The First Cut

Creator: Benjamin Hinnant
Genres: Drama
Age rating: 17 and older
Morehouse-educated physician, Dr. Patrice Julian believes in modern medicine. As the son of a faith healer he believes in magic. He moves to L.A. to become a medical examiner. But working with the dead may cost him his life. DR. QIN MEDICAL EXAMINER meets THE KILLING.

Latest Work

  • Pilot Script 4
    09/20/17
    Creative Notes:
    Names changed. Faith healer subplot is introduced. Second episode script completed. Scripts updated every week.
    Logline:
    Morehouse-educated pathologist, Dr. Patrice Julien believes in modern medicine. As the Louisiana-born son of a faith healer, he believes in magic. He accepts a forensic fellowship moves to L.A. to train as a medical examiner. But working with the dead may cost him his life.

All Work

  • Pilot Script 3
    07/21/17
    Creative Notes:
    Revised pilot includes character name changes and development, and early introduction to the serial killer subplot. Written with actors Devon Terrell and Alfred Enoch in mind for the leads, and Veena Sud exec-producing.
    Logline:
    Two recent medical school graduates, the son of a Louisiana faith healer and the son of an English coroner, accept a year-long forensic pathology fellowship in L.A. to become medical examiners. Their training unexpectedly leads both men into the path of a serial killer.
  • Pilot Script 2
    06/27/17
    Creative Notes:
    This is a revised version of the pilot. Small, stronger changes to the dialogue, plus a different ending.
    Logline:
    Enter the world of Forensic Pathology. If you dare. Dr. Theogenes Goodnight begins his year as a forensic pathology fellow at West L.A. Medical Center. He instantly befriends English colleague, Dr. Vivian Maddux, and links a series of murders to a Dahmer-like sociopath.
  • Pilot Script 1 - Pilot
    04/19/17
    Logline:
    Louisiana native and board-certified pathologist Dr. Theogenes Goodnight guides us throughout his year as a forensic pathology fellow at West Los Angeles Medical Center. During his first week he befriends English colleague, Dr. Vivian Maddux, and solves a murder mystery.