MAB Screenplays

FIREFLY

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An Indian firefly must defy all odds on a journey across the world to save Illuminah City from eternal darkness.

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CHRONICLES OF A FREE SOUL

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The parallel journeys of a terminally ill graduate and a misguided stripper intertwine on their search for clarity across the world.

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QUESTERIA

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In a post-nuclear era, an audacious black woman loses her grip on reality as she follows her gaming corp's trail of corruption.

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THE D

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A high school stoner unintentionally turns the basement of his family mansion into a haven for outlandish characters and ludicrous antics.

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DANIEL FOR DELEGATE

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With the help of his wacky manager and high school interns, an optimistic teacher launches his fifth seemingly hopeless campaign.

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CHRON. OF UN & RODMAN

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The notorious lovebirds Kim Jung Un and Dennis Rodman find themselves in a series of strange scenarios and outrageous adventures.

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FIREFLY

THE BREAKDOWN

Thematic Premise

The solution to modern society’s egotism is true love.


The Indian Hero

While the fireflies of Illuminah City are obsessed with the brightness of their sparks, AIDEN PATEL sees the beauty in life beyond the constraints of his exclusive community. But his hyperactive tendencies and deeply rooted longing for adventure lead him into trouble - trouble that forces him on a journey across the world with the fate of Illuminah City in his unstable hands.  


The American Hero

JADE FROST, a beautiful blue-green dragonfly, possesses natural harmony with the ocean. After nearly causing Aiden’s death, she joins him on his journey. Her optimistic free-spirit not only helps Aiden find himself but also the key to reigniting Illuminah City. 


The Adventure of a Lifetime

This emotional rollercoaster will take people of all ages on a journey through some of the most astounding places in India and South Africa (see below - we scouted the settings).


Review from The Black List:

“FIREFLY has a breathtakingly imaginative, totally unique premise with mainstream, international appeal. The story offers dazzling visuals that prospective directors ought to be more than enticed by. In line tonally with films like FINDING NEMO and A BUG'S LIFE.”


*Ranked on The Black List


**The rights to our 142 EP come with the purchase of this screenplay!


Logline

An Indian firefly must defy all odds on a journey across the world to save Illuminah City from eternal darkness.


Genre:

Animation, Family Adventure


Length:

105 pages


Suggested Rating:

PG


Type of Production:

Animated feature 


If you are interested in reading this screenplay, please email: jon@mabtunez.com

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CHRONICLES OF A FREE SOUL

THE BREAKDOWN

Inspiration

*Based on the journey that inspired our CHRONICLES OF A FREE SOUL LP.


Thematic Premise

Breaking free of societal chains to pursue the heart's desire.


Modern Day Relevance

The structure of this story is built upon the growing thirst for International travel and the increasing opportunities to pursue one's passion in life.


The Awakening Adventure

This emotional journey will take you through some of the most incredible places in Patagonia and Iceland (see below - we scouted the settings).


Review from The Black List:

“CHRONICLES OF A FREE SOUL explores themes most people can relate to in a profound way. The film is reminiscent of the Before Sunrise trilogy but in much more exotic locations that serve as a perfect backdrop for a story about self-discovery and love.”


*The rights to our CHRONICLES OF A FREE SOUL LP come with the purchase of this screenplay!





Logline

The parallel journeys of a terminally ill graduate and a misguided stripper intertwine on their search for clarity across the world.


Genre:

Coming-of-Age, Adventure Drama, Romance


Length:

105 pages


Suggested Rating:

PG-13


Type of Production:

Feature film


BASED ON A TRUE STORY


If you are interested in reading this screenplay, please email: jon@mabtunez.com

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QUESTERIA

THE BREAKDOWN

Thematic Premise

The corruption amid the growing socio-economic divide.


Modern Day Relevance

Along with the growing socio-economic divide, this episode explores the coinciding struggles that minorities in the US face; as well as the corruption of media and gun laws. It also addresses the vitality of clean water and the harsh reality that nearly a billion people across the globe face without it.


The Harsh Reality

This story blurs the lines between augmented, virtual, and actual reality. Ultimately, throwing the viewer for a whirl that they will not see coming; a whirl they may not want to see at all!


Review from The Black List:

 “[Questeria] is built around a compelling sci-fi concept: virtual reality is obviously classic, well-tread territory in the genre, but there’s something especially intriguing and potent about the way this show brings real people into that virtual world. The writer demonstrates an exciting talent for world-building that will serve an ongoing series nicely.”



