Eugene Ramos was born and raised in the Chicago area by immigrants from the Philippines. After devouring countless Shakespeare plays, he earned a degree in 16th-Century British Literature from Northwestern University. He later graduated with an MFA in Film from Columbia University where he received a fellowship from Comedy Central. Since film school, he’s participated in the Clarion Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, and Film Independent’s Project Involve. Eugene has co-written a number of award-winning shorts, including DANDELION FALL (dir. Lauren Wolkstein) and THEY CHARGE FOR THE SUN (dir. Terence Nance), which was nominated for a Humanitas Prize. His romantic comedy script, NEWTON’S LAWS OF EMOTION, won the Sloan Filmmaker Prize at the Tribeca Film Fest and a Gold Prize in the PAGE Awards. Most recently he was the Showrunner’s Assistant and Script Coordinator on Netflix’s post-apocalypse dramedy, DAYBREAK, and he also wrote for the show’s podcast spinoff, THE ONLY PODCAST LEFT. Because of his love for the Bard and science fiction, Eugene earned the nickname The Sci-Fi Shakespeare Guy.
Script Title: Sons of Witches
Logline: A trio of Asian-American men – all sons of witches – are tasked with taking over the “family business” of battling supernatural threats after their mothers are murdered.
Script Summary: Cal Sy discovers he’s a son of a witch after his mother dies. When his family’s coven is decimated by shadow witches, Cal joins forces with his cousins, Steven and Tristan, to protect his young daughter, Alex, the last remaining Sy witch. Unfortunately, unlike their mothers, the cousins have no powers to bring to the fight … except for Cal, a schizophrenic who may be the first male witch in centuries.
Genre: Drama, Supernatural
Script Title: STAR ACADEMY: 3013
Logline: The finest cadets from around the galaxy attend Star Academy…and so do these guys.
Script Summary: When Star Academy issues a ban on sex after an outbreak of sexually transmitted parasites, Cadet Johnnie Jacobson decides to sell clones of his pet triblin to cadets desperate to keep their minds off of sex. However, he and his friend Reg accidentally clone hundreds of triblins, causing mayhem in their dorm. Meanwhile, sexy robot C.O.R.A. searches for her elusive pleasure button.
Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi
Oneika Barrett is a queer, 1st generation Caribbean-American with expertise in obscure pop-culture references and extensive knowledge of GEORDIE SHORE UK seasons 1-5. She absolutely detests writing about herself but does love to write about other fucked up women and families through dramas with an undercurrent of dark humor. She’s been fortunate enough to work for many kickass female writers such as Jenji Kohan, and is presently working under the extraordinarily talented Courtney Kemp. Her hope is to one day write an episode of TV that will prove to her aggressively Jamaican parents that law school isn’t always the answer.
Script Title: GOGO
Logline: A controversial case brings an ex-addict journalist back to her hometown where she finds that some stories may best be left untouched.
Script Summary: On the verge of losing her job and her child for good, Margaret Dumas returns to her hometown to cover the controversial retrial of a 20-year-old murder: the brutal killing of Margaret’s childhood best friend by Margaret’s twin brother, Mikey.
Bo Shim is a Korean-American writer based in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, in the course of which she received the Alfred P. Sloan Writing Grant. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Writers Guild Initiative. In 2018, she produced the short film, Signal, written and directed by Chloé Hung (Queen Sugar), as part of the inaugural Women In Film Production Program. The short has been accepted to the San Diego Asian Film Festival and the Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Most recently she was accepted into the 2019 Black List and Women In Film Feature Residency. She currently works as an assistant to screenwriter Craig Mazin and continues to work on several writing projects in film and TV.
Script Title: Take Care
Logline: When a struggling novelist reluctantly returns home to care for her cancer-stricken brother, she finds unexpected inspiration in the emotional turmoil of her dysfunctional Korean-American family.
Script Summary: Struggling to follow up her best-selling debut novel, SARAH KANG (35), is called back home to Koreatown in sunny Los Angeles by her mother, JOY, because her older brother, JACK, is overreacting to his cancer scare. Sarah intends on staying just long enough to appease her mother and give a reality check to her brother. She even manages to regain her agent’s fading interest by dangling the latest salacious details of her family drama as the potential for new book material. But things take a turn when doctors confirm Jack’s suspicions – advanced-stage prostate cancer. Suddenly, Sarah is faced with the prospect of stepping into her brother’s shoes – taking care of family first before all else.
