Family - Development 2015

When the girl bully at his new middle school makes him feel like an alien, 11-year-old Jake Galloway is forced to get a grip on the superpowers budding within him before she takes over the world.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Family, Fantasy, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Writer(s)
    • Dana SPEER
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacqueline GAULT (HotSquatch! Entertainment), James WILDERHANCOCK (HotSquatch! Entertainment), Peter FUHRMAN (HotSquatch! Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • There are times in life when finding out you’re a superhero can be a little stressful. And 11-year-old Jake Galloway has managed to stumble across one of them. Of course, Jake had always known he had a powerful imagination. But now, while simply trying to blend at his new middle school and pushed to his limit by a girl bully named Tommi, he realizes his imagination is a power. In other words, he has the ability to manifest whatever he envisions. Jake creates reality. If he sees himself as a ninja warrior, for example, then those are the skills he possesses. A gifted showman? Vegas could be calling any minute.
      Sky’s the limit. Except there’s a glitch. Jake’s power is only as focused as he is. If his mind tiptoes to, say, a rainy escape from school, well there go the cafeteria sprinklers all over the beans and wieners. So now, at an age when imagination can run roughshod over daily life, Jake has to be very careful what he wishes for. And what he wants more than anything is to stop Tommi. But it takes one to know one, and it turns out she has a few superhuman powers of her own. She can control the minds and actions of anyone using a particular smartphone technology developed by her corporate titan father. And, since his company is becoming a global leader, Tommi’s just cutting her teeth in middle school on her way to world domination.
      The only thing standing in her way is Jake and a motley gang of talented outcasts who are going to need every last weapon in their arsenal of abilities. For, unknown to the rest of humanity, the fate of the planet now rests in the warring clutches of middle-schoolers.