Submission Synopsis

Rebuilding the Soul
by Christopher Harmon

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Script Length:
Full

Genre:
Coming-of-Age
Martial Arts


Screenwriter Harmon with
Lakota Woman star, Irene
Bedard

Author's Representative:
Faye M. Swetky
The Swetky Agency
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St. George, Utah 84770
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Blurb/Logline:
A young martial artist survives a high school shooting by killing the gunmen, but loses several close friends.  His parents send him to the Philippines for the summer where his grandfather is building a martial arts center and rebuilding his grandsonís will to live.

 

Synopsis:

The life of a young, California martial artist of mixed heritage (African American/Filipino) is shattered after he survives a shooting spree by killing the gunmen, but loses close friends and his sweetheart in the tragedy.

 

Seeing their son depressed, his parents decide to send him to the Philippines for the summer in order to keep his mind off of this all-too-often, real life occurrence.

 

His grandfather (a master of Filipino fighting arts) is building a martial arts institute in the deep countryside and could use the help. Culture shock and nightmares slowly fade away as he begins to learn his roots from Grandpa, fit in with his peers and even experience some romance with a fierce but beautiful female fighter.

 

His world is rocked when a strange tourist agency opens up nearby and the corpses of local boys start to appear near the institute. Can our hero stop the killing again?


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Author's Bio:
Often using the penname, DarkMark Twain, Christopher Harmon--much like the original Twain--uses a mix of action and humor to address matters of social importance.  Born in Buffalo NY, and being snowed in often, the author's diversity of reading material included Alex Haley, Stephen King, Dick Gregory, MAD Magazine, The Gospel, and Playboy

While in New York, Harmon received a B.A. in Communication from the University of Buffalo, after which he escaped the extreme snow for the extreme heat of Phoenix, AZ.  His writing has blossomed there, where he is now aided by a wife and two children.

Harmon's screenplays include Rebuilding the Soul, The REAL Monsters, Mary Shelley's American Nightmare, Red Thunder, The Ghost of the Dragon, Rocking Jerusalem, Blitz of the Black Wolf, and Deliver the Word (in progress).  He has also written a teleplay, The Simpsons: The Predator vs. Shaft, and published several articles and short stories.  In addition, he is winner of the Diversity Award (Scripts Division), and he placed in the quarterfinals in the Chesterfields; semifinals in Maui, and finals in the Asian-American Media Dev. Award.  He also wrote and directed a training video for the State Employees of Arizona.

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