Tristan Thai is a Chinese and Vietnamese-American feature film and television writer with a focus on gritty genre material, influenced by his time working in digital forensics at Stanford University and as a documentarian trailing homicide detectives in Minnesota, riding along with SWAT officers in Oakland, hanging out in underground biker bars in Toyko, and interviewing members of the Yakuza. He was selected as a CAPE Screenwriting Fellow for his feature “Shadows of Hiroshima”. His TV pilot “Blood Ties” was selected as the Top Drama of the Tracking Board’s Launch Pad pilot competition. In addition to being named onto the Young and Hungry List for emerging writers, Tristan was named a Black List/ATX fellow for his pilot “Golden Gate”. A recent Disney/ABC Writers program finalist, Tristan is currently creating a comic book with artist Steve Mardo titled “Slade”, slated to come out in 2020.
Pilot: San Cristobál
Logline: In a future where the United States has devolved into a Third World country and the new center of the free world is the walled region of San Cristóbal, Mexico, an Immigrant Smuggler plies his trade by illegally transporting desperate citizens of the U.S. south of the border into Latin America.
Script Summary: Set in two distinct settings in an indeterminate time in the future, “San Cristobál” is an action-adventure romp that takes place in the now Third World United States of American and the glitzy, neo-futuristic streets of Central Mexico. It’s a tale of haves vs. have-nots inspired by Mad Max and the punk anarchist stylings of Warren Ellis. Told primarily through the eyes of an immigrant smuggler who only sees dollar signs with each body he smuggles across the border, Malik Augustine is an anti-hero who comes across as a greedy mercenary on the surface, but eventually reveals a side of humanity that surprises even himself.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Action
Pilot: Maple Hill
Logline: Ten years after suffering lingering side effects from a mysterious mining accident, Rebecca Bushnell returns home in search of answers. What she finds instead are shadows come to life, missing teenage boys, a creepy Boo Radley-like recluse, and horrors beyond comprehension in the small mountain town of Maple Hill.
Script Summary: A small mountain town with a sordid history. A mysterious mining company whose motives are unknown. Lurking shadows. A burning man with bubbling skin. Missing teens. Dead bodies. Shit gets scary and weird in the town of Maple Hill.
Genre: Small-town drama, horror, sci-fi
Representation: Gotham Group
Ajoké Adebesin has worked in the entertainment business for several years, landing her first entertainment job as a mailroom clerk at CBS Television City. She then was a production assistant on several commercials, independent films, and TV shows. Ajoké was also a DGA Trainee on TV shows such as; PRISON BREAK, DEXTER, and THE MIDDLE. She then transitioned to the film festival world, where she worked for the Outfest Film Festival, TCM Classic Film Festival, and Pan African Film Festival. Ajoké eventually made her way back to the TV world as an assistant to veteran showrunner/writer Felicia D. Henderson.
Ajoké writes romantic dramas/dramedies that explore the good, bad, and ugly of love. She has written several features and pilots. Plus, she has produced two web series and five short films. Ajoké has a BA in Communication from The Ohio State University and an MFA in Professional Screenwriting from National University.
Pilot Title: Raising The Bar
Logline: A recent law school graduate’s plan is derailed when he doesn’t pass the bar exam and unexpectedly becomes a single father. Because of this, he reluctantly has to join the family’s escort business to make ends meet.
Genre: Romantic Drama, Hour-Long
Like many Asian parents, Sherman’s longed for the day when their son became a doctor or a lawyer. He achieved his poor immigrant parents’ dream when he graduated from Tulane University School of Law and passed the bar exam in both New York and Nevada. He then subsequently shattered their dream and dishonored his ancestors when he quit law to pursue HIS dream of becoming a television writer. After starting over at the bottom working as a production assistant on various shows, Sherman worked as the Writers’ Assistant on the CBS show “Elementary”. He was able to somewhat offset his family’s disappointment in him when he gave his family the gift of some serious bragging currency when he wrote a freelance episode of “Elementary” during season 6, featuring of course Lucy Liu, an actor that all Chinese aunties know and love. The title of his episode is “How To Get A Head”, not to be confused with the similar-sounding adult movie sans the letter “A” in the title. Sherman often writes dark-humored dramedies about flawed heroes seeking redemption.
