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Dramas & Comedic Works Aired

Below is a listing of dramas and comedies that have aired and are available for sale/selected broadcast. To read more on the subject of these scripts, CLICK ON THE TITLE or IMAGE

God Does Not Play Dice - Albert and Mileva -  Writer, Producer, Director, Actor. Airedl Global  TVJan 2009. 

Fact-based one hour television drama about young Albert Einstein in 1905, and his wife Mileva, and a visitor after hours who made the Einstein's face themselves and each other in their most productive year.  View Movie Online

Mentoring - The Movie  -  Regional Global TV Canadian airing Feb/March, 2007 Writer

"Two souls exchange roles as teacher and student in various incarnations from caveman times to present times, their relationship reflecting the evolutions, and devolutions, of humanity at large".  
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A Viking's Carol  -  (aired Dec, 1989 CTV). Director/Writer

A Prairie-Christmas homecoming story with an edge, and metaphysical heart.
46 min. Christmas drama, Aired, CTV (Canada) 1989…paradoxically, the same week the Berlin Wall came down.          
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Kefi's Garage (starring Gordon Tootoosis, aired 1992 (CTV) Director/Producer/Writer 

72 min.  Aired CTV, 1992.  
Michael Derbas co-producer, featuring Gordon Tootoosis (Legends of the Fall, North of 60).

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Of Lions and Lambs - (aired  CBC 2003)   Director/ Writer/Producer

‘Forest Gump’ meets ‘Punchline’ in a Greek-Canadian Christmas setting that reveals the REAL side of ‘My Fat Greek Wedding’.
46 min.  CND airing, 2002 (CBC).   Tripod/Long Rider Productions.       
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Mindless Love -    Citytv/Bravo airing 2005/2006 Director, Writer/Producer

A modern-day fairy tale about the conflict between mind and heart in the lives of scientists and animal healers that reveals the REAL story about the ‘L’ word (love, that is) which we all experience.  
Ascent Films, Inc. 46 min.  Airing, 2005, Citytv.  Funded by CHUM television, episode in ’13 Stories About Love’.  
All broadcast rights in CND reserved until 2009.   
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In Search of Grafittiman (mockumentary) (1998) Writer/Actor/Co-Producer

“This is Spinal Tap” meets “Roger and Me”
46 min. Hollywood North Productions/Long Rider Productions
Produced, 1999.  Zed tv version on line.

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The Kilburns - (Donnelly Rhodes. Linda Darlow Dec. 2000 CBC) Director/Co-Writer, Head Writer on Series

Donnelly Rhodes (DaVinci’s Inquest, Danger Bay) and Linda Darlow (Newhart, The Commish, Cold Squad) 
48 min. Aired, 2001 (CBC).  I See U Productions/Tripod Productions.

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Let There Be Light - Aired Regionally Summer 2005 Director/Producer/Writer/Actor

One hour drama about inventor Nicola Tesla, the most accomplished, brilliant, eccentric, spiritual, abused and misunderstood physicist of the 19th and 20th Century.  View Movie Online

Feature Length Dramas/Comedies 
(to be produced/in development)

Scripts Available Upon Request

Stalin's Psychiatrist - Writer **one hour television drama, in production, Oct, 2009.
Joseph Stalin on the wake of the surprise attack from Hitler is hiding from everyone, having a nervous breakdown, just when the country he designed to operate under his strict command needs him most. Attempting to make him face up to his various psychological 'issues' so he can prevent the Nazi onslaught, and prevent destruction of her OWN people, a female American expatriate Jewish Psychiatrist who hopes as well to infuse some humanity into the cold-hearted, emotionally-disturbed 'Man of Steel' who she once considered a Revolutionary hero. 

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Colors of Revolution- Writer **
One fifth of the combatants in the American Revolution, on BOTH sides, were Afro-American. Even less appreciated is that few really knew who, or what, they were fighting for, ‘freedom’ providing a very scary dilemma for those who won or fell into it. And as for freedom, the British often promised and provided more of this elusive gift to African Americans than the ‘Patriates’ did. Colors of Revolution is a fact-based fictional story about three Negroes on a South Carolina Plantation initially bound by friendship, then separated by War. 
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The Big Uneasy- Writer **
Character-driven abused women crime drama.  

