Submission Samples from the Fantasy Genre

Title: SHADOW FIGHTERS

Logline: Two young paranormal investigators release four legendary warriors cursed as cryptids and restore shape-shifting powers to stop their nemesis, the dark Sorceress and her cloned mega-fighters.

Synopsis: Shadow Fighters pits warrior shaman shape-shifters against an evil Order and Sorceress who are part alien. The heroes fight a battle in 1773 to protect a sacred amulet but are cursed and banished as cryptid beasts. In present day, set in old Shawnee woods and the Southwest, a young paranormal investigator, Eric Gilmer and friends go on a harrowing adventure to release the cursed heroes before the Order, who has grown powerful, unleashes deadly new hybrid mega-fighters. The story examines the conflict between light and dark, between greed and honor. Rod attended Illinois College for a bachelor's degree in creative writing and screenplay with Robert McKee. His shaman studies took him to Australia, Mexico and the Southwest and he has written several screenplays. Paula is part Ojibwa Indian from Grand Island, Michigan and graduated W. S. U. with a master's degree in arts education. She has written and produced for children's entertainment and stage productions. SAG, SCBWI.

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: Still Searching

Logline: Still Searching is the story of a college professor and a Dean of a university who both had near death experiences. As they unite, they both search for meaning of their experiences.

Synopsis: Still Searching is the story of a college professor trying to find God and heaven on earth. In his quest, he tries mixing church and state, and later meets resistance from some student atheist groups. He keeps his past near death experience a secret from many people, and later discovers his friend, the Dean of the university who also had a near death experience. A spiritual guru who can communicate with a higher power consoles them on their way, and helps both of them bridge the path to heaven on earth. On his quest, the professor continues to have a recurring dream of the after life which could set him free.

Title: Family Secret

Logline: Time is running out for William his wife is soon to give birth and he still needed to put an end to the curse that has loomed over his families head for more than a century.

Synopsis: After his sister vanished in front of he and his mom; William vowed to find the reason. Williams dad came to him one night, breath heavy of whiskey. Finally telling William the truth of his families history. How many before Williams siter had gone missing in the same fashion. Unable to deal with it any longer his father took his own life. A family curse or serious infliction; whatever it may be had caused much pain in their lives. But digging through secrets can sometimes leave you drowning in skeletons. Especially with the help of a scorned ancestor and a pact with a mischievous demon. Now several years later Williams wife has told him she is pregnant. He is even more pressed to find and end to this curse before his own children are born. Time is running out but with the help of a new friend and a very old journal, it looks as if time is on his side.

Title: Jazzman

Logline: A white college professor, longing for the jazz career he gave up years before, is transported back in time to the swing era - and enters the body of a black musician.

Synopsis: Cam Stewart, a middle-aged, white college professor plays a little jazz on the side, but regrets a decision made years earlier to give up a promising musical career. Bringing his horn in for repairs, he meets a mysterious man who offers to loan him a vintage tenor sax - a very unusual horn, as it turns out. Little by little, Cam's sound begins to change. One evening, when his band is on break at their usual Saturday night gig, an amplifier hits him in the head. When he comes to, it's 1946, and he has assumed the identity of the horn's real owner, a 26-year-old black swing musician named Emmett Coleman. Although Cam is now living out the fantasy of playing jazz in the music's greatest era, being black in mid-20th century America is completely unfamiliar, frightening terrain. A further complication arises when he falls in love with a beautiful young black woman. Finally, Cam must confront the very real possibility that he may not be able to return to his own time and true identity.

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.

Title: Adrift on the March of Souls

Logline: A grieving father ends his life on Earth, only to find himself alive (of sorts) in Purgatory on a quest to find his son - and himself.

Synopsis: Unable to deal with the loss of his son, a bereaved father (our main protagonist, Adam) takes his life, and finds himself in the Land of the Dead, on the road to Hell. Pulled from the road by the sound of his lost son's pleading voice, Adam finds himself in the company of a strange group of characters, residents of the afterlife who call themselves the Lost. These Lost, which include a tattered and na´ve Angel, a legless and wrathful soldier, and a man bound head-to-foot in iron chains, accompany Adam on his search for his son. During their odyssey, the small band encounters deadly antagonists (chief among them the omnipresent Shriekers), strange lands (such as the Vile Marsh, whose waters turn those who drink of them into murderous fiends), and dubious allies (such as the Crone, a venerable witch rumored to be an eater of souls). But amongst their tragedies and travails, they also find friendship, hope, and, ultimately, redemption.

Title: ThunderCats:Exodus

Logline: A young lord is forced to lead his kind into battle before his time.

Synopsis: Young Lion-O, half Lion, half man is forced to bear the title of lord of the ThunderCats before he is ready. Even though Lion-O is physically a man, he is mearly a child on the inside. When the ThunderCats escaped their planet of Thundera,Lion-O was only a scared little boy who was looked after by his elder protector named Jaga. During the life altering journey, Lion-O's hyperbaric chamber malfuctioned causing him to grow, while the other ThunderCats remained in stases. Thinking that he has to prove himself to the other ThunderCats, Lion-O constantly embarks on solo missions putting himself and others in potential danger.He dishes out harsh punishment to the young ones Wily Kit and Wily Kat causing them to run away and be captured by the ThunderCats worst enemies, the Mutants. With Lion-O dealing with the guilt of two of his own missing the ThunderCats have to work together as they go to rescue their young. Can Lion-O put his pride aside or will his personal vendetta kill them all?

Title: LOLA'S RETURN

Logline: Hovering around the desert in her sand mobile, LOLA RAY, our main character, discovers more than just tornado sand storms. She discovers she is the most sought after jewel in the universe.

Synopsis: Planet TRIXAW, a deserted desert wasteland filled with boundless pockets of treacherous tornado sand storms, is home to the planets only known source of existance, a used future of a port station. Here, high technology from all the universe is bartered and sold to the highest bidder. At the same moment, an adventurer named LOLA RAY discovers more than just sand storms. Enriched in mythology, the old wizard by the side of the road is in need of LOLA'S help. Escaping the evil clutches of the luminous SHADOW FORCE, LOLA, with the help of an OLD MAN discovers truly why she is here on the planet. Once upon a time, planet TRIXAW was known as the lovely land of LAYLAHMA, a beautiful technologically advanced crystal city where cultures from all over the universe lived in peace and prosperity. Discovering her past, present and future, join LOLA in the adventure and discovery of a lifetime. Being both a beautiful morality tale and the coming of age fantasy, the third eye is now opening.

Title: Footprints of the Devil

Logline: A demon wizard has to capture Michael's sister in the bewitched world so that he could be relieved from the curse. Michael relieved his sister from the curse , so that the wizard would die .

Synopsis: A wicked man who possessed evil powers and performed magical activities, tried to take over everything.The man's name is Sperior.To relieve him self from that state of bewilderment,sperior takes the sister of a man called michael,as hostage. through one of his fellows,sperior informs michael that if he does not help his sister,then his sister,he,and all of the people of that land will expire whitin twenty days . Michael saved sperior from the bewitched world, but sperior did not let Michael free his sister.Sperior begins to take power in our world.sperior is sensitive to Michael's sister's necklace and hates it. Michael realizes that sperior has deceived him and that sperior would die if his sister were released from the wilderness and bewitched world.By placing the necklace in the hands of the statue of Sperior,Michael enters the bewitched world and succeed in saving his sister.so sperior and his power begin to wear off , and would die.Please email to : esmaeel.rezai@yahoo.com