Script Title: K-Cons
Logline: Kalvin Kwok, a self-sabotaging former K-Pop idol, is forced to form a new ragtag K- Pop band in Los Angeles, in order to reimburse a ruthless Triad leader who lost a lot of money investing in Kalvin’s self-ruined K-Pop career, and hopefully avoid getting himself and his loved ones killed by the Triad leader’s mute hitwoman.
Script Summary: This half-hour single-cam-cable dark dramedy starts with our main character, Kalvin Kwok. He’s a talented but cocky, self-sabotaging former K-Pop idol who, after his K-Pop idol girlfriend chose her career over him, went on a downward spiral and ruined his promising music career by getting expelled from his band for getting caught with drugs in South Korea. Kalvin returned to his hometown of Los Angeles and has been in and out of drug rehab.
But unbeknownst to Kalvin, Kalvin’s agency had a silent partner named Isabel Wong, aka “The Godmother”, a psychotic and ruthless Triad leader. The Godmother invested a substantial amount of money in Kalvin’s training and subsequently lost
even more money when Kalvin ruined his own career. Now the Godmother intends for Kalvin to pay back every last cent that she lost on him, $2 million dollars, or else she’ll sic her mute hitwoman on Kalvin and the woman he’s still in love with, his ex-girlfriend Ashley. Unable to pay back the debt, Kalvin comes up with the idea to form a new K-Pop band in Los Angeles and create other K-Pop related business ventures in order to reimburse the Godmother.
Now, Kalvin must form a new K-Pop band on very short notice and has no choice but to recruit his younger brother’s diverse acapella group. Kalvin then must lead his new ragtag K-Pop group to success and profitability, avoid pissing off the Godmother and getting killed by her mute hitwoman, who also happens to have a crush on Kalvin, deal with a police detective who’s blackmailing Kalvin to become an informant or go to jail and figure out how to get himself out of this crazy mess all while trying to maintain his sobriety. Sherman wrote K-Cons as a metaphor for his crippling law school debt.
Dreux is a drama and sci-fi writer hailing from Silver Spring, Maryland. As a Guyanese-American, she grew up seeing the world from a different lens and became an avid bookworm for fantasy, romance, and mystery novels. Her love of books led her into the world of television writing, and soon after moving to LA, her pilot “In Pursuit” was selected as a quarter-finalist in the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition, which she developed into a short film that lives on YouTube. Since then she has been a Writers’ PA for the upcoming HBO drama Lovecraft Country, a Showrunners’ Assistant on the animated show, Central Park, and is currently a Writers’ Assistant on the upcoming Netflix comedy, The Upshaws.
Script Title: Spectra
Logline: After an explosion uproots the city of Slauson, a vigilant detective must figure out how to maneuver in a new world filled with magic and ruled by Gods.
Script Summary: This hour-long sci-fi drama follows Detective Khaleel White through the city of Spectra. After waking up with no recollection of an explosion that ravaged his former hometown, he is thrust into a futuristic world only to find that its inhabitants are at the whim of a ruthless king, and the territories are governed by Gods. With the aid of underground rebels and a dose of inner magic, Khaleel must avoid being captured before he finds his way back to the only woman he remembers and tries to piece together the events of that fateful day.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Fantasy, Action
Title: Last Rites
Winner of the Writers Assistant Network Pilot Workshop and former staff writer on the webseries The Rise of Theo and the Romeos for Issa Rae’s production company, Writer-Director Kristina Thomas first showed her potential in the documentary side of filmmaking by winning awards that led her to win $50,000 to direct a pilot TV show in New Orleans, Louisiana for MTV/Endemol. After paying her dues as script coordinator for such shows as Greenleaf, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, and The Haunting of Hill House (S2), her feature “WORTH IT” landed her as a semi-finalist for Women in Film/The Black list feature competition and recently BET’s Project Cre8. Currently, she’s in post-production for her short “HOUSE OF BALLS” based on her time playing women’s dodgeball and a mentee in the Women in Film Mentoring Program for Directors 2019. Kristina is a writer and director who specializes in drama who’s a proud alum of Howard University and the University of Southern California.
Script Title: House of Balls
Logline: A down on her luck law school dropout moves back home to Oakland after dumping her fiancé in Chicago to discover a female dodgeball league that makes her face her biggest threat: herself.
