The Forward Observer

Jim Harrington jimhar01@gmail.com 1214017830971

ACTION SUSPENSE/THRILLER SCI-FI MYSTERY

1940s & '50s,Contemporary

Jim Harrington

Logline

"An injured soldier returns from the Afghan War and finds that his family, the house he grew up in and his life pre-deployment don’t exist... and never have."

Genre

Action,Suspense/Thriller,Sci-fi,Mystery

Short Summary

His search for answers quickly leads him to a secret, off the radar, government paranormal research project, that is housed under the grounds of an old abandoned Massachusetts State Mental Hospital. The researchers are not alone. The site is a hotbed of paranormal activity.


The film ends with a fast paced paranormal pursuit in the dark, deteriorating and foreboding abandoned mental institution. And just when you think it's over, there's an interesting twist at the very end. It's worth the read.

Setting

This script requires limited locations and a 'relatively' small cast. The location for the 'State Hospital' could be any one of a number of abandoned facilities and the opening WW II 'French Countryside" can be shot locally.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Other

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Captain Rob Mullen

Age: 35-45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Patriotic,Empathetic,Engaging,Complex,Lone Wolf,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Kaate Briggs

Age: 30-35

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy,Confident,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Professor Larson

Age: 55-60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Aggressive,Criminal,Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: VanBuren

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Criminal,Badass

Development Pitch

"THE FORWARD OBSERVER" is about a critically wounded Army officer who returns from the Afghan War and finds that his family, the house he grew up in and his life pre-deployment don’t exist...and never have. His search for answers quickly leads him to a secret, off the radar, government paranormal research project, that is housed under the grounds of an old abandoned Massachusetts State Mental Hospital. The researchers are not alone. The soldier soon discovers that the institution is a hotbed of paranormal activity. But it doesn’t take him long to realize that it’s not the dead that he has to worry about. "THE FORWARD OBSERVER" is written along the lines of films such as “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” and “THE CONJURING.” This script requires limited locations and a 'relatively' small cast. The location for the 'State Hospital' could be any one of a number of abandoned facilities and the opening WW II 'French Countryside" can be shot locally. I believe that the twists and turns and constant suspense in “The Forward Observer” will appeal to a very wide audience.

About The Author

I'm a media veteran and have worked on the air at numerous major market broadcasting facilities (WBZ Boston, KDKA Pittsburgh, WCBS-FM New York). I can currently be heard around the world, 6-10 AM ET, on the Super Radio App and their Solid Gold USA Network You can also listen here: www.I'm a media veteran and have worked on the air at numerous major market broadcasting facilities (WBZ Boston, KDKA Pittsburgh, WCBS-FM New York). I can currently be heard around the world, 6-10 AM ET, on the Super Radio App and their Solid Gold USA Network You can also listen here: www.superradiousa.com/solidgold Winner of 9 Telly awards for writing, producing and directing and an Addy. I have a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey. Winner of 9 Telly awards for writing, producing and directing and an Addy. I have a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

1592414WGAw

Logline

"An injured soldier returns from the Afghan War and finds that his family, the house he grew up in and his life pre-deployment don’t exist... and never have."

Short Summary

His search for answers quickly leads him to a secret, off the radar, government paranormal research project, that is housed under the grounds of an old abandoned Massachusetts State Mental Hospital. The researchers are not alone. The site is a hotbed of paranormal activity.


The film ends with a fast paced paranormal pursuit in the dark, deteriorating and foreboding abandoned mental institution. And just when you think it's over, there's an interesting twist at the very end. It's worth the read.

FEEDBACK

"THE FORWARD OBSERVER" is about a critically wounded Army officer who returns from the Afghan War and finds that his family, the house he grew up in and his life pre-deployment don’t exist...and never have. His search for answers quickly leads him to a secret, off the radar, government paranormal research project, that is housed under the grounds of an old abandoned Massachusetts State Mental Hospital. The researchers are not alone. The soldier soon discovers that the institution is a hotbed of paranormal activity. But it doesn’t take him long to realize that it’s not the dead that he has to worry about. "THE FORWARD OBSERVER" is written along the lines of films such as “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” and “THE CONJURING.” This script requires limited locations and a 'relatively' small cast. The location for the 'State Hospital' could be any one of a number of abandoned facilities and the opening WW II 'French Countryside" can be shot locally. I believe that the twists and turns and constant suspense in “The Forward Observer” will appeal to a very wide audience.

About The Author

I'm a media veteran and have worked on the air at numerous major market broadcasting facilities (WBZ Boston, KDKA Pittsburgh, WCBS-FM New York). I can currently be heard around the world, 6-10 AM ET, on the Super Radio App and their Solid Gold USA Network You can also listen here: www.I'm a media veteran and have worked on the air at numerous major market broadcasting facilities (WBZ Boston, KDKA Pittsburgh, WCBS-FM New York). I can currently be heard around the world, 6-10 AM ET, on the Super Radio App and their Solid Gold USA Network You can also listen here: www.superradiousa.com/solidgold Winner of 9 Telly awards for writing, producing and directing and an Addy. I have a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey. Winner of 9 Telly awards for writing, producing and directing and an Addy. I have a BA in Communications from Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey.

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Characters

Main Character

Name: Captain Rob Mullen

Age: 35-45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Patriotic,Empathetic,Engaging,Complex,Lone Wolf,Heroic

Character 1

Name: Kaate Briggs

Age: 30-35

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Sexy,Confident,Romantic

Character 2

Name: Professor Larson

Age: 55-60

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Aggressive,Criminal,Desperate

Character 3

Name: VanBuren

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Criminal,Badass