My friend Rahat made me aware of a really cool writing contest by Open Screenplay to write the pilot for Time Hoppers, a new kids tv show for muslims. The contest is also being run by MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau and Muslim Kids TV.
Here’s the details of the contest from the Open Screenplay website:
We are looking for great screenwriters to write a pilot episode for a new animated action-adventure children’s series called Time Hoppers: The Silk Road, to be streamed globally on Muslim Kids TV. Time Hoppers: The Silk Road is a planned 13-part 2D animated TV serial for children aged 6-9 years.
The series follows the adventures of a group of gifted friends that travel through time to rescue Muslim Scientists during the golden age of Islam, while shedding light on their accomplishments and contributions to science. We want you to write a screenplay for an exciting 12-minute pilot episode that takes our cast of characters on an adventure in the world described in the Series Synopsis, while adhering to the story arc and episode formula provided.
This was a really cool contest and I had fun putting a script together for it. I actually had a concept I was working on involving gifted kids part of an elite institution working together across the world. That story took place in the future. So for this contest, I took that concept and worked it into here.
If you’d like to check out the submission I did, here’s a link to it.