Pico's World

Ozzie Logozzo

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GENRE

ACTION DRAMA WAR POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER MYSTERY

    Core Theme

    WAR AND SECRETS

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    SUSPECT ZERO, THE X-FILES, PROJECT BLUE BOOK

    CHARACTER LIST

    • ADAM AVATE: 30'S, LEAD. POLITICAL JOURNALIST.

    • JOSEPH DUBOIS: 30’S, SPORTS WRITER AND ADAM’S CO-WORKER.

    • BEN: 60’S, VETERAN WITH PSYCHIC ABILITIES, JOSEPH’S UNCLE.

    • EMMETT QUINN: 50’S. ADAM AND JOSEPH’S BOSS.

    • SANDRA: 20’S-30’S. EMMETT’S DAUGHTER, AN ASPIRING JOURNALIST THAT’S ATTRACTED TO ADAM.

    Logline

    A cynical private eye, hired to broker a deal with extortionists, soon learns he's playing a much bigger role in the fate of a corrupt judge, his scheming stepson, and an unknown financial benefactor.

    Genre

    Action,Drama,Mystery,Suspense/Thriller,Crime,Detective

    Target Audiences

    Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    Toronto

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Starting Description

    Pico is hired to broker an extortion case involving a judge. Cynical, Pico expands his mandate and investigates everyone connected to the assignment. Pico soon discovers the corruption of a judge who is assisted by two rogue policemen who in turn also work for the judge's scheming step son, Rolo.

    Ending Description

    In a final confrontation, Pico distaste for ‘old money’ and elitists force him to battle his anger, feelings of abandonment, and revelations of a family he never realized he had and probably wishes to disown.

    Group Specific

    The author has not yet written this

    Pitch Adaptation

    A political journalist, a badass sidekick and an aggressive, sexy woman team up unwittingly to expose political conspiracy and treachery by an American Presidential candidate.

    WGA Number

    I346879

    Mature Audience Themes

    Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence,Nudity

    Plot - Other Elements

    Meaningful Message,Twist,Philosophical Questions,Happy Ending

    Plot - Premise

    Rebellion Against 'The One',Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth

    Main Character Details

    Name: Renzo (Pico) Romano

    Age: 35

    Gender: Male

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Confident,Educated,Masculine,Badass,Complex,Decisive,Narcisstic,Aggressive,Flexible,Insecure,Honorable,Underdog,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Skillful,Blunt

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Monica (Sky) Whit

    Age: 30

    Gender: Female

    Role: Emotional

    Key Traits: Charming,Engaging,Sexy,Seductive,Confident,Empathetic,Educated,Honorable,Unapologetic,Sophisticated,Sarcastic,Outspoken

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Charles (Rolo) Wright

    Age: 35

    Gender: Male

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Badass,Lone Wolf,Criminal,Greedy,Educated,Villainous,Power Hungry,Secretive,Manipulative

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Jules Manning

    Age: 60

    Gender: Male

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Criminal,Desperate,Educated,Insecure,Power Hungry,Villainous

    Brief

    Feature film script. A political journalist and sports writer pursue a scandalous story about the U.S. government with the sports writer's uncle at the center of it. Secret military experiments and psychics surround the mystery of the uncle's late twin brother and strange men that follow the uncle around. The journalist and writer determine to find the truth, while also helping Ben heal from painful psychic episodes.

    What We Liked

    - The narrative contains a conspiracy that thriller, suspense and supernatural/paranormal fans could enjoy. With references to famous military projects with Project Blue Book and Popeye, in a day and age where there’s concern about governments hiding the truth, seeing a tale where the truth is uncovered can be refreshing for an audience;
    - Political narrative in a time where politics are top of mind can appeal to today’s audience;
    - Possible to sell as a thriller, which could be pulled off without name actors;
    - Roles of Ben & David could have appeal to a name, as it’s complex and challenging to portray twins with psychic abilities in the Vietnam War.

    Synopsis

    In a newsroom, managing editor EMMETT QUINN (adult) tells political journalist ADAM AVATE (adult) that they can’t afford another investigative journalist and he should stick to politics. Emmet’s daughter, SANDRA (adult), takes Emmett to lunch. Sports writer JOSEPH DUBOIS (adult) takes Adam out to a hockey game, saying he has a story for him. Joseph tells him about a political scandal in the United States where personal freedom is being suppressed. His Uncle Ben will tell Adam more.

    Ben has disturbing flashbacks to the Vietnam War, memories that his late twin brother, David, experienced. Ben claims they were both experimented on when they were in the military. Adam’s not sure if Ben needs a doctor or is telling the truth.

    Adam and Joseph go to a psychic and a medium for help, who further confirm that there’s something behind Ben’s seemingly crazy ranting. Ben continues to experience difficult psychic episodes due to his link to David. He’s not sure what his brother is trying to tell him.

    In the end, Adam and Joseph are sure that Ben is telling the truth. Ben goes through a healing with his late twin brother, but Ben meets a surprising fate right after he gives Adam all the answers to Ben’s story so Adam can expose the government in a journalism piece: suddenly, Ben’s house explodes. A black SUV drives away.

    About The Author

    Osvaldo "Ozzie" Logozzo holds a bachelor's degree with honors from York University, a bachelor's degree and a specialist in Education at the University of Toronto.