Submission Samples from the Adventure Genre

Title: Nuclear War

Logline: George (a college student from Tennessee) and his closest friends are caught up in a "Nuclear War". Can they all survive and escape safely to the radiation free Caribbean island of Trinidad?

Synopsis: The story begins with George, a college student from Knoxville Tennessee, playing American Football in a crowded stadium. Soon after, a new eco-terrorist cult, called "Mother Earth", blows up a nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania. Later, a global "Nuclear War" breaks out when unknown computer hackers are said to trigger a planted computer virus in the world's nuclear defense computer systems that intentionally causes a world wide nuclear missile exchange. George, his girl friend Melinda and his black college teacher assistant Katherine initially seek shelter inside George's best friend Arthur's old underground nuclear bunker. Later, when Katherine informs them that radiation poisoning alone could kill them soon if they elected to remain in the severely hit U.S., they deside to take Katherine's hydrogen fuel cell powered car and journey to George's family wind powered sailing boat in Miami and then sail off to his family's home is the radiation free Caribbean island of Trinidad...

Title: Spanish Lessons

Logline: A movie about an aging american, working in the real estate business, who comes to Latin America to resell a big house and falls in love with his Spanish teacher.

Synopsis: This adventure/melodrama film tells the story of the adventures of two Americans in Uruguay. Facing a new reality, new approach to life, love and money, they both change and make unexpected decisions in life. Mark is a crafty real estate businessman who buys old property, renovates it and sells it with considerable profit. He knows life and is very sure of himself and his cynical ways of dealing with people. Jim comes to Uruguay for two months as an investor to finance one of Mark's projects. Although almost 60, he is a very local, shy and naive person who has not had the chance or desire to experience life outside of his little world in the American suburbs. After the tragic loss of his family in a car crash he does not know what to do with himself and decides on traveling in an attempt to fill the emptiness of his existence. Jim starts taking Spanish language lessons in the local school rather out boredom.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Pandoria : The Destined Alliance

Logline: Five Friends. Two Worlds. One Destiny

Synopsis: The year is 21 Z... Kagero Onimaru, the last descendant to the Macabre Clan and master of the Macabre Flame was released from his five hundred year imprisonment in a tiny crystal. When a man is gunned down before his eyes, he found his purpose in this new world. "This is what the world has come to? Relying on metal and electricity to live?" . Unhappy, moreover unaccustomed to the developments the world had undergone, Kagero would return the world to the way he saw fit. In the present year, 1Z... The Legionnaires have been at battle with the Macabre Confederacy for liberation of the OUTSIDE WORLD. When a new batch of recruits enter into the ranks, A renowned strategist, a tech-savvy air pirate, a tough as nails mercenary, a powerful mystic-psychic and a young warrior born to a legendary family are drawn together. Through it all, they realize that their destines are for more than battle. They find that they have become a "Destined Alliance." for a far greater cause.

Title: NINA MY ROSAS BROTHERS

Logline: A young woman realizes she is the last of a holy order devoted to saving the world from evil, must find the artifacts hidden by her ancestors that are the only things standing between Hell and Earth.

Synopsis: The H2N2 virus has ravaged the planet, killing millions, inciting civil wars and bringing civilization to the brink of collapse. But there is hope: NINA DA OLIVEIRA is sent on a mission to Istanbul to follow up on rumors that a cure for H2N2 has been discovered. At the airport, she's picked up by JOHN WARD, a mysterious man of few words. Nina and John kill time by exploring a local holy site. While there, Nina encounters a handicapped boy who sees a glowing halo around her, and is moved to grab her hand. Nina's touch cures the boy. The story of the boy's healing gets media attention. John tells Nina they have to immediately flee - in these dark times, anyone who offers supernatural hope can because become a messiah or a target. Nina and John smuggle themselves into a tiny village between Spain and Portugal. Once there, Nina discovers there is more to John than meets the eye... He is actually working for LUZ, a member of the Illuminati, an ancient society of powerful devil worshippers.