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Rectified: An Apocryphal History of Bourbon (Period Dramedy)

Logline: A lonesome female chemist and a free Black woman risk isolation or worse, marriage, when they team up to develop history’s first aged Kentucky Bourbon.

Synopsis: Under the influence of increasing volumes of bourbon, Dani, a Master Distiller at a Bourbon distillery, tells the true-ish tale of the distillery’s founder. In the 1830s Greer Douglas is a chemist, proto-feminist, who teams up with her assistant, Myra, to found a distillery that uses science to improve the flavor of spirits. She vows to make the best whiskey the podunk town of Louisville, KY has ever tasted! Unless she runs out of money and has to get married, instead…

Finalist: SLOAN/CMU Screenwriting Award 2020

Love, Genome (Romantic Comedy)

Logline: A frazzled geneticist reluctantly enlists a smarmy dog show judge to help her sequence the canine genome.

Synopsis: When hotshot geneticist Maxine is funded to sequence the first complete canine genome, she is confident she can handle the project on her own. Then a stack of administrative work, a teary grad student, and an irritatingly sexy dog breed expert gum up the gears of her well-oiled life. When her beloved dog, Genome, goes missing Maxine must confront the possibility that this time, she might need a little help.   

First place – SLOAN/CMU Screenwriting Award 2019

Pilots

Legend of a Weird Girl (30-min. comedy)

Logline: After a sheltered Lutheran teen is bitten by a mysterious canine, her suspicion that she is transforming into a ravenous werewolf threatens her chance to upgrade her nerdy image.

Synopsis: Candace, tween Lutheran good girl and fantasy super-nerd, is sure public high school is gonna be no problem with her two besties by her side. But it turns out Candace is not cool enough to hang with her newly popular BFFs. All around her, and worse inside her, things are changing at a rapid pace. On top of school and shuttling between her newly divorced parents , there’s puberty–and the strange feeling that a dog bite sustained at the full moon might be more than just a rabies risk. She’s hungry, she’s hairy, and she’s starting a new school. WWJD?

Specs

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (S4, E1)

Synopsis: Midge travels to Ohio in an attempt to jerryrig a comeback. Susie returns to New York to sort out loose ends (including Midge’s finances), but she’s stymied by her terror of being arrested for arson. Rose competes with Abe to become as successful in her matchmaking business as he is as a theater critic. Imogene attends a consciousness-raising event that forces her to reconsider whether she wants to be a secretary after all.

Shrill (S2, E6) “Occult”

Synopsis: Annie struggles to find an angle for a Daily Thorn feature of a local occult beauty store. Ryan hopes a hamburger eating contest will help him find his destiny. Fran takes a romantic solo spa day.