Original Title: Ministry Of Shadows
Foreign Release Title: Ministry Of Shadows
This Show and its Format are Conceptualised, Created and Curated by Amish Badani
All Rights Reserved by and All Intellectual Properties belong to Amish Badani, Amish Group - India
One Line Treatment
Story of a Think Tank who has collaborated with the Ministry to develop a Special Task Force whose primary job is to use Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence to mimic different People and Organisations in order to determine possible outcomes and detect possible threats
100 Words Treatment
The proposed OTT Show dwells into the works of a private Think Tank, which has collaborated with the Ministry for developing a Special Task Force, whose aim is to use Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence to mimic different People and Organisations in order to predict their moves and actions. Their job is to use a Group of People who can mimic Walking, Talking and Thinking of Persons of Interest and Organisations of Interest. They are also backed by Artificial Intelligence, which enlists future scenarios and possible outcomes. This Hybrid Intelligence Initiative helps them determine possible outcomes and detect possible threats
The Origin Story
This Story begins when two friends are relaxing in their hostel room and one of them shares a funny story, which he read on the internet. It was a sequel to the story of the Cap Seller and the Monkeys. The original story is that once upon a time, a Cap Seller was traveling by a forest to a village. It was a very hot day and he was very tired so he chose to lay down under a tree and take a nap for a while to relax
While he was asleep, several Monkeys came down the tree and opened the bag of the Cap Seller. They found colourful caps inside. The Monkeys picked those up and climbed back up the tree. The Cap Seller woke up after sometime and was surprised to find his bag opened and all the caps gone. Cut to the point where he took off the cap that he was wearing and threw it on the ground. The Monkeys mimicked him and did the same. The Cap Seller quickly collected all the caps and walked away from that location
Now the sequel talks about the Cap Seller’s Son who apparently followed the footsteps of his father and joined the business of selling Caps. Properly trained by his Father, the Son learnt the tricks of the trade very quickly. A time came when he too had to travel through the same forest. It was a very hot day and he was very tired so he chose to lay down under a tree and take a nap for a while to relax
While he was asleep, several Monkeys came down the tree and opened the bag of the Cap Seller’s Son. They found colourful caps inside. They picked those up and climbed back up the tree. The Cap Seller’s Son woke up after sometime and was surprised to find his bag opened and all the caps gone. When he looked around, he found no one who could have possibly taken all his caps. On looking up, he saw the Monkeys wearing the caps. That is when he remembered the story, which his father had told him
He decided to use the same technique, thinking that the Monkeys would mimic him and throw the caps down. However, here came the twist. The moment the Cap Seller’s Son threw his cap down; a Son of a Monkey climbed down the tree and slapped him! The Son of the Monkey said that if the Cap Seller can teach these tricks to his Son, could the Monkey not caution his Son about those tricks. He then took off with the cap that the Cap Seller’s Son was wearing and climbed back up the tree. Unfortunately, the Cap Seller’s Son even lost the cap, which he was wearing!
While both the friends burst into laughter on the completion of this story, the other one realised something; either mimicking someone repeatedly or using the historic data of actions can help in finding out what they might end up doing in the future. This realisation stuck with him. A few years down the line, he came across a young IPS Officer who he developed a crush on. In order to get close to her, he decided to propose an initiative under a Public Private Partnership. It was inspired from the realisation he had in the past because of the Story his friend told him. This proposed initiatve ended up becoming the Ministry of Shadows!
The Format of the Show is to share the stories through multiple Seasons