"Freelance Beatdown" - An action/comedy television pilot
Hi gang! My name is Jordan Morris. If you're a fan of internet audio, you may know me as the co-host of the Jordan, Jesse, Go! podcast. If you're a fan of live comedy in the Southern California area, you may know me from my performances at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Nerd Melt Theater and other finer comedy venues.
I've written a new television pilot that I'm over-the-moon excited about. It's called "Freelance Beatdown." As a boy, the main character, Lee Baron attended a secret government boarding school that trains black ops-ready assassins, but he dropped out so he could concentrate on starting a band and smoking weed. We find Lee a 30-year-old burnout, doing just enough work to pay his rent and enjoying a care-free man child's lifestyle. In order to raise enough money to keep his band going, he accepts an offer to do freelance secret agent work. He must dredge up his latent super-hero skills and decide whether to make something of himself or continue his life of delectable idleness.
I'd describe it as Buffy the Vampire Slayer without the monsters or The Boune Identity with jokes. I'm always disappointed that action/genre shows don't pay more attention to character, relationships and humor. In my humble opinion, FB has all of these in spades.
To introduce this show to the Hollywood check-signers I'd like to do something special. These days, a script without a filmed component is more likely than not to just sit in an executive's drawer. I'd like to film a staged reading of the show with some TOP COMEDY TALENT. It will be a nice shoot. 3 cameras, mics for everyone. The script is pretty packed with action, so for certain fight scenes, we'll insert a comic rendering of the action drawn by the fantastic comics artist CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS, creator of THE ADVENTURES OF DR. MCNINJA, a fantastic and hilarious web comic.
The money I'm raising will go to pay Chris and the video crew who will be filming and editing the show.
I've checked around and NOTHING like this has ever been done to pitch a potential TV show. I think it's a unique idea that will get people talking. In the long term, I hope this is something you'll see on television. In the short term, the pilot video is sure to be a delight, packed with laughs and wonderful art. There's some great rewards for people who help including announcements on JJGO and art from Chris.
Other Ways You Can Help
We're reading the pilot in front of a live audience on Oct. 7 2012 at 5pm at The Little Modern Theater located here: 6474 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038. Please come and be in our audience! The video will sound amazing with a big crowd and the performers will appreciate the energy. Bring friends!
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