Rocket Science Laboratories & Hannah Emily Anderson considering Catholic film
Rocket Science Laboratories
Rocket Science Laboratories & Hannah Emily Anderson form new Philippines and Hollywood partnership…
Hannah Emily Anderson
In Manila and Los Angeles, Rocket Science Laboratories & Hannah Emily Anderson are looking to make Tobit, a modern comedic Catholic family adventure spec by professor/scribe Mark Sheppard. The Pic will be produced by Rocket Science Laboratories, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Hannah Emily Anderson and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Mark Sheppard 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 The vast majority of scholars recognize it as a work of fiction with some historical references.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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The pattern is always the same: the hero has a goal but the antagonist stands in the way of achieving it. This is the basis of conflictand conflict, in turn, is the basis of drama.
In Citizen Ruth, for example, the antagonist is embodied by both sides of the abortion issueso in a sense the villain or antagonist is politics itself, or the kind of politics that becomes blinded by its own causes. In Chasing Amy, although the heros best friend opposes his affection for a lesbian, it is the heros own immaturity that keeps him from finding true love.
But in more subtle character-driven movies, the kind of fare independents do so well, the antagonist can be fuzzier and harder to nail down. It may have a shifting face, or it may be a negative aspect of the protagonist.
The easier the movie is to understand, the clearer the antagonist isin big Hollywood action movies, for example, its usually a matter of good guy v. bad guy. And theres never a doubt about who is who.
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Heros low point, possible defeat
New obstacles to goal; subplot(s)
Heros reaction to plot point
Act Two, Part Two: