A millennial woman finds financial independence selling her artisanal farts online, but when she becomes known as a one-whiff wonder, she’ll do whatever it takes to reclaim her success – even if it means partnering with her overbearing mother.
Project Type:Television Script
Genres:Comedy, Dramedy, Dark Comedy
Number of Pages:36
Country of Origin:United States
Jason Marcus is a writer and comedian born and raised in Boston. His mother is Native American and Cuban, while his father is Indonesian and Hawaiian – so he grew up racially ambiguous in the rough and racist, Irish-Catholic neighborhoods of South Boston.
He started performing standup when he was nineteen, and then spent every night doing as many sets as he could. By his twenty-second birthday, Jason was a full time working comic, and was even touring internationally. He won Catch a Rising Star’s “Catch A New Rising Star” Competition, The Detroit International Comedy Festival, and also placed second in Budd Friedman & Adam Sandler’s “Funny People” Contest in Las Vegas.
Looking for more stage time, he moved to New York City, where he studied sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and fell in love with comedy writing. A year later, he was selected to participate in the NBC Late Night Writers Workshop, where he received training in short-form comedy from some of the most prolific writers in Late Night.
Since, he’s doubled down on longer-form writing. He took every class, read every book, and listened to every podcast on screenwriting he could find. As always, the harder he worked, the luckier he got, and soon Jason was awarded the Silver Prize in the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest and a Spotlight Award for “Best Dialogue” in the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.
Jason’s work ethic remains strong. In 2018, his writing placed in the Austin Film Festival as a Second Rounder, the PAGE Awards as a Semi-Finalist, the WeScreenplay TV Pilot Contest as Quarterfinalist, and was featured in the New York Television Festival – earning distinction as a “Notable Writer.” He’s also been chosen to take part in fellowships and workshops such as the Native American TV Writers Lab and Kung Fu Monkey Productions’ TV Writers Bootcamp.
He’s also a Libra and an above-average bowler, living in Los Angeles with his wife and their adopted pug, Macho Man.
I write because I love writing, but also because I want to shape the industry by generating content that is more inclusive of the cultures I grew up in.
A testament to the importance of representation, it wasn’t until I saw John Leguizamo on House of Buggin’ that I remember ever seeing myself on screen. For that reason, my goal is to champion those within my household and community by shining a spotlight onto the most underrepresented faces in television. My goal is for everyone – especially children – to be able to recognize themselves in the heroes they look up to on TV, so that they can hear their stories told through characters who share in their hardships and inspire through perseverance.