The Long Year Town

Alec Seymour, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2020, Screenwriting Award, Carnegie Mellon University 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Dark Comedy 

Length: 60 pages 

Field of Science: Climate Change 

Stage: Development 


When approached by a perhaps eccentric (perhaps completely ignorant) billionaire, a jaded climate scientist risks his comfortable life to join an 11th hour experimental research team. He journeys to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, an isolated town deep in the arctic circle, equally famous for environmental breakthroughs as it is for rampant alcoholism, depression and casual swinging. This will be a very long year.