HUMANITY

RAYNA GANGI earthwalk-usa@mchsi.com 4505076859034

HISTORICAL FICTION

20th Century (multiple decades)

RAYNA M. GANGI

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Logline

An American woman's journey through culture and politics

Genre

Historical Fiction

Short Summary

Carson knows her father has died and relates his beginnings with her mother. Her mother is a defining nemesis that emboldens Carson's connection to God and nature.


Carson's journey has been driven by her humanity, and her mind, body, spirit connection to nature, Native America, and God has touched the lives of many. She has overcome all the obstacles presented to her except her fear of water.

Setting

western NY, San Diego, Chile

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Carson

Age: 30-60

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Patriotic,Empathetic,Skillful,Educated,Honorable

Additional Character Details

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Additional Character Details

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Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Carson is a memorable character who has lived a life so many can relate to, and also that so many can hardly believe. Her journey to overcome the obstacles of family, the military, culture and her own understanding of her gifts takes her from a cemetery home to the Marines during Viet Nam through the glass ceilings of the seventies and into politics as an outsider. Her spirituality is guided by Native American grandmothers, her courage formed as an abandoned child, her honor formed by the military, and her compassion given by God.

About The Author

Prolific author and screenwriter in multiple genres

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Female Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

glass ceiling

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: RAYNA M. GANGI

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Genre

DRAMA

Brief

Carson grew up in an all American family but never really fit on. Her relationship with her mother was strained; she struggled with her sexuality and what her path was. She created her own family with friends as she explored the world and learned about holistic healing practices.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

The book profile is a disjointed attempt to reflect the book. It needs to be more concrete alluding to the events of the story.

Draw of Story

The story begins with the American dream. Carson's father was 1st generation of Italian immigration. They're sacrifice allowed Carson to live a life as freely as she does. Carson's story is extremely drawn out and lacks interesting plot points.

Possible Drawbacks

The book is extremely long winded, giving every detail of Carson's life. It isn't attention grabbing or inspirational. The story needs something more engaging. It reads like a play by play of the characters life.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Carson goes out into the world, creating her own path. Carson is everyone and their stories. She makes friends, finds love, changes careers, discovers a passion and grows old. The film would need more excitement for me.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase purely because it is the story of a woman who is apart of the LGBTQAI community.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. The story needs more direction and a plot. It meanders through Carson's life without any dramatic events.

Envisioned Budget

LOW BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

JOY, ON THE BASIS OF SEX

What’s New About the Story

The story is original because it is about one women's specific life story. Outside of that, it is much like anyone else's story that goes through ups and downs with different chapters in it. Carson is relatable because she lives like the audience. There isn't this huge event in her life that alters her. She is living a normal life but that might not translate well on screen.

Lead Characters

The lead characters is not afraid to live her life. She goes with the flow. Overall, she is an ordinary woman making her way in the world.

Uniqueness of Story

This is an average story. There is nothing gripping or intriguing about Carson's life that hasn't been done before.

Possible Formats

Film - Indie, Film - Streaming, 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

To change this story to a recommend, there needs to be a driving plot. Is Carson trying to accomplish something? Is she working towards a goal or dealing with extraordinary circumstances around her? They is very little drama here.