Submission Samples from the True Story Genre

Title: The Sons of Sheba

Logline: The first complete story of how we landed in the War on Terror comes to life in the long friendship of a maverick CIA operative with two Yemeni brothers. Former comrades-in-arms, 9-11 changes all.

Synopsis: No film or other media has presented a coherent picture of how we came to be in the War on Terror, the most important development of our time. There is not one film dealing with Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists directly. Why? Many reasons. First, pressure from Muslim-American groups. Also, who would be the hero, our government? Ha! But films like "United 93," "Syriana," and others, show that the climate has changed. And our hero here is a maverick operative who usually opposes government policy. The time has come. Based on actual events in the public record, THE SONS OF SHEBA brings to life the chain of events that brought the world to this precarious state. In 1972 a Special Forces/CIA operative goes from Vietnam to Yemen as an advisor and develops a close friendship with two young Yemeni Arab brothers that spans three decades. After fighting together in the Yemen and Afghan wars, they find themselves mortal enemies after 9-11, the USA vs. Al-Qaeda. The Iraq war in not involved.

Title: Pride Of A Nation

Logline: A true story about Manny Pacquiao, starting with his early struggles with poverty. A combination of his boxing accomplishments mixed with the fascinating relationship with his country and people.

Synopsis: While struggling from poverty, a young teenager Manny Pacquiao decides to move to Manila to pursue a boxing career to help his family. Some years later, he is a rising star in the boxing world and looked at as a national hero by the Philippines. A few of his fights are included but what is even more amazing than his boxing accomplishments is the impact that he has on his country and the people. Shown during his fights is basically how the entire nation comes to a halt to watch him fight, the crime rate drops drastically and even the rebels and the Philippine Military call for a cease-fire so they can watch his fights. During training for the Miguel Cotto fight, Manila is hit by a devastating typhoon. Manny leaves his training one day to travel to Manila so he can help some of the people that were affected by the massive storm. With his recent victory he became the only boxer in history to win seven titles in seven weight classes. WGA # 1395216

Title: THE WORLD ON A STRING

Logline: On the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean strung between The U.S. and Europe lies one small wire. This is the remarkable true story of a man who spent a decade to put it there and why it changed the world.

Synopsis: In a time of the Pony Express, and painfully slow communication between nations by steamship, Cyrus Field, a visionary man from New York had the audacious idea to make communication across the Atlantic instantaneous with his TransAtlantic-Telegraph. Framed around the 1860's Civil War, this true historical/adventure chronicles the enormous obstacles Cyrus Field had to overcome. During his decade long attempt, he was dogged by intrigue, sabotage and deaths. His family and NYC home were attacked by angry mobs of the draft riots and his personal bankruptcy loomed over him. There was lack of funding, derision from peers, and the threat of a competing project. His biggest obstacle was the might of the Atlantic herself. He would need to utilize the largest ship in the world and technology that did not yet exist if he were to ever realize his dream to lay the cable. First and foremost we discover the truth behind the deep emotional suffering that drove Field to complete his project.

Title: Adventure on a DARE

Logline: ADVENTURE ON A DARE has it all-from danger to near death, loneliness to love, even a Communist Cuban courtroom. It is a story of one man's journey in to the unknown, all with just a dime to his name.

Synopsis: All it took was a dime and a dare to discover the adventure of a lifetime. Based on the true-life story of Fritz T Sprandel, ADVENTURE ON A DARE fallows the journey of young Fritz, as he accepts a friend's dear that he couldn't go from Staten Island, NY to Los Angles, CA with only a canoe between him and the forbidding foam of the sea. ADVENTURE ON A DARE is more than just the retelling of an intrepid excursion into the unknown; it's the vehicle itself, transporting us back to the journeys of thoes who have lived, loved and lost befor us. Reminiscent of a great American classic like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Call of the Wild. ADVENTURE ON A DARE will bring you alone for the perilous ride, satisfying your continued cry for more than just the world around you. This full-length manuscript is available now for your perusal.If you would like to read ADVENTURE ON A DARE, please feel free to contact me directly. www.FritzSprandel.com Email: Adventureonadare@entermail.

Title: Arminius

Logline: "ARMINIUS" is the true story of the defeat of the Roman Empire by German peasants. Detmold Germany and New Ulm Minnesota have statues of Arminius. New Ulm,Mn remembers the 2000 year ann. of victory.

