SUGAR LAND (TV pilot) One-hour Southern fried TV drama based on the novel out with Red Hen Press
The series: Based on the award-winning book, SUGAR LAND follows Miss Dara, a queer prison cook in the 1920s. After her forbidden love is discovered, Miss Dara is forced to work in a savage men's prison where she meets the soon-to-be-famous blue singer, Lead Belly, who sings his way to freedom (true story!) and inspires her to break free of her prisons - any way she can.
The pilot: It's 1924 in Midland, Texas, and after Miss Dara's illicit, secret love is discovered, she's forced to work in a savage men's prison where she thinks she's safe. And she is, until she isn't.
In lingo, SUGAR LAND - which went through the Sundance "Mapping the Series" Co//ab - would BBQ with Orange is the New Black and Shawshank Redemption. The Bible is ready and the short proof of concept film is in post-production. Email me!
I found Miss Dara to be such a unique yet unpredictable figure. It's a character that will be adored by the LGBTQ community and beyond.
In addition to Finalists above:
2023 Semi-finalist Stowe Labs
Second Rounder in PAGE Awards 2023
Semi-finalist LA Intl Screenplay Awards
Quarter-finalist ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2022
Quarter-finalist Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship Season 5
Semi-finalist Flickers' Rhode Island 2022 Intl Film Festival
Semi-finalist 2022 Vail Script Contest
Quarter-finalist The Great American Script
LIMBO (TV pilot) One hour surreal TV thriller
White Lotus meets Neil Gaimon's The Sandman.
LIMBO opens on a charming yet a volatile boozehound, Dipso Maniac, who must decide whether to forgive or avenge his own death. And when the mysterious, non-binary Bartender turns out to be his Case Worker with secrets of their own (many they don't even know), things get even more bizarre.
Two other stories ready for adaptation:
“Racing Josephine” published in 10,000 Pounds of Black Ink (and also in print only with the Buckman Journal)
"Fetus" published on F(r)iction
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