Funding Approval Details

Muhammed Jones

Project Muhammed Jones
Fund Early Development
Year 2016
Type Web Series
Company Cordell Jigsaw Productions
Writer Asma Fahmi, Amal Awad
Synopsis

Muhammed Jones (nee Jarrar) runs a local Islamic organisation servicing Muslims in the Western suburbs of Sydney. His centre has become a hub for young Muslims and with constant media attacks on the community – terrorist link accusations in particular – Muhammed sees an opportunity to show just ordinary and transparent (and important) their work is by inviting a documentary crew to follow him around for a week.

Muhammed's positive message is derailed when one of the centre's regular patrons is linked to a local crime. Very quickly, the media begins to speculate on the boy's “potential terrorist links”, and what should have passed for a low-level crime spirals into a political nightmare for Muhammed Jones, and documentary gold for the crew.

Muhammed, a well-meaning but inept leader with questionable financial abilities, is swept into further chaos when a nosy journalist known for anti-Muslim stories starts a full-blown investigation into the centre.

Each episode will have a self-contained storyline and there will be a larger arc over the series. Some of the storylines and issues may be

- Muhammed hosts an interfaith event that goes awry when a fight breaks out in the crowd, despite having the most polite panel of speakers possible.

- Muhammed's leadership has always been questioned by certain community members, and this comes to a head when election for the board rolls round.

- Muhammed's dealings with a local Machiavellian MP, who plays both sides of the political fence. 

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Fund
Applicant
Finance
Early Development
Damian Davis
$ 8,000.00
 
Total Finance
$ 8,000.00