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The Undesirables

The Undesirables

Black Comedy, Comedy, Fantasy | English | 30 minutes

Company

Shake The Tree Productions, LLC


Cast & Crew

Director

Joseph Pepitone

Producers

Rob Sciglimpaglia, Toni D'Antonio, Lou Martini, Jr., Joseph Pepitone

Writer

Joseph Pepitone

Cast

John Paul Jones, Lou Martini, Jr.


Synopsis

MICHAEL CHEEVERS is a slacker who has spent the last ten years of his life working in a mailroom. He has no drive, ambition or potential. After a night of drinking, he accidentally kills himself in a bizarre sexual experiment gone wrong.

Michael finds himself in Purgatory and is “greeted” by SHANNI SMITH, a sassy secretary with a high opinion of herself and a low tolerance for everyone else and MARTHA MAGDALENE, a no-nonsense Human Resources manager. After they give Michael a very unwelcoming welcome, he meets with the recently demoted ST. PETER and is told that despite being a decent guy, his wasted potential and laziness is the reason he has been sentenced to Purgatory. Michael is assigned to the mailroom under the supervision of Office Manager BROOKE LYNNE MONROE. Brooke takes a liking to Michael and the two become fast friends.

Brooke tells Michael about FRANK SIPPERELLI, an evil real estate mogul who has a bitter rivalry with St. Peter and a close relationship with the Boss’s Son, JESUS, who “runs” Purgatory. Frank plans to buy Purgatory, so he can shut it down and turn it into a vacation spot for affluent “Heaveners.”

Michael comes up with a series of plans to stop Frank from succeeding and to impress Brooke. But every time he seems ready to make his move on her, something or someone gets in the way. And when boy band leader, LISANDRO shows up, Brooke falls hard, causing friction between Michael and her.

One of Michael’s ideas, a raucous date auction, raises enough money to stall Frank’s plans but when the office Christmas party angers birthday boy Jesus, the Undesirables find themselves in the doghouse. Frank is free and clear to move forward with his plan and when his benefactor is revealed, all Hell breaks loose.

Will Michael and team convince Jesus of Sipperelli’s devilish plan before it’s too late? Will Brooke fall for Michael’s dim-witted charm? Can this dysfunctional team of Undesirables make Purgatory great again?

Material Available:

Pitch Deck, One Sheet, Season One Scripts (8 / 20 min Episodes), Outlines for Seasons Two and Three

Current Status:

* Pilot financed and beginning production December 8, 2020

** Additional Financing / Co-Production / Broadcast Deal / Pre-Sales Needed for Series

*** Director and Talent LOI (Joseph Pepitone-Director, John Paul Jones-Actor/Influencer)

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Completion Year

2021


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