Before the Throne

Sargon Maradkel smaradkel@yahoo.com 3038851301421

ACTION BIOGRAPHICAL EPIC DRAMA RELIGIOUS WAR

17th Century or Earlier

Sargon Maradkel

Logline

"Before the Throne" is an action-filled, historical drama that chronicles the life of King David from the time he defeats Goliath at age 15 to the moment he is anointed king of Israel at age 30. It is the most amazing ascension to the throne in the history of mankind!

Genre

Action,Biographical,Epic,Drama,Religious,War

Short Summary

King Saul, the first king of Israel, is tormented by an evil spirit, and to alleviate his suffering, he enlists the help of a godly shepherd boy named David, who plays the lyre for him. What Saul does not know is that David, a man after God's own heart, is destined to succeed him as king.


After Saul is killed in battle, David is victorious over all his enemies, and David's men, who at one time were considered a band of misfits, proclaim him King of Judah and ultimately King of Israel. King David's reign begins, and he is beloved by all his people and by his God.

Setting

Information not completed

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: David

Age: Teenager, then 20s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Religious,Selfless,Skillful,Outspoken,Visionary,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Underdog,Leader,Honorable,Heroic,Gracious,Faithful,Empathetic,Decisive,Confident,Charming,Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: King Saul

Age: 50s

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Greedy,Insecure,Manipulative,Secretive,Power Hungry,Narcisstic,Villainous

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Development Pitch

"Before the Throne" draws upon the biblical account of David before his ascension to the throne as King of Israel. It follows this young shepherd boy, a mere teenager, from the moment he gains favor with King Saul by playing his lyre in the king's court to the moment he shows valor by defeating the formerly unbeatable giant Goliath to his years on-the-run from a jealous and psychotic King Saul. This true story, found primarily in the biblical books 1 Samuel and Psalms, also includes moments that I have written that maintain the integrity of Scripture, but that are not in the text itself. I want to stress the fact that “Before the Throne” is not a Christian movie for a Christian audience: it is a dramatic, violent, and powerful story for a much wider audience. "Before the Throne" can be produced as a feature-length film or a limited series that would include all the extreme violence of “Game of Thrones,” but without the profanity and explicit sexual content. As a feature-length film, it would be the first installment in a trilogy of films: “Before the Throne,” “On the Throne,” and “After the Throne,” the latter two of which would chronicle David’s reign followed by Solomon’s reign, respectively.

About The Author

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

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Logline

"Before the Throne" is an action-filled, historical drama that chronicles the life of King David from the time he defeats Goliath at age 15 to the moment he is anointed king of Israel at age 30. It is the most amazing ascension to the throne in the history of mankind!

Short Summary

King Saul, the first king of Israel, is tormented by an evil spirit, and to alleviate his suffering, he enlists the help of a godly shepherd boy named David, who plays the lyre for him. What Saul does not know is that David, a man after God's own heart, is destined to succeed him as king.


After Saul is killed in battle, David is victorious over all his enemies, and David's men, who at one time were considered a band of misfits, proclaim him King of Judah and ultimately King of Israel. King David's reign begins, and he is beloved by all his people and by his God.

FEEDBACK

"Before the Throne" draws upon the biblical account of David before his ascension to the throne as King of Israel. It follows this young shepherd boy, a mere teenager, from the moment he gains favor with King Saul by playing his lyre in the king's court to the moment he shows valor by defeating the formerly unbeatable giant Goliath to his years on-the-run from a jealous and psychotic King Saul. This true story, found primarily in the biblical books 1 Samuel and Psalms, also includes moments that I have written that maintain the integrity of Scripture, but that are not in the text itself. I want to stress the fact that “Before the Throne” is not a Christian movie for a Christian audience: it is a dramatic, violent, and powerful story for a much wider audience. "Before the Throne" can be produced as a feature-length film or a limited series that would include all the extreme violence of “Game of Thrones,” but without the profanity and explicit sexual content. As a feature-length film, it would be the first installment in a trilogy of films: “Before the Throne,” “On the Throne,” and “After the Throne,” the latter two of which would chronicle David’s reign followed by Solomon’s reign, respectively.

About The Author

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Characters

Main Character

Name: David

Age: Teenager, then 20s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Masculine,Modest,Obedient,Religious,Selfless,Skillful,Outspoken,Visionary,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Underdog,Leader,Honorable,Heroic,Gracious,Faithful,Empathetic,Decisive,Confident,Charming,Aggressive

Character 1

Name: King Saul

Age: 50s

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Crazy,Criminal,Desperate,Greedy,Insecure,Manipulative,Secretive,Power Hungry,Narcisstic,Villainous