In TV of yesteryear TV pilots were traditionally only commissioned by larger TV studios to get a sample of what shows they may like to commission in coming months. In modern TV production, technology has made it much easier for film makers from around the world to produce some very special independent pilot episodes that are equal to, if not better than content produced made by major providers.


Join Pilot Light TV Festival for a very special slot of TV Pilots that have been selected from the festival’s call for entries and could well be the next big thing in television. This is a very eclectic programme ranging from British comedies all the way to boundary pushing pieces from Italy and Germany.

This selection features:

Heroes LTD presents Supermum

Country: UK

Episode Length: 3 mins

Creator: Lisa Gifford

Samantha is an average, everyday mum. Or at least she likes to think so, but her career makes her stand out from the crowd just a little.

Laur and Disorder

Country: UK

Episode Length: 11mins

Creator: Katy Poulter

World Premiere

Newly promoted cop Laura and her man hungry sister, Dee, go undercover at a local playgroup as a lesbian couple to solve a gold bullion robbery.

Life in Black

Country: UK

Episode Length: 24 mins

Creators: Gabriel Owen, Jon Tarcy

World Premiere

When a documentary film crew arrives at a newly established drama school, STRADA, it catches the young students haplessly stumbling at every hurdle, spurred on by their distant dream of being stars. Starring Liam Neeson and Jemma Redgrave, this is a laugh out loud comedy in the vein of Extras and The Thick of It.


Country: US

Episode Length: 25mins

Creators: James Berg, Stan Zimmerman

Festival Premiere

Robyn is freshly single after a break-up with her long-time girlfriend the day before their wedding. As Robyn deals with mending her broken heart, she realises her issues delve further than her issues with commitment; they go way back, to her father.

Albtrauf (The Hum)

Country: Germany

Episode Length: 20 mins

Creator: Felix Ruple

As Sarah, a young pharmacologist of veterinary medicine, tries to find the underlying cause of a mysterious death in the Swabian Albtrauf, she discovers a great tension between Mother Nature and its exploitation. It seems that there is something sinister inside the deep forests...

The Grind

Country: GB

Episode Length: 34 mins

Creator: Nosa Eke

The Grind is a drama series that follows a collective of friends in their early 20s hustling to make a name for themselves in London's creative scene. We follow Nick, Sage, Avery and Josh as they use their connections and street smarts to make a path to the top, but challenges still lay ahead, career-wise and in their personal lives.


Country: Italy

Episode Length: 24 mins

Creator: Luca Vecchi

World Premiere

Hooked is a black comedy that follows Luca and Valerio. We are introduced to the duo as they are trying to save an over-dosed woman, all whilst being intoxicated with a cocktail of drugs themselves. What follows is a hilariously deadly sequence of events shot in very stylistic manner.

Think Utopia meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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