WHALE OF A TIME

by Brandon Beck

2016 Launch Pad Pilot Alumni

About Brandon Beck

Brandon Beck is the co-writer and director of the Channel 101-winning webseries My Racist Toaster, which is exactly what it sounds like. His play The Wheel of Invention premiered at the inaugural Los Angeles Theatre Festival where it received runner-up for Best Musical, which is astounding considering it's not even technically a musical. An expanded version debuted as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival. His writing has been featured at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY, on Blue Rock Public Radio, Live Foreign Film Dub, and in several independent pilots and webseries. Originally from North Carolina, he graduated from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film at SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Dramatic Writing (TV Concentration) and was part of the first cohort of the TV Writers Studio at LIU-Brooklyn where he received an MFA in Writing & Producing For Television. He is an avid musician and improviser, and is perfectly comfortable admitting publicly that he has seen the band Phish 46 times.

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Project Title

Whale of A Time

Project Logline

After accidently swallowing a Nazi scientist and his time machine, a good-natured whale obliviously agrees to travel through time to further the plans of the Third Reich, with humorous and unexpected results.

Genres

Animation, Comedy

This Meets That

RICK AND MORTY meets PINKY AND THE BRAIN

Why Read It?

Clever, edgy, and teetering so close to the edge of absurdity, that written by almost anyone else this pilot would fall under its own ambitious weight. Instead, the writer does such a brilliant job of beautifully weaving an extraordinarily lush and verdant imagination with a series of over-the-top themes and shockingly insightful moments that it would be impossible for viewers not to find these characters oddly endearing. With no shortage of topics this series can brazenly dissect, this is a show that will provide seasons of misadventures that will remind audiences how thought provoking, philosophical, poignant and even completely bonkers great comedy can be.

Additional Work

SHAKEDOWN STREET (Half Hour Pilot), THE WHEEL OF INVENTION (Play)