The excitement is mounting at Filmarket Hub as the 2nd London TV Pitchbox it’s around the corner!
To make the wait easier, we’ve decided to compile a sneak preview from the dossiers of the seven Selected Projects chosen to pitch live at the Century Club. We hope you enjoy the read!
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Be Curious. Be Obsessed. Be Fascist. It’s London 1936 and extremism has never been so tempting.
In 1936, Monty Lonsdale, a young journalist unsatisfied with the state of the country, starts to explore the radical new movement of Fascism that’s spreading throughout the country. Meanwhile, his sister Edith starts work in a homeless Shelter in Stepney and witnesses first hand the brutality and antisemitism that’s justified by the movement. For Monty, what starts as an open-minded curiosity soon morphs into an obsession that threatens to destroy him and everyone around him.
A broken detective seeks to discover the origin of several suicides in a small seaside town.
Summer shines on the faithful citizens of a sleepy coastal town. It is a peaceful place, with no real crime aside from the usual call-outs for drunks and shoplifting. However, things take an unexpected turn when DI Quinn is called to investigate an unsettling church burglary with strangely symbolic vandalism. Quinn has settled into this job after twenty intense years as a counter-terrorism officer in Northern Ireland. It’s quiet here, and the chances of a bullet in the back are negligible. His conflicts now reside at home, with his teenage daughter Faith, who is on the brink of adulthood and feels trapped by his over-controlling habits. After yet another argument, Faith disappears, leaving Quinn to face his horrific past without any hope for the future.
Welcome to Last Orleans.
In an alternative near-future, Earth is dying and humanity is 25 years into a century-long global exodus mission. In the evacuation city, Last Orleans, young convicts Nina and Marco head up a fractured gang smuggling illegal refugees into the departing space ships.
When they find out a superstorm will hit and destroy the city in two weeks, they must unite those around them to smuggle themselves off the planet… but how? And who else do they save?
Love. Lust. Pornography. London.
Bass throbs from car windows and melodies float across traffic jams and street corners. The air swirls with the smell of barbecues, exhaust fumes and weed.
People hang out of windows, sunbathe in the park and get sunburnt in beer gardens. Ice cream vans warble and sirens wail; tops are off and legs are out.
It’s London in the summertime.
Three characters find themselves at a crossroads; Cassie searches for fame and recognition, Ash fights against impending normality and perceived mundanity and Anna looks for a more positive, less secretive future.
In a city with diversity at its very core, bristling with different people, energies, ideas and cultures, these characters embody this spirit of London; discover themselves, their flaws and their fantasies and find their lives changed forever.
He was going to be Jack Bauer…
Sunshine is a bonkers six 30-minute doses of cathartic release and borderline personality disorder, following archetypal antihero Peter Preston from Preston whose depressed because he is not Jack Bauer (and because he lives in Preston). Its Scooby-doo meets 24 set on coronation street.
After an unfortunate incident at Londis with a seven-year-old terrorist carrying a nerf gun, Pete finds himself unemployed, homeless and dumped by his girlfriend Dana.
Convinced he’s been stitched up by Larry Hardcastle Prestons answer to Donald Trump, who’s running for mayor. Pete teams up with his Avenger reject friends Joe Smith, the worlds worst stunt man, and Wayne Manners a Wheelchair-bound vigilante to save Preston, find his purpose and win Dana back…
One Girl… Ten Deaths… No Angels.
“Death is a given. We’re all going to die… Whether it’s peacefully in our sleep or bleeding to death on the patio.” Charlotte Hugh — Death Diaries blog.
This 10 x 25 min comedy/drama series explores death through the eyes of a young woman, Charlotte. Based on her true accounts, she’s witnessed 10 deaths of virtual strangers, could it be her fault?
We travel back with Charlotte as she encounters people in her life that are all coming to the end of theirs.
Each episode deals with a different comically tragic death. We blur the lines of Charlotte’s true accounts with fictionalized characters based on real-life death.
Set in Northern Cornwall during the late ’90s and London / Barcelona in the ’00s with a music soundtrack evocative of the times.
Amidst the Chinese slums of dockside Liverpool, everyone has a secret.
Corruption, racism and murder during the Luftwaffe’s blitz of Liverpool’s Chinatown.
When British-Chinese Harry CHENG investigates the death of the prominent leader of the Chinese Sailors Union, he finds himself up against the Merseyside Police, nationalist thugs and the Chinese Unions themselves.
The more he pursues the truth, the more he threatens the unity of the fragile Liverpool Chinatown and his own conflicted identity.