TV Festival Logline: Sinnerman, by Benjamin Field

Sinnerman – TV Series
Logline 
Sinnerman explores the life of a wanted, hated and loathed slave who accidentally becomes the most feared outlaw the south has ever known.
Pitch 
Sinnerman begins in 1830 on a large plantation in the heart of Mississippi in the blistering autumn. Unlike most spaghetti westerns, this isn’t a Tarantino clone. We follow our anti-hero, Red, a slave who is subjected to horrific treatment by slave overseers, and who has a dying passion for freedom. On his quest to escape, he talks his fellow slaves (Jackson, Bass, Finn, Goldsby, Toby and Daniel), into leaving with him and they spring a plan into action. Unfortunately, Red’s hot-headed behaviour puts them all in jeopardy as he kills a slave overseer as they escape the plantation.
Discovering the missing slaves and the death of one of his workers, Clay Hilton (The plantation owner) sets a bounty on the heads of the runaway slaves. However, this couldn’t have come at a worse time for Clay as he is in a lethal competition with a fellow plantation owner (Francis Woodmore). With the tension rising between the two family factions, war strikes as slaves, family members and friends are murdered on their own plantation grounds.
Caught in the middle of the fighting we find a house slave, Hany. A sweet, young slave girl who is mistreated, abused and raped on a daily basis by a cruel, cold hearted slave overseer, Gaz. As the abuse continues, Hany falls pregnant with his child. Ashamed and scarred, she overdoses on opium and is taken straight to the doctor who brings her round. The baby is not so lucky. As Hany works her way back to her feet, Gaz finds out she terminated the baby and the abuse gets worse. Fed up and angered, Hany murders Gaz in his sleep and takes off to a nearby town, where she gets work as a field hand to a loving ranch owner.
As Red continues to be hunted, him and the group plan a robbery on a horse ranch, owned by Bill Jackson, a notorious gun slinger who once snaked out his friends for freedom and feels guilty. Bill, aware of the robbery lets them do it anyway. Later into the night, Bill confronts the slaves and it doesn’t take him long to figure out they’re fugitives. Sympathetic to their cause, Bill helps them plan a larger scale robbery of a passenger train. With the robbery a success, Red, Bill and the others celebrate at the saloon, but it doesn’t take long before it turns sour. In the brawl, two of Red’s closest friends are lynched in the middle of town. With an undying passion for vengeance, Red seeks revenge on the town, burning and shooting his way through everyone and everything. Unknowingly, Hany’s beloved Ranch owner is murdered in the massacre and seeks revenge alongside the sheriff, deputies, Clay and other fugitive bandits.
Comments
The series is a gritty, realistic, cowboy extravaganza, filled with emotional moments that will make you cry, and moments that will make you laugh. this is no typical highly-strung, CG defining, unrealistic, basic spaghetti western. This is a unique and stylish adventure of what life was like in 19th century America.

TV Festival Logline: Mighty Booty, by Jami Rhodes

Two sassy best friends fight an up and coming drug lord and his minions using their super strong assets.

Writer Biography – Jami Rhodes

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My name is Jami Rhodes and I’m a 38 years young black woman thriving everyday. I’m originally from Norristown PA, a small suburb right outside of Philadelphia. I’ve lived in LA from 2012 -2018. I came to not only fulfill a lifelong dream but to receive my MFA in Screenwriting from the New York Film Academy. It was a journey of self exploration and self discovery.

Writer Statement

I’ve always had a great appreciation television and film, growing up watching amazing movies like The Godfather, Amadeus, and Toostie and watching television shows like The Twilight Zone, I love Lucy, and The Jeffersons timeless classics. I’ve been telling stories in one way or another for as long as I can remember. My journey in Los Angeles wasn’t the fairy tale I would have written for myself, but it was a journey I needed to go on to become a stronger person and more authentic writer. My journey has made me dig deep into myself to really discover the type of person and writer I want to be. I want to tell compelling relatable stories that make you want to laugh and cry because sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry and sometimes you have to cry to laugh again! If my stories and experiences help, or inspire, or enlighten just one person whiling being entertaining my job as a Screenwriter is done. I want to change the world one word, one page, one moving picture at a time. That’s my true purpose in life.

TV Festival Logline: Hardball, by Charity Dorrance

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LOG-LINE:
In order to live her dream of becoming Major League Baseball’s first female General Manager, a single, thirty-something, ex-lawyer must use her maverick ways to maneuver through the sabotaging efforts of the old boys club and save her team’s franchise from going under.

SYNOPSIS:
Baseball, America’s pastime. It’s a sandlot where makeshift fields have been constructed by neighborhood kids. A catch with your Mom. A family game. Enter Jackie Williams and Hank Robinson siblings and co-owners of The Charlotte Wildcats a Major League Baseball team that they inherited from their father.

Desperate to get their team out of the longest losing streak in history and to save their family’s legacy, Jackie hires Emma to use her successful maverick strategies as an ex-lawyer and former Minor League Exec, as the new Assistant General Manager. In an old boys club, Emma must figure out a way despite the sabotaging efforts of her opponent, Pete Nelson, the team’s Head of Player Development, and Hank who is also the team’s General Manager, to save the franchise and become MLB first female General Manager.

