ABOUT Confessions is a grounded, present-day, one-hour, supernatural, sci-fi thriller series, exploring the multi-layered facets of sin and atonement. LOGLINE: After committing a sin in heaven, an angel (a former Spanish conquistador) is banished and he must roam the earth until fulfilling his penance, which is to compel sinners to carry out a penance of their own -- to right their wrongs and cleanse their souls. The fallen angel has been earth bound for 500-years, attempting to get back to heaven to reunite with his wife. Initially, he contacts sinners by using the one thing they all possess -- a phone. CONFESSIONS explores confession and atonement, as if your afterlife depends on it. After all, doesn’t it? Regardless of one’s spiritual beliefs, everyone has sins to confess. But some sins are deep, dark secrets that they can’t tell anyone, which got me thinking... What if a noble, honorable man destined to be a martyr, Manuel de Castillo, a 16th Century Spanish Conquistador and valiant warrior, who as he seized Central American civilizations, began to question his blind faith, convinced that what he was doing, in God’s name, was wrong. A truth he died believing. Manuel’s life was taken by his envious best friend, Juan, who wanted everything Manuel had -- courage, glory, and his wife, Lara. But after Lara, a fiery indigenous healer, rejects Juan, he kills her too. In heaven, Manuel, an angel, does the unthinkable. He seeks revenge, resulting in Juan’s death. Manuel is banished from heaven and exiled on earth until he fulfills his penance, which is to compel sinners to confess their sins and fulfill a penance of their own, to right their wrongs and cleanse their souls. On earth, Manuel is a Fallen Angel. He’s been roaming the world for 500 years haunted by his past, desperately attempting to get back to heaven, to reunite with Lara. Each sinner Fallen Angel compels to atone, brings him closer to heaven. Fallen Angel initially contacts sinners by using the one thing they all possess -- a phone. But how many sinners must he make confess? He does not know. Only that he’s working his way back to Lara -- one soul at a time.
Evette Vargas is an award-winning writer, director, producer and immersive storyteller, featured in Forbes and named by the New York Times as an “Artist to Watch.” Vargas has produced series for Amazon, MTV, Bravo, DirectTV; and interactive content for Fast And Furious, Lord Of The Rings trilogy, Madonna and Wu-Tang Clan. Vargas executive produced, wrote and directed her digital series Dark Prophet, starring Henry Rollins, which was in contention for two Emmys. Vargas has written, directed and produced the pilot for her series, CONFESSIONS, and is the TV Development Excecutive at Hidden Empire Film Group, building out their slate. Vargas is also developing a series for Shout! Factory and Twentyone14 Media, writing a feature film for Reyes King Productions, and sold her drama series, Muses, to TNT Super Deluxe. Vargas is the creator and host of the New Hollywood Clubhouse Podcast, a weekly award-winning show, exploring New Hollywood paradigms and empowering storytellers through community. Vargas wrote The Current War VR Experience, a companion piece for the film, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Vargas was commissioned by Final Draft to create the Evette Vargas Immersiveplay, the professional script writing template for VR, AR, XR writing. A staunch activist for inclusion and equity, Vargas founded The Writers Room 5050 to mentor storytellers and create opportunities for their next-level success. A member of the Writers Guild of America, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Producers Guild of America, Vargas was born in the Bronx and learned to tell stories at the dinner table where imagination ruled. Vargas collects action figures, typewriters and shoes; has past lives as a DJ, a fashion designer, and is a recovering New York City advertising Art Director.