Tenet Noctis feature or television series

Creator: John Mangus
Age rating: 13 and older
From the tumultuous times of The Crusades an ancient evil arises which could be the source of the conflict. Can Christians and Muslims recognize the true enemy that has pitted them against each other and put aside their differences to unite against its growing power?

Synopsis: Tenet Noctis is Latin for the darkest night. It is a historically authentic story, centered on a group of Knights Templars and their Saracen (Islamic warriors) enemies. It is set near the end of the 2nd Crusade in Galilee, present day Israel. The Templars mission is to guard the safe passage of Christian pilgrims to the Holy Lands, Jerusalem and the crusader kingdoms. The Saracens seek to repel the Franks, Christian crusaders. However there is a tenuous truce between King Baldwin the IV, the King of Jerusalem and Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria and our story is not that simple.
Today the Western and Eastern worlds are in conflict, just as they once were during the Crusades. We cannot easily fix the problems that exist between these civilizations today. Nevertheless, we believe today’s youth would be receptive to a television series in which these two cultures are forced to find common ground and unite to combat an evil worse than the differences of their faiths. We believe that millennials need an example of trust and cooperation between the peoples of our world. Tenet Noctis will provide our target audience with just such an opportunity.
Our story begins when the Templars defeat Saracens to seize a small Commandery (castle/fortress). As the series develops the Templars themselves becomes besieged by Saracen warriors but that is the least of their concerns. Both the Islamists and the Christians face an enemy that is far worse, an evil from biblical scripture and the Quran. This evil has been covertly manipulating both sides into a greater conflict.
The Knights must do the unthinkable and unite with their “enemies” if they have any chance to survive the evil which besets them.

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  • Video 1 - Tenet Noctis longer Treatment video
    Creative Notes:
    Tenet Noctis is an hour long drama that is suitable for video on demand services. Tenet Noctis is a gritty violent tale featuring religion, tolerance, and unity, set in the midst of abject horror. Although it is a historical piece it is has a timely message that will resound with today’s audience.