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Ghost Agent - Writer ** This work is currently being reviewed as script by head of acquisitions at Global TV in Toronto.
A kind-hearted, prolific, ‘hundred years behind yet a thousand years ahead’, severely-ignored, very-male writer (Frank Johnson) who is a self-destructive marketer, fakes his own death to collect insurance money and a new identity.   He wakes up on the surgery table of the plastic surgeon (his ex-wife Jennifer) without his Johnson, or what he thought are his legally ‘inherited’ Jacksons and Benjamins. 
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Henry and the Wolf Doctor - (Donnelly Rhodes, Linda Darlow, Lisa Jakub)  Writer/Producer

An ‘All Creatures Great and Small’-like veterinary drama/comedy set in the modern-day Canadian West with a multicultural theme and contemporary edge.  
Feature-length TV movie/potential series pilot
Writers: MJ Politis, Ph.D., D.V.M., SJ Hopkins / Producers:  Jiri Bakala, MJ Politis   Copyrighted, 2002

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Telenkovian Experiment - Writer

Medical-political thriller set in 1930’s Ukrane and contemporary Russia.   Serio-comedic, black but very humanistic humor. “Life is Beautiful” crossed with “Three Days of the Condor” told with a “Fiddler on the Roof” sweetness and a “Homicide: Life on the Streets” edge.
Funded by SaskFILM.


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Leroy and the Roach - Writer

An R-rated farce in which the Planet Mediocra plans to rule the universe, which must be stopped by a down-on-himself Black dude in Harlem working with a talking cockroach who is a sexually-repressed female secret agent from another planet, refusing to tell him what her real body is, or where she comes from.


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Golden Gore - Writer

A thriller/horror Western based on the real story of Agnes McFee, operator of ‘Hundred and Eight’ Stage Station who relieved over 60 miners of their lives and money, and untold numbers of young girls of their freedom during the rough and tumble Gold Rush days of British Columbia


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Scared Shitless, Inc - Writer

SSI, Inc.’ brings young offenders into staged crimes where said offenders become the victim in order to reveal to them the pain of being on the receiving end of cruelty.  
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Revolutionary Blues - Writer

Metaphysical, adventure/Western. A Faustian Western set against the backdrop of the 1926 Yaqui Indian Revolt in the rugged and mystical Bacattete Mountains of Sonora, Mexico.

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Kolokotronis - Writer

Fact-based story about “Old Man” Kolokotronis, the George Washington, Pancho Villa and Socrates of the Greek Revolution in the 1820s who led the revolt against the Turks, then was turned upon by his ‘upper crust’ Greek Allies in a conflict that nearly started a World War.


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Fetal Distractions  - Writer

Psychological Thriller. Based on the real story of Professor Horstadious, pioneer embryologist in Norway who actually DID impregnate hookers for extraction of their fetuses in the 1950s.  To this day, most of what we know about human development in the womb is based on his legal, but questionably moral studies.
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Bablyonian Retribution  - Writer

An introspective, intelligent, kind-hearted, but somewhat arrogant New York Times Journalist (Michael Craven) is on a long-needed vacation in the Middle East with his hot, young, optimistic Arkansas wife (Crystal). Aside from Michael’s reluctance to loosen up, it’s a good time for the couple, until Crystal pulls her head-heavy new hubby into a street fair where he sees an ancient vest that he HAS to have with a design that looks familiar to his cynical eye. 
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Heart of Healer (Part 1) Ghosts of Patients Past….

A contemporary, character-driven medical thriller.
A dying physician-researcher (John Baldino, M.D., Ph.D.) on his first vacation in 20 years and his last month on earth, writes his memoirs about people/patients who made him the healer he is today. 
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GOLDPLAY (stageplay) - Writer

Three dysfunctional yet potentially effective Revolutionaries are drawn to the same undiscovered gold mine in 1907 New Mexico. A failed Bolshevik from Russia, a feminist who wants to arm women against men to take over America, and a Mexican Rebel who wants to reform his country his OWN way. The three of them are pitted against each other by the failed Bolshevik’s seemingly slow-witted Afro-American slave, who has designed on them and the gold that are not revealed until his secret agenda is well underway.

