"Grand Scheme"

Creator: karen reese
Age rating: Everyone
People from ordinary backgrounds who have been deprived of something they deemed vital to their own self-fulfillment, ask themselves, “Why not me”, and respond with, “Anything is possible”, and embark on a path to obtain goals that almost seem too big to obtain.
Synopsis: The series “Grand Schemes” will shed light on “common folk” who felt a void from being unable to experience certain successes and necessary life experiences and decide to believe that it’s never too late to have what they desire. These individuals or groups may not have had the expertise or funding to bring an idea to life, but they refused to let such obstacles hinder their efforts.

Society tells us that we must have a college education; that we must have real-life experience and a career to be taken seriously. That it’s not about what you now, but who you know. Well these “ordinary people” said screw that and said “Why not me?!”

“Grand Schemes” is inspired by two single-parenting women turned entrepreneurs from Texas. We were able to gain footage of the Founders of I&R Adult Prom, recalling their absence at their high school proms. The ladies decided to relive the experience and invite others along for the coveted experience, by creating the “Hollywood Great Gatsby Adult Prom” in Dallas, Texas, which had more than 51,000 interested adults and 1,100 attendees in October 2017, inspiring adult prom themed events throughout the nation.

From surprising another middle class single-parenting mother with tickets to the adult prom and a customized dress made by I&R Founder, Ireshia Brown, to dealing with catering miscommunications and not having enough food to serve guests at the duos 1st big event, these women have inspired a television series that will encourage other skeptical dreamers and adventurous visionaries to think grand in their underprivileged worlds.

You don’t need anything but a great idea and the passion and drive to back it up. And that’s exactly what they reminded themselves as they courageously navigated various industries to turn their big, and seemingly unattainable idea, into something grand and achievable.

Latest Work

  • Video 1 - Great Gatsby Adult Prom
    Creative Notes:
    Slogan: It's Never Too Late"
    Each season of “Grand Schemes” will consist of 1) success story and the individual/group who birthed it, 2) fact based footage (i.e. statistics), 3) narrator/interviewer following story, and 4) interviews (i.e. close family and friends, vendors associated with project, competitors, experts).