Everyone, this is Travis by Paul Friend | Script Revolution

Everyone, this is Travis



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A Silicon Valley community is rocked to the core when an artificially-created teenager is arrested for the murder of a high school honor student.

Set in the high-achieving world of an affluent Silicon Valley community, Everyone, this is Travis focuses on the titular TRAVIS SCHILLER, an artificially-created teenager. We follow Travis as he's thrust into life at his local high school, where he’s taken under the wing of precocious honor student VINCENT TATE and the effervescent CARRIE BUTLER.

At home, Travis’s 'mother' BETH struggles to adapt to life as a single parent whilst working for the biggest tech firm in the world. The loss of her biological child spurred her to create Travis, but it’s unclear whether she views him as a legitimate son or simply the culmination of her secretive work.

To keep Travis’s true nature under wraps, limiters are placed on his mental and physical development. But when teacher and surrogate father-figure GLENN PARKIN discovers a bloodied Travis kneeling over Vincent’s dead body, it’s clear those limits have been breached.

Everyone, this is Travis taps the vein of increasing real-world anxiety (or relief) that machines will soon take over our jobs and automate our lives. The series explores the concept 'once we create something, we lose the ability to fully control its impact on the world'.

Micro-pitch: A sci-fi '13 Reasons Why'

Submitted: February 19, 2019
Last Updated: February 20, 2019

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The Writer: Paul Friend

I'm a UK-based writer who predominantly works in the sci-fi, thriller and action genres. I'm incredibly nostalgic for the 90s - the music, the films, the TV, the videogames - and try to sneak a little 90s-love into most things that I write. I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in journalism and have spent the last 15 years working in the PR and digital content industries. Go to bio

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