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Scripts

Title Average Rating Downloads Date
Created

Leopard Woman Philip's 2nd Draft (Script 3)

5.0 stars
(2)
17 09/17/11

ZvG: Zombies Vs Gladiators Philip's 1st Draft (Script 114)

No rating
13 08/31/11

Leopard Woman Jack's 1st Draft (Script 2)

No rating
16 08/07/11

Leopard Woman Philip's Original Draft (Script 1)

4.5 stars
(6)
21 07/29/11

About

After leaving the arid fields of law years ago for the lush fields of storytelling where I have managed to publish over a hundred books, I find myself wondering if there could possibly be a non-screen writer who doesn't have dreams of writing for the cinema. That this seems unthinkable betrays the allure of the silver screen for me. Perhaps this amazing Amazon Studios initiative is the chance I've been waiting for...
 

Reviews Philip Has Written

SMILEY AND THE BRAINY KIDS, ANDREW's Original Draft

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Brilliant Material for Animation!

Overall Recommendation:
5 stars
 
Premise:
5 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
5 stars
 
Dialogue:
3 stars
 
Emotion:
3 stars
 
August 04, 2011
When you take a robot boy (Smiley) who watches earthling children at play through his mega-scope in Alpha-topia and who uses his interplanetary electromagnetic synchronizer to master Michael Jackson’s back slides, spins and knee drops, and who dreams of growing up to “Transformer” status, and who can help earthling kids discover their super powers by giving them a neuro-chronic teleportation, what do you get?

And when you add this amazing Smiley to a bunch of superhero kids (including Lin, an eleven-year-old Chinese girl who is a Shaolin expert and can multiply into several selves, Warona, a South African who can make drawings come alive and use them to wage war, and Waheeda, an Indian whose weapons are songs, supersonic screams and sonic booms), what do you get?

And when these superhero kids meet villainous robots (including a serpent-like robot, a crab-like robot and a bodiless head with multiple tentacles, each with an eye) and a steam dragon and a gremlin and an army of troglodytes, what happens? And this is not all – Godzilla shows up, as do a guardian angel and a giant tree that walks and speaks! And there is Hydra (with snake-like necks and three dragon heads), gigantic Earth Elementals, a gargoyle and a robot dog!

Ah, what you get from this humongously thrilling sci-fi script is an awesome experience waiting to explode on the big and small screens! Yes, I see the movie spawning a TV series that will run and run – to the delight of kids, and kids at heart!

Other strengths: I’m particularly impressed with the writer’s ability to juxtapose heavy-duty action with languid dream-like scenes – like Power Rangers and Ben Ten in sweet congress with Barbie Fairytopia. And the subplot, so cleverly devised to bring relief when the action waxes head-throbbing tense (with twelve-year-old Bala in Nubia, traveling through the forbidden forests of Igbo Irunmole in search of Eden) touches on deep food-for-thought concepts guaranteed to intrigue the thinking mind.

Things to look into: 1/ Since interest must be quickly hooked, a tweaking of the opening scenes will go a long way. 2/ Any chance of renaming the good guys (and the script’s title) to achieve a more catching effect? 3/ The first villains (Robot Warrior, Serpentallica, Gazer, Crobot) are well introduced, but when the good guys are pursuing Gazer and suddenly meet Raider (of the second set of villains), the encounter seems rather abrupt.

Conclusion: This is brilliant stuff for animation – and that the material is coming from a tech-deficient region makes it more laudable Well done, Andy!
 

Favorite Movies

Black Hawk Down,The Sixth Sense, Titanic,Day After Tomorrow,Troy,300,X-Men, Spider-Man,Lion King,The Little Mermaid, Tangled,Gone With the Wind,The Pianist,Arch of Triumph,Gaslight,Ryan's Daughter,The Godfather,Lady Sings the Blues,Time Changer
 

Influences

Shakespeare, Stan Lee, Sidney Sheldon, Sergio Leone, Robert Bolt, David Lean, Night Shyamalan, Ridley Scott, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock, Rich Christiano
 

Following

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