HIDDEN PLACE

Fernanda Baravalle camiluli2001@hotmail.com 3273697591341

DRAMA EPIC FAMILY MELODRAMA HISTORICAL FICTION

19th Century

Buchi Baravalle & Camila Baravalle

Logline

A brave southern belle becomes a true friend to a male slave. After she discovers her father has sold him, loyalty prevails beyond her own safety and she will do anything to rescue him.

Genre

Drama,Epic,Family,Melodrama,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Catherine, forms a close friendship with the son of one of her family’s slaves, Will, as they grow up together. On the eve of her wedding to someone else, her father finds her celebrating with Will. He promptly sells Will to a sadistic plantation owner.


Catherine and her husband search for, and finally find Will and try, unsuccessfully, to rescue him. After many thwarted attempts, Catherine finds Will again and finally buys him and immediately gives him his freedom.

Setting

Virginia, USA.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Happy Ending,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: CATHERINE JOHNSTON

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Leader,Patriotic,Funny,Visionary,Manipulative

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Development Pitch

Hidden Place is the story of a biracial friendship that endures against all odds in 1860’s Virginia. Catherine, the daughter of a plantation owner, forms a close friendship with the son of one of her family’s slaves, Will, as they grow up together. They have a strong and special bond that is purely platonic. But on the eve of her wedding to someone else, her father finds her celebrating with Will and misinterprets their relationship. He promptly sells Will to a sadistic plantation owner. Catherine and her husband search for, and finally find Will and try, unsuccessfully, to rescue him. But Will ends up as someone else’s slave while a pregnant Catherine has to deal with her husband, who is growing sick from a fever but on his deathbed urges Catherine to find Will and save him. After many thwarted attempts, Catherine finds Will again and finally buys him and immediately gives him his freedom. And in the end, everyone finds happiness. Hidden Place is a powerful story about racial inequality, which is particularly timely right now. But it’s also the story about true friendship and the absolute loyalty that exists between real friends. It has a powerful message of compassion, tolerance, allegiance and integrity which is particularly pertinent to the world today.

About The Author

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

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Logline

A brave southern belle becomes a true friend to a male slave. After she discovers her father has sold him, loyalty prevails beyond her own safety and she will do anything to rescue him.

Short Summary

Catherine, forms a close friendship with the son of one of her family’s slaves, Will, as they grow up together. On the eve of her wedding to someone else, her father finds her celebrating with Will. He promptly sells Will to a sadistic plantation owner.


Catherine and her husband search for, and finally find Will and try, unsuccessfully, to rescue him. After many thwarted attempts, Catherine finds Will again and finally buys him and immediately gives him his freedom.

FEEDBACK

Hidden Place is the story of a biracial friendship that endures against all odds in 1860’s Virginia. Catherine, the daughter of a plantation owner, forms a close friendship with the son of one of her family’s slaves, Will, as they grow up together. They have a strong and special bond that is purely platonic. But on the eve of her wedding to someone else, her father finds her celebrating with Will and misinterprets their relationship. He promptly sells Will to a sadistic plantation owner. Catherine and her husband search for, and finally find Will and try, unsuccessfully, to rescue him. But Will ends up as someone else’s slave while a pregnant Catherine has to deal with her husband, who is growing sick from a fever but on his deathbed urges Catherine to find Will and save him. After many thwarted attempts, Catherine finds Will again and finally buys him and immediately gives him his freedom. And in the end, everyone finds happiness. Hidden Place is a powerful story about racial inequality, which is particularly timely right now. But it’s also the story about true friendship and the absolute loyalty that exists between real friends. It has a powerful message of compassion, tolerance, allegiance and integrity which is particularly pertinent to the world today.

About The Author

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: CATHERINE JOHNSTON

Age: 20

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Leader,Patriotic,Funny,Visionary,Manipulative