Synopsis: Arminius and his brother were Roman soldiers who may have been in Bethlehem during the birth of Jesus. After serving in the Army Arminius got out because of the cruelty he saw. He went back to his home and organized a revolt against Rome. He found and married his wife whose father was a traitor to Rome. She was kidnapped by her father and taken to Rome. Arminius confronted his brother who stayed in the Roman Army. His forces fought and destroyed 15,000 Romans in 9 AD. The Roman leader was beheaded. The head was sent to the German King. After other battles, the Romans withdrew from Germania for centuries. In my story, Arminius goes to Rome and rescues his wife and child. When they get back home they realize They have beaten Rome.

Title: AMERICAN KNIGHT RIDERS

Logline: Four Armed Forces veterans jump on motorcycles and ride around the country searching out veterans, current soldiers, and their families in dire need and offering them help.

Synopsis: AMERICAN KNIGHT RIDERS is like The EXPENDABLES meet EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITON with a little SONS OF ANARCHY thrown in the mix. Thousands of soldiers and veterans of foreign wars, as well as their families are struggling to make it in civilian life and it's getting increasingly harder for the American government to provide aid to these wonderful people who have served our country and sacrificed so much for our freedoms and rights. AMERICAN KNIGHT RIDERS is a reality TV series where four recent veterans, called the AMERICAN KNNIGHT RIDERS, are given motorcycles and a simple mission: Travel across the country each week to locate veterans and/or current soldiers and their families in dire need and help them into a better situation where they should never have to worry about their troubles again. At the end of each episode, after the mission is complete, the AMERICAN KNIGHT RIDERS mount their motorcycles and ride off in search of their next assignment.

Title: What Really Happened To Me

Logline: A young woman's family secrets and ill-fated events are aversely revisited during her therapy sessions that speak of abuse, rape, murder/suicide, and triumph.

Synopsis: Mea has recurring nightmares of suffering horrific physical abuse as a child by the hands of her mother; and sexually abused by an uncle. After confiding in a close friend about the dreams and now being called by the Prosecutor as a character witness against her uncle; whom allegedly rapes a mentally challenged woman, Mea decides to seek therapy. During the therapy sessions she relives the dramatic events of her family's generational curses that have plagued her life. She becomes distraught by the painful memories of being beaten, and losing a loved one to a murder/suicide. At the end of it all, justice is served in more ways than one.

Title: Becoming Quanah Parker

Logline: He is the last Comanche on the Great Plains and he must choose whether to live as a white man or die as a Comanche.

Synopsis: The son of a captured white woman and a Comanche chief, Quanah Parker terrorized the white settlers on the Texas plains in the late 1800s until Colonel Ranald Mackenzie of the U.S. Army arrived and began his pursuit of the wily Comanche chief. Determined to make a name for himself and to gain a promotion, Mackenzie chases Quanah and his warriors throughout a terrible winter and is finally able to force Quanah's starving little band onto the Oklahoma reservation. Mackenzie intends to hang Quanah for his depredations against whites, but Quanah escapes and leads his little band off the reservation and back onto the Plains in violation of Mackenzie's orders. Mackenzie has had enough, and he pursues with a vengeance. What Mackenzie finds out on the plains, however, so shocks him that he decides rather than to hang Quanah, he must change the stubborn Indian into a white man in order to save the Comanche Nation.

Title: PUT ME IN COACH

Logline: Average Americans compete against each other to win a pro sports contract.

Synopsis: PUT ME IN COACH is like AMERICAN IDOL meets pro sports. Regular Americans are given a chance to win a professional sports contract by first trying out for the show, then competing for a coveted spot on the, "DREAM TEAM," which will ultimately play against a pro team. One competitor is then awarded the pro contract if the "DREAM TEAM" should win the game. This show is designed to work with BASKETBALL, BASEBALL and FOOTBALL - the three most poplular sports in America. I believe this show will appeal to the mass audience of sports fans. How many fans have dreamed of becoming a pro ball player? The intensity of the competition, drama, conflict between competitors, as well as bonding of new friendships, will tap into the emotions of the audience and keep them coming back for more. Please let me know if I can send you the treatment. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Title: One Chance at Life

Logline: The true story of a young mans transition into the harsh reality of being a patrol deputy in the New Orleans area, while struggling to find another chance at love.

Synopsis: The story of Chance Domino, who graduates from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Police Academy ready to save the world. After nine months on the street, he becomes a target of an attempted murder, as his dream of saving the world crumbles into a reality of survival. After being rejected by the love of his life, Chance enters the crazy world of dating. Doubting his career decision and convinced he miss his opportunity at true love, Chance transfers to the night shift in an attempt to revive his dream and hide from his personal life. With the support of "The Blue Brotherhood" Chance continues on the rollercoaster of life, which test his abilities as a police officer, a father and a man. Will he find the true meaning of "serve and protect" and get another chance at love to become a well balanced member of society?