Snax

Marco Carvalho macsf6@gmail.com 1624565383227

ACTION ADVENTURE COMEDY CRIME SATIRE APOCALYPTIC

Contemporary

Marco Carvalho

Logline

Snax follows Paul and Art, two adult half-brothers who discover each other for the first time at their father’s funeral in Detroit. After meeting their strangely affluent uncle and receiving their inheritance of $4000, they decide to follow him to Los Angeles to open a cannabis dispensary.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Comedy,Crime,Satire,Apocalyptic

Short Summary

With edgy humor and the absurdity of living in a new big city, the fish-out-of-water newcomers seem to be magnets for trouble, finding themselves innocently thrown into random situations. They must figure out not only their new business but their new lives as well.


In addition to selling bags of weed, the brothers take the food-craving idea to another level, also delivering Mexican sweet and savory treats with the pot: Snax, a veritable wine-and-cheese pairing for the streets. The snax don’t contain any THC but are simply an appetizer served with the marijuana

Setting

Detroit and Los Angeles

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Other

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Paul

Age: 35

Gender: Other

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Decisive,Desperate,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Unapologetic,Seductive,Sarcastic,Masculine,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Art

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny,Adventurous,Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Flexible,Gracious,Greedy,Sexy,Modest,Underdog,Insecure,Naive,Sarcastic,Romantic,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Gloria

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Obedient,Religious,Faithful,Flexible,Funny,Sarcastic,Romantic,Manipulative,Honorable,Heroic,Clumsy

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

In popular culture, “Snax” is food that is inevitably consumed after getting stoned, and obviously a parody of the spelling of “snacks”. However, I promise that this is not another stoner story. Our main characters don’t smoke, don’t want to smoke, and don’t even know how to smoke. With edgy humor and the absurdity of living in a new big city, the fish-out-of-water newcomers seem to be magnets for trouble, finding themselves innocently thrown into random situations. They must figure out not only their new business but their new lives as well. In addition to selling bags of weed, the brothers take the food-craving idea to another level, also delivering Mexican sweet and savory treats with the pot: Snax, a veritable wine-and-cheese pairing for the streets. The snax don’t contain any THC but are simply an appetizer served with the marijuana purchase. Pioneers of this idea, they start to take over the city, selling one bag at a time, catching the attention of the local big dogs, putting them in stressful situations.

About The Author

Marco Carvalho is a comedy television, film, and commercial writer/director based in Los Angeles. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Marco was an Art Director in print advertising for over nine years, three of which he was the Creative Director, working for some of the essential communication groups in the world, such as McCann Erickson and Publicis Groupe. He has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from ESPM (Marketing School). In 2007, Marco moved to Los Angeles to study film directing at UCLA, where he lived for four years, shooting several short films. After his graduation in 2010, Marco was invited to move back to his home country by Capsula Films, where he was Head of the Content Department, pitching and selling projects to television channels such Discovery Group, History Channel, and Bandeirantes. In 2012 Marco opened his own production company, Hero, where he created and developed a Brazilian web series called Coisas que Porto Alegre Fala. The series was so popular that it was developed into a stage play, which promptly sold out all nine shows and was seen by a record 13,000 people. The final performance was recorded and is available on Netflix. It was subsequently picked up by RBS (Globo TV) to become a television series and aired on May 2014. At Hero, Marco developed his work, including content and commercials for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Head & Shoulders, TED, Netshoes, and West Coast Shoes. In addition, he was a film instructor at ESPM for the past four years, teaching a workshop created by him, resulting in 4 awarded short films 100% made by his students. In August 2014, Marco closed his production company to dedicate himself to political campaigning for the State Office; he was the Head Director of Ana Amélia’s campaign, where he produced, wrote, and directed more than forty full television episodes in only three months. Marco moved back to Los Angeles in 2015, where he is developing projects for television and beginning the production of his new documentary, Bike to the Future, a cooperative study about transportation in big cities. The film will delve into bike advocacy and the struggles its supporters face.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

1791058

Logline

Snax follows Paul and Art, two adult half-brothers who discover each other for the first time at their father’s funeral in Detroit. After meeting their strangely affluent uncle and receiving their inheritance of $4000, they decide to follow him to Los Angeles to open a cannabis dispensary.

