Submission Samples from the Fantasy Genre

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: Ditching in the Darklands

Logline: On the run from life in this world,fourteen-year-old Michael McGovern finds himself and his courage in another.

Synopsis: Michael, a junior high nerd, on the run from his parents, a determined bully and life in general, hides out in the tunnels under Cal Tech with his best bud. An earthquake delivers them, battered but alive, to another world, a grim, gray world of bizarre creatures dominated by a cruel, unforgiving overlord. Michael, thought to be the long-awaited "Redeemer" prophasized to free the down-trodden of this magical world, must dig deep to find the courage and inner resources necessary to unite them and lead them to victory, thus preparing him to return to the world he left behind.

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: KNIGHTS OF THE CODE

Logline: This is the story of a journey into knighthood by seven young squires who are to replace their aging father knights, and help protect their righteous kingdom from bordering enemies.

Synopsis: In a magical, medieval kingdom, an elite team of skilled and chivalrous knights train their young squire sons during the threat of war, forced upom them by banished criminals who populate a bordering land. Inspiring action, magic, and comedy ensue as the young regiment of rookie knights sets off on an adventurous quest to gain favor from their neighboring Gnome allies, eventually finding themselves defending their kingdom in an all-out war.

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: Going For Home

Logline: A 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.

Synopsis: Pitcher Ben Douglas has been scratching and clawing his way through the Minor Leagues for the past 12 years. His wife Rachel has had it up to here with baseball and everything that goes with it so one day she gives him an ultimatum. "It's either the game or our marriage." Ben can't give up his childhood dream of making it to the bigs so he leaves his wife, much to the dismay of their ten-year old son, Cal. That very same day Ben's prayers are answered and his is sent up to the big club in Chicago, much to the dismay of the recently jilted Rachel. Young Cal is both ecstatic and heartbroken. His dad is going to the bigs but mom doesn't want anything to do with any of it so he calls to the heavens above for help. Heaven and earth play a game of catch in this hilarious and heart warming story of young boy's journey to reunite his feuding parents.

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 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: Pegas End

Logline: Doah Tapier killed 10,578 people. Before he died.

Synopsis: Abby Winter 1210 Harrison St., #1 Denver, CO 80206 phone - (303)377-0167 email - xeefrog@earthlink.net Doah Tapier killed 10,578 people. Before he died. Death is Executioner Tapier's trade. Decapitation by sword, bludgeoning with a dull ax, slow, torturous death of one thousand cuts - he has mastered them all. In a time when death sentences can be bought from corrupt judges, Doah wants nothing more than to kill his prisoners quickly and efficiently - his increasing celebrity means nothing to him. In fact, the very idea of being civil to people has never crossed his mind. Until he meets Pegas. A woman with a glowing smile and sharp tongue, Pegas is chosen to be his correspondent. She finds his business conduct vile, and his bullying behavior incredibly rude. Yet he kills people with such kindness. Pegas End is the story of a man willing to fight through death for love. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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."