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Blad

 Blad

Children's show pitch about a vampire who longs to be a clown.

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May 24, 2023
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  1. BLAD
    By Sunny Rae Podbelsek
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    (Working title)
    TO BE HERE.

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  2. A young man’s passion to be a clown conflicts
    with his family’s supernatural vampire
    background.
    Synopsis:
    Blad is a young vampire who still lives with his parents in the castle.
    They always said he could live at home if he went to school, not
    expecting it would be clown school. While his parents don’t
    understand his passion, they still get along pretty well. However it
    always seems like when there’s not an issue with his strange
    professor or wacky classmates, there’s some new supernatural event
    at home making it hard for him to take clowning seriously.
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  3. Characters
    Dr. Paddidle Clive Griselda Blad Rebecca Helly
    Meet the
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  4. Blad’s Parents (Count / Countess Serpenti)
    Blad clearly gets his passionate personality from
    his mom Griselda, who is a bold and outspoken
    woman. She is loud and verbal about what she
    believes in, and can fly a bit off the rails if she’s
    not careful. Griselda is known to be strict, but only
    because loves Blad dearly. His dad Clive is a bit
    more reserved than his wife. Blad does not
    know, but Clive was once a human, bitten by his
    wife. Once turned, Clive fully embraced vampire
    culture. Griselda and her husband are both
    more old-fashioned vampires, which means they
    still uphold some of the traditions passed down
    from their ancestors that some think outdated.
    .
    Characters
    Blad (Bladimir Serpenti)
    Blad has an excited personality
    and a confident outlook. To
    him, the world is his oyster and
    he is ready bring smiles to
    whoever needs it. While
    sometimes he can get
    discouraged, his positive
    attitude and passion for his
    dream gives him determination.
    Blad is always trying to find an
    entertainment gig around town
    to save some money and travel
    to Hollywood. He loves his
    parents, but he wished they
    understood his dream.
    Pt. 2/3
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  5. Dr. Paddidle
    Dr. Pinky D. Paddidle is Blad’s
    professor at Clown College. He is
    a stern man who takes his job
    very seriously, especially for a
    clown. He is never seen without
    his clown makeup, even outside of
    class. His real identity remains a
    mystery, but all his students know
    that in his class comedy is no
    laughing matter.
    Characters
    Helly
    Helly is Blad’s vampire neighbor and
    was his best friend growing up. Blad’s
    parents’ love her because of her
    traditional vampire roots. Helly is a bit
    cold without realizing it, but when she
    opens up she is a sweet and fun person.
    Even though she is a bit stiff, Helly has
    a heart of gold. She may get easily
    upset, but she is an extremely powerful
    vampire. She is perfectly satisfied in
    staying with the traditional vampire life
    her parents raised her in.
    Rebecca
    Rebecca is a human student at
    Clown College with Blad, and is
    his first human friend. Rebecca,
    like Blad, is a bit misunderstood
    by her parents, but dreams to
    bring happiness to little kids as a
    clown. Like Helly, she is a bit
    emotional, but unlike Helly she
    wears her emotions on her
    sleeve. Her biggest attribute is
    her charming smile followed by
    her Horse ear headband and
    tail. Oh yeah, she’s a big horse
    nerd.
    Pt. 3/3
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  6. -He may not be a very funny clown, but
    normally in some way or another things
    tend to work out for him.
    -Even though Blad is a positive person, he
    frequently deals with anxiety, timidity and
    fear. The journey to your goal is a long one,
    and Blad knows this.
    –Even when moments where he is down, he
    still believes in himself on the inside.
    -We want Blad to reach his goal because
    ultimately, he is a very kind person who
    treats people with respect.
    -His passion to make people happy is
    authentic.
    Why
    BLAD?
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  7. What keep’s Blad’s world fresh is that sometimes the problems are mundane as
    well as supernatural. Difficult assignments at school can be just as much of a
    hassle as the bicentennial return of his great grampire. Whatever is happening in
    Blad’s life at the moment, he tries to make the best of it and keep everyone
    laughing.
    The World
    Even with the existence of vampires, the
    world is not scary or dark. Other monsters
    and magical entities can live among humans
    and hold mundane jobs, keeping the world
    silly.
    Key locations include clown school and
    Blad’s transylvanian castle home. The show
    takes place in small town Pennsylvania.
    Blad explains the rules
    to the human game
    “Monopoly”.
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  8. Why Nick?
    Tone:
    Warm, like around a campfire.
    Colorful. Cheeky. Vibrant
    Themes:
    Family, Self Identity, Mystery
    The way Blad and those around him react to
    the strange events that occur is the driver of
    the comedy. His friends and family all have
    different ways of handling situations, but they
    always face them together.
    Why this story?
    Everyone feels like Blad sometimes - I feel
    like him because I am chasing a dream that's
    sometimes feels impossible.
    Blad is a different show because it’s a
    bizarre and a little spooky, but it doesn't
    make you feel good after watch it instead of
    scared.
    Blad and Rebecca
    explore a mystery
    in the basement of
    the school.
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  9. Why Nick? contd.
    -Blad is a Nickelodeon show because his story isn’t just
    about him being a vampire or a clown. Those are parts of
    him, but not his whole. Sometimes these are played out for
    comedic effect, or can be a helpful in getting out of a jam,
    but Blad is not defined by these traits.
    -Blad is trying to become a clown, but he understands that
    there is also joy in the journey. Not every problem he
    encounters is keeping him from being a clown. As a young
    writer / artist I think it’s important not to forget to live life as
    you work toward your career.
    -Blad is also a show that depicts a positive family dynamic
    and not a fabricated one. The show is about Blad, but his
    parents are also colorful characters that children and adults
    can relate to.
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  10. Random Facts about Blad:
    ● Will only eat bread if its toasted
    ● Enjoys puzzles and sudoku
    ● Prefers dogs to cats
    ● Pepsi over coke
    ● Fall is his favorite season
    ● Likes sweater weather and candles
    ● Likes the rain
    ● Prefers company to alone time
    ● Enjoys 80’s pop and 90’s R & B
    -Blad has a different perspective from his
    vampire family that can sometimes help them
    get out trouble.
    -Blad is imaginative, but still reacts with
    logic. He thinks of solutions to problems, even
    if they are often silly.
    Get to know Blad
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  11. If Blad made a moodboard for himself…

