Hair Man's Girls

Michael McClendon michaelcoach2@gmail.com 3012740808749

COMEDY ADVENTURE ROMANCE

2000s

Michael McClendon

Logline

A pretentious pack of fashion models find their world turned upside down when loathsome little Herman is suddenly - and literally - the only man in town.

Genre

Comedy,Adventure,Romance

Short Summary

Herman Bill has always been "too": too short, too greasy, too pasty, too grabby. But when it comes to glamour photography, he's a gold mine, or, in the words of publishing queen Daphne St. James, a "money making little toad."


Cut off from civilization, Herman and a dozen supermodels are forced to turn inward, and to each other. The island puts them through surprising changes, as it compels them to rediscover who they are, who they might have been, and leads them to redefine the meaning of family.

Setting

New York offices and apartments (ext and int) and tropical island.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Herman Bill

Age: 30-40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Clumsy,Complex,Desperate,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Daphne St. James

Age: 30-40's

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Greedy,Narcisstic,Sexy,Power Hungry,Sarcastic,Seductive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Twelve Fashion Models

Age: 20's to 30's

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Sexy,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Engaging,Lone Wolf,Manipulative,Seductive,Romantic,Funny,Narcisstic

Additional Character Details

Name: JoJo

Age: somewhere between forty and death

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Badass,Crazy,Funny,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Development Pitch

CHARACTER-DRIVEN THROWBACK COMEDY WITH A RAUNCHY, RAUCOUS '80'S VIBE. Herman Bill has always been "too": too short, too greasy, too pasty, too grabby. But when it comes to glamour photography, he's a gold mine, or, in the words of publishing queen Daphne St. James, a "money making little toad." So when Herman hits upon the idea of creating the world's first Palendar - a calendar with a full-size poster for each month - Daphne is quick to agree to the project. And when Herman and his models are lost en route to the location shoot, she's even quicker to claim credit for the entire idea. Meanwhile, back on the island... What could be a dream situation for some men becomes a frustrating nightmare for Herman, as he struggles to make a life on an uncharted island with a dozen skimpily-clad lovelies, who want nothing to do with him. But when Herman reveals a plethora of survival skills, both sides find themselves at the bargaining table. Herman (a former crack Boy Scout!) constructs shacks and other conveniences for the girls. And his physical activity, in the tropical sun and heat, begin to reveal an altogether different look for Herman. The island begins to have a great leveling effect upon its inhabitants. And through adventure, danger, humor, and humanity, Herman and the ladies begin to discover buried traits and hidden virtues that had been long neglected. Beneath the laughs, a story of being human.

About The Author

Michael McClendon is a writer/director/actor for both screen and stage. His feature film Stand Your Ground received a nomination for Best Picture and won the Bronze Best Drama at the ICVM Film Festival and won Best Picture at the PVI Film Festival, as well as numerous international awards. Michael's stage plays, Our Family Trouble and City Hall Cemetery have topped international playwriting festivals; his first collection of monologues, The Big Book of Monologues (www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com ) is now available, and the novel version of Stand Your Ground is ready for release. Recently completed screenplays for The Deep Dark (based on William Bean's novel Dark Force) and Take Me With You were followed by writing and directing the short film The Remember Box. His plays and screenplays have garnered awards at over 70 international film festivals and his first comedy, Hair Man's Girls won first place at both the New York Screenplay Festival and the Los Angeles Screenplay Festival. He is an accomplished actor with over forty years experience, appearing on stage and film with the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Carroll O'Connor, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie, Charles Durning, Patrick Swayze and Jessica Lange. Michael has been teaching, directing, and casting actors since the early 1970's, and he prefers to share his time with both film and theatre. He was recently named one of the five People To Watch in the Georgia Entertainment Industry. Michael's work as a theatrical director began in 1970 and continues today. Additionally, his skills as a film director were kept in shape by directing film shorts, commercials, industrials, and training films, and as an active member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has recently turned his attention to directing feature films, with Stand Your Ground, The Remember Box, Patchwork Dreams, Take Me With You and upcoming projects such as The Deep Dark and the screen version of Niki Rowe Cross's Like Daddy Used to Say... Michael's latest novel, CRITTER, is now available from all major online booksellers. For more details, please see www.michaelmcclendon.wix.com/michaelmcclendon

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

1299492

Logline

A pretentious pack of fashion models find their world turned upside down when loathsome little Herman is suddenly - and literally - the only man in town.