DEVIL IN HER DRONE (stageplay)- Writer
An emotionally-intense renegade investigative Neuroscientist seeks to find the anatomy of evil, drawing him to dissecting the mind and soul of a Wicken serial killer suspect who he falls in love with. Said Neuroscientist is aided by a comedically nerdy assistant who he ignores and writes off as just another victim of dull out disease that happens in the modern technological world, until he realizes that the Assistant is the Devil incarnate, who spreads the worst kind of evil to unsuspecting victims---lifelessness.
SHOES (stageplay)- Writer
A pair of stiletto heels has magical powers to transform whoever wears them, for better or worse. Subjected to the power of these shoes, directly or indirectly are (a) a burnt out, abusive, overly-intelligent New York Coroner who dances with the corpses in his lab because they make him feel more alive than real people, (b) a naďve Janitor who thinks he is Jesus, speaking Arameic and welcoming abuse from others, and (c) a kind hearted single Mom from Arkansas who reactivates her career as a Pathologist in the Coroner’s lab for reasons that she hides from others, and herself. 
DREAMBOAT REALITIES (screenplay)- Writer
Rich Morata is a talented cartoonist and portrait painter who is earning a living slapping paint on walls, mostly in places where ‘hip, cool and in-the-loop’ Yuppie scum sip their cappuccinos. He is a struggling artist who has been rejected for so long that he is demoted to being ignored, as a painter and a person. He has no effect in the world no matter what he does or tries to do. 
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BARKER’S BITE (screenplay)- Writer
An aging, ex-Confederate Cavalry Officer (Captain Barker) seeks to redeem his less-than-stellar record during the Civil War by stealing a large shipment of Yankee gold in 1868 with the plan to high-tail it to Canada and give it to exiled President Jefferson Davis so he can buy a chunk of Crown land in Canada where a new Confederacy can be built, with all the grace of the Old South and none of the racial/class bigotry. 
Comment: A Quixotic Western packed with action and very dysfunctional, yet potentially deadly, characters.
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LEROY AND THE ROACH (screenplay)- Writer
A down on himself, given-up-on-life-before-his-time, easily intimidated ‘loser’ (Leroy) existing in a low rent apartment in Harlem is contacted by a highly intelligent, terribly English, upper crust life form from Outer Space, (Myrna).   A mismatch of mind and body as Myrna has taken on the form of a talking and very unaccustomed to New York cockroach who has been assigned a Mission to save the Universe, which can only happen if she works with Leroy.  
Comment: Farce with social satire.  Champions those who keep  trying and therefore are not losers, even though the world may call them such.
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SINGING FOR THE BOSS (screenplay)- Writer
A brilliant, reserved shrink (Sidney Edelman, Ph.D., M.D.) dealing with mid crisis (dull out virus) and very visible demons he can see encounters a colorfully free-spirited ‘tall-tale’ telling ever-singing female psych patient (Monika Korinski) who finds a way to wake up his slumbering, guilt-ridden Soul, and who also claims that Bruce Springstein is on his way to ‘spring’ her from the ward and take her and her daughters on tour with him.
Comment: Comedo-dramatic love story. ‘Cookoo’s Nest’ for romantics, and cynics.
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999AD (screenplay)- Writer
 St. Pierre, an  isolated Christian French village in the Dark Ages during the final days of December, 999 AD.   Life is harsh, brutish and short for most everyone except the ‘Duke’ , his flirtatious Pagan wife  and Abbott Phillip .  In the middle of it all is Brother Thomas, a cynical wandering Jew with a secret past who is one of the only monks who can not only transcribe books but actually read them, and who has secretly written his own, which he hopes that, one day, someone will read and appreciate.  
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Dawn of Evey (screenplay)- Writer
Logline:  A rebellious teen is brought back to her home in the rugged interior of British Columbia, discovering secrets about her real genetics, the families who spawned her, and a curse lingering on the multi-cultural town  in which she grew up which she must explain or untwist before another 200 years of agonies afflict the community that seems to be pristine and perfect to the outside world.   Patterned after storyline in Barbee Carleton’s hit young adult novel, ‘The Mystery of the Witches’ Bridge’.  
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Run For the 49th (screenplay)- Co-Writer - Co-written by Larry Foss
Logline:  Two Canadian slacker ‘never been outside of  rural Saskatchewan’ loser teens, an aspiring rodeo Cowboy and his trusted Indian buddy, cheat their way out of High School and fumble their way into the Montana Rodeo circuit in 1970 where they discover the 60s Revlutions, their manhood, and a Mexican weed dealer connected to crooked Cops who offers them the business deal of a lifetime that will enable them to return home as kings.  The arrangement works until the boys take it upon themselves, against the wishes of their powerful new bosses, take it upon themselves to return home to ‘nothing ever happens Saskatchewan’ without permission of their bosses to smuggle life-saving illegal medication from Mexico to their father back home before it is too late.
SCAMMER (screenplay)- Writer 
Stageplay, 3 acts.
 
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THE SUIT- Writer 
Stageplay, one act. (60 min) 

Demographic:  Mostly for male audience, but also for women who want to really find out how men think, and feel.   Some crude language and suggestively explicit love scenes.
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Marvelous Encounters 

Status: 
One hour TV episodic scripts, two episodes produced and aired, scripts available.

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Series Episodic Spec Scripts
(story lines adaptable to other series or expandable to feature-length scripts)
  • DaVinci's Inquest
  • Gideon's Crossing
  • Outer Limits (3)
  • Law and Order SVU (2)
  • Cold Squad
  • Homicide: Life on the Streets
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Education of Max Bickford
  • Becker
  • Hack

MJ Politis, Ph.D., D.V.M., H.B.A.R.P. (human being, aspiring Rennaisance person)

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