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SPIRIT MEDICINE a story collective presented by Alonzo Van Wilson and Chip Warren

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....and now, on with the show(s):

Market-Ready Scripts and Series

BRANDYWINE AVENUE: 60-minute Drama
LOGLINE: Bridgefield is a midwestern steel city that industry forgot. The story begins as the city is struggling through its darkest hour, just before the dawn of a social justice revolution. Brandywine Avenue takes viewers inside the nexus of this change—the city's Juvenile and Family Court Complex—as the fight to save Bridgefield unfolds, pitting power brokers against the new civic leaders rising from the ashes.
DEN OF LYONS: 60-minute Drama
LOGLINE: After five years of working for an overbearing boss, Dr. Matthew Lyons decides to break the leash to start his own animal hospital. With his recent diagnosis of mental illness, this may not be a good idea, but what the hell? Life is a long, twisted journey and if you only travel on the medicated days, you may never reach your destination.
EXODUS: 60-minute Drama
LOGLINE: When Robert Woods returns from Vietnam to 1970's Brooklyn, he steps into a dystopian version of the city where he grew up. Struggling with their government-induced heroin addictions, Robert and his buddies are lost in their own city, trying to make sense of the chaos. When Uncle Sam comes calling for another tour, they self-exile and immerse themselves in the Canadian subculture of draft dodgers.
THE RECYCLERS: 30-minute Comedy
LOGLINE: At his boss’s funeral, a laid-off factory worker realizes that burial caskets can be a significant economic resource. Especially those he could steal from the fresh graves of wealthy folks. Business booms after he convinces his business-savvy friend to join the startup, but when one of them intermingles their love and work lives, things just get weird.
LEMON GROVE: 60-minute Drama
LOGLINE: Lemon Grove is prison rife with gang politics, staff corruption and flooded with drugs. But as an aging gang leader awakens to the inhumanity of the system, he starts planting seeds of reform.
THE DESERT STATES OF URSALA: Dramatic Feature
LOGLINE: A reclusive artist finds a mitten that still contains a child's severed hand, sparking an obsessive journey into her own lost childhood.
OK, You Two: 60-minute Dramedy
LOGLINE: Mother. Wife. Daughter. Lover. Writer. Therapist. Who says six hats are too many? Alex Deneuve's star is on the rise but as the stress and strain of her self-soothing lifestyle begin to gnaw at her seemingly ideal family life, her mother moves to town throwing the whole shebang into chaos.
RUE: Dramatic Feature
LOGLINE: Molly leads a double life as a ballet instructor and a woman trafficked into the Budapest sex trade. When she decides it’s time to break free of the industry and pursue her dreams as a dancer, she confronts the cold fact that quitting is the easy part. Disentangling from the exploitative power brokers who control the business is another challenge altogether.
THE NUG: Comedy Feature
LOGLINE: After a coffee creamer explosion burns their club to the ground, two exotic dancers hit the road for California, chasing the promise of an inherited prospector map. With the bad guy hot on their stiletto heels, our Heroins will stop at nothing—except the famous Squirrel City roadside attraction—to reach the land of boundless riches.
BLACK STUMP HOLLOW: Dramatic Feature
LOGLINE: A rural doctor is called to serve in WWII, leaving his country-wise son to assume the burdens of the family’s Appalachian homestead and confront a simmering conflict with a backwoods bootlegger.
UNWOKE: 60-minute Drama
LOGLINE: When a petty dispute lands a sue-happy Beverly Hills attorney in civil court as a plaintiff, an activist judge forces his awakening by sentencing him to community service at a law center in South Central Los Angeles.

