Friday, October 21, 2011

RE-CREATION: The documentary that was never produced.

In early 2010, I submitted a treatment proposal for a documentary series called "Re-Creation" to a production company in New York City. The series would have attempted to re-create certain events in an effort to prove or disprove certain controversial theories regarding a gamut of mysteries. The pilot episode was called "The Cattle Mutilation Experiment." The episode would have shown whether humans and/or predators could have been responsible for the many mysterious cattle mutilations that occur across the world on a regular basis, or show that some other force, perhaps extraterrestrial, is responsible.

The production company responded to me with great interest in my concept. I went to New York and met with some of the company's representatives to talk about the series. I was asked to find the regular cast members for the series and have them sign deal memorandums. It was a lot of work, but I was able to accomplish it within about a month. Then, I was informed that cable networks such as The Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel and Animal Planet were interested in possibly carrying the series.

But as the months went by, interest in producing the series began to wane. That was unfortunate because I thought it would have made an interesting series. What do you think? Here is a link to the original treatment I wrote for the show. There were other proposed episodes that I thought up later, but I did not include those.

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