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Covidious

A politically sensitive mayor must decide how to lead his covid-ravaged town Deerville through a third wave of the pandemic. Local business leaders are not impressed with his shutdown plans even though the hospital is overflowing and residents are being treated in a circus tent donated by Mad Max Productions. A small coffee shop owner and her musician friend try to stay afloat while encountering an anti-mask super spreader determined to guard his freedoms. After President Trump and Dr. Fauci square off on national TV, the mayor and Chamber of Commerce leader continue the covid debate at a public anti-lockdown rally. In response to the shutdown, innovative hoarders strip the grocery store shelves while local townsfolk fight off boredom in equally creative ways. When the mayor breaks his own rules at a local fundraising event, his dinner at the French Bistro restaurant is broadcast on the 10 o’clock news. To great relief, the vaccine finally reaches Deerville in 2021 but four years later we learn that things don’t always work out according to plan.

  • John Michael Wagner
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Stage Play, Other
  • Number of Pages:
    70
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Houston Live Songwriting Contest
    Houston
    October 15, 2019
    Houston Live Songwriting Contest, 2nd place
Writer Biography - John Michael Wagner

John Jack Wagner
Writer/Musician

John Jack Wagner started his career as a producer/director for KJAC-TV in Port Arthur, Texas writing news stores and directing live nightly newscasts. He produced and co-wrote the documentary “Hurricane – Season of Decision” - a detailed study of Hurricane Audrey, one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history which devastated Cameron, Louisiana yet received very little nationwide publicity. This production received extensive air time in the East Texas and Louisiana television markets.

At his next assignment, Mr. Wagner worked as a staff writer for Howell Training Company producing films and videos in the industrial, safety and environmental areas. Many of these productions received the coveted API logo and were marketed across the U.S. and Canada.

After leaving Howell, John worked in staff and management positions at Continental Airlines and Symantec Software writing and producing educational programs.

In 2008, he started an independent consulting group that specialized in training development projects for oil and gas companies and included clients such as Exxon and Chevron.

John Jack Wagner has also been a performing singer/songwriter in the Houston area for the past 20 years. He placed 2nd in the 2019 Houston Live Songwriting contest and has received airplay on several regional radio stations the most notable being Austin City Limits Radio. John is a member of BMI and has recorded two albums at Beaird Music Group (BMG) studios in Nashville.

Dropbox Links to Covidious Soundtrack:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n48tuu8v2nyy1n0/AADFp61L8Joz-bMGrFKT0idXa?dl=0

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