Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre


Logline: Based on true events two brothers lead a Viking voyage to America and leave their story carved in stone.

Synopsis: Norway... 1362. Nicholas, a Catholic friar, returns from religious studies in England to accompany his brother, Paul, on a voyage of discovery. Torn between his duty to the King and a growing love for a childhood sweetheart the handsome young man soon finds himself thrust to the far side of the world. Beyond any maps, Nicholas, Paul, and crew venture deep into wilderness, while a gathering menace of strange brown men, 'skraelings', shadows their expedition. In a desperate last stand the men fight a climactic battle in hope of returning to loved ones in their far-off home. An inscribed stone telling of such a journey was discovered in Minnesota in 1898.

Title: Atlantis

Logline: Myth... Legend... Swallowed by the Earth, Forgotten to History, and now the greatest tale never told... will be. Atlantis!

Synopsis: Worshippers of the thirteen Crystal Skulls of the Ancients, the great civilization of Atlantis was highly advanced in all fields of study; reaching across the sea to other civilizations including the people known as, The Pangeans. Civilizations enjoying a time of great peace, but peace is fragile. Cade is a young man with adventure in his heart and a destiny still unknown to him. Returning from Pangaea, the Queen falls ill; angering the ruler of Atlantis, King Pharaoh. Syn, the King's most trusted advisor, kills the man who returned the Queen; a Pangean Prince, triggering the Pangeans to declare war. Cade and his friend, Tyson witness Syn fire the first shot against the Pangeans, a mighty laser created by using only seven crystal skulls. Hearing of Syn's nefarious plot to overthrow the King; uniting all thirteen skulls to attack the Pangeans, and then turning them on King Pharaoh. Cade and Tyson must recruit help to steal the skulls, and save the only home they know, Atlantis!

Title: The Three Wimps

Logline: Three boys discover a book of magic and go on a perilous journey to rescue a friend from certain death.

Synopsis: My name is Sean McKenzie. I am pushing an old screenplay of mine due to the current market for fantasy. A few years ago I worked with Monarex on an independent film. Currently I have 21st Century optioning a comedy script while I am finishing my latest novel. THE THREE WIMPS: Three teenage boys lacking courage and self-esteem discover a book of magic. A friend of theirs uses the book and disappears. Now the boys are on a mission to rescue their friend before she is lost forever. Chad, Leon, and Orlo rush to the Witch. She tells the boys that the must rescue Sara before dawn, or she will remain in stone forever. Sara's brother Lewis and his friend Jason tag along. In another world they search for Sarah. They are hunted by Skeleton Warriors and other nightmarish creatures. But with the book's magic to aid them, the small group finds the Garden of Statues where Sara is slowly turning into stone. Then the evil sorcerer finds them. Contact me. Thank you.

Title: "City of Gold", 1st of a trilogy

Logline: In 16th century Central America, a teenage boy outgrows his farming life to heed an inner call. War, invaders, and greed teach him to rely on the Great One and to forge dormant powers of his legacy.

Synopsis: Tetoca envisions himself a great warrior. Lacking in weaponry skill, he chances across Coytull - an exiled, enemy prince who will exchange Tetoca's marksman training for a favor. Estranged from his kingdom, he asks Tetoca to deliver a message to his sister, Meyah. Tetoca sets out for forbidden Atua with his loyal companion, Eeke the Iguana, who has a knack for adding to trouble. Tetoca's favors for Coytull multiply as Atua's King Zeetal ruthlessly attacks his village. A resolve to serve and protect grows and he turns to the 'Great One'. The emerging warrior is endowed with strength and self-assurance to meet the enemy. Tetoca, Coytull and their band of loyal men plot to save Atua when Spanish invaders threaten. In the midst of the conflict, the Earth convulses beneath them. Buildings topple as the volcano rages. King Zeetal is killed by falling debris, and the invaders are scattered. Coytull vows to rule the kingdom by the unseen powers that guided Tetoca and forged his new identity.

Title: The Anointed

Logline: A broke and desperate man suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of hero. An evil dictator and a drug-addicted sociopath stand in his way as he attempts to liberate an oppressed race of beings.

Synopsis: Joe, broke and desperate, accepts an offer to work with a charlatan healer. His life abruptly takes a surreal detour culminating in his abduction by an alien spacecraft. Weriq, one of the two beings on board the ship, is a sociopath who has become obsessed with usurping the tyrannical warlord Haden who rules over the planet Korasia. Weriq murders his partner on the ship but Joe manages to escape after they land on Korasia. Weriq impresses the natives by using his technology to defeat Cheonis, a female who is widely regarded as the most powerful sorcerer in the land. Joe is taken in by a village and after engaging in a series of heroic actions, he is chosen to be their new leader. Joe subsequently teams up with Cheonis and Voltric, a humongous, lone rebel, and they begin to unite all of the villages for an uprising. Joe leads the army of villagers into an epic battle for their freedom as a final showdown occurs between Cheonis and Weriq.

