Philippine princess

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Emily Tacrayon

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Emily was born in the Philippines and, as a young girl, had always dreamed of being a princess. She travelled and got on with her life which had ups and downs. Would she ever become a princess?


Biographical, Drama, Family, Melodrama, Memoir, Romance, Young Adult, Adventure,

Short Summary

Starting from humble beginnings she travelled from her native Philippines for a better life. She had good times and bad times and hoped to one day become a princess.

She found someone she fell in love with. Even though she did not become a real princess, she became a princess when she married her prince.



Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Happy Ending,,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Emily

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Modest, Adventurous, Funny, Honorable, Romantic,Adventurous,Faithful,Romantic,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Various

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Masculine, Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Faithful, Honorable,Faithful,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Various

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Funny,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: James

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Romantic,Faithful

Development Pitch

This would make a heart warming film of a woman's struggle to support her family and find a better life for herself. She struggles financially and emotionally, especially when her oldest brother passes away back in her native Philippines but is helped by the friends she has found in her newly adopted country. She had always dreamed of being a princess with her visions of riches and castles. After falling in love, she finds that riches do not make a princess and love makes her feel like the princess she always wated to be.

About The Author

Emily Tacrayon is the pen name of Julian Bradbrook. 'Philippine Princess' is the biographical story of my wife who was born in the Philippines and left her home to travel abroad both from a sense of adventure and also to earn enough money to send home to support her family. Financially supporting her family back home became desperate when her oldest brother became ill with cancer. Financial and emotionally struggling, she fought on but was completely devastated when her brother passed away. She continued to struggle and help her family. She met a man and fell in love. They did not have much except each other but she now felt like the princess she always wanted to be.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Hard Copy Available