Gina Danino is completely incompetent, however she is one heck of a Lawyer. She defies expectations, and with cut-throat jealous lawyers, and hard-hitting cases, she must rise to every challenge.
Unfazed by her own incompetence to be "normal", young lawyer Gina Danino, never leaves a case unsolved.
Gina Danino is completely incompetent, however she is one heck of a Lawyer. She defies expectations and sexism that's thrust upon her by her colleagues who underestimate her. She's the best of the best, but also the worst of the worst when it comes to socializing, drinking coffee, holding objects, or even moving around a room. She's constantly making mistakes and fool of herself, but she'll never crack her 1990's monotone pantsuited exterior. With an overbearing boss, an aggresivly jealous coworker, and hard-hitting cases she must rise to every challenge.
Passion, integrity, respect, and drive. Meet the Dream-Team!
Head Lawyer, and owner of the firm "Caruthers & Company". He built that place, and a reputation of being the best. That was then, and now he finds himself overseeing more novice lawyers at his firm. It is difficult for him to accept that they may not need as much help as he believes. Ted condescends Gina for her mistakes, and being a woman. He is sexist and ridged with his conservations. He hates to support Gina, but he knows a good lawyer when he sees one.
Pompous and gaudy, she is looking fresh off the set of a reality TV show. She wears bedazzled clothing, and has her hair looking freshly done by the salon. Her long, sharp, “talons” for nails are symbolic of her severe and impulsive nature. Her husband is a client of Gina Danino, but she always has to have the last word. Literally.
Quirky and awkward, she stumbles and fumbles through daily life, except in the courtroom. There she solves any case she lays her hands on. She lives her life like a soundtrack plays just for her. She wears her emotions on her sleeve, and you can always tell how she’s feeling.
Local Vancouver locations will highlight the city as well as inform the story. Vancouver is often disguised as an American city in film and television. However, "Gotcha!" will showcase the city as alive and vibrant with characters and action.
Color evokes emotion, and this story is all about the contrasting characters and their dynamics. Law firms are usually thought of with similar colors: dark brown, burgundy, beige, and grey. However in "Gotcha!" Color appears not just with the way the characters dress, but also in their surroundings. The props also have a classic twist on 1960's and 1970's commonplace items.
Style is how you express yourself in day-to-day life through fashion and clothing choices. The characters in "Gotcha!" are people are who draw style inspiration from the past. Ted and Erick, who are very in the box with their thinking, resonate with 1960s business attire. Gina however, draws from color and practicality. Suits were once just for men? Yikes. She wouldn’t be the lawyer she is today without her colorful power suits, they’re apart of who she is and what she chooses to show the world.
Color plays a large roll in film. What colors a film decides to use, also decides feelings and emotions of the viewers. "Gotcha!" will use a variety of bright, soft, and warm tones to evoke joy, comfort, and excitement. There is a warm contrast to present days modern decorating with cool tones. The warm tones used in this series will be inspired by the 1960's and 1970's, and how certain colors represented innovation, and changes. The series follows a strong female lead in a male dominated workplace, a workplace where innovation and change is necessary.
In an upbeat montage Ginas attitude and character is showcase. Additionally, the locations, props, movements, and quirks of having center framed subjects help paint the world of “Gotcha!” within the first 30 seconds.
As you are introduced to the Law firm, where you immediately detect the enhanced colors and energy that the characters bring. In the sequence Ted is direct, abrupt, and rude to Gina immediately. However, it’s how Gina combats this behavior that we grow to understand and relate to her. Through this relatability it allows you to laugh at her triumphs and struggles following her journey.
A picture is worth a thousand words? Then moving pictures… have a lot to say. As a Director, Sinead Grewcock, really appreciates the way that a center framed subject is understood with the visual angle of how you look at people in your daily life.
Because you watched: Parks and Recreation, New Girl, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. “Gotcha!” is a series to inspire with gender diversity as well as equality.
Because you watched: Law & Order, Suits, and Madmen. “Gotcha!” offers a new and never-before-seen twist on Law Firms. Fans of Law/Office dramas will enjoy seeing the sets and themes they love, but with new ideas and viewpoints.
Appropriate for all ages. “Gotcha!” includes themes of equality and diversity, which is important at any age. Additionally, with diverse personalities and ages of the characters comes a diverse range of viewpoints, suitable for any age.
Provocative quotes from the characters will be released from the series along with a photo of them. Quotes will match “freeze-frame-style” images; meme-esque.
Still images of locations used as sets will be profiled. This will better inform the viewers of the locations, and the meaning behind why they were chosen for filming as well as their own history.
Featured images of the actors will be released, along with them talking about their roll and answer a Q&A.