2017 Projects and Works-in-Progress

Logline

In a dystopia in which a private social network connects young women with rich men from a secret society, marriages are no longer about love, but about feeding monsters.

Synopsis

In a dystopian future, Uma does not identify with the norms that define the society she lives in. All of her female friends of her age have been married to men who are three or four times older than them, before they even have boyfriends. These young brides are a currency to broker deals and mergers between corporations, in a structure that relies on an unspoken dictatorship and complexity of social networks that rely exclusively on external social status symbols. Both men and women adhere to this social code. Uma’s family, nearing bankruptcy, forces her to marry even against her mother’s doubts. When Uma violently rejects their proposal for a fiancé, this man offers a solution: send Uma to a place where wayward girls are corrected and prepared for this type of marriage. Uma’s time there will forever change her life and the lives of those around her.

Status: Development
Shooting Locations: Proposed: England, Spain. Please ask for Canadian, French or American options.