TV Festival Logline: NO ORDINARY GIRL, by Cheryl Elaine & Nick Zabierek

No Ordinary Girl

2034c00892 posterWhat started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters – the worst creatures mankind has ever produced – she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound.
The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.
Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?
Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?
This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.

 

Writer Biography – Cheryl Elaine, Nick Zabierek

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Cheryl Elaine is a British Author, and resides in Yorkshire. Throughout her life she has been an avid reader and wrote many short stories, which lead her on a path to the world of publishing. She released her debut novel – No Ordinary Girl, followed by her latest release – Stitched.
She enjoys writting disturbing crime books with a horror flavour, but also turned her hand to another genre, fantasy which birthed the novel Dragged to the Depths.

Recently Cheryl Elaine teamed up with script writer Nick Zabierek, whom had studied animation and screenwriting at Worcester university. Also an avid reader, Nick had read No Ordinary Girl and is passionate about working within the media industry and they soon became a team, turning the original manuscript into screenplay.

 

Writer Statement

I write under the pen name Cheryl Elaine for an audience with a keen interest in crime and horror. My target audience is aged sixteen and above, due to graphic content.
I am enthusiastic in my style of writing, its dark and deep. I want to create that impact, a shudder down you’re spine, an emotional rollercoaster of fear. No Ordinary Girl highlights the hidden dangers within the world of human trafficking and how money can buy you anything. Along with the minds and signatures of several serial killers and what made them tick in the first instance and why they chose a path of deadly murder and mutilation. Some may call them Psychopaths, evil, monsters, but yet they are human. Whilst the female protagonist is captured, defeated by a cell of criminals whom call themselves the gamekeepers. Her mind is tainted, her body is broken but she will not be defeated for one moment longer and she sets the wheels in motion, to play a deadly game of her own – revenge.

TV Festival Logline: GANGSTERS, by Vittorio Adinolfi

Two gangster families compete for the city’s criminal affairs. One headed by Alfio “Bullo” Spalletti, the other, by Alfio’s wife, Vanessa, who abandoned her husband because he was considered “bad”. The two crime bosses have two sons: Manlio, nerd, comic book lover and videogames, who lives with his mother, and Gloria, bad, foul-mouthed, sexy dress, who lives with his father, because, with his mother he does not go agreement. The war between the two “families” to contend with the business is ruthless and without exclusions of shots, so that the mayor, actually in league with both the contenders, is forced to form a special police team, “The Defenders”, for put an end to rampant crime: but this team is made up of inept cops, personally chosen by the mayor.

 

Writer Biography – Vittorio Adinolfi

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Born in Naples on 16 October 1970. Writer and director of theater since 1991. In 1993 he won the Tondelli’s prize for drama. He has written over 20 plays, almost all represented. Working with some theater directors, representatives of the Neapolitan avant-garde theater, like Vittorio Lucariello and Mario Santella. In 1996 he makes his first short movies: “L’agonia del giorno” and “Le cose da fare”. In 2001, he and his colleagues, brings the company Dissolvenze Incrociate, which produces theatrical and video. Since 2007 makes webseries: His first webseries is “Nea Polis 001: The Rise,” which debuted on the website created by the same Adinolfi, http://www.wuzu.it, and produced by Dissolvenze Incrociate. Other webseries will follow: always in 2007, “Nea Polis 002: Resurrection” and “Black Agent”; in 2008, “Nea Polis 003: The Darkness”; in 2009, “Wizard! – Book 1: The Secret War “; in 2010,” Jerusalem “, and ” Rosabruna”. In April 2010 creates the TV programs “Informal” and “Vittorio e i fumetti”, broadcast on TV Blue Area. Also in 2010, he runs two short films, “… in the heart” and “Love in 8 minutes”, selected in various festivals and broadcast on some national networks, like Coming Soon and La3. In 2011, the webseries “Nea Polis 001: The Rise”, is selected among the best in the world at the Los Angeles webseries Web Fest 2011. In 2011, he directed the TV series in 4 episodes, broadcast on Napolitivù, “A. A. Detectives & Mysteries “(which is also one of the authors). In the same year, he wrote and directed the webseries: “The daily life of immortal entities”. In January 2012, on the Fourth Flegreo Channel, airs the sitcom in 5 episodes, “Cheaters!”, Conceived, written and directed by Adinolfi. In 2012 he wrote and directed the webseries “She – All about of you”. In the same year with the webseries “Wizard!” wins as best drama series at the LA Web Fest. In 2013, the Los Angeles Web fest the protagonist of his webseries “She – All about of you”, won as best actress. In 2014, the webseries “Melodrama”, the Los Angeles web fest Wins Award Best Cinematography, and the Rome Web Awards, the Best Theater Art Prize. In 2014 shoot the feature film “Memories & Guns” and creates two webseries “You are the passion” and “The Special”, selected in Lawebfest and at Rome Web Awards 2015 wins 6 awards with this webseries. In 2015 creates the webseries “Ergo Sum” (Best Sci-fi at Web World Awards 2016 and wins 2 awards at Rome Web Awards 2016). In 2016 shoot the webseries “The Line”.