Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre

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: Odyssey

Logline: The story of Odysseus and Penelope, the Trojan war and Odysseus' adventures in the Mediterranean Sea.

Synopsis: 3000 years ago Odysseus, the King of Ithaca (an island in western Greece) goes to Sparta (a city/state in southern Greece) to marry Helen (a promiscuous Spartan Princess). Odysseus fails to win Helen's hand in marriage. Instead Odysseus weds Helen's modest cousin Penelope instead. Soon after Odysseus and Penelope give birth to their son Telemachus war breaks out in Troy (a city/state in Asia Minor) and Odysseus is forced against his will to go and join the fight in Troy...

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: 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: 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: 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: Ho Ho Ho Claus

Logline: Three strippers, two towns, one holiday season, Christmas will never be the same again!

Synopsis: Britney, April and Sierra are three exotic dancers, who find themselves unemployed, during the Christmas holiday season. They hatch a plot to fight off the holiday blues, and earn some real cash by heading out to Las Vegas for a big time New Years Eve bash. They end up being stranded in a small dying town called, Silver Creek, by a major snow storm. Life is changed forevermore, not only for Britney and her girlfriends, but for the entire town of Silver Creek, when Britney is given the mission of saving Christmas for the town's kids.

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: 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: Moonstone: Timeless Ascension

Logline: A metaphysical theologian and a larger-than-life magical dragon transforms to universal immortality through a mystical gemstone and ascend to heaven

Synopsis: What if a mortal man, living in twenty-first century Los Angeles, could achieve immortality? What would he do? Where would he go? Vincent "Sage" Woolfolk, a silver-haired theologian/wizard of Welsh wit, is one such character. One night at his Victorian home (from where he runs an all-things-spiritual shop), Sage is up in a candlelit alcove inspecting a small rusty tin box. Opening it, he discovers a treasure map containing 'Old world' Hebrew text and rune markings. Helping his grandson -a twentysomething student scientist, Sage performs a tarot card reading and finds himself intertwined with the lad. Navigating a labyrinth of relationship, Sage visits a former lady lover at Catalina Island and learns the map's whereabouts are in Scandinavia. Trekking to Norway, high above the Arctic Circle, Sage enters a fjord mountain filled with colorful gemstones and he confronts and befriends a gargantuan dragon named Zendor. Thus, the witty seer's journey turns to a dazzling whirlwind...