Projects for Reality Show Contest
Monday, June 16, 2008
Make sure to answer all the producer's questions and follow the format for submissions stated in the previous post. Email your .doc or .pdf files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the three projects currently available:
House of Babel (Reward-$5,000, Deadline-7/15/2008)
Imagine 14 people in pairs of 2. The pairs all come from different backgrounds. And here is the twist: they all speak different languages and have no clue what the other 12 people are talking about. And yet they have to complete tasks together in order to win.
But… in order to win what? And what kind of assignments would they have to do? Where do these people come from? And why would it make for compelling viewing?
Cheats (Reward-$5,000, Deadline-9/1/2008)
Why should it always be the smartest, the fastest or the luckiest candidate who wins at game shows? What would happen if people were allowed to lie through their teeth, to bluff their way through the game, to cheat ‘till they were caught?
How could this idea be turned into a game show or a quiz? What would be the rules – in any? And how about the host… is he to be trusted at all?
House of Chaos (Reward-$3,000, Deadline-8/15/2008)
It all started with 30 people living in a small 2-bedroom house. They need to get organized quickly to avoid utter chaos: where do they sleep? Who will cook? Who gets to shower in the morning? We can follow their every move 24 hours on the web.
We watch them on the TV screen. But who are they? Why are they there? What is the goal of the format? How does it end?