TICnet

Creator: Bill Antonitis
Genre: Comedy
Age rating: 13 and older
In the not-to-distant future, everyone is assimilated in the next generation of total social media. Can a man longing for the quieter past survive to find true love--or at least a little privacy?
Project collaboration: Closed
Synopsis: In the not-so-distant future, Cornelius Butler (Con) lives in an America dominated by a social media. Floating cameras called Eyebots follow people around and broadcast their every action. People draw even more attention to themselves, and watch others, via devices called TICs (Totally Integrated Communicators) or simply by watching and broadcasting on their computers. People compete for "followers" by engaging in sensationalism and pray to make it big by starring in their own "channel." Society's far from perfect, but nobody pays it any mind.

Con is a man with only two followers. He writes poetry in his spare time. Who wants to watch him waste time like that? Con has a typical job. He remotely supervises a team of highway workers as they install special security cameras to scan the insides of cars for illegal immigrants, draft dodgers, and contraband. Ignored and laughed at by his crew, harangued by his boss, and embarrassed by his mother, Cornelius knows it's time for a change.

He soon learns of a different way of life. He meets a young woman, Iris. She's one of the last museum curators, and they quickly bond over their love of antiquity, privacy, and a good laugh.

As Con and Iris get even more serious, they try to get away from the cameras. Barred from their voyeurism, followers flock to the couple over TICnet--especially Con. He actually becomes well known for his "alternative lifestyle" of writing love poems and his penchant for quiet contemplation. What will happen when he's discovered by a producer who offers him his own channel and a chance to introduce people to his art?

Latest Work

  • Script 4 - Bill's 5th Draft
    04/22/11
    Creative Notes:
    Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement. I've totally revised this script, changing major plot point, adding characters and conflict, and tweaking dialogue. It really is a brand new movie. Check it out and let me know what you think!

    PS - If the .PDF doesn't work, go with the .RTF - sorry about that!

All Work

  • Script 3 - Bill's 3rd Draft
    12/30/10
    Creative Notes:
    Readers have mentioned varying page lengths when downloading this script. I'm still dealing with issues exporting from Celtx to .rtf. I tried Word on Mac this time, as opposed to Open Office on PC. If this version doesn't download as 87 pages of nearly perfect text, please let me know!
  • Script 2 - Bill's 2nd Draft
    12/06/10
    Creative Notes:
    This draft should clear up some .rtf formatting issues experienced by working with Open Office.
  • Script 1 - Bill's Original Draft
    12/05/10
    Creative Notes:
    I tried my best to craft a thoughtful, compelling, and entertaining story. Dialogue and action are only meant to enhance the experience. The second revision clears up some .rtf formatting issues.