Film/TV

FILM

Screenplays for option/development email for screenplays

“Switched at Death” Comedy 90 min Feature Screenplay

After getting kicked out of the house, a self-centered computer analyst moves in with his wife’s grandmother. As he starts learning how to play well with others, he uncovers a criminal enterprise in her building, forcing him to try and save his marriage and his new friends without getting himself killed.

Written by David Merry, Marty Putz and Larry Horowitz

Writers Guild of Canada Registration # 1603058

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“Ghostwriters” Suspense/Thriller 95 min Feature Screenplay

Using ideas from his student’s assignments a young college professor sells a screenwriter “instructions” for committing three untraceable crimes for his “movie”. A robbery, a kidnapping and a murder… he should have stopped after the first two.

Written by David Merry

Writers Guild of Canada Registration # I247526

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“Dead and Breakfast” Horror 92 min Feature Screenplay

After his parents don’t return after their holiday from the small Irish town of Killmorris, German thirty-something Hans Weber goes searching for them and discovers a bed and breakfast sheltering more than just tourists.

Written by David Merry

Writers Guild of Canada registration # I269183

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TELEVISION

TV scripts/bibles for option/development email for scripts/bibles/treatments

“Bellevue Country Club” 30 min sit-com

“Caddy Shack Meets Faulty Towers”

After inheriting a nine-hole golf course from his “shady” uncle, a fisherman and his wife move from Ireland to Canada. Foreign cultures collide and collude as the new owners have to adjust to the Canadian way of life plus work with their dysfunctional staff to keep “Bellevue Country Club” open.

Written By Dave Merry, Larry Horowitz

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“Bingo” 30 min sit-com

“Fargo meets Northern Exposure” 

A pencil pushing bureaucrat has to move back to the reservation for a year, in order to inherit the bingo hall his estranged father left him. Finally, a fish back in water story. 

Created and written by Ian Sirota, David Merry and Don Kelly

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“Fashionistas” 30 min reality make-over

“Guerilla make-overs for your Gorilla”

 Fashionistas is a half-hour reality surprise make-over show for men who really need to up their game! 

Created by George Westerholm,
Co-creators Laurie Elliott, Time Steeves, Dave Merry

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“Powerless” 60 min drama fantasy

Thirteen years after the disappearance of humanity, a reluctant superhero must protect the most valuable thing in a world of unpredictable Superhumans – a twelve year old girl.

Written by Will Conlon

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“Surprise Announcement” 30 min reality (See Sizzle)

This 30 minute reality, lifestyle show captures the excitement and joy as people dream up incredibly fun and inventive ways to tell family and friends they’ve got an announcement!

Created by Jeff Chadwick

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“The Change” 60 min drama fantasy suspense

A man attempting to trade his disturbing past for a normal life destroys everything and everyone he cares about after trying to control the one thing he can’t – changing into a werewolf.

Written by Will Conlon

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“The Substitute” 30 min reality kids

“Where David Blaine meets punk’d”

The Substitute is a hidden camera, kids show that has accomplished magicians absolutely bamboozling groups of children with magic as they pose as substitutes in various everyday professions.

Created by David Merry and Michael Close

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“The Winner” 30 min reality comedy (See Sizzle)

World Renowned comedian & entertainer Marty Putz enters contests and figures out how to win.  His two trusted & entertaining advisors makes sure he wins by studying the event. It’s a hilarious journey through the wacky and kooky world of events and Marty makes sure he has a chance to win…every time.
Created by Marty Putz
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“Extreme Sandbox” 30 min reality game (See Sizzle)

Extreme Sandbox is an amazing half-hour reality game show hosted by a comedian where twelve teams comprised of two family members each compete against each other in various races & challenges centered around the construction industry. Every kid at one time dreamed of operating these incredible toys.

On this show they’ll now design, budget and initiate projects using massive construction machinery with the ultimate goal of becoming champion and winning their brand new family dream house!

Created by Glenda Fordham, David Merry and Larry Horowitz

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“Career 180” 30 min documentary reality

CAREER 180 is a reality-lifestyle show that searches the world for people who have had the most amazing swings in occupation changes. You will see how a man goes from investment banker to butcher and how a successful tax lawyer gives it all up to become a magician.

