ELDERLY DELINQUENTS

(FEATURE FILM)

CREATED BY:       Gerald Chong

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REVISED:          TUESDAY, 08/01/17 - 11:53 PM

LOGLINE

REVISED: TUESDAY, 08/01/17 - 11:53 PM

A retired criminal races the clock and breaks all rules to help a fellow retirement home resident fulfill her one impossible dream.

The well-meaning children of an elderly gangster forces him into retirement by placing him in a home for the aged, where he befriends (and develops rivalries) with other retired "victims" and "victimizers" from the old-school world of business, politics, law enforcement, and vice. 

 

REVISED: FRIDAY, 01/18/19 - 2:24 PM - 41-031 WAILEA STREET - WAIMANALO, HAWAII - While submitting the pitch video for "Elderly Delinquents" into the 2019 NexTV Writing & Pitching competition, the application form asks for a logline, so I create the following: 

Gangster leaders force their godfather into retirement and seclude him in a retirement home, where the feisty old man begins to voice his gangsterly opinions toward staff and intimidated residents, until a certain law enforcement retiree and his ex-military followers rise up to foil his repeated attempts to bully and exert control on everyone and everything around him. 

1-PAGE SYNOPSIS

3-PAGE TREATMENT

TELEPLAY

VIDEO PITCH

TV DOCUMENTARY VERSION

TV SITCOM VERSION

FAQ PAGE - (FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS)

THE CENTRAL ISSUE

 

FEATURE FILM SERIES EPISODES

REVISED:  TUESDAY, 07/04/2017 - 4:27 PM

- HIGHER EXPECTATIONS

- HIGHLY UNUSUAL

WHO?

- Characters: Primary and supporting

- Possible actors

- Possible "Above-the-Line"

- Possible "Below-the-Line"

WHAT?

- Inspiration (Newspapers, TV, YouTube, etc.)

WHEN?

- Story

- Shooting

WHERE?

- Story location

- Shooting location

WHY?

REVISED:  WEDNESDAY, 02/19/19 - 4:08 PM - 41-031 WAILEA ST. - WAIMANALO, HAWAII

OBJECTIVES:  As with all of our projects, our goal is to: 

- EDUCATE: 

- Teach history and give our audiences some background into why things are the way they are. 

- Debunk the myths, hoaxes, and "fake news."

 

- INSPIRE:  We hope to create a sense of wonder to inspire a new generation of Americans to take action and do the right things.  Because our show's supporting characters is a dreamer who aspires to greatness, our audiences can follow their respective paths.

 

- OUR ACTIONS DEFINE OUR CHARACTER:  We need to show our audiences what road one has to travel in order to achieve our lifelong dreams.  Nothing is promised or guaranteed.  Nothing is free.  One has to suffer some pain to elevate one's life to the next level.

 

- CALL TO ADVENTURE:  When we are personally challenged by an evil person or called out by evil events (criminal activity, war, etc.) occurring within our community, we need to answer, or the evil will eventually reach us after it destroys our neighbors. 

 

HOW?

- A-B-C-Storylines

MERCHANDISING

PROTAGONISTS:  THE ARCHITECTS

Architect Zaha Hadid was a world-famous architect who passed away on March 31, 2016.  By showing audiences her extensive portfolio of designs via our feature films, we hope to inspire a new generation of architects who will push the boundaries of building design and construction. 

ANTAGONISTS:  THE DEVELOPERS

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

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