Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre

Title: Galaxy Scouts - Ready For Anything

Logline: In 2509, five boys and three girls travel through space to a Scout Jamboree. Waylaid by pirates, the scouts escape, landing on a planet chased by pirates. By their wits, they learn how to prevail.

Synopsis: Ben (15) takes command over seven other Scouts after their adult leader is killed helping them escape a pirate attack. Ben manages their few resources with the skills of the Scouts to set traps and kill the pirates who pursue them as they trek through the wilderness of a lost planet in search of help. One of the Scouts, Peter (14), has a shameful secret which may betray the Scouts when they are most counting on him. The Scouts make spears for defense and seek food as wild animals create problems for the scouts as well. As the Scouts are about to find civilization and help, the last pirate intercepts them. In a final showdown, Ben is shot but Peter overcomes paralyzing fear and attacks the pirate with his spear, killing him. The Scouts are safe, but their heroic, inspiring leader is dying. They are stricken with grief after such a harrowing adventure. The young Scouts are all heroes who banded together and used their talents to prevail over great adversity.

Title: FENRIS

Logline: To sustain his family through a grave winter, an exiled Norseman joins mercenaries investigating the abandonment of a secluded outpost only to become prey to an unknown breed of apex predator.

Synopsis: "Fenris" is a dark and vicious accounting of personal honor and redemption during the Pre-Viking Age world that incorporates the myth of Beowulf. The hyper realistic violence in this take on this classic tale is heightened by the introduction of a breed of apex predator far superior to any man. Vidar, a once feared and admired Norse warrior is called out of exile by his brother to investigate an abandoned outpost with an offer allowing for the return of his family to civilization. But, after living a life of laconic religious morality, Vidar is no longer the same hardened warrior of a decade previous. He is forced to reconcile between his new ethics and his suppressed brutal nature. As the legend of Beowulf alludes to Christianity's encroachment on the old world religions, "Fenris" examines man's instincts and his eternal struggle to subdue them through belief and will. This unflinching narrative reveals the difference between man and beast is not intelligence but morality.

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: 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: AMBER WAVES

Logline: Two unlikely lovers bound together in a patriotic adventure. A white man on an unexpected vacation, finds his dull life changed forever by a chance meeting with a gorgeous, black actress.

Synopsis: an original screenplay by James R. Sanzo WGA NUMBER 130424-00 Could a white, laboring country boy, and a black hollywood starlet, possibly have anything in common? They can when their rendezvous leads to an unintended love, and then becomes a last obstacle between death and chaos for countless thousands of Americans. Reena Watson, a talented, but intolerant beauty, reluctantly agrees to a much needed time away at a newly opened resort in remote Ecuador. Sandy, a disillusioned hourly worker, too, finds himself attending the same resort after being chosen by lottery. Together, they become immersed in an international plot to bring America to its knees by way of its Golden Oldies Music. As commoners and blue-bloods, the young and the elderly, reminisce and move to their favorite tunes from the past, deadly action is programmed to occur in chosen targeted areas. Armed with only their savvy, affection for each, and love of their country, they fight to disarm the devlish plan.

Title: Blind Boy and Retarded Boy

Logline: Logline: Overcome the impossible.

Synopsis: Blind Boy and Retarded Boy A seriously meaningful martial arts comedy By Philosopher Stephan Pacheco Huntington Beach, CA 775-354-7458 silentprose@yahoo.com WGA Registration Number: 1219508 (Secondary (College) Logline: Let's get Retarded!) Synopsis: A mysterious neurologically challenged assassin, Retarded Boy, abducts his latest target by blinding him and giving him minor amnesia. While in Retarded Boy's "care" the newly dubbed Blind Boy portrays unusual abilities that interest the masochistic Retarded Boy. These abilities trigger numerous scenes of hilariously violent training. As the duo hones its skills they reach towards solving the mystery of why Retarded Boy was hired to kill a seemingly innocent Blind Boy. The course of their discoveries will lead them into a battle for their lives, and towards a secret technique that could Free them both, at least from their dysfunctional bodies.

Title: Ishtakal

Logline: In Mayan times, an ousted princess overcomes kidnapping, the death of her beloved, and her uncle's betrayal to raise her bastard son and reclaim the throne.

Synopsis: My name is Andrey Karapetyan and I have written a treatment for adventure dramatic action feature film called "ISHTAKAL" that I would like to send your way. It's the brutal world of APOCALYPTO from an ousted royal princess' point of view.

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: RELATIVITY

Logline: The story of how one man, Ronald Leeks, became so obsessed with Einstein's Theory of Relativity, he sends his unknowing son-in-law into outer space to prove it.

Synopsis: Ronald Leeks' road to Chief of NASA is littered with casualties. In the 4th grade, he destroys winning science projects, in high school, he's resposible for the death of a student who embarrassed him, in reform school, although he meets his hero, Albert Einstein, he remains unchanged and is resposible for the disfigurement of four students. He appears to have matured and eventually becomes Chief NASA. When he learns one of his astronauts gets his daughter, Linda, pregnant, he sends him into deep space, under false pretenses,to test Relativity. When the astronaut comes back to earth, he has aged just two years, but the rest of Earth has aged 40 years. Leeks is dead, the astronaut (who married Linda before blast off) is 27 and Linda is 65.

Title: The Mattice

Logline: Something Wicked In The Air

Synopsis: Dear Sir or Madam: I am writing seeking agent representation for a film screenplay I have recently completed entitled "The Mattice." Lighthearted yet serious, groundbreaking but traditional, the film is made to star George Clooney and Kristin Chenoweth as Craig and Mary Harper, an aging Wyoming ranch couple that is forced to adopt their five year old grandson when his parents die suddenly in a car accident. The couple's problems, however, compound when there appears on their farm a giant supernatural vampire-like bird - glittering green and holographic, that takes advantage of both people and cattle alike on the farm. After some time of grappling difficulty with this issue, the couple fortunately meets two overintellectual dropout-types who are experts in paranormal activity, and who assist the couple in getting rid of the huge menace. Complete at 114 pages, the script also features a full-length rock soundtrack I have mixed together to accompany it featuring U2 and Coldplay.