Title: One Day Too Late

Logline: A storm puts two couples relationships in jeopardy as it separates them from each other. One pair must move on with their life, while the other must struggle for survival on an uninhabited island.

Synopsis: Anthony, an overworked owner of an Italian delicatessen is told he needs a vacation. His wife, best friend Frank, and fiance convince him to plan a romantic getaway to Barbados. While out to sea a storm unexpectedly rolls in. During the chaos Anthony gets separated from his wife and Frank from his fiance. Shaken Frank and Jenna make it to the safety of the island. Anthony and Virginia are lost out to sea. Days after the storm, Anthony and Virginia are pronounced dead. Frank and Jenna move on with their lives. Anthony and Virginia make it to a small island; a graveyard for sunken yachts. There are ominous signs of piracy that foreshadow danger in the future. They adjust to the joys of island life, while preparing for the pirates' return. Over time, they form an unbreakable bond. Back in New York, Frank and Jenna have a sexual encounter. On the island, Anthony and Virginia fight the marauding pirates and make it home. In the end, both couples express their new feelings to each other.

Title: The Lightbringers

Logline: Three European agents are caught up in a war between Heaven and Hell while investigating a mysterious cult in the US.

Synopsis: Three detectives from various ends of the legal spectrum - discharged Marine Donato, discredited police officer Viktor and reformed ex-prison convict Declan - travel to the US to determine the existence of a dark religious cult and its connection to the media. Donato falls in love with Sarah, a strong-willed college student, endangering himself and his friends. When Sarah and her friends - Kate and Natasha - are captured by a race of mutant cultists, Donato is forced to confront his personal demons and rescue the woman he loves, leading to a shocking discovery which could determine the Ultimate Fate of the Universe. It is up to the three heroes to rescue the girls and prevent a Worldwide Armageddon.

Title: The Next Dragon King

Logline: Three generations of dragon-fighters race around the globe to keep an ancient secret away from a sinister villain, battling a dazzling array of fantastic dragons.

Synopsis: Pepper Drake raised his son Wyatt in the family business: dragon hunting. Under the facade of a regular coastal California family, the Drake's have travelled the globe, sniffing out and exterminating what remains of these ancient and malevolent beasts, keeping the world safe, and the continued existence of dragons hidden. But Pepper has something else to hide, even from his family: he is one of the remaining guardians of a powerful secret, a deep mystery from long ago that holds the key to controlling all dragons; a secret that enables the knower to wield the dragons of the world as a terrible and unstoppable weapon. But it is a mystery no longer. The Drakes stumble upon a new threat from a surprising place, bent on uncovering the secret and taking over the world. The chase is on, as three generations of Drake's race around the globe to beat this sinister villain to the secret, all while doing battle with a gang of monstrous henchmen, and a dazzling dragons.

Title: Spruce Lake

Logline: A map hidden in a mirror frame leads to a quest for buried gold in the Adirondacks , and a family determined to protect its property.

Synopsis: For over 100 years the Belton family mined gold in a remote part of the Adirondacks. After converting the gold to coins, they would bury it in the area around Spruce Lake, marking the location on a map possessed by Red Belton. When Mark, an installer at a small glass shop, discovers the map behind a mirror he is working on, he convinces a friend to go with him to find the gold. Many obstacles stand in his way including betrayal and a determined Belton family who will stop at nothing to protect their property.

Title: Buccaneers of Brig O'Doune

Logline: Dying man passes on a long lost, Knights Templar secret-the existence of Brig O'Doune. One man, his daughter and brother are on the run to the bridge of time and the mythical treasure of the ages...

Synopsis: On Earth, there is but only one time, one place and one life, or is there... Michael McLachan a forty Seven year old Scottish ex-rock musician runs his craft shop in the Highlands of Scotland and awaits the arrival of his daughter, Julia to join him for the weekend. A weekend which will change their lives forever...for his older brother Danny, is on now on the run and undertaken to carry out a dying old man's last find the wealth which has proved elusive throughout the years. For the old man has seen it with his own eyes in...Brig O'Doune. He divulges a long lost Templar secret that mythical Brig O'Doune-the bridge that sleeps, holds the riches of human history... They set out on an age old quest over the mountains of Scotland. But they are on the run with many people hot on their trail...A comic tale unfolds of adventure and the search for treasure but the world is waiting and time is finally running out. Will our future hopes and dreams disappear with Brig O'Doune forever...