Set in the 1980’s, the story follows the feuding paint gurus Bob Ross and Bill Alexander. The dispute is fueled by Alexander’s claims that Ross stole the beloved “The Joy of Oil Painting” concept from Alexander’s previous long-running show “The Magic of Oil Painting.” This feud would go on to change the lives of these two influential and inspirational figures forever.
Dwyer’s previous script, 73 Seconds, hit the market earlier this year and took the town by storm. The aerospace-centered story, described as a mix between Hidden Figures and Spotlight, now has Adam Goodman’s Dichotomy Creative Group attached to produce.
Dwyer is represented by David Boxerbaum and Sara Nestor at Verve as well as Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue, who helped guide Dwyer’s last project to success. Time will tell if Happy Little Trees can shake up the market in the same way, but signs are looking positive as producers have begun to hit major territories.
Spec is now into::
Alexa Faigen into Netflix
Broken Road into Paramount Players
Broken Road into New Line Cinema
De Line Pictures into Warner Bros. Pictures
Unique Features into Amazon
Unique Features into Fox Searchlight
Unique Features into Orion
Unique Features into Lionsgate
Stay tuned for updates…