Episodic Pilot Program 1

Episodic Pilot Program 1

Program Details:

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Screening Section: Episodic Pilot Competition
Screening Category: Episodic
Runtime: 91:00 mins

Program Includes:

Best friends Evie and Jesse get ready for a dinner party for an old high school friend. They make a deal- Jesse won't mention that Evie's fiance cheated on her and Evie won't mention that Jesse's getting her eggs tested to freeze them. They arrive at the party to discover the old friend, Jane, is highly accomplished, highly annoying and highly pregnant. After being grilled about her lack of offspring, Evie blurts out Jesse's big fertility secret. The night ends with the girls sitting in Jesse’s car- dejected. The next day, a discouraging doctor's visit and news of an ex expecting only makes things worse. The girls dance and drink their blues away, inevitably deciding to have a baby together.



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In the past year, Derek "Milkshake" Qamar has been harshly dumped by his longtime girlfriend, Maria,. Forced to move into his music producer friend, Helen’s, living room. And stuck in a dead-end job with three goofy white dudes. After a particularly long day at work followed by a dangerous trip down a social media black hole, Derek finds an unlikely stress-reliever at 3am: rapping. It’s therapeutic. Good thing it’s for his ears only ...right?? Uh oh. Revenge Tour is an entertaining, unique, funny, and even touching look at how angry we can get about things we can’t control - and how sometimes that’s the healthiest thing for us. There's an angry rapper inside all of us.



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“Moderately Put Together” is a pilot about a charmingly messy thirty something whose personal and professional life suffer as she loses herself in her vices: drinking, drugs, men. One morning she gets a phone call that will change everything. When Stevie Sanders discovers both her Biological parents are looking for her she is forced to make decisions she has been neglecting for years and confront a past she was trying to leave behind. We watch as she recklessly tries to avoid the situation at hand and do everything else in her power not to change. It's not until Stevie drunkenly shows up at her ex's doorstep that she finally realizes it's time to take charge of her own life and destiny.



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In the pilot episode, we meet thirty five year old RUTHIE, who is grieving her dads death, and is a hot mess. After a bad night out, she rewatches her public access show RAINBOW RUTHIE that she has kept locked away (both metaphorically and physically) for the past twenty years. Through the help of her roommates, AYUMI and PARKER, she discovers her ex nemesis MIRA is a nauseating and extremely popular social media star. Ruthie films a reaction video to kick Mira out of the spotlight, and get Ruthie back to where she belongs... somewhere.

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In our pilot episode Harper bounces back from a offbeat date and receives unexpected news from her mother.

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Aisha and Farha come out to support their friend Moises' cafe opening only to find out it's a haven for white hipsters. Meanwhile, after an incident, Moises has to make a controversial decision in his staff.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.


Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.