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LOGLINE - When a black man with an anxiety disorder inherits an overnight bag from a murdered woman claiming to be his wife, he has to figure out what he's gotten involved with and how to turn in the bag to the authorities, all before people kill him for it.

DESCRIPTION -

This compelling story uses suspense, action, and awkward comedy to explore themes of anxiety as a disability. It also touches on issues of race and gender to further deepen the narrative. Follow Kendrick Reed as he desperately works to keep it together where staying alive is secondary to staying in control of himself.

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SYNOPSIS -

KENDRICK REED, a 28-year-old black man, suffers from an anxiety disorder, but he’s not going to let that or his boss at the aeronautical engineering lab where he works keep him from his dream of inventing a world-changing tech. When Kendrick finds himself on a rare date with LIN SUMEKO (32) a strong-willed Asian woman, SPECIAL AGENT HARPER (55) of Homeland Security interrupts to inform Kendrick his wife has been killed and has mixed him up in international espionage involving a stolen prototype. The only issue... he's not married.

 

Kendrick inherits the dead woman's overnight bag full of ordinary-looking items but the spies believe she has given him the prototype. In order to stay alive, he must uncover the real prototype and demonstrate how it works, all while keeping it from falling into the wrong hands. To complicate matters, he discovers his date, Lin, is one of the spies willing to do anything to recover the prototype.

 

At the story’s midpoint, Kendrick stumbles upon the truth – that the bag itself is the prototype in disguise. He also learns his employer hired the spies to recover the prototype from Kendrick but that a foreign spy has infiltrated their ranks. Kendrick decides he needs to stop running and return the prototype.

 

Culminating in a dramatic chase, Kendrick, who is not a pilot, has to fly a plane running out of juice and must use the prototype to power the plane mid-flight. When the spies finally corner Kendrick and Lin, they learn that the person directing the spies from the shadows is Special Agent Harper, that she is not dead, and that she is actually a foreign spy.

 

After a shoot-out involving Kendrick, the spies, and Harper - the prototype is recovered, Harper is apprehended, but Kendrick is shot in the arm. In his hospital room, Kendrick is kept drugged to prevent his panic attacks and is not allowed to leave. Lin sneaks in disguised as a nurse and helps Kendrick escape.

Genre-

      Spy-thriller   

Sub Genre-

      Wrong-man

Comps-

      Get Out meets

      Catch Me If You Can

Rating-

      Hard PG to Soft PG-13 

© JEREMY ANDREW DAVIS

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