Coming Soon

Dark Nights: Limited Series
LOGLINE: By day, Jered Bradford runs a successful Malibu rehab center, but by night he’s on the streets of Los Angeles looking for the son he failed as a father. Immersing himself in the city’s notorious Skid Row, Jered enlists the help of an unlikely band of street dwellers who may help him find not only his lost son but also his life’s true purpose.
PLANETARY: 60-minute Drama
LOGLINE: Three neighboring planets are locked in a conflict over resources and technology, fueled by centuries of cultural prejudice. The system's innermost planet is facing a climate crisis and has become belligerent toward its neighbors, but when a rogue astronomer makes a discovery that could hold the key to their future, the tectonics of planetary politics begin to shift.
POLTERHEIST: Comedy Feature
LOGLINE: In a dystopian future New Orleans—when ghosts and all those who commune with them have been Draconianly outlawed—a matronly Medium plans a heist to free her departed friend’s ghost dog from the highly fortified Ectoprison where wayward souls are incarcerated for all of eternity.
YAZOO: Comedy Feature
LOGLINE: Karla Ketchum is an NYC comedian on the rise when her mother suffers a stroke, forcing her to return to small-town Mississippi. The onslaught of closet skeletons is small potatoes compared with the real challenge Karla faces as she learns that coming out of the closet in Yazoo ain't no joke.
Tres Papas: Comedy Feature
LOGLINE: When one of LA’s most popular podcast hosts is framed for embezzlement, he and his homies have three days to prove his innocence, launching them on a round-the-clock investigative odyssey.
REMISSION: Dramatic Feature
LOGLINE: While working to shut down a massive drug operation, DEA Agent Ben Jameson comes face-to-face with his long-dead, identical twin brother. When he learns the reasons behind his brother’s criminal life, Ben is faced with a moral dilemma.
SCAREDY CAT: Horror Feature
LOGLINE: Danny is a loving and supportive husband with the startle reflex of a possum. When his wife inherits her family’s spooky lake house, a cast of ghostly in-laws start to appear to only Danny. As a dark family secret begins to unfold, Danny wonders if he’s going mad or are these sinister specters rising up to destroy him?
BURNING FISH: Feature Comedy
LOGLINE: A stalled 20-something sets off to Alaska for his great American adventure, only to have the crap beat out of him on a commercial salmon boat. He limps pennilessly back to the Lower 48 with the ghost of his sadistic captain nipping at his heels.

Concept & Outline

THE WAVE: 10 Episode Limited Series
LOGLINE: When an earthquake in the Canary Islands triggers a mega-tsunami that will barrel across the Atlantic and devastate The Bahamas in eight hours, 17-year-old Josh Perkins makes it his dying mission to protect his love interest from the truth of what awaits them.
THE GREAT DETERGENT CONSPIRACY: Feature Comedy
LOGLINE: When a love-starved conspiracy theorist stumbles on evidence that a major corporation bilked the American public out of billions, he embarks on a madcap quest to prove the biggest consumer scandal of the 20th Century.
THE LAST COWBOY IN TEXAS: Limited Series
LOGLINE: When the patriarch of the Fagen family is moved into hospice care on his West Texas ranch, his four sons come home to assist him in his final chapter. There they come face to face with their own demons and the external forces that threaten their ranch and the way of life that made it.
SQUATTING THE BU: 30-minute Comedy
LOGLINE: A failed writer devises a plan to live off the Los Angeles entertainment class that has rejected him by squatting in high-end weekend homes of Hollywood Executives and denizens of the billionaire class.
GOLD TRAIN: Dramatic Feature
LOGLINE: A school teacher joins a raiding party of the Hungarian Gold Train so that the works of his fallen lover aren’t lost to posterity after the Nazi’s plunder the art and material riches of the Budapest Jews at the end of World War II.

Status of the Works Listed:

FINISHED

Brandywine Avenue: Pilot + Bible

Den of Lyons: Pilot, Season 1, Bible

The Recyclers: Pilot + Bible

Lemon Grove: Pilot + Bible, shop-ready package

The Desert States of Ursala: Completed Feature

The Nug: Completed Feature

Unwoke: Completed Pilot

Rue: Completed Feature

OK, You Two: Competed Pilot

Black Stump Hollow: Completed Feature

CURRENTLY DRAFTING

Dark Nights Limited Series)

Planetary (Series)

Polterheist (Comedy Feature)

Yazoo (Comedy Feature)

Tres Papas (Comedy Feature)

Remission (Action Feature)

Scaredy Cat (Horror Feature)

Exodus (Pilot)

Burning Fish (Dramady Feature)

OUTLINED

The Great Detergent Conspiracy (Feature)

Squatting the Bu (Series)

Gold Train (Feature)

CONCEPT

The Last Cowboy in Texas (Limited Series/Series)

The Wave (Limited Series

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