Submission Samples from the Fantasy Genre

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: 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 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: 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: 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.

Title: Future Girl: The newest comic book Superhero

Logline: Future Girl rivals the epic movie/television traditions of Superman,Spiderman,Ironman and Wonder Woman.

Synopsis: America Moon is a college cheerleader with an unusual gift. She can throw a football farther than most young men. America becomes a celebrity when she is crowned the first female quarterback in collegiate history. Romeo the team's trainer and America's love interest faces kidney failure. America has to make an important decision, either give Romeo a second chance to live or make history playing in the national championship. While recovering from the surgery, America mysteriously appears in a prophetic dream as Future Girl; her favorite comic book heroine since childhood. In the dream, Future Girl is a superhero from the planet Clarion. She defeats Geo; an evil galactic bully and saves the Earth. Suddenly, America is awaken and finds herself rushing to the stadium. Whack,the starting quarterback is injured. America enters the game and runs the forbidden "over the moon play." America Moon alias Future Girl soars to victory wearing Sees by the Moon's magical Indian necklace.

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: 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: Cyril Helps Isaac In His Fight Against Green

Logline: After years enduring severe physical deformity and humiliation, Isaac embarks with Cyril on a surreal journey to discover normality, unaware of the consequences...

Synopsis: Isaac is born with permanent jaundice and genetic abnormalities, which leave him severely discoloured and disfigured. He suffers abandonment from his own mother, constant taunts and jibes from the intolerant community of Milburn Peaks, and is only accepted by his aunt Milly and her son Cyril. As the insults continue into his adult life, Isaac becomes severely depressed and withdrawn. One day, he sees an infomercial with a possible cure for his ailments. This glimmer of hope is enough to haul him from his agorophobia, and together with Cyril, he embarks on a journey in search of normality. Little does he know, he will have to endure a fantastical adventure with bizarre consequences, involving zany characters, multiple hallucinations, peculiar phenomena and a mysterious disappearance.

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."