THE SEVENTH BROTHER - historical drama. Inspired by actual events, THE SEVENTH BROTHER follows the never-before-told story of Levon Sabbagh, a man forced to confront the demons of his past as the Nazi war machine invades his small town in France, leading to bitter betrayals, life-threatening sacrifices, and a thrilling showdown.
AND INTO PLOUGHSHARES - social justice drama. Inspired by the real story of a man on death row and our actual interactions. Melanie Lafferty, a deadened social worker, fights to get her former child client off death row, but fails to realize that she cannot save him. Ripped from the headlines, it deals with racism, illegal immigration, inequality, and breaking down the white savior trope.
POKER FACE - darkly comedic feature in the vein of Albert Brooks' MOTHER meets LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Leeba is a closed-off, female poker player who is forced to live with and take the dating advice of her meddling, ill, just-as-closed-off-as-Leeba, 84-year-old grandmother on the grounds that her grandmother move into assisted living. But before Leeba can date, she has to learn to drop her poker face.
BINTEL BRIEF - magical realism feature. Based on Liana Finck's graphic novel of the same name, A BINTEL BRIEF is a magical realism journey into the world of depression. Artist Rachel is at a turning point in her life. When a notebook with a mysterious man from 1905 comes to life, she discovers she'd rather live in the past than confront the realities of the present.
THE MS SAINT LOUIS - miniseries, historical drama, 1 hour. THE M.S. SAINT LOUIS tells the true story of the fateful 1939 ship carrying 937 Jewish refugees out of Germany only to be rejected by Cuba, the United States, and Canada, and the sacrifices brave Captain Gustav Schroeder made in order to save them.
CARLA MARGO - dramedic, 1 hour. Twelve-year-old Carla Margo just wants to be "normal," date the coolest guy in school, and hang out with her flamboyantly fabulous best friend, but instead she must fight to assimilate her family's Communist values into 1950's Red Scare America. Based on the real life of my mother and her semi-famous family.
GREENHORN - ½ hour, in the vein of TRANSPARENT. A laugh then cry, ‘50s-era dramedy that follows spit-fire Polish Jewish refugee Donna Green as she chases the American Dream with her troubled but loving Holocaust Survivor husband.
KISMET - 14 pages. Three strangers stuck in a single car ride together have much in common, but their desire to save face keeps their shameful secrets hidden.
HOW TO HAVE A FIGHT - 6 pages. A fight about a moldy pot in the sink devolves into nonsensical madness.
Selected Spec Episodes
VEEP - Selina's casual racism in small-town MO costs her the opportunity for a senate revote, definitively losing her the presidency.
MASTERS OF SEX - When a Vietnam veteran comes into the office wanting a prosthetic penis to help him have sex with his wife, Johnson is eager to take the practice into this new venture, but Masters fears the prosthetic will sully their reputation and refuses to help. Johnson ends up unintentionally teaching her daughter about sex toys, getting her in trouble at school. Masters decides to save the practice on his own by turning to Betty Friedan for funding - but the famed feminist is not impressed with his efforts.
GROW A PAIR OF... WINGS - Guided by the whimsical ghost of her Holocaust Survivor grandfather, imperfect perfectionist Sarah Klein discovers that in order to soar through her mid-twenties, she must first face her fears, embrace her roots, and of course... grow a pair of wings.
OLD FASHIONED BROTHEL - A dysfunctional legal brothel in the middle of tumbleweed Nevada must band together against the greatest evil of all - their mothers.