Must Have G.S.O.H.

Paul Mendelson 2947117318189



Paul A Mendelson

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A lovelorn and socially-awkward young man discovers from websites that what women seek most in a partner is GSOH - a Good Sense of Humor. Trouble is - he doesn't have one. So he sets about acquiring one. Then he meets a girl who is too funny for her own good. And discovers what love is really ab.



Short Summary

A young man,expert on horticulture but not on life falls for a gorgeous customer but gets nowhere. A workmate tells him that what women desire most in a partner is GSOH - a Good Sense of Humor. He doesn't have a jot, so decides he will take a stand-up comedy course to win the love of his life.

After failing to get a GSOH yet becoming a YouTube sensation by being dreadful, he discovers gags aren't what women want - at least not the woman he has fallen for..Thinking he has lost her, he does one final gig. But this time he is honest - and makes the audience cry. She is part of that audience.


Suburban London

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Stephen Gibson

Age: 27

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Complex,Empathetic,Engaging,Honorable,Insecure,Naive,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Kerry Hyde

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Badass,Confident,Adventurous,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Honorable,Sexy,Funny,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Tyler Watts

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Decisive,Greedy,Masculine,Blunt,Outspoken,Funny,Sarcastic,Manipulative,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

This would be an ideal date movie. It is a romantic comedy about comedy. The story of a shy, orphaned, garden-centre genius, great with plants but without any sense of humor taking stand-up classes to get one and win the girl of his dreams.He ends up being famous for being total rubbish, realising that the girl he really loves is someone totally different (a woman who is a single mom, a photographer with a quirky but problematic kid and almost too funny for her own good). he finally learns that you don't have to make the world laugh, just make the right person smile. Must Have GSOH is full of laughter, brimming with heart and warmth, yet also very raw, sometimes cruel, quite sexy and abrasive. Our hero is clearly on the spectrum. There are great roles for comic actors who can find the pain beneath the laughter. The novelist, author of five published novels, is also a BAFTA-nominated comedy writer/screenwriter and creator of several hit BBC series.

About The Author

I am a BAFTA-nominated creator of several long-running BBC comedy series, shown in US and around the world. I am also a TV and radio dramatist, multi-optioned screenwriter and novelist. My first novel (and script) have been bought by LA producer Elizabeth ('Official Secrets') Fowler. I have written three acclaimed novels and a book of short fiction for adults and two for children. My latest, The Funnies, was published February 2020. I am a three time ScreenCraft Script Contest Top Ten Finalist.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

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