The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn

John Paul Carinci john.carinci@verizon.net 879709225019

DRAMA FANTASY ADVENTURE YOUNG ADULT SUSPENSE/THRILLER MYSTERY

2000s,Contemporary

John Paul Carinci

Logline

Is a homeless man in a park really down and out? Is he much more than what we see on the outside? Everett Quinn is! Watch as the story of this amazing man plays out right before your eyes. Things are not always as they seem. Some are downright mysterious.

Genre

Drama,Fantasy,Adventure,Young Adult,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery

Short Summary

“THE TWO LIVES OF EVERETT QUINN," an uplifting story about a troubled young teen befriends a homeless man, Everett Quinn in a park. As they become very good friends, the boy turns his life around through the old man's inspiring stories and motivation. Not until the homeless man is attacked and


This homeless man is actually a millionaire, and had written a very famous song, recorded by major artists years earlier. His goal in life was to give back, and that second voice of Everett's is a spirit from the hereafter. Everett does pass away, but not before changing the young man for life

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Other,Rags to Riches

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions,Twist,Other

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Brian Sanchez

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive,Underdog,Funny,Heroic,Faithful,Engaging,Empathetic,Complex

Additional Character Details

Name: Everett Quinn

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Everett Quinn

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Secretive,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

The hereafter now comes into play even more ofter. My interest in delving into a character's mind deeper is more interesting to me. Book # 10, the two lives of Everett Quinn, deals with a homeless old man and a young teen who befriends him, mentors him, from a troubled young teen into a successful man. The homeless man is the most philosophical person around, and everyone loves him. Turns out the homeless man chooses to be homeless, as he secretly is a millionaire, though doesn't spend a penny on himself, rather helps others tremendously. The book basically wrote itself and would make a great movie

About The Author

RESUME: JOHN PAUL CARINCI Author/Insurance Exec./Songwriter/Screenwriter/Poet JOHN PAUL CARINCI, a successful insurance executive and president of Carinci Insurance Agency, Inc., for over 42 years, is also an author, songwriter, poet, and CEO of Better Off Dead Productions, Inc., a movie production company. As a worldwide published author, John's books include: An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, The Power of Being Different, In Exchange of Life, Share Your Mission #5, A Second Chance, The Psychic Boy Detective, Better Off Dead, Better Off Dead In Paradise, An All Consuming Desire To Succeed, Defying Death In Hagerstown, Awesome Success Principles and Quotations, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, There's An Angel Inside Of Me, The Angel Change Bender, Death To The Prosecution, and A Gift from Above. As a screenwriter, John has adapted many of his novels, including The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, Better Off Dead, A Second Chance, and Better Off Dead in Paradise, Paymaster’s Lost Gold of Gettysburg, a TV series pilot: Only Heaven Knows, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, Death To The Prosecution, and: (Defying Death In Hagerstown, the latter co-written by Jeff Lenburg. Currently under contract with a Producer who is trying to find financing. That contract will be up in Sept. 2019 and will not be renewed by the owner, John Paul Carinci) John’s three self-help books, The Power of Being Different, Awesome Success Principles, and An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, have been translated and published in many foreign countries. John is a motivational speaker and has appeared in over 100 radio and TV interviews throughout the world.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12,13-17,18-34,55+,35-54

Target Gender: Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

Information not completed

Genre

DRAMA, RELIGION

Brief

Brian is a poor 16-year-old boy who, walking around the park, meets the homeless Everett Quinn, 80. Both start an unlikely friendship, and Everett teaches many things to young Brian. When the homeless man dies, Brian discovers that Everett was actually a millionaire living a humble life. Everett also leaves a part of his inheritance to Brian, as long as the boy agreed to continue his journey to inspire other people.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

SCRIPT

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

It does, but the author repeats Everett's name twice in the character section, once as a mentor and once as logical. He could remove one of them. Otherwise, it could sound confusing.

Draw of Story

The hook is clear from the start. In the first few pages, we can see how the meeting with Everett changed the boy's life. Brian's initial dialogue with the police officer is quite engaging because it shows how Brian thinks right away. It makes us want to keep reading the script.

Possible Drawbacks

The excessive repetition of the theme can make people lose attention. We already know right away what the story is about. However, the dialogues and actions seem to be primarily designed to make the central theme more evident. In fact, this repetition sounds repetitive and reduces its dramatic weight due to excess.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is how a casual encounter with a stranger can change someone's life forever. The boy lives a somewhat unruly life, but after this encounter, he follows Everett's teachings and becomes more faithful and grateful.

Fanbase Potential

Because it is a story that mixes self-help teachings with faith, the story could reach a specific audience. However, to attract a wider audience, the script would need to be developed in some areas, such as dialogue, conflicts, and structure.

Awards Potential

If there is no development in the narrative that could diversify the actions and dialogues a little - currently very focused on the teachings and the figure of Everett - I believe that the script would not have much potential for awards.

Envisioned Budget

LOW BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

THE DREAMSELLER: A MYSTERIOUS AND WISE HOMELESS SAVES THE LIFE OF A PSYCHIATRIST ABOUT TO COMMIT SUICIDE AND RAISES CURIOSITY ABOUT HIM. MULLY: A ORPHAN BECOMES RICH WITH A PROFITABLE BUSINESS BUT GIVES UP ON HIS WEALTHY LIFE TO OPEN AN ORPHANAGE AND HELP PEOPLE.