Created by Jeff Chadwick and David Merry

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“The Minefield” 60 min game show (See Sizzle)

Two players try and accumulate as much money as they can from the Minefield.  There are no skill-testing questions that need answering, no physical stunts that must be performed.  All they have to do is pick numbers from 1 to 56.

With over one million dollars up for grabs, it’s possible they could both easily rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The catch is, only one of them will have the chance to take their money home.  The other player goes home empty handed.

Created by Lawrence Morgenstern and David Merry

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“Dogs Playing Poker” 30 min factual family pet game show

Dogs Playing Poker pits five sets of “Best Friend” teams (a parent, a young owner and their dog) against each other in a series of fun challenges and activities. As they proceed each team collects playing cards and at the end of the show the team with the best poker hand wins scholarship money for the team’s young pet owner!

Created by Chris Quigley and David Merry

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“Table for One” 30 min factual reality lifestyle cooking

Table for One is a half hour cooking show, hosted by a nationally known chef who is joined by a different, unmarried celebrity each week. The show teaches viewers how to make healthy, economical, flavourful dishes that are easy to prepare for one person.

Created by David Merry

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“Who the Hell Lives There” 30 min reality

Ever been driving along a secluded road and seen a house that looks so run down and so dishevelled that nobody could possibly live there. As you drive past you see a dog on a chain or kids toys out front and that is the moment you realize it‘s actually inhabited….your very next though is “Who the Hell Lives There”? Several thoughts race through your mind. How could someone possibly live in that building, how could someone live in this remote an area or how is that building even standing!

This half hour reality TV show introduces the viewer to the owners of such properties.

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WITHOUT A DIME 30 min comedy competition reality game show

The show features two comedians in this is a reality based, improv – game show. Each week the comics will board buses after being stripped of their credit cards, wallets and cell phones. Using nothing but their minds, they must figure out how to earn money for meals, secure lodging and ultimately bus fare home after spending a night in a strange town “Without a Dime”.

Created by David Merry

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“Morton the Magician” 30 min animated family

This enchanting new animated TV series chronicles the adventures of Morton, a young boy who dreams of one day becoming a famous magician.

Created by Sheldon Cassavant

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“Straight Face” 30 min reality comedy game show

STRAIGHT FACE is a hidden camera game show where unmitigated gall and moxie are requirements as contestants have to say the most outrageous things to complete strangers while attempting to keep a “straight face”.

Created by Dave Merry, Jeff Hammond and Ray Anderson

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“Freaks with Nature” 30 min factual educational reality

“Freaks with Nature” is an amazing half hour exploration of what can
be done with wood, rocks, bark, pebbles, sand and a variety of other materials found at the cottage when put into the hands of creative geniuses. This is a cottage owner and DIY enthusiast’s dream come true! Watch as these everyday Rembrandts take you through the entire creative process of building some of the coolest cottage tables, chairs, lamps, art, knick knacks and every day amenities found right on their properties!

Created by David Merry

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“House Money” 30 min factual educational real estate

House Money is a factual, Real estate, edutainment show that helps real couples who have struggled getting mortgages, find solutions.

Created by David Merry

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“I’m the New Guy” 30 min reality comedy game show

“Hide and Go Seek meets Punk’d”

I’M THE NEW GUY! is a hidden camera game show that tests the gall and sheer nerve of the contestants as they walk into actual places of business and act like the “New Guy” and see how long they can pretend to work at the location before they are caught and asked to leave.

Created by David Merry

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“The Cabin” 30 min comedy reality

THE CABIN is a reality comedy show that lets viewers into a world rarely seen by the public, as it follows four different comedians as they go away for a fun filled, party infused weekend at a cabin by the lake for the sole purpose of making each other laugh and coming up with new material for their professional acts.

Created by David Merry

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“Bury the Hatchet” 30 min self-help reality

This fascinating show documents attempted reconciliations with new participants each week as they confront the people and issues that are at the very core of their lengthy, often hateful disputes.

Created by David Merry and Warren Campbell

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