Polly Morphous

By Allen White & Michael Snyder
WGAw Registered

Format: Animated half-hour adventure/education series
Target audience: Ages 6-12, with potential crossover appeal to older viewers
Shorthand: Dora the Explorer meets Ben 10.
Logline: A young girl given the power to transform into anything embarks on adventures that require her just-learned scientific knowledge to resolve.

POLLY MING is a nine-year-old Asian-American girl with a loving single mother, a trio of best friends, a keen sense of curiosity, and a boundless imagination. But never in her wildest reveries can Polly conceive how her life will change when she receives a most amazing gift – the MORPHER, a device in bracelet form that gives her the ability to transform into anything she can envision… animal, vegetable or mineral.

Polly Morphous

Using the Morpher, a powerful matter transmogrifier, Polly can solve problems at home, at school and in the playground by becoming creatures or objects that give her the needed perspective or ability. The Morpher is a gift from a mysterious benefactor who hopes that Polly will use the device to expand her mind and make the world a better place. The Morpher’s interface is a holographic ferret named FIONA – the playful representation of the bracelet’s artificial intelligence. Once transformed, Polly maintains her normal human consciousness. Guided by Fiona, Polly learns enough scientific information to successfully explore new environments, yet must solve problems and survive adventures instigated by her new, temporary shape. She’s assisted by her loyal friends, three smart and creative kids. Her mother, a vet, is also a source of useful facts and inspiration.

Her transformations have a time limit, and Fiona always warns of Polly’s impending return to human form. This time limit results in some awkward situations when Polly suddenly appears where she shouldn’t, often requiring creative explanations on her part.

Polly’s capers can be fun, weird – even dangerous. But her astonishing experiences give her new knowledge of the world around her, and she always uses her brain to triumph.

MOMinatrix

By Michael Snyder, Mike Olson,
and Mona Darling
WGAw Registered

Format: Half-hour single-camera TV comedy series
Target audience: Adults 18-35
Shorthand: Modern Family meets Fifty Shades of Grey
Logline: A professional dominatrix must juggle her unusual, modern career with the demands of raising a family.

When she and her family are confronted by a financial setback, a suburban housewife and mother must return to her old career as a dominatrix – with comedic consequences.

Mona 1In a cozy Northern California suburb, a diligent, caring mother, her genial tech-exec husband and their bright, adorable 6-year-old son have lived the sweet life. But when the kid starts 1st Grade, mom KATRINA finds she has a little too much time on her hands. Then husband SEAN loses a high-paying gig in a harsh economy, so it’s agreed that Katrina should return to the career she had (and loved) before the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood. With most of Mom’s day free while Dad works in his home office, Katrina pulls on the latex and leather, breaks out the whips and handcuffs, and resumes her career as professional domme SCARLETT BURNS.

Considering the pristine, wholesome nature of their neighborhood and their desire to have their kid live a conventional life, Katrina and Sean decide that her move back into her previous vocation only makes sense if they can keep it on the down-low and shield the little one from these adult (albeit consensual and lucrative) activities. So Katrina reaches out to old colleagues in nearby San Francisco, and reopens for business in the daytime. It’s invigorating for her to return to BDSM – a world where she is totally in control – as opposed to domesticity where she must put her family’s needs first. But sometimes, especially with long-term clients, she has no alternative but to use the attic of their suburban home as a makeshift dungeon.

Little does Katrina realize how her two lives will invariably start to overlap, leading to bizarre and hilarious complications, emotional epiphanies, relationship drama, and a reassessment of the concept of “normal” – especially after her son announces that he believes he is actually a girl.

Accursed

By Allen White & Michael Snyder
WGAw Registered

Format: Feature Film or TV pilot
Target audience: Adults 18-35
Shorthand: Supernatural meets Paranormal Activity
Logline: The host of a supernatural reality-TV show fights a raging demonic spirit that murders its way across New Orleans.

AccursedAccursed blends horror and mysticism, and takes us behind-the-scenes of a paranormal reality TV show where we are thrown into the dark world of a charismatic but arrogant television personality and expert on the occult as he tries to keep his career on track while battling a shocking adversary.

J.B. DUPRÉ returns to his native New Orleans to shoot a new paranormal investigation show, unaware that a voodoo curse from his past has unleashed a terrifying, ancient evil. Now, he, his producer/wife, and their crew are in mortal danger from uncontrollable forces that lurk in the murky corners of the Big Easy, as the smoldering wake of Dupré’s checkered past returns in the form of both spiritual warfare and personal bloody vengeance.

The location is exotic, but the threats are real: madmen, voodoo magicians, and innocent victims become vessels for otherworldly malevolence. Even Dupré’s wife and mother are at risk as a diabolic entity enacts its deadly agenda while the TV cameras roll. Can Dupré and his colleagues survive to shoot another episode of their series, or will they lose their very lives in pursuit of ratings?

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Accursed A reality-show TV host must must deal with a raging demonic spirit that has murdered its way across New Orleans. Treatment Teaser
Feature screenplay
The Barry & Ro Show 30 Rock meets The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. One-sheet pitch The full short film
Show bible
Pilot script
Mominatrix Modern Family meets Fifty Shades of Grey. One-sheet pitch Teaser
Show bible
Pilot script
Polly Morphous Dora the Explorer meets Ben 10. Show bible
Pilot script
Tommy & the Toy Squad  Tarzan… of the Robots. One-sheet pitch
Project bible  Teaser
Feature script