Short Summary

Herman Bill has always been "too": too short, too greasy, too pasty, too grabby. But when it comes to glamour photography, he's a gold mine, or, in the words of publishing queen Daphne St. James, a "money making little toad."


Cut off from civilization, Herman and a dozen supermodels are forced to turn inward, and to each other. The island puts them through surprising changes, as it compels them to rediscover who they are, who they might have been, and leads them to redefine the meaning of family.

FEEDBACK

CHARACTER-DRIVEN THROWBACK COMEDY WITH A RAUNCHY, RAUCOUS '80'S VIBE. Herman Bill has always been "too": too short, too greasy, too pasty, too grabby. But when it comes to glamour photography, he's a gold mine, or, in the words of publishing queen Daphne St. James, a "money making little toad." So when Herman hits upon the idea of creating the world's first Palendar - a calendar with a full-size poster for each month - Daphne is quick to agree to the project. And when Herman and his models are lost en route to the location shoot, she's even quicker to claim credit for the entire idea. Meanwhile, back on the island... What could be a dream situation for some men becomes a frustrating nightmare for Herman, as he struggles to make a life on an uncharted island with a dozen skimpily-clad lovelies, who want nothing to do with him. But when Herman reveals a plethora of survival skills, both sides find themselves at the bargaining table. Herman (a former crack Boy Scout!) constructs shacks and other conveniences for the girls. And his physical activity, in the tropical sun and heat, begin to reveal an altogether different look for Herman. The island begins to have a great leveling effect upon its inhabitants. And through adventure, danger, humor, and humanity, Herman and the ladies begin to discover buried traits and hidden virtues that had been long neglected. Beneath the laughs, a story of being human.

About The Author

Michael McClendon is a writer/director/actor for both screen and stage. His feature film Stand Your Ground received a nomination for Best Picture and won the Bronze Best Drama at the ICVM Film Festival and won Best Picture at the PVI Film Festival, as well as numerous international awards. Michael's stage plays, Our Family Trouble and City Hall Cemetery have topped international playwriting festivals; his first collection of monologues, The Big Book of Monologues (www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com ) is now available, and the novel version of Stand Your Ground is ready for release. Recently completed screenplays for The Deep Dark (based on William Bean's novel Dark Force) and Take Me With You were followed by writing and directing the short film The Remember Box. His plays and screenplays have garnered awards at over 70 international film festivals and his first comedy, Hair Man's Girls won first place at both the New York Screenplay Festival and the Los Angeles Screenplay Festival. He is an accomplished actor with over forty years experience, appearing on stage and film with the likes of Tommy Lee Jones, Carroll O'Connor, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie, Charles Durning, Patrick Swayze and Jessica Lange. Michael has been teaching, directing, and casting actors since the early 1970's, and he prefers to share his time with both film and theatre. He was recently named one of the five People To Watch in the Georgia Entertainment Industry. Michael's work as a theatrical director began in 1970 and continues today. Additionally, his skills as a film director were kept in shape by directing film shorts, commercials, industrials, and training films, and as an active member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has recently turned his attention to directing feature films, with Stand Your Ground, The Remember Box, Patchwork Dreams, Take Me With You and upcoming projects such as The Deep Dark and the screen version of Niki Rowe Cross's Like Daddy Used to Say... Michael's latest novel, CRITTER, is now available from all major online booksellers. For more details, please see www.michaelmcclendon.wix.com/michaelmcclendon

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Characters

Main Character

Name: Herman Bill

Age: 30-40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Clumsy,Complex,Desperate,Insecure

Character 1

Name: Daphne St. James

Age: 30-40's

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Greedy,Narcisstic,Sexy,Power Hungry,Sarcastic,Seductive,Unapologetic

Character 2

Name: Twelve Fashion Models

Age: 20's to 30's

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Sexy,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Desperate,Engaging,Lone Wolf,Manipulative,Seductive,Romantic,Funny,Narcisstic

Character 3

Name: JoJo

Age: somewhere between forty and death

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Badass,Crazy,Funny,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf