Submission Samples from the Fantasy Genre

Title: MANCHILD

Logline: Please accept my synopsis of MANCHILD a feature about a man sent back in time and forced to relive his childhood.

Synopsis: Roger Sanders is an idealistic 27-year old man who is searching for his true love. Out of desperation Roger hires a psychic, who uses magic crystals to help him find his soul mate. Unfortunately, his soul mate belongs to the year 1981. Roger is hurled back in time and becomes a child again. He still has adult intelligence and consciousness, but he has the body of a seven year old. Roger's soul mate is Beverly, his second grade teacher. She's not an ideal match. She's too old and too hard headed, but he's intriqued by her. To romance her, he must return to the present when their ages will be more compatible. Roger is marooned in 1981 because his magic crystal malfunctions. To return home he must find a psychic to repair his crystal. To make matters worse, Roger's intelligence is declining. If he stays in the past, he will degenerate into a "true" child.

Title: MAGIC ISLAND HIGH

Logline: A teenage FORCELOK (naturally powered sorcerer) searches for himself in the disciplinary society where his mother disappeared.

Synopsis: Magic Island High is a coming-of-age fantasy tale. In future society magic is ILLEGAL. Magic Island is where "criminals" are sent. Families are relocated with promises of a better life in exchange for freedom. The inhabitants have divided into FORCELOKS (natural powers) and MAGICIANS (inherited spells and object manipulation). The constant battle mirrors the racial conflicts of our society. Our hero is JONE FOSS (13). Mom left early. His father raises him to not lose that temper. He discovers his forcelok powers with no idea how to control them. Jone attends Magic Island HS. Refusing to become a "forcelok jock" he crusades to unify. We have our gorgeous school princess (ATHENA, 15). The rugged villain (FLIPPER, 17) was born to bully. A friendship between Dad (PETER, 45) and quirky neighbor (RONDA, 40) deals with loss, dreams, and starting again. It is fantastic, magical, modern, and real. Will they win and change their world? What about ours?

Title: The Kingdom of Shanti, Twin Curse

Logline: Twin Princesses must fight a sorcerer, save the kingdom and discover their magic.

Synopsis: A magical tale of twin princesses born into a time of prosperity, that hides the curse placed on the royal family centuries ago. The Princesses learn that their enemies live when a kidnapping separates them on their 17th birthday. Their identities switched, the secrets begin to unravel. Through dreams, the sisters find each other and a rescue takes place. The battle begins with the Sorcerer's magic book stolen, spells being broken and strange powers rising within the Princesses. When they think they have won the fight and it is time for love, they learn their enemy bares the same curse. This script contains teenage female leads, is 104 pages (94 .pdf) and registered with the WGA #1269818. This script is written for a broad age range audience.

Title: Going for home

Logline: When a marriage fouls out due to baseball, a young boy teams up with a ghost, to get his Dad back in the strike zone and Mom back in the game.

Synopsis: An aging major league pitching prospect and his spirited wife, separate after years of marriage. Their young boy, determined to get them back together, enlists the help of a magical old man from their past.

Title: The Journey To Hoiku

Logline: Three children must face their destiny in a world filled with evil, betrayal and mythical creatures.

Synopsis: Three kids encounter an abandoned well in their town. With knowledge of a child's disappearance in the well fifty years ago, the curiosity of these three kids will take them on a journey through the well to a land known as Hoiku. Here they will meet new friends, new enemies and a creature named Tooley who brings them to the child that has been lost for so many years. The main character Tim Terman, Tim's friend Charlie Chang, and Rosie Adams all play kids in the sixth grade ready to face their destiny in this new land. The story revolves around Tim who learns throughout the story that his ancestors have been the protectors of the gates that bring Hoiku and his world together. However, the evil King of Hoiku, Ganzy has a plan to unite these two worlds in war. It is now up to Tim and his friends to stop Ganzy before these two worlds collide.

Title: The Other

Logline: An ordinary man is pulled into a magical world by a witch that wants to eat him. Now he has to fight to survive in this urban fantasy.

Synopsis: Delvin Wills is a freelance writer in his late twenties that resides in New York City. Delvin spends his days filled with work and isolation. He was once married but his wife is gone now. Overall, he's depressed with how his life turned out. His life changes one night when he meets a mysterious woman at a bar. He goes home with her thinking he'll get laid. In another one of his disappointments it turns out she's only interested in his heart. She's a witch and in order for her to remain immortal she has to eat men's hearts. She almost got Delvin but he was saved at the last moment by a witch hunter named Ezekiel. Now Delvin must navigate the magical world he was brought into while trying to stay alive as the witch hunts him. He will meet strange spirits, suffer curses, and fight for his life as well as discover who he really is and what he really wants. The one thing that both he and the witch want is to survive but only one of them can win the prize in this urban fantasy.

Title: DALI'S DREAM

Logline: Salvador Dali comes face-to-face with his 'Higher-Self' who takes him on a surreal journey inside his paintings...

Synopsis: Set on a Spanish beach in the Summer of 1967 during the blossom of the psychedelic "Flower-Power" era; Salvador Dali has a mind-altering experience. He meets his 'Higher-Self' - his naked doppleganger - who takes him to "The Land Of The Subconscious" where he gets lost inside the surreal and often nightmarish world of his paintings on his quest to find his estranged wife, Gala as well as artistic and spiritual enlightenment.

Title: The Realms of Animar

Logline: An incredible world, an unlikely hero and a war that will decide everything.

Synopsis: Thane is a typical teenage boy. Typical of course for Animar, a fascinating yet perilous medieval world where all beings have two forms: one human and one animal. Thane's life takes an unexpected turn when his animalkind becomes something never before seen - a creature with incredible power that can shift the natural balance of life and bring hope to the hunted. Elsewhere, in the rancid depths of a carnivore lair, an evil ruler determined to conquer Animar learns of this new threat to his dominion and builds a massive army with one simple yet sinister purpose - death to any who dare oppose him. With time running out Thane's people must turn to powerful yet reclusive strangers for help, beings who have thrived in isolation for centuries yet are now forced to take sides in an incredible war that will determine the fate of their world. I would like to submit The Realms of Animar for your consideration and possible representation.

Title: The Thirst

Logline: A vampire, hunted for murders she didn't commit, is saved by the man who loved her when she was mortal.

Synopsis: In present day Chicago, Mary-Anne, a mysterious Englishwoman mournfully flees through the night, only her eyes carrying the burden of her dark and unwanted existence. Born in the year 1040AD, she lives today due to the infectious bite of an ancient, ruthless vampire named Jericho. Mary-Anne had lost her husband William at the historic Battle of Hastings. It is the memory of William, and his dying promise of return that has stopped her from assuming her implied destiny of ruthless vampire. Close on her trail is a secret, government-funded organization - the 'Shadow Agency', an elite force whose sole raison d'etre is to eradicate vampires. Top agent, Jack Cole, has been plagued his entire life by dreams and visions of Mary-Anne, a woman he believes never to have known. It is only when he encounters her in the flesh that his visions begin to unravel into true memories. He is led to a startling revelation -in a past life, Jack was Mary-Anne's beloved husband, William!

Title: The Three Wimps

Logline: A magic book is discovered by three teenage boys who must use it on a perilous journey to rescue a friend from death.

Synopsis: Three teens put aside their fears and journey into another world to find their friend, who disappeared in a book's magic. In a race against time, they battle evil at great lengths to find the one they have been searching for--only to watch her turn to stone. Now the must battle the evil creator of the book, a sorcerer who would destroy them all, in hopes of defeating him and undoing all of his destruction.