What’s New About the Story

The fact that a spirit divides Everett's body and speaks through his mouth. In addition to the central narrative, this figure appears from time to time to talk appropriately about life after death. Although it sounds different, it is also a bit of an odd choice within the theme.

Lead Characters

The characters have certain originality: a millionaire beggar who has a host spirit living in his body; and a boy who just got out of prison and finds a beggar who will teach him about faith and give him opportunities. However, their development is quite timid. As the actions are limited to conversations about life and faith, we don't have a chance to get to know them more deeply.

Uniqueness of Story

It is not. The theme is interesting, the character who abandons everything to help people is inspiring, but the character development and narrative arc need further improvements to make the script more impactful.

Possible Formats

FILM

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

It is a work in progress because despite exploring inspiring themes and bringing out original characters, we have the feeling that something is still missing. Everything revolves around Everett's figure, his teachings, the people he inspired, his iconic image, which ends up giving us a feeling that the story doesn't go beyond that. The revelation that Everett is rich, in the end, does not have much impact dramatically.

Tips for Improvement

The script would need adjustments in some areas to tell this story more attractively. Narratively, we have the feeling that there is a lack of actions, unfolding of the story, internal and external conflicts. After Brian meets Everett, it all seems to boil down to what Everett has to teach, his stories, and the people who admire him. Brian is the protagonist, but Everett is definitely the most iconic figure in the script. Brian is passive compared to the beggar, which takes away some of the strength that a protagonist needs. The final revelation that Everett was a millionaire, in which an attorney briefly tells the man's story on the last few pages, has no dramatic power. Brian and Everett had a strong friendship, so why couldn't this revelation come any other way? Coming out of the lawyer's mouth is not the most touching way to find out about Everett's biggest secret. Brian also changes very quickly as a person. He sits next to Everett in the park, and right after that, we notice a change in the boy. This change could be more gradual, in an arc contour, so that we could gradually empathize with him. The host spirit that speaks through Everett's mouth is a different resource, but it can cause strangeness in those who watch, and it also produces a feeling of nonsense. The repetition of dialogues and actions, since everything rotates around the fact that Everett is wise and loved by everyone, leaves the story a little tiring. The author has good characters and an exciting theme. He would only need to better develop the dramatic structure, conflicts, and narrative to make the material more attractive.

Logline

Is a homeless man in a park really down and out? Is he much more than what we see on the outside? Everett Quinn is! Watch as the story of this amazing man plays out right before your eyes. Things are not always as they seem. Some are downright mysterious.

Short Summary

“THE TWO LIVES OF EVERETT QUINN," an uplifting story about a troubled young teen befriends a homeless man, Everett Quinn in a park. As they become very good friends, the boy turns his life around through the old man's inspiring stories and motivation. Not until the homeless man is attacked and


This homeless man is actually a millionaire, and had written a very famous song, recorded by major artists years earlier. His goal in life was to give back, and that second voice of Everett's is a spirit from the hereafter. Everett does pass away, but not before changing the young man for life

FEEDBACK

The hereafter now comes into play even more ofter. My interest in delving into a character's mind deeper is more interesting to me. Book # 10, the two lives of Everett Quinn, deals with a homeless old man and a young teen who befriends him, mentors him, from a troubled young teen into a successful man. The homeless man is the most philosophical person around, and everyone loves him. Turns out the homeless man chooses to be homeless, as he secretly is a millionaire, though doesn't spend a penny on himself, rather helps others tremendously. The book basically wrote itself and would make a great movie

About The Author

RESUME: JOHN PAUL CARINCI Author/Insurance Exec./Songwriter/Screenwriter/Poet JOHN PAUL CARINCI, a successful insurance executive and president of Carinci Insurance Agency, Inc., for over 42 years, is also an author, songwriter, poet, and CEO of Better Off Dead Productions, Inc., a movie production company. As a worldwide published author, John's books include: An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, The Power of Being Different, In Exchange of Life, Share Your Mission #5, A Second Chance, The Psychic Boy Detective, Better Off Dead, Better Off Dead In Paradise, An All Consuming Desire To Succeed, Defying Death In Hagerstown, Awesome Success Principles and Quotations, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, There's An Angel Inside Of Me, The Angel Change Bender, Death To The Prosecution, and A Gift from Above. As a screenwriter, John has adapted many of his novels, including The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, Better Off Dead, A Second Chance, and Better Off Dead in Paradise, Paymaster’s Lost Gold of Gettysburg, a TV series pilot: Only Heaven Knows, The Two Lives Of Everett Quinn, Death To The Prosecution, and: (Defying Death In Hagerstown, the latter co-written by Jeff Lenburg. Currently under contract with a Producer who is trying to find financing. That contract will be up in Sept. 2019 and will not be renewed by the owner, John Paul Carinci) John’s three self-help books, The Power of Being Different, Awesome Success Principles, and An All-Consuming Desire To Succeed, have been translated and published in many foreign countries. John is a motivational speaker and has appeared in over 100 radio and TV interviews throughout the world.

Mature Audience Themes

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Characters

Main Character

Name: Brian Sanchez

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Naive,Underdog,Funny,Heroic,Faithful,Engaging,Empathetic,Complex

Character 1

Name: Everett Quinn

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Outspoken

Character 2

Name: Everett Quinn

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Secretive,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken