Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre

Title: Genesis

Logline: A prequal to the story of the Garden of Eden

Synopsis: With the help of Moses, Basteet struggles to save his childhood love turned fallen-angel (Eden) from eternal damnation while safely escorting the last perfect humans, Adam and Eve, into the fortress surrounding the Garden of Eden. WGA#1109328


Logline: In search of ephemeral truth, an accomplished man of science is forced to suspend life and love on the wings of a child-like sense of wonder. Harrowing consequences ensue, willy-nilly helping him.

Synopsis: Wonder is the essence of dreams. It propels imagination as it realizes a dream. 'Wonder' follows Ken Armstrong, 63 - a renowned professor of aerospace science - for 12 days and nights as he is forced to deal with unexpected circumstances. Little does he realize that the inexplicable events he experiences are intertwined with imaginative tales of exploration and discovery he had made up for his 7 year old nephew. Ken can't explain why his travails intersect the lives of his sister Audrey McKey, 27, an account executive at a magazine for men or Tiara Rawlins, 23, a chic, brilliant but flawed colleague-in-arms. As the story unfolds, Ken's rationality is challenged, drawing him into a quagmire of deceit against his will. He loses valuable opportunities that would have ensured a retirement he always wanted. He is implicated on charges of involuntary manslaughter. He becomes a dispensable pawn in a game of ruthless ambition. Wonder, Ken realizes, opens a vista out of his predicament.

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.


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.


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 Legend Of Zelda

Logline: I've completed my screenplay, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, a high fantasy-adventure epic based on the classic video game series; a hugely successful franchise with consistent world wide sales profits.

Synopsis: The story follows Link on his time sensitive puzzle solving quest to rescue the Land of Hyrule and its Princess from the evil overlord Ganon. The three characters share a sacred power that gives balance to the land. Ganon finds a way to tip this balance in his dark favor, while Link, aided by his fairy guide Navi, journeys to unlock an ancient tool to defeat him and restore equilibrium to the world. My research and dedication to keeping this story true to its nature is unmatched. Not only have I played every game and been one of the cult followers myself, I have ensured that this screenplay incorporates only the best elements of all the series, creating a cinematic version of the experience that captured the imagination of its initial followers and setting a new standard for playable video adaptations. I look forward to your response in order to send you my screenplay, which I know will please both fans and newcomers to the Zelda universe.

Title: Sheer Obsession

Logline: Famous female mountaineer avalanched in Himalayas,presumed dead.Survives with amnesia,rescued by monk. Attends own memorial service.Reunited with husband in drama on Everest.

Synopsis: A famous female mountaineer is avalanched in the Himalayas and presumed dead. She survives with amnesia and is rescued by a monk who takes her to his monastery.She is disguised as a male monk in order not to attract attention.Whilst at the monastery she makes a daring rescue of a leading native climber.In gratitude he invites her to accompany him on an visit to the USA as guests of the Alpine Club.One of the functions they attend is her own memorial service.Her disguise as a male monk prevents recognition except for a brief encounter with her husband.He half believes what he has seen.She returns to the monastery. Her husband accepts a film assignment on Everest with a hidden agenda. They pass like ships in the night.On Everest he rescues her close companion and whilst they are attending a ceromony she runs into the arms of this friend.The husband turns away devastated but as he retreats she undergoes flashbacks and recognises him, she calls out, he turns and they are reunited.

Title: The Discovery of Phuong

Logline: Ship’s navigator catches fleeting glimpse of missing Vietnamese friend in refugee boat and begins search at Singapore and in nearby jungle

Synopsis: Ship officer, Cole Parson, and engineer Kate Shepard, drop food to a Vietnam refugee boat. Cole sees his missing friend from college, Phuong, who had returned to Vietnam. Cole has orders to avoid such boats so he starts a search when they reach Singapore. He tells Kate how Phuong asked him to give a book and a note in Vietnamese to his sisters in Boston but he hadn’t. The pirates sell boat people into servitude so Cole and Kate pose as a couple looking for a servant. Contact is made. They are told to return in a week with money. Cole and Kate are now lovers so he tells her he’s had a failed love affair with one of Phuong’s sisters. They buy the servant. A friend bugs the canoe. They track the pirates and overhear Phuong’s sisters are hostages and when the next boat is leaving. They try to head off the boat. Their ship and the British Navy join in. Mortally wounded, Cole apologizes for not delivering the note. An officer says the sisters are now free.

Title: Bikel's Folly

Logline: Logline: To teach his grandchildren a few lessons about American History and selflessness, an entrepreneur has them participate in a series of outlandish adventures.

Synopsis: Kailey and David Bikel are coerced by their grandfather to partake in several historical adventures that will hopefully create in them a strong character and a better appreciation for their good fortune. Beginning with the Mayflower and ending at Guadalcanal, these adventures are staged with authentic sets and actors who are well-versed in their roles. In each adventure the teenagers are put to the test to see how they would react to calamitous situations. Slowly they exhibit a vitality of mind and body that their grandfather believes is akin to the youth of past generations. To his satisfaction Kailey and David have gone beyond his expectations. By the final adventure they are deeply entrenched in their character, perhaps a little too deeply. Because when the conditions become overly perilous, a dilemma is created. Just how far they travel out of the realm of reality is found in the unraveling. (WGA #1184150)

Title: The Plant Dynasty

Logline: A scientist discovers a method to make humans photosynthetic. He is pursued to a private Caribbean island by corporations trying to steal and control his secret.

Synopsis: While working at an agricultural research facility, Mark discovers a method to make humans photosynthetic. The intensity of his work, causes his divorce. He realizes his discovery can upset the natural order of the entire planet. Being pursued by those wishing to control him and his secret, he retreats to a private island in the Caribbean to perfect his methods and slowly convert others. He becomes romantically involved with a geneticist who helps him in his quest to put his discovery beyond the control of corporate mobsters. It is a race against time to the benefit of all mankind.