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Screenwriter Colin McLaren develops first original TV drama, 'Surrogates', with Synchronicity Films

  • 26 October 2015

We are thrilled to be developing the award winning Colin McLaren's first TV drama. SURROGATES is an 8 x 60 mins dark conspiracy thriller set in the near-now. 

On a remote island a highly secretive company provides a ‘surrogate child service’ for couples who want to experience parenthood without the years of hard work, love and devotion required to bring up a normal, happy child. The children have been donated to the company by rich parents who no longer have the time nor the inclination to deal with their damaged kids. 

A grieving father signs up for the service, hoping to replicate the relationship he had with his recently deceased son. He soon realises he’s made a mistake and tries to walk away. But there’s a reason the company have remained secret all these years... 

SURROGATES is a cautionary tale about the commodification of parental relationships in a consumerist world.