The Sitcom Mission

Blue Sky Thinking

A situation comedy performed as part of The Sitcom Mission 2015

Written by James Huntrods.

Winner of The Sitcom Mission 2015

Online search company Blue has made billions. Now they're spending them at Blue Sky Labs, developing the tools of tomorrow. But to new recruit Karen it's hard to see what's more malfunctional: the inventions, or their emotionally disoriented inventors. Lei Lei likes her robots more than people - but she can't stop latest creation Dean being depressed. Ryan's drone army spends its time bullying hapless Matias, who has yet to invent anything useful. When Mr Blue declares he wants to cut the least functioning department, Karen and Lei Lei have 24 hours to help Dean discover a purpose, whilst Ryan and Matias try to sabotage each other's tech.

Cast Character
Declan Hill ... Luke
Andy Caley ... Nils
Richard David-Caine ... Dean
Declan Hill ... Ryan
Caroline Lazarus ... Karen
Chandrika Chevli ... Lei Lei
Dave Seymour ... Matias

James Huntrods

James Huntrods is currently a writer on Series 5 of Cartoon Network's The Amazing World of Gumball, a finalist in the PAGE 2015 Screenwriting Awards, and this summer he was shortlisted for the BBC Writersroom Comedy Room. In 2014 he was the runner up for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Showcase, shortlisted for the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course, and in 2013 he was previously a finalist for PAGE. He has had three successful runs at Edinburgh with comedy plays, and his short plays have been performed at the Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503, The Bush and Ovalhouse. He is represented by Ellen Gallagher and Daniel Nixon at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. www.jameshuntrods.com and @jameshuntrods