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2019 FINALIST - Screenplay Festival - GO

Original concepts written and developed  by screenwriter, JoAnn Hess

GO ASK ALICE - Pilot           RECOMMENDED by: Val McLeroy, EPIGRAM

Genre: 1HR Drama, Thriller                      Entertainment; Danny Manus, NoBullscript


LOGLINE: A down-on-her-luck waitress becomes a Human Lab Rat to find the cure that will save her daughter’s life and starts a revolution that threatens to topple the entire pharmaceutical industry… if it doesn’t kill her first.


Down-on-her-luck waitress Alice Delaney spends her days eking out a living that barely pays the rent. Until she serves the strangest tea party of her life.


Macen and his companions celebrate finishing their latest lucrative clinical trial as Human Guinea Pigs. Their happiness is short-lived, however, when one of them collapses. In exchange for saving his life, Alice finds herself fired and now vulnerable to her sleazy landlord. Even worse, her young daughter Lilith has been rushed to the hospital where she’s diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that requires experimental and expensive treatment. Without any other options, she seeks out Macen, who uses his wiles to get Alice accepted into the Lab Rat system and ready for her first major trial.


Dr. Gussano, a researcher with dubious morals, intends to have a successful trial for his latest drug known as PAR 573 – regardless of what the drugs do to the Lab Rats.


When his drugs go missing, however, Gussano assumes the newbie, Alice, is a mole for a competing clinic and orders his thugs to take care of her and retrieve the stolen supply. After being injected by the goons with an almost lethal dose of a psychiatric drug, Alice barely survives with the help of her new unlikely friends.


Weak and exhausted, Alice returns home to find a mysterious man from her past seated at her kitchen table before collapsing into unconsciousness.


Over the course of the season, Alice will risk everything to find the one elusive drug that will save her daughter's life. To do this, she and her new lab rat family will lie, cheat and steal as they chart a dangerous course into the underground world of unethical clinicians, life-threatening drug trials, and a community of desperate lab rats. As the series builds, Alice will find herself the catalyst in a war that threatens the entire Pharmaceutical Industry – and her own life.


In a world precariously on the razor's edge of society, the show teeters between the surreal, drug-induced world within the bizarre Lab Rat community and the “real world,” often showing how, in many ways, they aren’t so different.

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2019 Quarterfinalist - Screencraft TV Pi
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2019 FINALIST - Screenplay Festival - GO
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Genre: Action/Thriller


LOGLINE: After a stolen cyber-weapon causes his wife’s death, a cyber-analyst must track down and stop a global conspiracy involving terrorists, a covert government agency, and the hacktivist who started it all – his own brother.


The most secure computer network in the world is being hacked!


NSA’s data facility is under attack. When his brother-in-law, NATE is unable to stop it, JONATHAN KIRBY shuts down the system. Director WEICHERT wants answers so Jon’s boss and wife, HELENA flies to Washington. Her plane plummets en route, a victim of the stolen data as an Eastern-European terrorist group, Bleeding Wolf, takes responsibility. Jon grieves as Nate goes underground and steals the terrorists’ frozen assets.


Jon is arrested for treason by association and is forced to hunt Nate with FBI agent, CLAIRE RODRIGUEZ.


In London, they track down black-hat and grey-hat hackers while agents from the terrorist hacking group hunt them. So they lose their Interpol tail and meet up with Nate’s ally who gives them a thumb drive and a clue to Nate's whereabouts. They manage to elude more terrorist thugs who call their boss…


SMAGULOV who passes on the bad news to his companion… Nate!


Claire and Jon make it to Paris where they connect with Nate. He begs Jon to help. The terrorists intend to hack and crash a commuter train. Claire and Jon thwart the attack just in time unaware that Smagulov has a secret plan. He loads a maintenance train full of C-4 and ...


Blows up another train in the station causing chaos, destruction, and death!


Escaping Thorne’s armed guards, Claire, Jon, and Nate lay low in a safe house. However, when the extraction team tries to kill them, they separate. Claire will seek help from their Interpol adversary while Jon and Nate break into a CIA site to hack through the firewall and obtain the CIA's secret cyber-weapon.


Cyber-weapon in hand, terrorists, Interpol, and US agents converge on their location where betrayals and secrets put Jon in the crosshairs between covert government and Smagulov's forces who will kill him for it.



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Genre: 1HR Drama, Thriller


Logline: Seeking the truth behind her brother’s murder, a prodigal heiress uncovers her family’s connection to a centuries-old conspiratorial society and must mastermind her revenge through their own secret network to bring down the world’s power elites – before the lure of power corrupts her.




A secretive organization of power elites, the .01% whose battles for control over geopolitical and financial markets win wealth and power at the risk of global economic devastation where the ones who pay the price for their mistakes… are us. Then there are those between Us and Them, the knowledge brokers, whose analysis and strategies choose who lives and dies…


Until one woman decides to reshape the game and will either defeat the devil or become him.




A prodigal daughter returns with a vengeance!


EVIE PRESCOTT, the black sheep of a wealthy and prestigious family, is summoned home to attend her brother Bryan’s funeral. When answers about his death are lacking, Evie’s suspicions grow as they did a decade earlier when her father also died under mysterious circumstances. Once again, she’s caught between a distant socialite mother and the man she blames for her family’s misfortunes, her step-father PETER WICKMAN.


Worse, Evie is caught in a power struggle she’s not even aware of that threatens her life.


Bryan’s death causes a conundrum within an ancient and clandestine organization. Known as The Hegemony, twelve elite families hold lord over the world's financial and geopolitical power bases and the Prescott seat is now vacant. Evie was left out of the line of succession as recompense for an act against her family decades before.


If she doesn’t take the seat now, a war between the Hegemony and the world is inevitable. 


Unaware that her mother is trying to protect her by discouraging her inquiries, Evie relentlessly delves into Bryan’s past and receives help from unlikely sources including, LIAM, the son of The Hegemony’s reigning leader who has dubious connections of his own. Seeking answers, she attends a party at the UN where her contact is murdered. As the assassin trains his gun on Evie…


Someone puts a bullet into the killer, just in time to save Evie!


Knowing Evie is in the crosshairs, there’s no choice. Evie must take her place within the Hegemony, but it must be of her own free will. Enticed by the powerful resources of the Hegemony to find Bryan’s killer, Evie accepts unaware that once brought before the Hegemony she will be given an ultimatum… join or die.


Over the course of the season, Evie will risk everything to uncover the mystery surrounding her brother’s death and bring his killer to justice. To do this, she will jeopardize her family and her life as she weaves through a web of geopolitical manipulations and a trail of bodies, to unravel Hegemony plans and Peter’s schemes leading to an ultimate betrayal from the one person she trusts the most.


As the series builds, Evelyn usurps the Hegemony’s inner network to take down the organization itself, even if it throws the world into economic chaos.

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