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Mainstream social is DEAD!

Content censorship, sponsored spam, cancel culture and inciter-banning means everyone who's anyone is on the dark web.

And no one knows it better than Tucker Scott.

Rampant cyberbullying. Fake news trolling. Spying, voyeurism and privacy invasion. This is Contraband, the ruthless entrepreneurs’ digital underground - where profit-hungry mobs prowl city streets filming violent events to satisfy society’s demand for sensational content.

But when activists hack Contraband giving control to any influencer with the most followers, it's complete chaos as everybody chases the money and fame of being number one!

  • Thomas John Behe
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    thriller, noir, thriller noir, history, action, adventure, comedy
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  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Salerno Mondi Lontani Film Festival
    Salerno Italy
    December 20, 2021
    WINNER - Best Screenplay
Writer Biography - Thomas John Behe

TJ Behe is the Canadian / British CEO of, a self-sovereignty identity platform. A product innovator and MBA graduate of Ivey Business School, he’s launched identity solutions for Experian, Barclays and iTV, his case studies taught at Harvard, Ivey & Copenhagen business schools and has appeared in Wired, KuppingerCole and the FT.

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Writer Statement

Imagine activists hacked FACEBOOK, and their computer virus STRIPPED ownership from Mark Zuckerberg - shifting the app’s complete control to Kim Kardashian, Ronaldo, Justin Bieber or to whoever else is the most-followed influencer, in real time? Then imagine this all happened on the DARK WEB version - where financial rewards and unpoliced power is even higher. What do think people could do to get to #1?

Amongst and explosion of digital and real-life carnage, the story follows citizen journalist Toby who must extract clues from Contraband to find his girlfriend Charlotte - before her captors EXECUTE her live on the app. Along his journey he meets idealistic activist Jarvis, bullied tech innovator Plugger and the narcissist app-owning Tucker - each trying to influence Toby in their own way. But NO ONE’S true motivations are what they seem.

18 years ago, I began writing a graphic novel about five people facing this century's greatest tech convergence - online communities and video mobiles. What resulted was an frighteningly accurate prediction of today’s malignant world of social media - an eerie FORESHADOWING of today’s tech-driven paranoia and online political mayhem.