Submission Samples from the Fantasy Genre

Title: David and the Cave of Obligation /Book One, The Bi

Logline: In this world, as in millions of others, a single child, an ordinary boy or girl shall be called upon to serve. In each child's hands lies the fate of nations. This is David's story.

Synopsis: In this inspirational story, 13 year old David and his troublesome friend Andy stumble upon the "Cave of Obligation" which draws them into a world outside the realm of their uneventful 1950's era small town. During their search to find a way home, they meet the terrorized townspeople of Bilberry, a giant who appears to be the culprit, an evil Ogre, and enchantments they've only encountered in fairytales. With the guidance of Ithamar, the wise and mysterious guardian of the cave, David battles ignorance and prejudice, while working through moral dilemmas. During his ordeal, David must look deep within himself to find the strength to fulfill his obligation to find and help the "one in need."

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 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: Escape From Hell

Logline: 666 AD, Rome: A once noble General goes mad and is killed. Committed to avenging his death, he escapes from Hell. Meanwhile, Satan summons three formidable demons to bring him back.

Synopsis: 666 AD, Rome: General Lorenzo Lupo, the noble head of the Vatican guard and the Pope's personal bodyguard, has just lost his entire family to the plague. Feeling betrayed by the God he so devotedly served, Lupo goes mad and declares war on God and the church. In an assassination attempt on the Pope's life, Lupo is killed by a young but brave Prince. Swearing to avenge his death, Lupo makes a bold escape from Hell. Reinhabiting his now putrid and decomposing corpse, Lupo wanders the gothic countryside--concealed under boots, gloves and a hooded cloak--wreaking murder and mayhem as he searches for the Prince who killed him. Meanwhile, Satan, enraged at hearing someone has escaped from his domain, summons three formidable demons whom he sends--in human form--to bring Lupo back.

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: 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: A Familiar World

Logline: A dying, manic depressive man doesn't medical help, and instead seeks the help of spiritual healers to cure him.

Synopsis: Hello, I'm a passionate screenwriter who has been writing and developing his craft for over a decade. I believe now is the time to take my craft to the next level. Your company's professionalism and track record combined with my vision, hard work and professionalism can help produce a motion picture that can inspire and entertain audiences. "A Familiar World" is the story of a dying, manic depressive who believes he can heal himself through faith and living life to the fullest. In a parallel universe, purgatory world, his deceased grandfather tries to reach out and communicate with him. In order for them to communicate, a spiritual apparition must open a heavenly dimension that has the power to cure anybody. Sincerely Yours, Javier Jacomino

Title: Elemental Force

Logline: The four basic elements and their possessors are in a time of enormous parallel within the guilds they hold memberships to. Who will win?

Synopsis: An ordinary young adult male given no name at birth found himself without a father, Tim, at an early age when a rough tyrant named Merketh got wise to his father's possession of wind abilities and overpowered Tim at his cabin away from town with a vicious force of fire which Merketh posed. Merketh's only goal in this is to conquer all other opposition and hold the basic elements and their respective powers. The nameless man is unaware of this second society on earth just like other ordinary citizens holding no elemental powers until he crosses paths with a frail yet canny elder human named Mesulon at a nearby pond. While watching a kind act the young man did at a park when a group of kids was picking on a shy child, Mesulon decided to act as the young man's spiritual advisor after a meeting with fellow wind possessors at their air temple to strategize what actions to take to remedy certain tensions between the elemental realms (districts) on Earth.

Title: Born to Protect

Logline: A young boy must defend the Land of Foresta from an evil lord before he casts down a spell of darknessn which will destroy the world.

Synopsis: In the land of Foresta, Lord Sanzar is the Queen's loyal subject -- but when he and the Queen have a falling out, he becomes her deadliest enemy. Sanzar kills the Queen's Protector, the one hero sworn to protect her, and steals a precious spellbook. His hatred knows no bounds -- and he'll surely have his revenge, because the Protector is dead...or is he? The Protector's sword reaches out across time and space to choose a new Protector -- young Jake, who works at a fast food place in our world. He's brought to Foresta to learn the ways of the Protector and challenge Sanzar. And just in time, because Sanzar is intent on calling down a spell of darkness which will destroy the world.

Title: STILTS

Logline: Rumplestiltskin didn't die when he ripped himself apart. He forgot his identity when the Salamander Queen enchanted him. He has three days left to take her a child or lose his soul forever.

Synopsis: Two hundred years ago, a special child was caught by Mire, Salamander Queen. She enchanted him. He became Rumplestiltskin(Stilts) and lost his memory. Stilts has three days. If he fails to bring the Queen a child, he will have to trade places with her and lose himself forever. Stilts tunnels his way to modern-day San Francisco. He tricks his way into Jenny's life. She lives with her family in a one-room houseboat. In Jenny's presence, Stilts starts to remember his past. Rather than take Jenny, Stilts decides to kill Mire by spinning a web of gold that attracts the spiders which cause Mire's albino skin to turn green and fall off. Mire sails on an underground river in her pirate ship to blast a hole to Golden Gate Park and imprison Stilts and Jenny until time runs out. She causes an earthquake and Stilts and Jenny disappear underground. Mire captures Jenny. Stilts confronts three traps in his effort to save Jenny and faces a stalactite and stalagmite-crashing finale.