"Eye in the Sky"
Pete Keller is a helicopter pilot and traffic reporter for a Los Angeles television station. However that simple job description is the only thing Keller has in common with every other helicopter reporter working in local news.
Keller was a former army combat helicopter pilot with experience in a number of war zones. He was awarded a commendation when under intense enemy fire, landed his chopper in a hot spot to recover the body of a fellow pilot who had been shot down.
The father of that pilot, Frederick David Rothman, aka F.D.R., is the owner of the t.v. station that hired Keller, in gratitude for bringing home his son's body.
Keller is an adrenaline junkie who isn't content to be merely a traffic reporter, thus he is constantly inserting himself and his chopper, into the breaking crime stories happening throughout L.A., much to the chagrin of station management and the LAPD.
Keller should have been fired years ago, but F.D.R., the station owner, protects him out of gratitude, although that gratitude runs thin at times. This puts him in constant conflict with the station's news director who is young, talented, female and beautiful.
She and Keller have a mutual attraction, which they attempt to hide from each other. Their foreplay manifests itself in the daily arguments over Keller's aerial antics.
Eye in the Sky also has an eclectic ensemble cast of characters from those working at the station, to Keller's archenemy, Benny Quillan, an LAPD helicopter pilot.
It is a comedy/drama full of intense action, stunning visuals, romance and conflict.
Pilot script available.