The Lost Fairy
ADVENTURE COMEDY FAMILY FANTASY CHILDREN'S FOLKTALE
20th Century (multiple decades)
When Averi, the fairy is transported from the Secret Forest to the middle of New York City her forest friend Minka must rescue her before its too late. This story has the elements of a high-concept hook and fish-out-of-water comedy that would apply to an audience of young girls.
The story starts off in a fantasy forest, unknown to humans. Inhabited by fairies and forest nymphs, ruled by a good Queen. The fairies and nymphs tend to the forest and get along with each other, however there are a few that are against the Queen.
At the end we get the sense of adventure of Minka traveling through New York and rescuing Averi with the two of settling together back in the Secret Forest, after defeating the villains.
A Fantasy forest/New York City
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Voyage and Return
Plot - Other Elements
Happy Ending,Meaningful Message
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Clumsy,Confident,Crazy,Engaging,Funny,Naive
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Desperate,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Selfless,Modest,Aspiring
Additional Character Details
Key Traits: Faithful,Flexible,Selfless,Obedient,Modest,Clumsy
Additional Character Details
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Lauren Dragon’s The Lost Fairy is a charming children’s story about Averi the fairy and Minka the forest nymph who live together in the Secret Forest. A maelstrom blows Averi from her magical world into our own, and a nasty blow to the head causes her to lose her memory. Averi ends up befriending a young girl named Molly, while Minka follows Averi to our world in order to bring her home. The chief challenges of this adaptation – as with almost all children’s books – are to expand the story into a feature length narrative, to create conflict, and to heighten the stakes. Our adaptation introduces a villain responsible for Averi’s plight (as opposed to a random force), as well as a ticking clock – if Minka doesn’t bring Averi home within a certain period of time, she can’t come home at all. Averi, Minka, and Molly are given more defined character traits; Averi is flighty and headstrong, Minka an obsessive rule follower, and Molly shy and reserved. The story is also given a real sense of place by setting it in New York City, and both Averi and Minka engage in a variety of hijinks and exciting set pieces throughout the city.
A fairy who lives in an enchanted world ends up unwittingly discovering a Machiavellian plot of villains who want to kill the queen. The villains see her and send the fairy to the real world, more precisely New York, so that she doesn't spoil their plan. In New York, the fairy loses her memory and starts to live like an ordinary girl, making a new friend there. Another magical being notices the fairy's absence and goes after her in New York, managing to bring her back to the magical world before it's too late and saving the queen from being poisoned.
Authors Writing Style: FAIR
Franchise Potential: FAIR
Accuracy of Book Profile
It is accurate. But the author could put Averi or Minka as the plot's protagonist instead of giving them roles such as emotional and logical. The two are extremely important to the plot, but she believes Minka can take the title of the protagonist as she is the most active character in the plot.
Draw of Story
Minka and Averi work very well together and complete each other, making us empathize with them and want to keep following the story, so their friendship is what draws us into the story instantly.
Not necessarily because the story seems well-built and suitable for its target audience.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The hook is the friendship between the main characters and the life of a lost fairy in New York.
Yes, it could have a large fanbase within the target audience. A fairy lost in a big city, getting in trouble, and learning how to live, has an interesting appeal to this public.
It could have the potential for more technical awards due to visual effects or awards related to children's categories if the narrative focuses more on the value of friendship and the search for adapting to a new world.
Similar Films/TV Series
COMING TO AMERICA: A PRINCE TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM HIS LIFE AND FIND LOVE FLEES TO NY. FANTASTIC BEASTS: MAGICAL BEINGS AND SOME ANIMALS END UP IN THE BIG CITY, CAUSING SOME TROUBLE.
What’s New About the Story
Seeing magical beings end up in the big city isn't necessarily new, as talking and empowered beings are easy to find in movies and series, especially in children's products. However, the fairy's arrival in NY is an exciting and provocative inciting incident for the initial narrative.
The two central characters work very well together. Both have different characteristics that work as good humor tools. Minka is more focused and responsible, while Averi is more airy and fun. The two together make a nice pair to accompany and cheer for. The villains are caricatures, as expected from this type of narrative. However, in order to make them more frightening, they could be even more Machiavellian.
Uniqueness of Story
It's a fun, light children's comedy to follow, but not a rare gem, as most of the elements featured have been seen previously in other products.
Film: Indie, Streaming
WORK IN PROGRESS
While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.
Tips for Improvement
The two friends, Averi and Minka, are interesting characters to follow, but we could see more about them besides characteristics like "scatterbrain, fun, responsible and correct." Even for a film aimed at children, character development is extremely important to make the audience understand these beings and fall in love with them. When we talk about children, it becomes even more special. The characters are the ones that really catch the kids' most attention, even beyond the plot. The two girls are empathetic and fun, but they could be better built, especially regarding a more prominent internal arch. The queen seems to have great importance to the plot -as she is the one to be saved at the end of the story- but little relevance to the story since we barely know about her, and she doesn't show up often. We should get to know her better. The villains aren't very well presented either. We know they want to destroy the queen, but it's pretty much it. Further development in this part would be crucial. They could also sound scarier. It gives us the impression that Averi and Minka are much more efficient and intelligent than the villains, which makes us less afraid of the confrontation between them and sure of the happy ending. The story has good elements and a thought-provoking, funny and entertaining inciting incident, but it would need more development to stand out.