The God of Social Media by Tom Kalaj | Script Revolution

The God of Social Media

The Olympians, in an effort to maintain relevance, must entrust someone to successfully become the God of Social Media, or risk being erased from existence forever.

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2021 ScreenCraft Comedy Competition - Quarterfinalist
"What a fantastic concept for a story! Highlighting the dichotomy between greek mythology and social media is an excellent idea for a pilot script. Erma is a fantastic protagonist with a unique set of circumstances ahead of her. Congratulations on creating such a fun, dynamic story."

TheBlackList on The God of Social Media:
"The script excels in its use of mythology and layered references. It's well thought, witty, and consistently cheeky. Beyond that, the outlandish behavior of the ancient gods and goddesses brings a wonderfully fresh take to these often stoic and domineering beings of all encompassing power. Flipping that idea on its head and making the twenty-something girl the real powerhouse is a major highlight of the script. Additionally, idea of equating social media infamy and viral fame with the worship of ancient gods is well done. It's an intriguing thematic choice that brings a bit of high concept to the project while keeping it timely and meaningful."

BlueCat on The God of Social Media:
“The God of Social Media” is a fun idea involving the classic Greek Gods’ efforts to once again become relevant in a modern world dominated by social media. The notion of the need for a “god of social media” seems like it has a lot of room for comedy and ongoing story, as well as the general uniqueness of blending mythology with modern technology. Combined with that, the idea has a point-of-view that incorporates a high level of energy: it is a show that leans toward being a half-hour, sharp-exchange-laden sitcom. Overall, that works for this kind of concept, and the beats of the story seem placed at the right points in the script. Character types are ably defined. Zeus, the sloppy and out-of-shape king of the gods is pathetic and a parody of himself, clumsily being unable to even climb Mount Olympus or command the respect of the others anymore. The ways in which these gods interact seems very consistent with the mythology: they’re constantly giving each other grief in some capacity or another, and the sex-related antics plague them just as much as ever. In all, this sets the stage for their interactions and the nature of their relationships with each other.

Submitted: August 25, 2020
Last Updated: September 8, 2021

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