#WILD R-RATED HUmour
created by SB Edwards
cannonball is a 15-part digital series that follows twenty-four-year-old wild child Katie Ball into the strange new land of no cash, no stuff, and no status where she forms an unexpectedly strong bond with disdainful insurance investigator Matthew Stiles.
It’s a series about reinvention. The idea that it’s never too late to become something more than you are and perhaps more than anyone thought possible. It whispers softly in your ear that with misfortune comes great opportunity and at the same time stomps it feet and shouts “Keep talkin’ bitches - people don’t change.”
Katie is a trust fund brat. Wild child of the glitterati. Her life a string of parties, blurring together in a diamond encrusted haze of pills, bong smoke, Dom Perignon and Ford fashion models. Katie’s best friend is her single mom, Mimi. Mimi loves Katie unconditionally and can’t seem to tell her daughter no. What started as a mother’s desire to see her child happy has ultimately created a monster - albeit a hot, charming, fashionable one.
Matthew despises all things mainstream and superficial. His deep admiration of craftsmanship and virtuosity frequently comes off pretentious. Although opinionated and moralistic, Matthew is a behind-the-scenes-guy - like WAY behind - and has always been the wind beneath other people’s wings. When he turned twenty, his proud solo dad Patrick, added ‘& Son’ to the Stiles Insurance Investigation banner. Patrick never meant for his beguiling persona to cast such a long, dark shadow over his reclusive son but if you squint and look closely - Matthew’s in there somewhere.
When the series opens, Matthew and Katie are ripped out of their respective comfort zones and forced to fend for themselves. Together they form a detective agency and soon discover that being underestimated may just be their greatest asset.
ARMANDO - Katie's Personal Assistant / Bestie
Most people don't have the stamina (or patience) to roll with Katie but Armando adores the never-a-dull-moment factor. His love of Katie’s wild antics borders on enabling but his concern for her best interests is ‘totes’ real. He has his finger on every pulse and when his hands are not busy with that, they are usually roaming some handsome guy’s behind or crafting a hot, blow-out costume for the weekend. Armando will put his diverse skill set to use as the agency’s new secretary.
ELLA - Katie's Ex-girlfriend / Eternal BFF
Ella and Katie go all the way back to Katie’s pre-expulsion days when Katie wouldn’t speak and Ella came to school in a hijab. Ella’s once overbearing parents now prefer to be kept in the dark about her debaucherous lifestyle, but she is often required to dress up and make nice for all to see. Ella will help Katie and Matthew out with agency business when needed, the rest of the time she can be found top-modelling, fad dieting, man-and-woman-eating, and resting.