Ods Technologies, Lp & Dave Sheridan considering Catholic film
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Ods Technologies, Lp & Dave Sheridan form new Philippines and Hollywood partnership…
In Manila and Los Angeles, Ods Technologies, Lp & Dave Sheridan are looking to make Tobit, a modern comedic Catholic family adventure spec by professor/scribe Jamie Hector. The Pic will be produced by Ods Technologies, Lp, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Dave Sheridan and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Jamie Hector Tobit Writer
TITLE: Tobit (script download)
The Book of Tobit (/ˈtoʊbɪt/)[a] is a 3rd or early 2nd century BCE Jewish work describing how God tests the faithful, responds to prayers, and protects the covenant community (i.e., the Israelites). It tells the story of two Jewish families, that of the blind Tobit in Nineveh and of the abandoned Sara in Ecbatana. Tobit’s son Tobias is sent to retrieve ten silver talents that Tobit once left in Rages, a town in Media; guided and aided by the angel Raphael he arrives in Ecbatana, where he meets Sarah. A demon named Asmodeus has fallen in love with her and kills anyone she intends to marry, but with the aid of Raphael the demon is exorcised and Tobias and Sarah marry, after which they return to Nineveh where Tobit is cured of his blindness.
The book is included in the Catholic and Orthodox canons but not in the Jewish; the Protestant tradition places it in the Apocrypha, and by the Anglican communion recognises it as part of scripture for purposes of edification and liturgy. The vast majority of scholars recognize it as a work of fiction with some historical references.
MOVIE PREMISE: Tobit is an observant Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam. He lives correctly, giving alms and burying the dead. In spite of his good works, Tobit is struck blind. Concurrent with Tobit’s story is that of Sarah, daughter of one of Tobit’s distant relative, whose seven successive husbands are each killed by a demon on their wedding night. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor. Tobit regains his sight, and Sarah marries Tobit’s son Tobias. The story closes with Tobit’s thanksgiving and an account of his death. This is actually a Jewish short story possibly dating from Persian times in some Bibles is the book of Tobit, named after the father of its hero.
GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.
SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands
MARKET: USA, International
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If you find out what your natural method of writing is, you will be able to take advantage of certain sections in this book that will make less sense to writers of the opposite style.
A forest person can be very turned off by a teacher taking a tree persons approach and vice versa. For example, I have a friend who teaches playwriting and requires students to fill out notebooks filled with character biographies. I would rebel against doing this! In my view, this would dissipate the very energy I use for writing, and by the time I finished such an extraneous exercise I likely would have lost interest in the project.
Tree people like to plan the details before they begin the job. Forest people prefer to jump into work sooner, trusting in the dynamic process of creation to make decisions about detail along the way.
Tree people like to start with the small picture. Forest people like to start with the big picture.
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But Richard Walter perhaps says it best: make sure we have wrinkles and reversals, obstacles and complications.
In other words, dont blow your wad here. Begin with small obstacles and build, each obstacle greater than the previous one. And through much of this part of Act Two, the hero can be winninguntil theres the midpoint plot point, which may reveal a new, true goal in Siegels terms (2 goal, 9 act structure), an actual setback in Jarvis terms, or reaching a point of no return in Shomons terms.
The path of the hero here is toward increasing jeopardy and more danger, but a journey that has some initial success. Although you are throwing rocks at the hero throughout the second act, remember that you need to save your big rocks for the climax in Act Three.
So the antagonist is responsible for providing conflict. If you have a pushover for a villain, asks Stephen E. de Souza of Die Hard fame, what kind of triumph is that for the hero? Much too little.