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Set during Covid Lockdown
For: 6-part TV sitcom
Next step: Pitch Pilot to Production Companies until Summer '21
Musical Comedy 1-Man-Show
Comedic History of Social Media
For: Live multimedia performance @ Edinburgh Fringe '22
Next step: crowdsourcing material of favourite tweets to write about
+ Release 1 song '21
2nd Solo Record
Working Title: "Cerulean"
Next step: Seek Indie Pop Producers for studio time late '21.
Meanwhile, check out my debut record:
Based on experience tutoring high-performance families
Next step: screen test late '22
A Modern Sitcom
about Musicians Locked down in Smalltown England:
If she can Make It There, she'll Make It Anywhere!
"I don't want to be a part of it
Flu York, Flu York"
Georgia's Nigerian mum married a Yorkshireman, and did anything to make their family fit in God's Own Country.
But Georgia was tired of just fitting in. A talented composer who got her wish to escape on a Fulbright Scholarship to study post-colonial musicology in New York, she vowed to make a success of herself & never ever return to Yorkshire.
But Coronavirus had other ideas..
Her school sent her home for the pandemic, and the only member of her "YorkGerian" fam who will welcome her is her Dad's step-son Bobby, who doesn't even believe in the virus.
They were never close, but now he's in another universe to her, building online fans with his outrageous rap music as MC Yorkie.
His followers aren't interested in Georgia's campus politics, and even Yorkshire's Nigerian diaspora - including happy-go-lucky hypeman Kayode & razor-sharp witted Christian maid Chika who regularly pop in - seem to care more about having a laugh with Bobby than her progressive causes.
Locked-down in a rowdy Covidiot's 1-bedroom flat in York's suburbs, can Georgia still change the world?
If she can Make It There, she'll Make It Anywhere!
March '21: Shoot Pilot Episode.
19th April '21: Preview Cut of Pilot Episode produced, and available on request only. Pilot is ~20m, shot in Portrait Mode with a modern, realistic feel and will be shared with private Vimeo link.
Previewers are invited to leave thoughts & feedback with a bespoke form, as well as setup a call with me.
Ideally, we are seeking industry support to produce a full series at higher production values (see Opportunities below).
19th July '21 (if no industry bites within 3 months): crowdfund an indie series1. Self-release Pilot to IG:TV & YouTube - either @CeruleanSounds, or British comedy channels - as well as ad&distraction-free on Vimeo, to launch:
2. An all-or-nothing Kickstarter seeking ~£5-10k funding for 5 more episodes with similar production values to Pilot.
(if unfunded): I hope audiences can still enjoy the Pilot as a stand-alone piece finding humour in the upheaval we all lived - and many musicians suffered - through in 2020, as well as a testament to what a nimble & dedicated indie team can acheive on a rapid timeframe.
Late '21 (if funded either way): 6-part Series, filming in Yorkshire
Industry Partners: Funding / Production / Distribution
Production crew willing to spend a week or so in Yorkshire in late '21
Editor (pref. FCPX)
Casting 2 middle-aged characters for Georgia's parents: 1 black woman, 1 white man
If you might be interested in any of those opportunities, and would first like to Preview the Pilot, please "Get Involved" by hitting the button below, and filling the short form, including the email you'd like me to send the Private Preview link to.
Thanks So Far
Thanks to co-creator Ayo Ol, who dreamed that his experience arriving to the North from Nigeria during the pandemic could be combined with mine recording Smalltown Dreamer LP back in my hometown, and we could craft a semi-fictional scenario people from a diverse range of backgrounds who lived through the Covid-lockdowns might find humour & understanding in.
And then the Pilot Cast, who all contributed to Pilot character & dialogue + more:
+ Story Consultant: Olympia Christofinis
a one-man show with 140 characters
"A hideous, vindictive, spiteful
couple mob known as the Twits live together in a brick digital house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other out of hatred for one another."
Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they’re extremely nasty. They’re nasty to each other, and they’re VILE to everyone else.
They hold a family of
monkeysjournalists hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME.
We told you they weren’t very nice. Can the
monkeysmusician find a way to show those vicious Twits what for?
Mischievously adapted from
Roald DahlTwitter’s story, Cerulean turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Edinburgh Fringe stage.
Age guidance: for brave (3)8 year olds and their families.
Running Time Approximately: 1 hour.
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Jamie's mother shed a tear at his graduation.
She just wished his dad - an squaddie killed by an IED blast in Iraq - could have seen a Hargreaves, from Luton, walking out of Cambridge with his 2.1 in History.
But now Ms. Hargreaves is nervous because Jamie's best graduate offer is in the Middle East.
He’s being flown out by a wealthy alum called Adam Cromer-Khalil, to his private estate in the Omani Desert, with a single task in hand: to get the rebellious son Charles into their Cambridge college.
Promised rich rewards by this quixotic man of means, how far will Jamie go to ensure success?
And how long until Jamie begins ask: “what have I got myself into?”
Workshopped for New Work Week 2018 @ Logan Center, Chicago.
4 major scenes presented.
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