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EMOTIONS

ABOVEGROUND

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AboveGround is a dramatic anthology series that revolves around Hot Music Producer, Bill T. (Darren Anthony Thomas) and his ultimate quest to find the best Independent Musical Artist that the LA music scene has to offer to appear on his television show, titled AboveGround.

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ALTRUMAN

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Altruman tells the story of a selfless superhero who begins to question his life’s work after he’s diagnosed with cancer. The series premiered in Australia on ABC ivew where it racked up over 40,000 views, and is now available worldwide on YouTube.

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THE BANKS

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To celebrate his 23rd birthday, Jonathan, a headstrong young man, organizes a party with his girlfriend, his best friend, and his younger brother on a remote, uninhabited island in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.  As the evening wears on and the four friends become progressively drunker, Jonathan, in a show of bravado, pitches the keys of the boat into the river.  The following day, after a fruitless search for the keys, the four friends realize that they are stranded on a deserted island, with a few bags of chips and very little fresh water, out of sight of civilization.

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BURNING WISHES

SCREENING BLOCK 1

Ne’er-do-well brothers Seamus and Martin Geraghty promise to honour their friend Paudie’s deathbed request and scatter his ashes at their favourite childhood spot. After letting him down in the past this is one promise to Paudie that Seamus is determined to keep even when Paudie winds up buried instead of being cremated. Burning Wishes is a black comedy about death, friendship and good ol’ fashioned grave-robbing.

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LOVERS & OTHERS

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Lovers & Others explores the tragic and comic consequences of following your heart. Complications arise after Angie, a strayed artist committed to a prominent self-help guru, has a chance encounter with a talented but underachieving old flame.

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NASTY HABITS

SCREENING BLOCK 2

Nasty Habits is a collection of vignettes featuring characters participating in their own addictive habits.

Nasty Habits covers multiple points of view in these ‘slice of life’ episodes. Rarely are the stories about addiction itself, but more focused on the bonds and conversations that emerge from sharing a cigarette, a drink, a cup of coffee, and all our other nasty habits.

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STATUS

SCREENING BLOCK 3

The series relates the adventures of Fortunato, a young troublemaker who, for love, abandons his career as a drugs pusher to try and become the perfect aid worker on a mission in Albania. The plot is inspired by the stories of the volunteers of CEFA Onlus, a long-established NGO in Bologna.

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WHATEVER, LINDA

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What if it wasn’t Bernie Madoff who embezzled billions in a decades-long Ponzi scheme but his cunning, attractive secretaries? Whatever, Linda is a ten-part internet dramedy inspired by the ‘real’ story behind the epic rise and fall of the largest financial fraud in history. Tucked away in the bowels of the accounting office of Barney Lahnar Investment Securities on Wall Street in 1978, entry-level employee and victim of circumstance, Linda Thoroughbred, cracks the code to begin the world’s most notorious Ponzi scheme with the help of her three female co-workers.

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