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The Synopses of my two Limited TV Series scripts are there, for your perusal.
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A dark and confronting tale of two Senior Detectives as they uncover a child prostitution racket with ties to Newcastle’s elite. They work on solving two murders as they try to find two missing boys. Ultimately, they find themselves .
Children of The Night is essentially four intertwined stories and their crossover points.
Story Arc 1: Senior Detective Sergeant Phillip “Phil” Dobson and Senior Detective Sergeant Li Ma “Turbo” Zhang are detectives with the Newcastle Homicide Squad. They are inseparable childhood friends, and an LGBTIQ+ love story for the ages.
Phil’s mother commits suicide due to her inability to cope with her own childhood sexual abuse. Phil is left feeling helpless and decides one suicide is one too many. He buries his feelings and is prone to emotional outbursts and Turbo is always there to help him explode in a controlled manner. His true love for Phil is unspoken as he is terrified of losing Phil’s friendship. Ironically, Phil’s outbursts come partly from burying his love for Turbo. Toxic masculinity rears its ugly head.
Story Arc 2: Levi (11) and Toby (6) Holbert live in Dunedin New Zealand with their physically abusive mother. When Toby suggests moving to Australia, she inexplicably agrees and they arrive in Newcastle to start a new life. Two days later their mother is killed in a car accident and the boys find themselves in the hands of a sexually abusive priest. They disappear into Newcastle’s underbelly, caught by a child prostitution racket, for Newcastle’s elite. Levi endures blow after blow after blow trying to protect his little brother. Iceman (See Story Arc 3) blocks them at every turn, even killing to keep the upper hand. The crescendo builds in this exhausting fight and ultimately costs Levi his own life. Toby finds himself alone in a foreign country, and part of a world he struggles to understand. The only thing left to hang onto and trust is Davina. (See Story Arc 4)
Story Arc 3: Ian “Iceman” Chase is the man that runs the racket along with his mentor and protector Judge William Jude. He suffered violence and sexual abuse at the hands of his father for ten years, and it has destroyed his humanity. He doesn’t care and the world is frightened of him. When his home life becomes intolerable his solution is to destroy the family home with his parents in it. He is ultimately responsible for more than ten deaths.
Story Arc 4: Davina Jacoby is a gender fluid Social Worker, also a sexual abuse survivor but uses her pain to drive her to help others. As a child she believed the abuse was actually normal behaviour and her favourite teacher used it to his advantage. The realisation that came in her teens almost destroyed her. With the support of the man that was to become her husband, she made it through. As Davina’s own life burns around her, she finds herself the foster parent of a very frightened, 8-year-old boy. She is a beautiful soul with a demeanour that belies her painful past.
This uniquely Australian work pulls few punches. Strong Language. Adult themes. Sex Scenes. Drug Use. Graphic physical and Sexual Abuse. Graphic murder scenes.
Child sexual abuse is inferred, rather than displayed, but the aftermath is not pretty.
Logline: Some idiot has misplaced the Earth. A cheeky cat and his pteranodon partner in crime, are hot on the trail. Keep an eye out for their alien friends, and lots of chicken nuggets. Alien abduction can be fun.
Synopsis: Two aliens from the planet Aeon, Bjorn and Zorn, witness the destruction of Planet Earth in 2032.They set out to stop the coming disaster, with the assistance of a small band of misfits, As they piece things together, they discover a fellow Aeonite, Dorian is pushing back against their efforts, to enable religious zealots to maintain their control in a rather hypocritical manner. Bjorn and Zorn begin a chess match with Dorian for control of Earth’s destiny. Will Bjorn and Zorn win or lose or will it end in checkmate. Bjorn and Zorn and their human friends, meet many interesting characters along the way and they discover a lot about the Universe and themselves. The journey takes them to many locations, both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial, and seventy thousand light years from home. When Planet Earth disappears for the third time, it’s time for destiny changing decisions.
Two aliens discover one of their own has formed an unholy alliance with religious zealots. The goal is to hide the Earth from the Universe. They activate a hidden team and the chess game begins.
Two aliens from the planet Aeon, Bjorn and Zorn, witness the destruction of Planet Earth in 2052. They set out to stop the coming disaster. As they piece things together, they discover a fellow Aeonite, Dorian is pushing back against their efforts, to enable religious zealots to maintain their control in a rather hypocritical manner. Bjorn and Zorn begin a chess match with Dorian for control of Earth’s destiny. Will Bjorn and Zorn win or lose or will it end in a stalemate? Bjorn and Zorn and their earthling friends, meet many interesting characters along the way and they discover a lot about the Universe and themselves. The journey takes them to many locations, both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial, and seventy thousand light years from home. When Planet Earth disappears for the third time, it’s time for destiny changing decisions.
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