We are pleased to announce The Tracking Board’s latest TB Recommended script, THE ARDENWORTH FILES by Peter Limm. The original comedy pilot, pitched as Encyclopedia Brown meets House, depicts a genius thirteen year-old college graduate who, looking to prove herself, starts a detective agency with her best friend. Limm marks the fourth writer to earn the TB Recommends distinction in 2016, following Bandar Albuliwi, Sylvester Ada, and Dan Benamor. Limm now becomes the 19th overall TB Recommends writer.
Our readers praised The Ardenworth Files as an extremely well-constructed TV pilot focusing on a thirteen year-old child prodigy who is running her own detective agency. The story perfectly combines the teen world with noir detective undertones and storylines and in doing so creates something fresh and interesting. The character work is brilliant, especially the dynamic between our main character and her supporting cast. This is exemplified in the superb dialogue that manages to capture the voice of a teenager who is smarter than most adults, but who still speaks like a teenager.
There is most certainly a place in the market for such a story with Veronica Mars-like investigations each week combined with The Simpsons level humor. The writer has a strong mastery of the craft which allows the reader to effortlessly follow and visualize the action. It is a highly entertaining read and would be equally fun on screen. A scrupulous producer would do well to pick it up, and any agents looking for a talented TV writer would be wise to consider this fine writing sample.
Limm was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from Harvard University, where he wrote for The Harvard Lampoon, the famous humor magazine. His influences, inspirations, and obsessions include The Simpsons, Star Wars, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Bresson’s Notes on the Cinematographer, and obscure jazz singer Beverly Kenney. His additional scripts include the comedy feature Secret Weapon and the dramedy biopic Sad Little Tree based on the life of Charlie Brown creator Charles Schulz. Limm lives in Los Angeles where he works as a college admissions consultant.
For those unfamiliar, the Tracking Board’s script coverage program not only offers professional unbiased feedback, but we are also always on the lookout for distinctive voices like Limm’s and the next hot script. When a script receives a “Recommend” from our readers, we recognize the project through the Tracking Board Recommends program. All scripts that receive a “Recommend” through the coverage service are announced on The Tracking Board website, forums, and feeds, allowing their script to be seen as the next big thing to the thousands of industry professionals who follow The Tracking Board.
Since the launch of the TB Recommends programs, 17 of the 18 writers previously honored have gone on to gain representation via our referral, with agency and management companies such as UTA, CAA, Madhouse Entertainment, Circle of Confusion, and more. Six of these writers have even seen their TBR scripts set up at companies like Warner Bros., Scott Free, Vertigo Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox.
Limm will also be joining our exclusive TB Alumni family, home to some of the hottest young writers in Hollywood. This ever-expanding club is filled with TB Recommended writers as well as the finalists of our Launch Pad Feature and Pilot Competitions. With over 160 writers signed and more than 50 scripts set up with producers in under three years, Limm will be in good company and fit right into the ranks.
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Josh Lyons | Managing Editor