Sunshine State Of Mind

Pilot Logline:
Tess and Tavia are on the hunt for their favorite culturally appropriated tacos, and they contemplate what it means to “act Black” when they encounter two very different types of White guys.

Pilot Synopsis:
Tess uses her best friend’s Netflix account and is ready to catch up on her favorite shows. There’s only one problem: the password has been changed. Tavia suffers an awkward encounter at the grocery store as she makes the best of her broke-people-problems. Tess gets a new job as corporate America’s token Black friend, while Tavia can’t shake her craving for her favorite less-than-authentic tacos. Tess and Tavia are intrigued by the two different types of White guys they encounter, Chad & Marquis, and, in a comedy of errors, their hunt for tacos comes to an unfortunate end.

  • Fallon Upton
  • Ortheline Athey
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    Television Script
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Fallon Upton, Ortheline Athey

Fallon spends most of her time poking fun at the subtle absurdities of daily life as a stay-at-home mom of 3. Forever curious, she also loves to travel, learn languages, and take every personality test that she can get her hands on. After living in northern China for a few years, Fallon and her husband, JT, moved back to their native state of Florida, and have no intentions of forsaking the sun anytime soon.

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