The Unforgotten World of Ava

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FANTASY ACTION ROMANCE

20th Century (multiple decades)

Renee Scarrott

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Logline

After her husband leaves her, Ava, not only discovers her strength but has visions of a man who has been waiting for her in a mystical world that she must return to. Think: The Lake House meets Ghost, meets Somewhere in Time.

Genre

Fantasy,Action,Romance

Short Summary

The Unforgotten World of Ava is a work of intense emotive personal drama set in a mystical fantasy setting. The plot centers around Ava Morgan, whose life falls apart when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Her whole world collapses, and she is forced to re-evaluate her entire life.


In her despair, Ava questions many things about herself, and when she begins to have strange visions, Ava is drawn into a romantic learning experience with a mystery man (Adam) from a lost world and finds out who she truly is. She meets the father she never knew and waits for Adam to return to her.

Setting

Loveland, Colorado to an unforgotten world through the Amazon Rainforests, called Rorava.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Ava Morgan

Age: 45

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Empathetic,Gracious,Insecure,Romantic,Funny,Strong Moral Code,Modest,Unapologetic,Faithful,Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Adam Hunter

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Lone Wolf,Sexy,Masculine,Selfless,Funny,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Mark Morgan

Age: 47

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Desperate,Manipulative,Blunt,Masculine,Secretive,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jude

Age: 75

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Gracious,Honorable,Leader,Visionary,Strong Moral Code

Development Pitch

I wrote this fantasy romance novel based on the personal struggles that many of us face in the real world today. Infidelity, divorce, true love, finding oneself, and the love of family. The other aspect of the story explores a fantasy world filled with mystery, magical powers, and abilities. Many people will relate to Ava's character and will want to root for her along her journey of self-discovery. I have had a great deal of feedback from others that they could see this story on the big screen, and I think it would be perfect for all age groups if adapted into a movie. Who doesn't like romance, true love, self-discovery, action, mystery, and a few magical powers with an ending that will capture one's heart, inspire hope and stay with you long after the movie's over? We need more of these kinds of movies in today's world. It is my sincere hope that this story will be brought to life on the big screen for all to enjoy.

About The Author

Renee Scarrott is a former real estate agent, blogger, and mother of two from San Diego, California. Since early childhood, she dreamed of writing stories that would entertain and touch the hearts of readers. She recently moved to the Midwest for a change in lifestyle, where she found the courage to follow her dream of writing her first novel, The Unforgotten World of Ava. Romantic, magical, and deeply moving, The Unforgotten World of Ava is a story that will capture your heart, inspire hope, and stay with you forever

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Bookbaby

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

ISBN: 9781543992724 ISBN: 9781543992731 (Ebook)

Genre

ROMANCE, FANTASY, DRAMA

Brief

Ava's husband cheats on her and she files for divorce. She reunites with her childhood best friend Adam. Ave is surprised to find out Adam is from a secret world and Ava is part of it too. They fall in love and reunite and Ava must decide which world to live in.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes the book is about Ava's self-discovery after her divorce via a love affair with her former best friend in a fantastical hidden kingdom.

Draw of Story

The draw of the story is that Ava seems to either be hallucinating or being stalked by a mysterious man, and or even just paranoid because of her husband's infidelity. It makes Ava seem like an unreliable narrator when it is revealed she is actually being followed by the person she has spent half her life looking for.

Possible Drawbacks

Some of the dialogue is too direct to reflect realistic human speech. The third suitor of the therapist is inappropriate and does not add to the plot of Ava's character. Ava herself seems more focused on being with Adam rather than finding fulfillment within herself. By using the insight into Ava's thoughts, her way of thinking can shift turn from fixating on lust for Adam into more processing that she's part of a secret world, her thoughts on herself and marriage etc. Removing the third suitor could add more space for scenes developing other side characters. And having dialogue that is more nuanced will help create a more lived experience.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Ava goes from being an insecure wife who was cheated on to having secret powers and reuniting with the love of her life in a secret world.

Fanbase Potential

This might have a small fanbase of people who like high fantasy world-building but also contemporary divorce romantic comedies.

Awards Potential

No because the fantasy genre, aside from Lord of the Rings, does not tend to fare well with acting awards, but perhaps for set design due to the elaborate world that Adam and Jude live in.

Envisioned Budget

LARGE BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

AVATAR, THE OTHER WOMAN, THE SHAPE OF WATER, A BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB

What’s New About the Story

What is original about the story is the secret origin of Ava. What could make it more unique is to focus Ava's energy on self development within the world such as her relationship with her father, her powers, the decision to stay, etc. rather than just consummating her love with Adam. Much of the book is about the romantic development instead of about Ava's new life post divorce. For example, she is mentioned as a vet, but that rarely comes into the story if at all.

Lead Characters

What makes Ava stand out is that she was half part of a secret society in a hidden kingdom that she didn't know about for half her life. That this is the reveal when she thinks she is hallucinating is a memorable part about Ava's storyline.

Uniqueness of Story

Things that could help improve the story to be a unique divorce fantasy is to focus more on other relationships besides Adam to show more depth to Ava and add more worldbuilding and conflict that is not so black and white.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming

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

Something that could add to the story is giving arcs to the side characters or removing some, to make their function more essential to the story. Another thing that could be added is more cultural conflict between Ava's new world and her acquisition skills of the culture and the language. Her transition from divorcee to self-actualized member of both communities could not just come from securing Adam, but from self-assessment.