Brooke Babineau

 

Loglines & Synopses:

(The samplings below are from selected properties both scripted and ready for development.  Outlines, treatments and screenplays are available upon request.)

Magick                    Does magic really exist?

 (PG-rated)  Psychedelic 70ís in San Francisco: A boy finds Merlinís magic wand.  The proprietor of a magic shop (Merlin) has been waiting centuries for its appearance, but so has Simon Magus, emissary of the Dark Lord! 

2nd Chances                    Is it possible to escape your destiny?

Mortally wounded in a robbery gone-bad, a timid bank clerk has an out-of-body experience in the emergency operating room. He regrets the choices that brought him such a tragic ending of his pathetic life.  Upon awakening he discovers that he is six years old again, on the morning of the pivotal day that defined his previous life. Knowing the twenty-year sequence of events he experienced previously he now has a 2nd Chance to shape his life into something better. However, each turning in the new path bears a heavy price, and seems destined to lead him to the same disastrous ending.

Ice Cold                              True love, but at what price?

Rescued from a date-gone-bad an accounts associate beguiles her rescuer, a once-author of mystery novels, into helping her script a "fictional" plot for the robbery she plans to commit.  He becomes a prime suspect in a string of burglaries on diamond brokerage house customers, the last resulted in a murder.

The Carrion Birds 

Set against the backdrop of the Susan Smith media circus in South Carolina, production crews flock to the event.  A freelance soundman discovers love, a terrible plot, and his conscience.

.357                 Opposites may not always attract, but could be necessary for survival.

A stolen handgun links two strangers; a derelict ex-cop and a custom motorcycle builder, drawing them to an illegal arms shipment.  Each must face his own dark past in order to survive.   

Sins of the Mother                     And the truth shall set you free, or not?

At her motherís funeral, a talented entertainer at the beginning of her career, meets the father sheíd been told deserted her as a child.  Conflicted, she follows him when he leaves and learns the truth about herself.

 Inspired                  Fiction may not always imitate life, it may be the cause of it.

The show runner for a popular crime series, is running out of ideas.  Hoping a change of perspective may spark the creative flow, he takes an office in a seedy part of town.  Witnessing a vicious mugging below his alley window, he uses it as the substance for a show.  Itís a hit!  But at what price?

Hurdy Gurdy Man                When the devil we know leads us to a living Hell.

The sole survivor of a mortar attack is misidentified and surgically reconstructed to resemble another soldier. Awakening in a military hospital, notified of the death of his alter egoís only living relative, he willingly accepts the inheritance of a wealthy estate. .

Nutter                                A simple mind may see more clearly.

Andrew J. believes a secret organization is trying to kill him. Each day requires daring, cunning, stealth and agility just to survive.  Most of the residents in Nutter, GA try not to disillusion him.

Icons, But first. . .                         And, now for something completely different.

Irreverent and a skewed, ever-changing reality in a linked series of satirical comedy sketches derived from contemporary television commercials. Beyond Monty Python, and then some.

Double Negative                           Gangster rap with very real consequences.

With the increase and widespread incidents of violence and drug use, rap music and its entertainers are often perceived as two of the causes; this is not necessarily incorrect.

The Sweet Sweeps                   Careful what you ask for, because you may get it,

The life of high school janitor, Marvin Sweet, is irrevocably changed when he wins a flood of Wheel of Fortune prizes. 

Whoís There...?                    To sleep, perchance to dream, but is the dream real?

Awakening from a dream, in which her husband fakes a burglary so he can kill her for the insurance money, believing the dream may be a premonition, the wife makes her own plans to turn the tables.

Jazz Kats                             When murdered spirits refuse to stay dead.

(G-rated, animation musical adventure/comedy feature.)  A hot jazz group from the 1940s is reincarnated in a rural Louisiana community preparing to enter a float in the Mardi Gras parade.

Concepts for Development

The Barnstormers  A visionary huckster forms two baseball teams from the remains of company leagues, devastated by the Depression, and takes them to Europe.
The Score  (Based on a true story)  The owner of a nightclub, frequented by wise guys, finds he has gotten in too deep.
bUDDY                         Being your own best friend may destroy who you think you are.
Where Justice Prevails  Finding their home burgled and ransacked, the police are professionally sympathetic to a couple's plight but admit that there is very little that they can do.  The couple decide to take matters into their own hands.
Cruise  A cross-country trail of murders coincides with the lucid dreaming of a man undergoing therapy.
Roller  A hustler selling shares in fictitious movie ventures, is one step ahead of the law and vengeful marks.  He acquires a classic Rolls Royce, which lends him an aura of credibility; he soon discovers that he is not immune to its effect.

Reach Out   A telephone sales call results in a pleasant, though innocuous conversation. The telemarketer soon realizes that he has accidentally awakened his worst nightmare.

Easy Money  When his day job evaporates, an impressionable young man is lured into the world of rock bands, club dates and concerts. 

The Face   A news cameraman, scanning crowd shots after a freak accident at a baseball game, notices one fan looking away from the action.  When he sees him again, at the scene of another tragic incident, he knows something's wrong.

Fast Dancin' to the Blues   (Based on a true story) A young manís peripheral, then increasing involvement with a blues band and the on-the-road music business lead to a life he's ill-prepared to handle.