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  12. Springboards
    Birthday Party
    Blad spends the day at a creepy 8 year olds’
    birthday party pretending to be a human pretending
    to be a vampire. He scares everyone except the
    birthday girl who wanted to be scared, and he has
    to call his mom to finish the job.
    Solicitors
    When Blad is out one night, Solicitors are
    accidentally invited into the house and the
    parents must deal with a vampire’s one true
    enemy: a bad salesman. Luckily Blad comes
    home just in time to prevent a timeshare
    deal.
    Rats
    Blad and Rebecca come to Blad’s house to find his
    mom fighting off a hoard of demon rats. The trio
    must venture into the catacombs of the castle to
    rescue Blad’s father where he has become the new
    “Rat King”.
    Camp Vampire
    To get in touch with his roots, Blad sends himself to
    a “Vampire Camp”. Once he gets there he’s surprised
    to see himself surrounded by vampire-obsessed
    human children. By the end of the week, he shows
    the kids what a real vampire looks like, and leaves
    with a new understanding of where he comes from.

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  13. Springboards
    Other episodes:
    Bus Heist-
    Blad accidentally assists his classmate
    in stealing a bus.
    Beach Episode-
    A day spent not at the beach but
    recovering from beach sunburns.
    Labyrinth-
    Blad and his parents enter an escape
    room game that is actually a trap for
    monsters.
    Arc-
    The end of the season reveals the founder of the clown
    college, Bingo, left a mysterious treasure hunt beneath
    the school. Blad, Rebecca and Helly follow its clues to
    find Bingo’s true will. It reads that he went into hiding
    after being bit by a vampire, and leaves the school to his
    grandson, Pinky Paddidle. The season ends with the
    reveal to the audience of Paddidle’s vampire heritage.
    Next season reveals that Pinky is not the grandson of
    Bingo, but he actually is Bingo. His mysterious facade,
    normally played off as a gag has always been to hide the
    fact that he is really a vampire, and is searching for the
    vampire that turned him, seeking revenge.
    contd.
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