Inversion 1 - Looking Through Mirrors

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ACTION DRAMA SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Contemporary

Michael Krozer

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Logline

An unidentified woman recovers in a hospital with no memory of who she was. The people that come into her life know her true story and purpose and guide her mission to infiltrate and destroy a global empire that sells death for profit. To succeed, she must die.

Genre

Action,Drama,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

An unidentified woman regains consciousness in a Paris hospital and realizes that she has no memory of how she got there or who she is. She feels alone, terrified, and unable to connect to her past. Her only choice is to boldly start a new life.


After narrowly escaping a nuclear detonation that destroys the freighter she was held captive on, Angela is informed by the person she first intended to kill that she would become the leader of a new country that is being built in the South Indian Ocean.

Setting

Paris, France. Constanta, Romania. Sinop, Turkey. Marrakech, Morocco.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Angela Grathwell

Age: 31

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Aspiring,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Funny,Romantic,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Ana Garratt

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Heroic,Leader,Blunt,Outspoken,Skillful,Lone Wolf,Masculine,Selfless,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Parker Stevens

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Voktor Polick

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Confident,Criminal,Decisive,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Leader,Villainous,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Funny,Visionary,Sophisticated

Development Pitch

Brief: Angela wakes up from a coma into a world of illusions, except she doesn’t know it. Her flashbacks reveal a powerful figure living in a terrifying world. Could this be her real self? If yes, does she now want to re-enter that world or walk away from it forever? Her life depends on making the right choice. This drama combines the action elements of the 007 and Jason Bourne franchise tropes with the humanistic elements of love, loss, vulnerability, and the fear of being alone. What We Liked: ** This is a contemporary story that deals with the exploitation of people caught in the web of human trafficking. As such, it raised awareness but without being preachy. ** The challenges of being completely alone are felt by many people in society today. The protagonist responds with a courageous, resilient, and opportunistic outlook. ** Seeing two so different personalities within the same body fighting for dominance is impactful. So is the idea that they must rely on each other to survive. In a twist, ultimately one must succumb for the other to thrive which pulls the sympathy strings and leaves the audience wondering if the two will ever reunite. ** The first installment of this trilogy contains a strong link to a much grander scheme which hints at international politics and societal re-engineering while keeping the action thread strong.

About The Author

Michael Krozer is an architect by education, construction manager (CM) by experience, and a writer, award winning filmmaker, musician, and traveler by passion. His CM career has afforded him the opportunity to work with multinational teams in the USA and various parts of the world. These cultural influences manifest in his fictional characters along with the texture of various locations he has both visited and worked in. He has also been involved in the subject matter while doing disaster recovery for FEMA.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

979-8-7297-8330-4

Genre

ACTION, SUSPENSE, THRILLER, DRAMA

Brief

A woman left for dead in France loses her memory. As snippets of her memory return she realizes she has special and deadly skills. These skills come to bear as she finds herself in the middle of a deadly human trafficking scheme.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

FIRST PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the profile does depict the book.

Draw of Story

The action moved along well in the beginning.

Possible Drawbacks

It seems very derivative and familiar. Kind of like Taken meets Jason Bourne but with a woman as the hero.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is “will the main character remember who she is in time to prevent her from becoming a human trafficking victim?”

Fanbase Potential

A fan of female action could be drawn to this film.

Awards Potential

Not that kind of movie.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

TAKEN, JASON BOURNE, THE BOURNE IDENTITY.

What’s New About the Story

The fact that its a woman in a role traditionally held by men is unique. If more unique plot points could be developed it could help it seem less familiar.

Lead Characters

The main character has an intense set circumstances thrown upon her that require intense reactions.

Uniqueness of Story

It is fairly typical for an action story. We've seen amnesia before and we've seen human trafficking before so to tread those waters there would need to be a much fresher take other than just substituting a woman for a man.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

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 story needs its hero to undergo challenges we haven't seen before.