Posted Tuesday 28 Feb 2023
Well done to our members who are finalists in the C21 Digital Drama Pitch for 2023. Co-producer Olivia Shanks and Great Southern Television for Son, one of seven projects shortlisted from more than 90 submissions, spanning the USA, France, New Zealand, South Africa and Finland.
A panel of industry judges will decide on a winning pitch, which will receive a £30,000 marketing package from C21Media to support development. The winning pitch will be announced in March.
Son - synopsis Son is a dark comedy about a woman who goes looking for her estranged son on the day the world stops turning. Forty year old Terri is a cynical, selfish, cigarette-sucking mother, and she has no reservations in making this clear to anyone who bothers her…. except for the “Mother” part, that is. She’ll take that secret to her grave. Having abandoned her son 15 years ago, it would take something biblical for Terri to face him and the life that led to her decision to leave. Then smack bang in the middle of the hottest day all summer, it does.
A bizarre, chaotic, frightening and funny journey about confronting change, Son navigates the mess of human existence, shining a light on those pedestrian moments of heroism that always go unnoticed.
Producer: Olivia Shanks and Andrew Marshall. Partners: Great Southern Television,
The seven development project pitches are all available to view at this link.