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Untouchable!

When the nation's most powerful men target a successful business woman they are they confronted with a tiger which cannot be re-caged.

Written by: Patricia Poulos     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Mid
Starring Roles For: Russell Crowe
Joel Edgerton
Nicole Kidman
In the Vein Of: All The President's Men
based on a True Story
Pelican Brief
Posted: 07/02/2014
Updated: 08/18/2017
Author Bio: (refer IMDBb)"The most fearless, prophetic champion of our time." (Roger Scott, Finance Editor, The Sun Herald) Screenwriter (2013 - present) Five Finalist-nominated Screenplays. Winner (4th) Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards November 2015. Author/Publisher four non-fiction books (1990 - 2009) Publisher/Editor 'Profiler' Magazine series (1999-2007) . Director - Law Firm (2007 - 2013) (Litigation Specialist). Mastering all with which she is entrusted: Medicine (first triage), Law (her own legal practice), Manufacturer (largest Stainless Steel manufacturing plant)signing the first manufacturing Joint-Venture Agreement (multi-billion) with the Peoples Republic of China, Engineering (seven-year Government Grant), Twice-nominated (runner-up) Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year, Singing (Coloratura trained at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in the class of Joan Sutherland), author, screenwriter, magazine publisher. Born in Sydney Australia, her parents were William (Bill) and Kathleen (Kate) Nicholas. She is the eldest of seven children and which prepared her, in spite of any other achievements, for a life in the protection of her family and those she considered unable (for whatever reason) to fight for themselves. In her early teens, her goal was to serve God. This she believed would be achieved by becoming a Nun. Doing all she could to become worthy of this calling. As she had been given the gift of voice, she was accepted at the Conservatorium of Music where she studied under Raymond Beatty, coached by the Director Leo Demante. She worked in a legal office. At 20 years of age, she accepted that God did not want her and so opted for marrying John, a tall dark handsome Greek who walked into her life one day and who proposed on the same day. Despite her protestations at this immediate affection, they married six weeks later and had two children. John was a welder who wanted to commence his own business. Her goals now changed she focused on caring for her children and making his desires a reality. She would work at two jobs to pay their bills whilst John tinkered in an industry of which he had little knowledge. Her intentions for him, became her achievements. The doors opened for her to learn all there was to know about stainless steel and the manufacture of stainless steel products. Zeus Industries (“Zeus”) was created. Her night-job was working at St George Hospital where, although initially engaged as the Clerk of Cas (Casualty – A&E), she soon became the face of Casualty and the first Triage assessing all injuries as to their severity. John worked during the day whilst she looked after the children and researched all she required to establish the company. On weekends she worked in the local fish-shop whilst John cared for the children. (It is ironic that the equipment used in this shop would provide her with the operational knowledge of the products she would manufacture). She expanded Zeus from the garage of their home to a small rented factory, then four factories and an administration block and the employment of over 130 employees and an empire. She traveled to all states of Australia and to Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Hong Kong and Singapore appointing distributors for her products. Zeus Industries became the largest manufacturing company of its kind in Australia and the only exporter. She held a tight reign. Her employees were treated as an extended family and she rewarded them with pay increases far above those of other workers in their field causing the Metal Trades Industry Association to reprimand her for “paying your workers too much”. The quality and exports of her company saw many International Awards (Export, Quality, Business Acumen) by the Editorial Ofice (Spain) from 1984 and which continued. In 1984 she visited China and by 1985 had successfully negotiated a multi-billion dollar 15 year contract with the Peoples' Republic of China. In 1985 and 1986 she was nominated for Bulletin/Qantas Business Woman of the Year. However, due to her political stand she was downgraded to ‘runner-up’ (a title to which she would become accustomed). In 1986, prior to actually commencing manufacture in China, she realized that to continue would have a devastating affect; not only on her employees, but on the nation. Her perception was, should these products find their way into Australia it would wipe out manufacturing in the nation, especially the smaller factories which manufactured the Zeus component parts. She abandoned her contract. This outraged politicians who had entered into their own contracts based on hers. In 1986 on realizing government policies adverse to the well-being of the nation were being implemented, she ran a series of newspaper advertisements against these policies and on 16 August 1986 held a Rally to warn the people of the impending disasters. She listed these policies as: encouragement of youth at school to register for unemployment benefits which exceeded the scheduled apprenticeship payments; government competing with private enterprise in business; floating the currency; deregulation of the banks; removal of tariff protection. However, it appears that due to political threats of bombs, attendance at the Rally was poor. The media almost exceeded the number of attendees. She was beamed across the nation by all television and radio channels. Unknown to her at the time, steps were in place to fraudulently acquire Zeus. However, she had a Charge over the Zeus assets and their attempts failed. But the damage was done. She was the first Australian woman to form a political party (Centre Unity Party), and in 1987 stood a number of candidates for the Senate combining 24 independent parties to provide a force. However, sabotage resulted in her abandoning registration of the party. Having received a book challenging peoples’ belief in God describing him as a Tyrant, and in 1990 she wrote her first book "My Reply" in an attempt to dispel these myths. It brought displeasure from some churches. In 1992 she wrote her second book 'The Executioner' which set out the formula which was being executed to displace Australians from their jobs and homes. Her attempts to save the nation had failed. Not surprisingly this book brought the wrath of the politicians who in 1994 orchestrated a car accident, she was unable to walk for some time. Despite this and unsure as to who and how they had collectively achieved their goal of stripping her of her assets, she wrote what she pieced-together in her book, 'Elders' and The Real Story. This exposé sent corrupt politicians, judges, police and corporate raiders scurrying for cover. Having fraudulently acquired her home and in continuance in her fight to save the nation, she researched wrote and published the “Profiler” magazine which was initially distributed by Gordon & Gotch and then Kerry Packer’s Network Services Company. But the pressure was on and neither paid for the magazines ‘sold’ with none being returned unsold. Despite this, she complied with their demands for ‘more’. She continued to stand for parliament as the longest standing female ‘independent’. In 2007 she opened her own Law Firm. In 2014 those who had orchestrated the 1994 'accident' were at it again and who continue to monitor her every move. Having done all she could do to prevent the jobless and poverty to which the nation is, and intended to be subjected, she can do nothing to save the nation from the now embedded devastation of jobless, homeless and poverty-stricken created by government’s policies of 1982 and continuing. She has opted for a life of script-writing, humbly calling herself a ‘screenwriter’.

Contest Results: Wildsound (First Place, Best Logline - Emergency) [2017]
Cinequest (Quarterfinalist, Doors of Miracles) [2017]
Los Angeles Independent (Finalist, (4th Winner) November 2015) [2015]
Action On Film (Finalist) [2014]
Beverly Hills Fest (Finalist) [2013]
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition (Finalist, Finalist 2013 & 2014 PVIFF) [2013]
WSC Feature (Finalist) [2013]
WriteMovies (Finalist) [2013]
FilmMakers/Feature (Finalist, Drama - Untouchable!) [2013]
Writers and Filmmakers (Finalist) [2013]
True Story (Quarterfinalist, (Official Selection) 2016) [2016]
Women's Film & Script (Quarterfinalist, (Official Selection) 2015) [2015]