Introduction to Buscar - 
Peace through music

GENRE

Musical drama/Redemption Story

CONCEPT

In Music lies salvation

DRAMATIC QUESTION

Will Johnny succeed in changing the world through music (thereby saving himself). This is a journey of deeply damaged young man

CENTRAL MYSTERY

Who is Johnny Joseph and what has he done?

LOGLINE

A troubled cowboy, a damaged man and an Indigenous girl scarred by their recent background and struggle re invent themselves  and find salvation through love and music and the arts.

  • Buscar - peace through music is a proposed 6 part Television Drama Series set in Byron Bay Australia

  • Johnny Joseph a troubled Cowboy who has just broken free, seeks solace and healing from his past at an International Street Musician and Buskers’ festival the small seaside town of Byron Bay. A mixed blood girl called Maria Blackwell, a mysterious man called Louie Austen and a street kid called Speedo come to his rescue and inspire him into reinventing himself and creating an empowering music movement that touches the world.

  • Louie Austen owns a bar in where Maria sometimes works

  • Maria is a student at an elite performing arts school. 

  • Maria’s boyfriend, Tom Johnson, a control freak, is most volatile and arguably most gifted.

Johnny and Maria’s relationship will drive the story along with a small group of culturally diverse friends and acquaintances that quickly become family. 

Johnny’s objective, after arriving in Byron and meeting Maria, becomes to change the world through music by connecting Buskers and Street Musicians worldwide filming them all playing the same songs of peace, and building music schools and providing musical instruments to children worldwide.

Buscar is a gritty and realistic portrayal of a world where reality is stranger and infinitely more wonderful than fiction. West Side Story meets The Commitments. A story about family, love, hard work, friendship, revenge, choices, growing up and the very real possibility that the most ordinary person can change the world. In a cinematic and television climate where stories are either tragic and gritty or shamelessly optimistic.

In any case peace and tolerance should simultaneously come to our characters through music as well as to the world.

MAIN CHARACTERS

  • Johnny Joseph – A troubled cowboy with a dark secret, musician, writer, surfer – “Bring back the protest song.”

  • Maria Blackwell – Indigenous Australian, very much involved in her culture – age 20’s,  performer, environmentalist, surfer. Community gardener.

  • Louis Austen – Nightclub owner. He is in his 60s. Keeps to himself, nobody knows much about him, he and Johnny become good friends. We also find out he is an incredible musician.

  • Speedo – street kid  female – lives on the street Becomes good friends with Johnny Joseph

  • Supporting Characters

  • Tom Johnson - Maria’s boyfriend since she was 15 – dark, jealous, volitile – an amazing singer/musician. Nightclub owner

  • Jenny Miller – founder of  Miller Academy an Elite Performing and Fine Arts Academy

  • Students, Street Performers, Support and Guest Characters