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“MoonWraith” – TV Pilot Seeking Producer

Option “MoonWraith” for $3,000 for one year.

MOONWRAITH is the story of a young woman named Kizzy Faw. Kizzy is a Seer, sent by the King, into the heart of a war between humans and werewolves. The werewolves were created centuries ago by a sorcerer using a talisman known as the MoonWraith. Scholars and historians working for the King believe that they have located the hiding place of the MoonWraith—an ancient silver mine. A fort has been built atop the mine. In the fort, miners work at expanding the mine, actively seeking the lost MoonWraith. Silversmiths work silver ore dug out by the miners into weapons. Soldiers use these silver weapons to defend the fort against the werewolves, who seek to prevent the humans from locating the MoonWraith. The werewolves do not want the MoonWraith found because they fear the very thing the King hopes for—that the object which originally made the werewolves can be used to eradicate them.

“Dark River Lords” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Dark River Lords” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: In this intense action/drama, a man undertakes a harrowing quest to defeat the tyrant king of a rival land, and rescue the princess he is responsible for protecting—and with whom his is in love with.

Synopsis: Brom Grey is aboard a river-bound war ship, trailing Hadrian de Bolbec—lord of a neighboring kingdom—who has kidnapped Princess Emeline Payne. De Bolbec plans to force Emeline to marry him, then kill her and her parents. This would make him ruler of two kingdoms. Everyone thinks that Brom is out to save Emeline because, as Captain of her personal guard, he’s sworn to protect her. What no one else knows is that Brom is in love with the princess.

After Brom’s ship is damaged by unusual weapons, he sets out on a skiff to try and catch the other ship. Unbeknownst to him, Emeline manages to escape de Bolbec and takes to the forest to hide. When de Bolbec learns that Emeline is gone, he sends men out to recover her. Brom sees the men leaving the ship, realizes that Emeline has escaped and sets off into the woods after her, following the enemy.

A storm moves in and Emeline takes shelter in a barn. She is discovered the landowner, Thad Dargin. He is a selfish, greedy, lecherous man. When Emeline tried to escape, he threatens her with a pitchfork. She screams, drawing the attention of the enemy men and Brom.

De Bolbec’s men rush in, saving Emeline from Thad, and Thad realizes who she is. Brom arrives moments later. After a pitched battle, Brom escapes with Emeline and Thad into the woods, forcing Thad to help, as he knows the land. De Bolbec’s men give chase.

When Thad tries to help de Bolbec’s men, Brom kills him and escapes with Emeline to the newly-repaired warship. They set out for home and Brom declares his love for Emeline. He is shocked to learn that she feels the same about him. De Bolbec follows them in his own ship.

Arriving at Castle Payne, Emeline’s parents are ready to heap rewards on Brom, but de Bolbec arrives. He activates groups of “sleepers” in the Castle Payne, setting off a large battle. The battle ends when Brom kills de Bolbec in a duel.

The film ends with the wedding of Brom and Emeline and the knowledge that, one day, Brom will rule as King.

Peter S. Beagle

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This past Friday evening, Desirée Lee and I had a rare and very wonderful treat. The legendary Peter S. Beagle, author of “The Last Unicorn”, and the screenwriter who wrote the film based on his own book, appeared at our local theater as part of a promotional tour for an upcoming hardcover re-release of “The Last Unicorn”. For the price of a normal ticket, we were able to attend a Q&A with Mr. Beagle, see “The Last Unicorn” on the big screen – something I’d never had the pleasure of before, and which Desirée had not done since the film’s initial release back in 1982 – and then attend a meet-and-greet/autograph signing with Mr. Peter S. Beagle after the film.

Meeting Mr. Beagle was a true pleasure. The man is very intelligent, witty, humorous, glad of his fans and happy to meet them. Desirée and I are both honored to have been able to meet this legendary creator – both as fans of his work, and as bestselling, award-winning authors and screenwriters ourselves. Hopefully our paths and Mr. Beagle’s will cross again at some point in time. Desirée and I would both like that very much.

Mr. Beagle, if you’re reading this, thank you again for your work, and for the tour that allowed us the honor of meeting you.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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