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Comedy - Development 2013

Doesn’t everyone deserve a second chance in love?

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Linda DAWE
    • Producer(s)
    • Linda DAWE (NyAC), Phil PARKER (NyAC)
    • Synopsis
    • Daniel McIntyre (28) is a good looking, single parent, with two young kids, whose heart has been freeze-framed since his young wife died. Now he just lives for his kids, but then he meets his son's teacher, the gorgeous Miss Allen.
      However, Sophia Allen has enough past experience of men to make her cautious, but even she can’t avoid romance when it hits her between the eyes, along with an exploding meringue, on a parents’ night.
      But love does not come easy. Daniel’s son Carl (11) is trouble. Miss Allen’s car is wrecked, and Daniel is left high and dry, when Carl joins a group of kids twocking. In desperation Daniel re-invents himself as teenage, 'Jonah Whaley' from Jamaica to find out why Carl is really playing up at school - a plan that’s bound to end in tears.
      Daniel learns how to dress, walk, and talk like a ‘Jonah’, and he is good at it.. Supported for a laugh by his nephew Bazz this is meant to be just a one-day scam to spy on Carl, and Carl’s girlfriend Oggy – the source of most of the trouble, but then Daniel meets Miss Allen again. No sooner have they met than Daniel/Jonah gets himself roped into the school show, and this one-day visit turns into a week.
      Sweet-talking ‘Jonah Whaley’ may just manage to evade the teenage vamps and bully boys for one crazy week - but what about Miss Allen and Daniel, While he recruits her to provide a sympathetic ear for Carl’s troubles, she finds herself increasingly drawn towards Daniel – or is it Jonah?
      However, Miss Allen has a bigger problem her job is on the line and the show’s the thing that’s going to make or break it. ‘Jonah’ and the kids from 12C have to pull out all the stops. But when Miss Allen uncovers Daniel’s true identity minutes before curtain up she ‘fires’ him.
      All is lost – or is it?
    • Partners & financing
    • Distribution and co-producers sought
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2013
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