Script Summary: Samantha dumps her fiancé after she finds out on New Years’ night he cheated on her again. When she moves back in with her parents in Oakland, they are no help in offering advice of what she should do next when they push her to make amends with best friend Penelope who told her about her no-good cheating fiance. When she volunteers at a non-profit she befriends a survivor, Jo who introduces her to the world of dodgeball. Samantha ends up confronting her worst fears, getting hit by a ball, and understanding who she is.
Script Title: San Men
Logline: Three Philly Garbage workers struggling to make ends meet are forced to dispose of dead bodies for the mafia, they question if another’s man’s life is worth more in the trash.
Script Summary: When a union strike hits Philadelphia’s sanitation department, Patricia finds herself looking for ways to solve her personal money problems. She ends up working alongside two unlikely men, Marvin and Pete who are going through similar money woes. But on their first night working together, they’re confronted by a mafia boss that can help solve their money problems by getting rid of a dead body. The trio juggles with the morality if another man’s life is worth more in the trash.
Keshia Kola is a goofball television and feature writer specializing in Comedy and Sci-Fi. Her coolest accomplishments include curating CulturalThesaurus.com, an online reference site that features uncensored slang synonyms. She is an alumni member of Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad writer’s program and has studied screenwriting at Script Anatomy and LA Film School. She’s also taken sketch and improv comedy classes at UCB and Groundlings in Los Angeles. She is a hiker, fly fisher, roller skating doggie mom, and answers to the moniker, “Snack Monster.”
Script Title: The Meshuga Method
Logline: A comedy that follows a rebellious Mental Health Therapist as he struggles to balance home life and his celebrity clientele.
Script Summary: A character-driven comedy that follows an irreverent Mental Health therapist as he struggles to balance family life and diagnosing the peculiar mental troubles of his celebrity clientele. His ridiculous antics have landed him a first-class ticket in front of the licensing board who ruthlessly threatens his practice. Will the good doctor give up his meshuga methods or face losing his high-profile practice?
Script Title: American Aliens
Logline: A Space Shuttle sent on a secret mission from the Gov’t finally returns to Earth after 30 years lost in space, only to devise a secret mission of their own.
Script Summary: Sent on a classified mission from the Government, The crew of the Horizon mysteriously disappears and is believed to have perished in the far regions of the galaxy. A group of misfit interns intercepts Horizon’s distress call who returns to Earth after a 30-year journey only to mastermind a secret mission of their own. Will they be welcomed as heroes or treated like foreign enemies?
Genre: Hour, Sci-fi, Action
Born in South Korea and adopted to a Jewish family in Texas, Kianna writes stories about diverse young women who make their own way in the universe as troublemakers, crime-doers, and shit-stirrers. Within months of graduating from UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program, Kianna staffed on two web shows that will air in February 2020 – one which receives millions of views per episode and has been nominated for multiple Webby Awards. When she is not writing television pilots or her YA historical manuscript, Kianna loves to read books, learn languages, and is currently training for a half marathon.
Script Title: The Foxglove
Logline: In 1920 New York, half Japanese Ciara (21) is determined to prove herself as the rightful heir of her Irish American mob family, but that is easier said than done with the FBI, rival gangs, and her own family on her tail.
Script Summary: Ciara (21) has always stuck out in her Irish-American family. She’s not sure if that’s due to her smarts and ambition, being the only daughter of a mob boss, or her mother’s Japanese blood flowing through her veins. Empowered by her work as a Suffragette, Ciara sees a business opportunity during the beginnings of Prohibition. Running a successful speakeasy in Manhattan is the first step to taking over the family business, and Ciara will do anything to ensure that her dreams come true.
Genre: Hour-Long, Drama, Historical, Crime, Thriller, Action
Script Title: Next To Me
Logline: After a shooting that leaves a small town in shambles, the traumatized Spalding family must deal with their grief and soldier forward, but this proves complicated with the skeletons in their closet.
Script Summary: Next to Me is a one-hour ensemble drama that begins a week after the tragic shooting of a father and son. With the suspect caught and in custody, Next to Me explores the ramifications of a senseless tragedy in a single-family. Each family member deals with grief and loss in their own way – sometimes comical, angry, or heartbreaking. They will be the cause of their own demise or learn how to heal together. This is the story of a battered, but not broken family.
Genre: Hour-Long, Drama, Crime, Family, Tragedy