios, Spotify playlists and TVs; a majority of the music will be original, which I imagine as a fresh, blend of Hip–Hop, Punk Rock, R&B, and Pop.

About The Author

Justin Bellow is a director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles. He recently collaborated with C4 Energy on a series of sports commercials for a new digital ad campaign currently running on all social media platforms. He attended Dominican University of California where he received a Bachelor’s in Film, and upon graduation was accepted into the Los Angeles Film School where he wrote, directed and produced three short films that garnered the attention of Overbrook Entertainment. ​ He spent two years working in both development and post-production, before transitioning to creative director at Inside Studios. While there, he spearheaded a series of high-octane action commercials for digital marketing campaigns. He's currently in post-production on "Rewind", a spy action comedy dealing with a high-level government conspiracy. The short acts as a proof of concept for the feature screenplay. His work has been featured on Indiewire.com, Slashfilm and HBO. He’s also collaborated with Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Cartoon Network, Anonymous Content, and Frito Lay Inc.

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Characters

Main Character

Name: Martine "Marty" Evans

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Crazy,Empathetic,Engaging,Sexy,Narcisstic,Gracious,Patriotic,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Sarcastic,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Naive,Leader,Honorable,Heroic

Character 1

Name: Janet Diaz

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Underdog,Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Desperate,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Gracious,Sarcastic,Seductive,Sophisticated,Leader,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Educated

Character 2

Name: Jeff Lansing

Age: 21

Gender: Other

Role: logical

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Crazy,Criminal,Decisive,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Engaging,Flexible,Funny,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Heartthrob,Greedy,Leader,Manipulative

Character 3

Name: April Flack

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Crazy,Decisive,Empathetic,Obedient,Sexy,Patriotic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Romantic,Visionary,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf,Insecure,Educated,Greedy,Flexible