Short Treatment 32 - Outside

JO (36) is the manager of a small maintenance crew installing jump gates across the galaxy. FTL travel was discovered a few thousand years ago, but it requires a jump gate at either terminus, which has to be manually installed.

Jo and her team arrive at a location, install the gate, and activate it. A new gate then jumps to them, along with news from the last hundred years or so. Sometimes they get a new ship, which is always nice, but by this point lightspeed and near-lightspeed travel have come up on physical laws of the universe, so there’s not usually any upgrades big enough to be worth it. They then go into cryosleep for a hundred years or so while they fly to the next jump point.

Everyone they ever knew has been dead for thousands of years at this point, which was a known factor of the job, which means only a certain type of person applied. Jo didn’t have any immediate family, and had several debts - financial and otherwise - that made a fresh start a few thousand years in the fu…

Logline 400 - Ready or Not, Here I Come

When an international hide-and-seek championship ends in a draw, the two victors crank their training up to ridiculous levels in preparation for next year's bout.

Logline 399 - More Than Enough

When the richest man in the world wins the lottery, it opens the floodgates for spurious lawsuits and long-lost cousins, to the point where he starts losing what he had before.

Logline 398 - Without

When the apocalypse finally comes, life doesn't change much for a rural farmer and his family. Then the raiders come.

Logline 397 - Out of Options

When the CEO of a tech startup takes a loan from the Russian mob, she knows if the company goes under, they'll be out for blood. Then the company goes under.

Logline 396 - On Top of the World

When a construction crew gets stranded at the top of a collapsing space elevator, they have to work together to have any chance of surviving.

Short Treatment 31 - Senioritis

FARRAH is a 15-year-old high school student who’s looking good and feeling confident as she heads into the first day back from summer vacation. She had a growth spurt over the summer and lost some weight besides, she got some new clothes, and looks and feels like an entirely different person from the somewhat-chubby loser she ended the last year as.

It doesn’t take ten minutes of being back at school, though, before any delusions of grandeur start to fade. She bumps into her bullies - DOLORES, JAYA, and AIDEN, who laugh at her, mocking her for thinking should could ever be anything other than a loser. It’s the leader of the trio, Dolores, who really delivers the KO, when she tells Farrah she’s not even gonna bother messing with her, because she doesn’t have to - Farrah is a loser, and will always be a loser, and Dolores wants Farrah to know that she isn’t a loser because she’s bullied, she’s bullied because she’s a loser - even if Dolores doesn’t do it, somebody else will.

It’s not true…

Logline 395 - Whichcraft

When a teenage Wiccan accidentally discovers real magic, she tries to abandon it all - but whatever it is she woke up, it is hungry.

Logline 394 - Out of the Frying Pan

After her homestyle diner shuts down, the head chef decides to open up a fine dining establishment in the heart of New York City.

Logline 393 - To the Quick

When the world's greatest heart surgeon needs a complicated heart surgery, she finds it difficult to decide which of her inferiors will be able to pull it off.

Logline 392 - Spare Change

When a childless billionaire leaves his entire estate to whichever of his family puts the least effort into acquiring it, a war of passive-aggression erupts, the likes of which the world has never seen.

Logline 391 - Fair Well

A year after running away with the circus, the former outcast loser has reinvented herself as a cool, confident badass... at least, until her troupe circles back through her hometown.