Fat Journalist: The Manitoba Years
"Pilot Film/MOW for Christian Crime-Drama Series
Logline: An intelligent, pretty, but overweight female investigative journalist, hiding from the pain of a divorce, along with a crusty police detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, create a tenuous relationship while trying to catch an Internet serial killer.
Synopsis: An intelligent, pretty, but overweight investigative journalist uses her job with the Free Press to hide from the pain of a divorce and the ensuing feelings of guilt and loneliness. One evening, she finds a dead body on her farm. This plunges her into an investigation into a string of serial murders that originate on the Internet, and into a tenuous relationship with a detective, the Head of Homicide Investigations. He is still mourning the loss of his wife, a police officer, in a mugging turned bad. At first, he is cold toward the reporter's advances, but when they meet on the Internet on a Christian dating site, he is persuaded that maybe God wants them together.
But she wants to write a series of articles about the serial killings, much to his chagrin--he is adamant that any woman he gets involved with not be investigating incidents that could endanger her life. She puts off writing the articles, but when he falls head over heels for a woman who looks exactly like his dead wife and breaks off his relationship with the reporter, she writes the articles and gets deeper and deeper into the investigation, using the Internet as her means of baiting the killer.
This is a pilot film/MOW for an ongoing Christian crime-drama series set in Manitoba. It can be adapted to fit locations other than Manitoba. Four initial draft episodes of the series are also available upon request."