The Twin

Richard Gentile rcgentile@hotmail.com 1695934971963

DRAMA MELODRAMA

1980s & '90s

Richard Gentile

Logline

Basically it's about a somewhat strained relationship between a father and son where the son Herbie Mendoza is a shy, quiet young man and aspiring writer and the father Bobby Mendoza a macho, hard drinking, ex-boxer who feels that his son's writing ambitions are impractical and effeminate.

Genre

Drama,Melodrama

Short Summary

Early in the story Bobby finds his son Herbie a few different occasions in his room drawing or writing poetry. He is also advised by one of Herbie's teachers to encourage his son to pursue a career in writing. This of course doesn't conform with his reality and creates friction between the two.


In a case of mistaken identity Herbie is arrested for a gang related shooting where an innocent bystander is killed. Though due to some divine intervention the gang leader who bears a resemblance to Herbie turns himself in to the police thus creating a strong transformation in Bobby Mendoza.

Setting

New York

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rags to Riches,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Herbie Mendoza

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic,Faithful,Insecure,Naive,Underdog,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Bobby Mendoza

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Honorable,Masculine,Outspoken,Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

"The Twin" is a tale of family relationships and it's complexities and imperfections with it's main character Herbie Mendoza quietly battling through some of the everyday ugliness of his own inner world and eventually fulfilling his dreams. I feel it's the type of story you don't see enough of in nowadays on the screen with all the action films and horror remakes and what have you. And despite it's gritty realism at times I feel that it has the ability to tug on the heart strings and make people a bit teary eyed as well as laugh.While I don't envision it as a huge blockbuster movie of Titanic proportions I see it a riveting character study that would appeal to people of all races, ethnic groups and ages with the right cast and direction of course. I for one have always been sucker for happy endings and feel that most people are as well.

About The Author

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

1216653

Logline

Basically it's about a somewhat strained relationship between a father and son where the son Herbie Mendoza is a shy, quiet young man and aspiring writer and the father Bobby Mendoza a macho, hard drinking, ex-boxer who feels that his son's writing ambitions are impractical and effeminate.

Short Summary

Early in the story Bobby finds his son Herbie a few different occasions in his room drawing or writing poetry. He is also advised by one of Herbie's teachers to encourage his son to pursue a career in writing. This of course doesn't conform with his reality and creates friction between the two.


In a case of mistaken identity Herbie is arrested for a gang related shooting where an innocent bystander is killed. Though due to some divine intervention the gang leader who bears a resemblance to Herbie turns himself in to the police thus creating a strong transformation in Bobby Mendoza.

FEEDBACK

"The Twin" is a tale of family relationships and it's complexities and imperfections with it's main character Herbie Mendoza quietly battling through some of the everyday ugliness of his own inner world and eventually fulfilling his dreams. I feel it's the type of story you don't see enough of in nowadays on the screen with all the action films and horror remakes and what have you. And despite it's gritty realism at times I feel that it has the ability to tug on the heart strings and make people a bit teary eyed as well as laugh.While I don't envision it as a huge blockbuster movie of Titanic proportions I see it a riveting character study that would appeal to people of all races, ethnic groups and ages with the right cast and direction of course. I for one have always been sucker for happy endings and feel that most people are as well.

About The Author

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Characters

Main Character

Name: Herbie Mendoza

Age: 15

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Empathetic,Faithful,Insecure,Naive,Underdog,Lone Wolf

Character 1

Name: Bobby Mendoza

Age: 42

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Honorable,Masculine,Outspoken,Sarcastic