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In this 30 minute sitcom pilot we meet our protagonist Jovena; on the day of her college friend's wedding to the guy she used to have a huge crush on. The day soon digresses when the bride flees and her and her friends, Amanda and Katsu try to remedy the situation. However, they fail and as a consolation Jovena offers Flynn a place to stay until he gets back on his feet. Because what could possibly go wrong with living with an old crush while in a relationship?

  • Sonibel Rae
  • Project Type:
    Student, Screenplay, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Sitcom, Romantic Comedy
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinevana - New York
    New York
    Best Television Pilot
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
    April 11, 2015
    Television Screenplay
  • 3rd Annual LA Scripted Comedy Festival
    Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
    March 22, 2015
  • FEST - Pitching Forum
    June 23, 2015
    TV Series
  • The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    August 27, 2015
    Winner in TV Pilot Category
  • Creative World Awards

    August 31, 2015
    Official Finalist in TV Sitcom Pilot category
Writer Biography - Sonibel Rae

Sonibel Rae is a 19 year old Screenwriting student studying at Southampton Solent University. She specialises in the genre of comedy and has interest in the mediums of TV, film and theatre.

Her work has been accepted into the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival ,Auteur International Film Festival and New Media Film Festival.

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Writer Statement

As a young black girl I have realised how few black women front shows and how there are almost no black protagonists in the comedy world. I feel representation is important and as I find it hard to see myself in media, I decided to create this pilot.

Black girls are usually portrayed very stereotypically as the "sassy black friend". While I don't dispute that some black girls are sassy and wonderful, these characters are never developed beyond this and other types of black girls are hardly explored. There are also timid black girls who are awkward. Girls who stumble through life with a Deschanel-esque quirkiness. Girls who embody both these things at once. Black girls who are more than just the sidekick who seems to make random jokes about their race every five seconds. Black girls who are real people.

So, for this reason I wrote a script with a lead that is black and who I feel shatters stereotypes. People say to write the movie you want to see. This would be the show I would want to watch. A strong black lead, a strong Asian character that also doesn't exist to solely be the math or tech whiz without obvious jibes about race which is usually unnecessary.

While I am still young in my craft and have a lot to learn in my studies, I feel the concept and construction of my characters is strong. In summation, the script delivers the message I wanted it to: that you don't have to be white to be the leading character in your own life.