Love's Baby Soft TV Pilot

A feisty 12-year old desperate to grow up learns how tough it truly is when her world collides with her super cool 16-year old babysitter.

Our proof-of-concept was an official selection of the Bentonville Film Festival (founded by Geena Davis), among others. It was nominated for BEST COMEDY SHORT at the Smodcastle Film Fest founded by Kevin Smith. We are sponsored by Dana Fragrances, makers of Love's Baby Soft perfume!

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  • Vicki Speegle
    Loved Ones, Memento Mori, The Wakes of Wilson Poe
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    Television Script
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    United States
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  • Austin Film Festival

    2nd Rounder
  • (Francis Ford Coppola)

    2nd Place
  • Bluecat Screenplay Lab
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Wildsound Screenplay Competition
    Toronto, Canada
  • American Gem Short Screenplay Contest

  • Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short

  • Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards

Writer Biography - Vicki Speegle

Vicki Speegle is a writer, film fanatic, and ice cream addict from Akron, Ohio. She grew up the daughter of a gay pastor, and she’s worked an odd mix of jobs to support her filmmaking, including 4 years in the U.S. Navy tracking submarines and a brief bout as the world’s worst waitress. She earned her BFA in Film from NYU and her script LOVED ONES was developed at Amazon Studios, where it came oh so close to winning Best Screenplay of the Year. Vicki recently produced and edited a documentary about her mother’s struggle with faith in the wake of Alzheimer’s, IN THE NIGHT I REMEMBER YOUR NAME, currently airing on PBS and featuring Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden. Vicki’s credits include some really rhythmic radio scripts for jazz great Wynton Marsalis, and her work has placed in the finals of the Sundance Screenplay Lab, Francis Ford Coppola's (2nd place), Bluecat (top 5), and Slamdance. She also works as a web producer to supply her ice cream fix, currently for Carnegie Hall.

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There was nothing very different about me when I was a kid. At least I didn’t think so. My favorite food was Cap'n Crunch. I fought with my younger brothers and dreamed about growing up fast so I could do what I wanted to do – even if I had no clue what that was. It wasn’t till I entered my teens that I realized my family was unusual. It wasn’t until a classmate pointed out that having a gay pastor for a mom was “odd” that the thought ever entered my head. My Mom was divorced after coming out, and she often had to work two jobs just to make ends meet, so she’d drop me off at the local cineplex and I’d spend all day there, sneaking into movie after movie. The movie theater became like a second home to me. I fell in love with the magic of storytelling. It made me long to grow up and tell my own stories for a living – to be a writer – but that was always something that seemed like a fantasy.

I got my first gig at 12 washing dishes in the local bar & grill, paid under the table. When I graduated high school I roamed around the states for years trying on different jobs to figure out who I was. Four years in the Navy tracking submarines, two years studying music, a short term as a file clerk in a police station, assistant to a very eccentric artist in New York City, and a brief bout as the world’s worst waitress. Through those years I wrote stories and screenplays about my experiences. About struggling to grow up. About all the strange, surprising people I met along the way. And then finally I got it – I AM a writer.

Growing up in an odd family helped me admire the oddness in myself. I want my stories to be unlike any you’ve ever seen. I want you to experience them and say, “Now that’s different.”