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Filmarket Hub’s English Language 2022 TV Pilot Contest WINNER!

After careful consideration from the jury, we are delighted to announce the WINNER of our 2022 English language TV Pilot Contest!

‘PROMISES TO MUM’ written by Olugbeminiyi Bammodu

Genre: Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 8 x 45 mins

Logline: When his mum passes away, Michael struggles to honour the promises he made to her on her deathbed.

The award includes a $3,000 cash prize and a place in the final selection of projects chosen to pitch at our next UK Online Pitchbox, amongst other prizes and benefits!

In addition, all three finalists will have their pilots read by the contest’s executive partners; BRON (‘Joker’), Dancing Ledge (‘The new Pope’), Eleven (‘Sex Education’), and Eleventh Hour Films (‘Magpie Murders’). Any finalist or semi-finalist unrepresented writers will also be connected to Eva Robinson from Sayle Screen agency who will offer further feedback.

We were honoured to have James Capel, Screenwriter and Founder of UK Scribe Lounge; Josie Cyrus, Development Manager at The Ink Factory; and Aadip Desai, Screenwriter and Marketing Consultant at Roadmap Writers on this year’s jury panel.

The other two finalists are:

  • ‘How to Assimilate an Astronaut’ written by Bodhrán Mullan

Genre: Road Movie
Country: United Kingdom

Logline: After two underestimated and disabled teenagers discover a comet, they run away on a road trip to meet their astronomer hero before their overbearing carers catch up.

  • ‘Private Investigations’ written by Brendan O’Connell

Genre: Dark Comedy, Crime
Country: Ireland
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 6 x 60 mins

Logline: When a terrified woman finds her husband murdered, her quest for justice is thwarted at every turn by a dystopian privatised criminal justice system.

And here is the complete list of semi-finalists:

Meet the semi-finalists

  • ‘Dead Man’s Hill’ written by Martin Bell

Genre: Crime Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 8 x 60 mins

Logline: In 1962, a petty London crook is about to be hanged for the infamous ‘A6 Murder’, and begs his family to clear his name after his death. Meanwhile, the plucky survivor of the crime must come to terms with her new life in the public eye, while her injuries confine her to a wheelchair.

  • ‘Rabbit Hole’ written by Simon Kay

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: United Kingdom
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 6 x 30 mins

Logline: After suffering a heart-breaking miscarriage, successful children’s author Harriet’s life takes a surreal twist when the grown-up version of the fictional rabbit from her stories appears in the flesh and refuses to leave.

  • ‘The Girl With the Devil Eyes’ written by Toby Marks

Genre: Crime Drama
Country: Canada
Number of episodes and minutes per episode: 8 x 60 mins

Logline: 20 years after being sentenced to life for murder, a woman with haunting red eyes must finally uncover the truth about the crime she doesn’t remember, determining if she’s the monster that everyone thinks she is before she too becomes a victim.

Many thanks to all who submitted scripts and congratulations to all involved!

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