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LOGLINE: While developing the next generation A.I. surveillance for the NSA, a researcher discovers a bug in the system. He conducts a study of women in prison to find the solution, during which a competitor tries to kill him and he marries three of the women on death row.

STATUS: This is currently raising the $10 million budget.

PLOT SUMMARY: While developing the next generation A.I. surveillance for the NSA, Josh, discovers a bug in the A.I. where it misidentifies crimes. He conducts a study of women in prison to find the solution. Meanwhile, Novak, also competing for the A.I. contract, hires a spy to watch Josh and if so, take action to keep him from finishing his system. During his study, Josh marries Rosa, then Shay, and finally Sonia, all of whom are on death row for increasingly violent crimes. As Josh gets closer to a solution, Dempsey and his hired assassin Odetta get desperate and violent, from hacking Josh’s car, house, and attempting to murder Sonia.

MOTIVATION: This is an exploration of the place of deviance in society. Sometimes, deviance is innovations, like Steve Jobs, Pixar, Elon Musk, etc. Other times, it’s the cartels of Central and South America, or murders. When do the actions someone commits warrant them being quarantined, and what does quarantining them do to the rest of society? Does our “othering” certain people limit our capacity for empathy in general? And what happens when we see that the “others” we’ve quarantined are of equal value to the rest of us?