ACE

Ace Bowers acebowers@gmail.com 3139419111469

DRAMA MEMOIR

1980s & '90s,2000s

Ace Bowers

Logline

The true story of a 21-year-old janitor struggling with every aspect of his life who unexpectedly becomes a father and Silicon Valley millionaire.

Genre

Drama,Memoir

Short Summary

Starting in 1989 in Mountain View, California, tragedy strikes 5-year-old ACE BOWERS when he realizes his family's status as "white trash." Off to a secondhand start, his life consists of hand-me-downs, handouts, and empty pockets, due to his alcoholic parents.


At the age of 22, Ace is thrown the biggest curveball of his life that forces him to choose which path he's going to take: continue the cycle of family poverty or break it. ACE inspiringly goes from being an in debt janitor to millionaire in only 5 years.

Setting

California

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: ACE

Age: Young adult

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Funny,Selfless,Modest,Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Cheryl

Age: Early 30's

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Crazy,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Aggressive,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Robert

Age: Early 30's

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Selfless,Religious,Patriotic,Modest,Masculine,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Brooke

Age: Teens

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Underdog

Development Pitch

Starting in 1989 in Mountain View, California, tragedy strikes 5-year-old ACE BOWERS when he realizes his family's status as "white trash." Off to a secondhand start, his life consists of hand-me-downs, handouts, and empty pockets, due to his alcoholic parents CHERYL and ROBERT and their paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. With Ace's older brother BILLY constantly in and out of jail, his sister BROOKE fleeing to college, and his mother's suicidal antics, Ace is prematurely forced to let go of childhood. While his parents face skeletons, Ace finds solace throughout high school where he relishes baseball, makes brotherly friends, and falls in love. Yet the reality of his life is that at the end of senior year, his friends and girlfriend will be moving on and Ace will remain still. As he spirals into depression - smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, eating his feelings, and getting into debt - Ace believes this is all his future holds. Sensing his defeat, Ace's bosslady aunt CINDY gives him the means to get out of town, but adulthood is no easy task. At the age of 22, Ace is thrown the biggest curveball of his life that forces him to choose which path he's going to take: continue the cycle of family poverty or break it, where his only tool is his mindset.

About The Author

Ace Bowers is the author of the published book, โ€˜The Mindset: My Journey from Janitor to Silicon Valley Millionaire in Five Years,โ€™ adapted into the feature film screenplay 'ACE' by multi-award-winning screenwriter Tania Meneguzzi.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

2042366

Logline

The true story of a 21-year-old janitor struggling with every aspect of his life who unexpectedly becomes a father and Silicon Valley millionaire.

Short Summary

Starting in 1989 in Mountain View, California, tragedy strikes 5-year-old ACE BOWERS when he realizes his family's status as "white trash." Off to a secondhand start, his life consists of hand-me-downs, handouts, and empty pockets, due to his alcoholic parents.


At the age of 22, Ace is thrown the biggest curveball of his life that forces him to choose which path he's going to take: continue the cycle of family poverty or break it. ACE inspiringly goes from being an in debt janitor to millionaire in only 5 years.

FEEDBACK

Starting in 1989 in Mountain View, California, tragedy strikes 5-year-old ACE BOWERS when he realizes his family's status as "white trash." Off to a secondhand start, his life consists of hand-me-downs, handouts, and empty pockets, due to his alcoholic parents CHERYL and ROBERT and their paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle. With Ace's older brother BILLY constantly in and out of jail, his sister BROOKE fleeing to college, and his mother's suicidal antics, Ace is prematurely forced to let go of childhood. While his parents face skeletons, Ace finds solace throughout high school where he relishes baseball, makes brotherly friends, and falls in love. Yet the reality of his life is that at the end of senior year, his friends and girlfriend will be moving on and Ace will remain still. As he spirals into depression - smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, eating his feelings, and getting into debt - Ace believes this is all his future holds. Sensing his defeat, Ace's bosslady aunt CINDY gives him the means to get out of town, but adulthood is no easy task. At the age of 22, Ace is thrown the biggest curveball of his life that forces him to choose which path he's going to take: continue the cycle of family poverty or break it, where his only tool is his mindset.

About The Author

Ace Bowers is the author of the published book, โ€˜The Mindset: My Journey from Janitor to Silicon Valley Millionaire in Five Years,โ€™ adapted into the feature film screenplay 'ACE' by multi-award-winning screenwriter Tania Meneguzzi.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: ACE

Age: Young adult

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Funny,Selfless,Modest,Underdog

Character 1

Name: Cheryl

Age: Early 30's

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Crazy,Unapologetic,Manipulative,Aggressive,Blunt

Character 2

Name: Robert

Age: Early 30's

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Selfless,Religious,Patriotic,Modest,Masculine,Strong Moral Code

Character 3

Name: Brooke

Age: Teens

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Underdog