McFreedom is ultimately about the importance of independence. Although set in Germany in the 80’s, it is a timeless parable. Similar to iconic films such as CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, GANGS OF NEW YORK, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU and HUGO, the time and place of each film is merely a backdrop for a much deeper human story. Much like the aforementioned films, we are creating a stylized version of a bygone era to help emphasize the magical quality of the tale. It is in no way intended to be historically accurate or be a lecture on political ideology.
The crisis for Boris is one that transcends country and culture. His love for his Grandfather is in direct conflict with his anxiety about attempting something so risky. Boris must test his devotion, his courage and his ingenuity to fulfill Max’s wish. The struggle to overcome one’s fear of love is something that will resonate with people from all walks of life.
Crossover is a one-hour, serialized drama centered around Dana Campbell, a white, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and WNBA veteran with the San Antonio Stars whose career is suddenly cut short after a horrific car accident. Upon her retirement, Campbell is approached by her old college teammate, who persuades Dana to take a job as the head basketball coach at Polk High School, a mostly black and Hispanic impoverished inner city high school in Philadelphia.
Naturally Campbell is viewed as an outsider unable to relate to a group of tough, city kids. She must learn to gain their trust, but it’s hard fought battle even for an ex-pro athlete. For these kids, their problems reach far beyond the three point line.
They must cope with all the stresses and harsh realities that come with urban living -- drug use, child abuse, violence and even learning disabilities. This is a tough learning process for both the players and their new coach, but ultimately the real story is that while making shots count, they don’t count as much as the people who make them.
It’s about twenty blocks worth of space, but it’s a world of its own— One stuffed-full of giant personalities, egos, aspirations, triumphs and heartbreaks. In this one-hour drama, we follow the lives of seven main characters, who range from the charismatic and philandering network head to a wide-eyed and fresh-faced page. Each individual is a complex animal with a soft underbelly of insecurity, fighting to rise within the entertainment world while not self-combusting in the process. Every week is another rollercoaster ride through America’s most amusing, exhilarating, gut-wrenching and back-stabbing destination-- the Hollywood studio lot.
The big theme here is, simply put: the ongoing war between ideology and reality, and how this timeless conflict shapes our lives, from government decisions to personal choice. Commonwealth is a world of stark and often startling contrast - rich and poor, safety and danger, triumph and failure, and the consequences of, “trying to bring common sense to a crazy fight.”
This is a show that thrives on the unexpected. Since Dalton is essentially building the plane while it’s in the sky, he and those around him are always off balance. This anything-is-possible aura allows us to constantly surprise, delight, shock the audience. But the show’s heart - Dalton’s emerging desire to do better, to be better - compels us to watch, even when our own faults and biases are mirrored by the characters.
The subject matter is challenging and dramatic, but with a rapier sharp edge. Like predecessors such as, “Orange Is The New Black” or “Better Call Saul”, this show engages audiences by provoking their moral sensibilities, forcing them to decide what they deem as appropriate or sensible, ensuring the show doesn’t become either too judgmental or nihilistic.
Billy-Jo Babbit was one of the biggest names and biggest personalities in oil. Flamboyant, brash, materialistic and misogynistic, he was on top of the world and on top of his game. Then he, um, died. Fortunately, like other great luminaries such as Walt Disney and Ted Williams, Billy-Jo had the foresight to have his head cryogenically frozen. This way, he would not deprive future generations of his awesomeness. Now, it’s 2040 and he’s been brought back to life. The only problem, is that life he has reclaimed is nothing like the one he left. His wife, who aged 23 years in his absence, and children have pissed away all his money, the planet has gone green and he’s got a dumpy new body to go with his fabulous old head.