TV scripted series
A Southern "Northern Exposure"
Life is a jazz riff...
A character-driven dramatic series that tells the story of a young psychologist caring for schizophrenic patients while she recovers from her own demons and a challenging past.
Dr. Olivia Copperfield has been hired as the Resident Director of Elysian Fields, a residential facility to some 40 schizophrenic patients. With Olivia’s arrival, both she and her charges find themselves on an extraordinary path of discovery. For the patients, a hero has arrived. For the rookie psychologist, embracing a home for the mentally ill offers her the opportunity to place the whole of herself into her feelings, her work, and her beliefs. Precisely who is being treated is a matter of opinion.
The primary action unfolds at the privately owned and operated Elysian Fields. Built in the 1800’s, it is located in the quiet Faubourg Marigny neighborhood that borders the raucous French Quarter. It is an imposing two-story edifice of Victorian/Creole architecture – shotgun apartments overlooking a courtyard of wrought iron and Spanish moss. Long before its current reincarnation as Elysian Fields, the old building was known as Madame Devarouix’s Residence of Artists. Put more simply, it was a whorehouse. Elysian Fields is a setting as rich, colorful and alive as the characters that inhabit it.
The stories will unravel as if jazz. And like jazz, Olivia’s journey is in a constant state of improvisation and discovery.
Available for TV, film and live theatrical production.