Paul is a loving newlywed husband who dotes on his wife- this makes the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad, so they kidnap him and teach him how to be a 'real' man through their secret headquarters at The United Guys Network.
A newlywed husband is kidnapped and brainwashed by men in the neighbourhood to enforce the unwritten macho guy code.
Newly-married Paul Seger is a loving and attentive husband to his wife Sheila, which threatens the other guys in the neighbourhood. Three men from the United Guys Network-kidnap Paul to re-program him to be more manly. Sessions in an abandoned warehouse focus on re-programming male skills like avoiding housework, obsessing over sports, and mastering the art of half-listening. The more Paul resists, the more the guys hammer away at him until they break him. Weeks later at home, Paul's brainwashing affects his relationship with Sheila who is confused by her husband’s new behaviour. Their home, meanwhile, is monitored by U.G.N. surveillance cameras to make sure Paul keeps in line. He faces a big choice- return to his former affectionate ways or act like a typical husband.
We are a group of award winning creatives from all walks of life including: an Editor, Producer, Photographer, Director, Cupcake Maker, and Animal Lover(s). We've banded together to create a tongue-in-cheek comedy that unites the sexes!
A romantic who loves his wife Sheila dearly and always puts her first. Paul is a newly-married husband caught up in the excitement of sharing a life together, and doesn’t mind showing it. He is the number one target of The United Guys Network.
A great woman who is smart, charming, and funny. She’s dated macho guys before but decided to marry someone who respects and appreciates her. Sheila feels she and Paul are soulmates, and looks forward to a future with a loving partner.
Team leader. Persuasive and persistent. Greg is convinced men should act like men and anything less is embarrassing and spineless. His personal mission is to win over wayward husbands like Paul because it’s for their own damn good.
A high school teacher so his 'combat experience' in the classroom makes him a valuable member of the intervention team. Joel is always the voice of calm and reason. He sees the big picture.
The enforcer. Before his buddies stepped in, this big lug was caught shopping with his wife, holding her purse! He’s one of the guys now but as tough as he acts, he could relapse. Roger sees life in absolutes like right/wrong, good/bad.
We will be creating teasers and a video diary of our film throughout the process. Watch as the guys gear up to kidnap Paul (preparation includes parkour classes, a Godfather movie marathon, and drinking beer- obviously).
We will be using our social media platforms and audience engagement to auction off a 'Hubby-for-a-day.' We will film as our 'wonder hubby' helps out around the house, watches Gilmore Girls marathons, or even helps the lucky winner do their hair. You know, for science.
We will be hustling to drum up support and audience engagement through all of our social media platforms. Posts will relate to the film from the characters perspectives (for example- Paul Seger will be posting 'Ways to Make your Marriage Successful). We will also be working with local companies to cross promote. Beer? Check. Sports? Check. Chocolate? Yum.
How do you create a trend? Hashtag! We will be tirelessly tweeting to make #theunitedguysnetwork a trending tag. Men can tweet about the guy code, women can tweet about what drives 'em nuts. It's win win!