Logline

In a post-nuclear era, an audacious black woman loses her grip on reality as she follows her gaming company’s trail of corruption.


Genre:

Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller


Length:

60 pages


Suggested Rating:

TV-MA


Type of Production:

Extended television episode 


If you are interested in reading this screenplay, please email: jon@mabtunez.com

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THE D

THE BREAKDOWN

The History

Back in junior and senior year of high school, Michael and Jon spent many of their weekend nights at a classmate's home, which was notoriously known as the Dope House. Basically, it was what it sounds like: a high school frat house in which a bunch of teenagers drank, smoked weed and partook in idiocracy.  But unlike the standard frat house, the Dope House was a luxurious suburban home, and the parents of the teenage founder were indeed present. With access to the glorious basement, the beautiful backyard, and pool area, it is easy to imagine some of the shenanigans that took place here, but some things were just well... abzoludely outreayguzzz. Between the series of characters that rolled through and the absurd scenarios that always managed to unfold, we believe that the time spent at the Dope House created enough baseline content for an animated sitcom that could prevail for decades.


The Vision

The next generation's South Park or Family Guy.  


Voice Acting

We did the voice acting for Chronicles of Un and Rodman, aside from the real audio clips (see below), and we're confident we can do a better job voicing characters in The D

Logline

A high school stoner unintentionally turns the basement of his family mansion into a haven for outlandish characters and ludicrous antics.


Genre:

Animated sitcom


Length (of pilot):

30 pages


Suggested Rating:

TV-MA


Type of Production:

Animated sitcom 


BASED ON A TRUE STORY


If you are interested in reading this screenplay, please email: jon@mabtunez.com

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DANIEL FOR DELEGATE

THE BREAKDOWN

The Inspiration

During the Summer of 2017, Alex was working to oversee various State Delegate races in Virginia. Many of the candidates were in tight races and were therefore under close watch. One incredibly passionate candidate, we’ll call him Daniel, was in a political race that he had next to no chance of winning. However, Daniel was inspirationally optimistic that he had an opportunity to overthrow a 20-year incumbent. When Alex’s job ended, and Daniel eventually lost, Alex came up with the idea for a mockumentary style show that followed the race of Daniel: a candidate who had no chance of winning his race but remained forever optimistic that he would. 


The Vision

As someone who has worked on political campaigns for two years, Alex knows how they operate, what makes them difficult, and more importantly, what makes them funny. Daniel for Delegate is written to be shot in a similar style as shows like The Office and Modern Family where characters are able to share their thoughts and struggles directly with the audience. This show would be highly relevant in today's climate. In a political landscape where attack ads are commonplace, viewers would be eager to see a wide-eyed innocent candidate get the spotlight. 


Logline

With the help of his wacky manager and high school interns, an optimistic teacher launches his fifth seemingly hopeless campaign.


Genre:

Sitcom, Mockumentary


Length (of pilot):

30 pages


Suggested Rating:

TV-14


Type of Production: 

Sitcom


If you are interested in reading this screenplay, please email: 

alex@mabtunez.com



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CHRONICLES OF UN & RODMAN

THE BREAKDOWN

Conceptualization

In May of 2018, Michael and Jon took cover in an Icelandic lodge as the wind whipped through the wondrous mountains. It was here that their years of ludicrous conceptualizations would first be written down. After a brief attempt at laying down the instrumentals for Call of the Wind, the two decided to write a ridiculous song, which is something that they had talked about doing for a while. As huge proponents of Kim Jung Un jokes, they couldn't think of a better way to start than with the man himself, Un. The two spent a few minutes howling out absurd high pitched song lines revolving around Un, which led to the idea of an animated short. Given the absurdity of Un's relationship with Dennis Rodman, the two brainstormed a ridiculous, but fitting group of characters that could hypothetically join the two lovebirds in some outrageous scenario: Donald Trump, Kanye West, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, and the Yodel Boy were the first to mind. And so from there, the Chronicles of Un and Rodman was brought to life.


The Idea

Fast-paced, outrageous humor based on pop culture.


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The notorious lovebirds Kim Jung Un and Dennis Rodman find themselves in a series of strange scenarios and outrageous adventures.


Genre:

Animated Parody 


Length (of pilot):

3 minutes


Suggested Rating:

TV-14


Type of Production:

Animated web series


If you are interested in reading this screenplay, please email: jon@mabtunez.com

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