Short Summary

With edgy humor and the absurdity of living in a new big city, the fish-out-of-water newcomers seem to be magnets for trouble, finding themselves innocently thrown into random situations. They must figure out not only their new business but their new lives as well.


In addition to selling bags of weed, the brothers take the food-craving idea to another level, also delivering Mexican sweet and savory treats with the pot: Snax, a veritable wine-and-cheese pairing for the streets. The snax don’t contain any THC but are simply an appetizer served with the marijuana

FEEDBACK

In popular culture, “Snax” is food that is inevitably consumed after getting stoned, and obviously a parody of the spelling of “snacks”. However, I promise that this is not another stoner story. Our main characters don’t smoke, don’t want to smoke, and don’t even know how to smoke. With edgy humor and the absurdity of living in a new big city, the fish-out-of-water newcomers seem to be magnets for trouble, finding themselves innocently thrown into random situations. They must figure out not only their new business but their new lives as well. In addition to selling bags of weed, the brothers take the food-craving idea to another level, also delivering Mexican sweet and savory treats with the pot: Snax, a veritable wine-and-cheese pairing for the streets. The snax don’t contain any THC but are simply an appetizer served with the marijuana purchase. Pioneers of this idea, they start to take over the city, selling one bag at a time, catching the attention of the local big dogs, putting them in stressful situations.

About The Author

Marco Carvalho is a comedy television, film, and commercial writer/director based in Los Angeles. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Marco was an Art Director in print advertising for over nine years, three of which he was the Creative Director, working for some of the essential communication groups in the world, such as McCann Erickson and Publicis Groupe. He has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from ESPM (Marketing School). In 2007, Marco moved to Los Angeles to study film directing at UCLA, where he lived for four years, shooting several short films. After his graduation in 2010, Marco was invited to move back to his home country by Capsula Films, where he was Head of the Content Department, pitching and selling projects to television channels such Discovery Group, History Channel, and Bandeirantes. In 2012 Marco opened his own production company, Hero, where he created and developed a Brazilian web series called Coisas que Porto Alegre Fala. The series was so popular that it was developed into a stage play, which promptly sold out all nine shows and was seen by a record 13,000 people. The final performance was recorded and is available on Netflix. It was subsequently picked up by RBS (Globo TV) to become a television series and aired on May 2014. At Hero, Marco developed his work, including content and commercials for brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Head & Shoulders, TED, Netshoes, and West Coast Shoes. In addition, he was a film instructor at ESPM for the past four years, teaching a workshop created by him, resulting in 4 awarded short films 100% made by his students. In August 2014, Marco closed his production company to dedicate himself to political campaigning for the State Office; he was the Head Director of Ana Amélia’s campaign, where he produced, wrote, and directed more than forty full television episodes in only three months. Marco moved back to Los Angeles in 2015, where he is developing projects for television and beginning the production of his new documentary, Bike to the Future, a cooperative study about transportation in big cities. The film will delve into bike advocacy and the struggles its supporters face.

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Characters

Main Character

Name: Paul

Age: 35

Gender: Other

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Decisive,Desperate,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Unapologetic,Seductive,Sarcastic,Masculine,Modest

Character 1

Name: Art

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny,Adventurous,Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Flexible,Gracious,Greedy,Sexy,Modest,Underdog,Insecure,Naive,Sarcastic,Romantic,Visionary

Character 2

Name: Gloria

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Obedient,Religious,Faithful,Flexible,Funny,Sarcastic,Romantic,Manipulative,Honorable,Heroic,Clumsy