The Carsey-Werner Company, Llc & Patrick Muldoon considering Catholic film
The Carsey-Werner Company, Llc
The Carsey-Werner Company, Llc & Patrick Muldoon form new Philippines and Hollywood partnership…
In Manila and Encino, The Carsey-Werner Company, Llc & Patrick Muldoon are looking to make Tobit, a modern comedic Catholic family adventure spec by professor/scribe Brandon Jay McLaren. The Pic will be produced by The Carsey-Werner Company, Llc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Patrick Muldoon and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Brandon Jay McLaren 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 The vast majority of scholars recognize it as a work of fiction with some historical references.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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Alfie opens the door. The card game is still going on in the room.
She rings the doorbell.
Grace, all dolled up in a mink coat and a hat, is quite apprehensive. Grace walks down the corridor to Room 307.
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THE AWAKENING was produced under the alternate title, THE GRAND ISLE, by Turner Pictures for cable television in 1991, to mixed reviews. I think you will find that my script presents a more powerful, compelling dramatic hook than THE GRAND ISLE, while remaining true to the spirit of Kate Chopins book.
On returning to New Orleans with her French Creole husband, Leonce, and two young sons, Edna has an affair with another man, Alcee Arobin, and temporarily moves into her own lodgings. Such radical gestures threaten Ednas life as she has known it.
American born Edna Pontellier is a pampered young married woman who, during a summer vacation at the Grande Isle, falls in love with a vacationer, Robert Lebrun. This involvement leads to Edna awakening, a transformation which causes her to question her role as wife and mother, and to more clearly define her identity as an artist.
I have adapted Kate Chopins 1899 novel, THE AWAKENING.