〉Kenney’s political thriller pilot is a semi-finalist in the 2015 LPPC
Gannon Kenney’s Apalachee has not only placed in our Top 25 LPPC semi-finalists this year, but has also garnered him representation through Brooklyn Weaver of Energy Entertainment, along with the avid interest of several agencies.
As principle of Energy, Weaver has served as producer on features Run All Night and Out of the Furnace, as well as CBS’s sci-fi thriller Extant, starring Halle Berry, which just wrapped its second season.
Recently, Energy has acquired the rights to Fall of Gods, an “illustrated” novel by Michael Vogt & Jan Ditlev Christensen, which is now set up at Fox with Maze Runner helmer Wes Ball directing. The company is also producing Dylan Brod’s untitled sci-fi project. Brod of course was was a finalist in our LPPC competition last year, making it into the top 10 with Paradox.
Kenney is an award-winning writer and a graduate of Northwestern University and Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. His play Weller was even developed at the prestigious Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.
Apalachee is an ambitious political thriller that takes the reader into the fascinating and largely unexplored world of the United Nations, when a prominent UN official is coerced into spying for the NSA in order to prevent a terrorist plot on American soil. A satisfying blend of Mr. Robot and Homeland, Apalachee expertly balances conspiracy with engaging characters and a deeply layered plot.
Kenney marks the 69th writer signed in just the first two years of the Launch Pad Competition!
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