Dirt Teen Landscaping Co, 2014 TV Show Idea
This is a proposal for a TV series for young kids, age seven to ten years old. Its called Dirt Teen Landscaping Co, and its about a family of young kids operating small scale heavy equipment and doing real landscaping jobs to support their parents. It shows kids at work, doing safe and efficient things, which would otherwise be adult jobs - they’re playing with big toys that are small miniaturized pieces of heavy equipment.
Premise - five kids, age 10 - 12 have a landscaping company and this videos shows them using miniature equipment to do real landscaping jobs.. ie they make a fish pond, waterproof a house, dig a drainage ditch, make a retaining wall, excavate a coal shed, etc jobs that add to property value of house. The mother truck is just that, a mothering Mac Truck character than sets up each assignment.
The show is about solving landscaping problems; the same characters on the same pieces of equipment have different arcs and encounter different plot points each episode.
The boss is the oldest brother character who is 17 yrs old starts the operation with a soil drop.
In most cases the show features a big bag of black garden soil being delivered by the Mother Truck - then the oldest character describes the job the Mother Truck has brought them too.
He communicates the overarching ideology of making the city a better place to live and he references the concept of Toronto as a Garden City, which is to say a sustainable urban environment that is net positive in its ecological performance and agricultural returns.Then the audience and everyone else shuts up watches in amazement as young people, boys and girls operate heavy equipment on real job sites.
A big driver of the show is a quiet kid on a small bulldozer who seldom speaks but runs the machine like it’s an extension of his body.
Some of the new equipment coming out of China and Japan is smaller than ever before and its a dream to maneuver on site, and surprisingly efficient to use even in big jobs.
More information on an offer to trade a green DIY improvement ideas for big bag of soil is on Toronto Forums, while the big bag of soil delivery is explained on Free Ads Planet .