Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre

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: 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.

Title: Project Gladiator

Logline: A group of college girls from the past join forces with a gang of political dissidents from the present in order to save humanity from a technocratic future.

Synopsis: In the present day, three cheerleaders from the 1980s - Kate, Amanda and Sarah - are rescued from cryogenic stasis by a vigilante named Saverio. When Kate is abducted and eventually brainwashed, the girls enlist Saverio to help get her back. With the aid of his friends - Yuri and Hans - Saverio makes a discovery revealing the truth behind Kate's capture and the genesis of the girls' original stasis-freezing: Project Gladiator - a 30-year-long experiment to advance the Human Race by creating a race of cyborg troops based on captured and frozen test-subjects. Saverio must now rescue Kate and save the World from a Techno-Fascist dictatorship.

Title: RUNE SAGA

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 SCARECROW

Logline: South of US 1933. A man enters a town & brings chance to the town affected by depression & draught. Priest & others try to utilize the situ. Sherriff finds bad records of him and tries to tell people

Synopsis: Fall 1933, a stranger comes to a small town in south of the US affected by draught and economic depression, faces two men trying to rape a girl and kills them, but becomes injured. People note his face, very much like the Jesus, and traces of studs' wounds. The Catholic priest of the town tries to utilize the arrival of the stranger, by which there is rain after several years, the state capital agrees with construction of railway station. The stranger dies and the sheriff finds out that the stranger has escaped the prison after killing the priest of the prison and being crucified by other prisoners and his hostility toward the church roots from his past. He had been raped by a bishop in an orphanage managed by the church. The priest argues that the sheriff shouldn't talk about the issue for the sake of people's faith. The sheriff accepts and resigns and starts digging a grave in front of the cross in the cemetery and faces with the backpack of the stranger filled with money.

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: Going Government

Logline: Two young civilian oceanographers are befriended by Smoot, the smooth operator, and have numerous outlandish and intriguing adventures culminating in them having to rescue the smooth operator.

Synopsis: Not since MASH or Charlie Wilson's War has a screenplay delved into this type of unique storyline with this much insight. After Jenny Wilson inherits her grandparents beach cottage she discovers her grandfather's, Monty Wilson, record books he kept when he worked as a civilian oceanographer. Monty Wilson's best friend, Wiley Hanson, is a fellow oceanographer whose grandson, Jimmy, is now engaged to Jenny. Jimmy and Jenny relive their grandfathers lives by reading Monty's record books. Going Government is a story of freindship and romance coupled with evil and humor all set against exotic backgrounds. The story is told as a series of recorded accounts during the Cold War era. It is a fast pace multifaceted series of adventures that are told by moving back and forth in time from the 1980s to 2003.

Title: Elysian Kings: Flight of a Bilyon Dreams

Logline: THE STORY OF YOUR DREAMS. Elysia is the world where our dreams live, battle, and even die. Elysian Kings is a franchise of stories depicting the realms and kingdoms of a boundless imagination.

Synopsis: My name is Nashid Ibn Ali and I have recently finished writing and polishing a screenplay entitled "Elysian Kings: Flight of a Bilyon Dreams". The screenplay's premise is based upon ELYSIA, a world we exist in during our dreams. It is a boundless reality, with franchise potential, that unfolds from the imagination of a dreamer. The plot of "Elysian Kings: Flight of a Bilyon Dreams" portrays an oppressive monarchy that gives birth to a prince, BILYON DREAMS, who is destined to overthrow his parents and free their slaves. What ensues is a collaboration of dynamic characters and action that unfolds within a setting of dreams. I know the script has potential to be marketed successfully because it has youthful heart and it taps into the human struggle to believe in something powerful. I know if you review my work that it will make you a believer in my talent as well. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you in the future.

Title: 1965

Logline: A true story of a 23 year old from the East coast moves to Hollywood, then onto New Orleans, back to Hollywood and finally back to Philadelphia with interesting adventure throughout.

Synopsis: It's 1965, Young Steve, native to Philadelphia, has a serious travel itch. His Travels will bring him labels that he can't fathom how he earned. In Hollywood, as soon as his Mexican romantic interest learns enough English she tells him she does not want to raise her children no Jew, soon he leaves for New Orleans. Along the way he is interviewed and searched several times by the police before he understands what they take him for: Possible Outside Agitator. Physical strenth apparently make him a hero with southerners, but all too soon he gets scorned for being a Yankee. Back in Hollywood he happily alternates between a hard-hat on movie sets to parking stars' cars at night. After losing the day job he returns to Philadelphia. A girl who's way out of his league suddenly asks if he will meet her on her opening night singing in Las Vegas. While he's still reflecting on his unbelievable luck, he meets another girl, which will lead to two more labels: married and bitterly divorced.