IF HARLEM COULD TALK IT WOULD SCREAM

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DRAMA MELODRAMA SUSPENSE / THRILLER CRIME

20th Century (multiple decades)

James Gillard

Logline

Hear the voices of Harlem's greatest inhabitants as they share in a collection of short stories the passion, pain, beauty and torment of the Harlem experience.

Genre

Drama, Melodrama, Suspense / Thriller, Crime

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Harlem, New York

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

A jazz connoisseur watches with apprehension as a brash young rapper moves into his building. A small time drug dealer finds power in a little rock unfortunately he powerless to control his tongue An escort finds love in the unlikeliest of places. A rehabilitated writer returns back to Harlem the place where his past and present collide.

Ending Description

Each story ends with the characters confronting the issues which they avoided or desired. The jazz connoisseur comes to grips with change, the rehabilitated writer gives in to temptation, the escort feels love, and the drug dealer feels the wrath of power.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Darcy Sinclair

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Outspoken, Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Confident, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Lankford Johnson

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Religious, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Simone

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Confident, Secretive, Sexy, Beautiful

Additional Character Details

Name: Al B

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Criminal, Engaging, Masculine, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass

Logline

Hear the voices of Harlem's greatest inhabitants as they share in a collection of short stories the passion, pain, beauty and torment of the Harlem experience.

Short Summary

A jazz connoisseur watches with apprehension as a brash young rapper moves into his building. A small time drug dealer finds power in a little rock unfortunately he powerless to control his tongue An escort finds love in the unlikeliest of places. A rehabilitated writer returns back to Harlem the place where his past and present collide.


Each story ends with the characters confronting the issues which they avoided or desired. The jazz connoisseur comes to grips with change, the rehabilitated writer gives in to temptation, the escort feels love, and the drug dealer feels the wrath of power.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Darcy Sinclair

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest, Outspoken, Aspiring, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Confident, Insecure

Character 1

Name: Lankford Johnson

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Religious, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Funny

Character 2

Name: Simone

Age: 24

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Confident, Secretive, Sexy, Beautiful

Character 3

Name: Al B

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Criminal, Engaging, Masculine, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Badass

Supplemental Materials

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