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A drug lord's incorruptible and alienated step-son escapes into the wilderness where he saves his immortal Guide - the father he’s always wanted, from a never-ending, guilt-fueled nightmare.

SAM is an extreme empath, highly sensitive, and a principled pacifist. None of these attributes serve him well on the tough streets of Chicago where he’s running from an abusive, drug-lord step-father, KEITH, and his corrupt, “dirty-cop” partner, BRAD. They can’t hook him on drugs like they did his mother and are out to silence him. When Brad arrests Sam - a prelude to a “death-in-custody”. Police Chief COMMANDER GERARD WATSON, Sam’s biological father, tasks "good-cop", LINDEN, to deliver Sam to the wilderness of Washington State, where he’ll be under the protective wing of Gerard’s old friend and Linden's former mentor, ALBERT. However, his attempts to teach Sam survival skills falls on deaf ears. Sam has a deep love for all creatures, he can sense their feelings, and refuses to hunt or kill. Bounty-hunters sent in to retrieve Sam, didn’t reckon on Albert coming to his rescue and by doing so, inadvertently reveals his curse. He’s an immortal - enduring a life of grief and remorse for an unforgivable crime. But a day will come when a WARRIOR from the tribe he’s wronged, will execute him and he’ll finally have peace. He longs for that day. Until such times, Albert's loneliness and need for love is a weapon. Bonding with any of the "lost boys" he's given to mentor and protect is fatal - to them. He’s fast losing the battle to lock Sam out of his heart who bears an uncanny resemblance to Albert's own dead son. When the Warrior Executioner arrives, Albert abandons Sam in the forest in order to protect him, but Sam, once a clueless “city lad”, is no longer. He’s skilled up and determined not to lose the father he's always wanted. When he finally locates Albert on the brink of his death, neither are aware that Sam's ultimate act of bravery and love, is the real key to Albert's salvation and Sam's quest for inner peace. But it also means he’ll eventually lose Albert forever. Beyond the need to find peace, Sam’s innermost desire is to find love. When the beautiful girl, NOKOMIS, who also calls the Forest, “home” comes into his life, she decides to stay.

Script Excerpt
Written by:
Starring Roles For:
Alex Pettyfer
Graeme Green
Sean Faris
In the Vein Of:
Winter in the Blood
Barking Water
Author Bio:
Diana as a screenwriter, works within the genres of Drama and Sci-Fi. She's formally trained in screenwriting and acting, with a background in science. Specialties include - action, thriller, inter-generational conflict, and socio-environmental issues. Diana's an optioned and published screenwriter, and competition Finalist for Television and Film. Previously mentored by the award-winning Writer-Producer, Larry Brody. She's a dual citizen of the US and Australia.

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Contest Results:
Montana Screenwriting Competition (Semifinalist, Invited to attend and informally pitch at the Big Fork Film Festival, Oct 2020) [2020]
ScreenCraft SciFi (Quarterfinalist) [2017]
Los Angeles International (Quarterfinalist) [2018]
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