Recognized in screenwriting festivals nationwide.
Magic H8 Ball follows the story of Adam—a gay, nerdy, insecure people pleaser—who finds out his boyfriend is cheating on him in the worst way possible: his doctor tells him he has chlamydia. Ugh.
Unsure whether to confront his boyfriend or just take the pills and pretend nothing happened, Adam asks a sassy, self-aware Magic 8 Ball he finds in the clinic’s waiting room if it’ll make his decisions for him. It says yes.
What follows is an irreverent, inappropriate, and fun-as-shit adventure of self-expression, freedom, and finding yourself as the Magic 8 Ball gives Adam permission to anything and everything he wants—his id unleashed, with no consequences in sight. But as his heartbreak turns to hatred, this prophetic (possibly demonic?) kid’s toy takes on a mind of its own, setting Adam on a dark path as he moves from one manipulative relationship to another.
At its core, Magic H8 Ball is about the unanswered questions that haunt us after breakups. What did I do wrong? Do I love him more than he loves me? Who am I without him? Is he leaving because my nipples point different directions?
Usually, there’s no easy answer. We don’t get that kind of satisfaction or closure. So when Adam finds a loophole—a magic ball that has all the answers—it’s no wonder he gives it free reign over his increasingly messy life. What we’re left with is a slightly-drunk gay kid against the world, armed only with his venereal disease and a sadistic kid’s toy. What could go wrong?
We have an amazing and pre-dominantly LGBTQ+ cast and crew working tirelessly behind the scenes—and you can read all about them below. But to bring this to life (and pay for cast, crew, equipment, locations, and other production costs), we need your help.
We’ve all been Adam. Felt the shame, confusion, and dejection he’s trying to cope with. Wished for an easy answer to our problems. Gotten a taste of pure freedom and been left craving more. Let our hate get the better of us. But it’s a story we all share—as heartfelt as it is humorous as it is real. So let’s tell it together.
Dan Hass is a Development Executive at AwesomenessTV, pitching original programming for Awesomeness, Awestruck, and DreamworksTV. As a writer, he’s created shows, shorts, and pilots—on top of national commercials and ad campaigns for Kia Motors, Harley-Davidson, Jack in the Box, and Universal Studios. His original comedy musical, Musical Therapy, is currently playing in Chicago. @nothassavocados
Nathan has appeared in Masters of Sex, Ellen More or Less, Chasing Life, Child of God (directed by James Franco), and Neighbors. Regionally, you might have seen him in Funny Girl, Damn Yankees, or Hairspray. Nathan was recently cast in the Ovation Award winning The Boy From Oz at Celebration Theatre, where he's also been featured as Ben in the theatre's production of Wolves. He can also be seen in 30 Rock's Keith Powell’s “Keith Broke His Leg” as well as in the upcoming short film “Weather Talk." @nathanmohebbi
An Emmy Award Winning Director & Cinematographer, Ramy resides in Los Angeles, California and has filmed, produced and been featured in over one hundred documentaries and TV shows over the last decade for a variety of international networks such as Discovery, History, and National Geographic. ramyromany.com
Jason is a North Carolina native who currently works as an Associate Casting Director to the legendary Sarah Finn. He’s spent the past four years casting Marvel features such as Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Beyond the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jason has had the privilege of working on Jon Favreau’s Chef, Legendary’s Godzilla, the animated feature The Little Prince, and Shane Black's The Nice Guys. @jasonstamey
Magic H8 Ball is Matthew’s producing debut. In front of the camera, you can see him on ABC's Last Man Standing, Wuthering High (aka The Wrong Boyfriend) on the Lifetime Movie Network, or in the upcoming gay series I’m Fine on Dekkoo. He is also a BroadwayWorld nominated actor for his performance in Celebration Theatre’s Dream Boy.
Risks and challenges
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