Sullivan vs Sullivan

Sean Sullivan artguy2330@aol.com 4113688199322

BIOGRAPHICAL

2000s,Contemporary

Sean Sullivan

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Logline

This is the story about Sean who innocently marries a woman who becomes temporarily disabled and the unbelievable divorce that follows.

Genre

Biographical

Short Summary

The story outlines my marriage with Wendy up front. It became a diary for me every time I went to court to tell the incredible corruption involved with my case.


My story ends up in the appellate court in NJ during Covid. A last order from the Judge was so unbelievable that it sent shock waves through my family and I.

Setting

New Jersey

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sean Sullivan

Age: 46

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Modest,Obedient,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Wendy Sullivan

Age: 41

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy,Complex,Crazy,Skillful

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

There are so many divorce stories like Marriage Story that was a big winner at the Oscars last year. In my real life story all along I said there is some force stopping me from getting out of this divorce. I thought my ex-wife's attorney was crooked but I had no idea. Now she is her own federal civil right case that the news has surprised the entire local community. It's a divorce case that pushed me to my limits emotionally and made me continue to reinvent myself over and over to accommodate the slave like conditions that were put onto me.

About The Author

I, Sean Sullivan, currently have an ongoing civil rights violation problem with the Union County Court system in Elizabeth NJ. Due to a lack of a fair divorce court case and lack of court ordered discovery from my ex-wife Wendy Sullivan and her attorney, unethical, Kathleen Estabrooks of Cranford NJ who continues to collect fees from an impoverished family. Beginning in July 2017, my attorney, John A. Patti filed an alimony termination motion that has been disputed till now. It should have just ended for me there. There has been 3 years of attempts to end my alimony situation based on a 4-year marriage from March 2002 that ended abruptly in June 2006. The divorce was given a divorce decree in 2008 but it meant nothing. Now 12 years later we are still disputing this case. It’s sickening. Still till now my ex-wife and her lawyer Kathleen Estabrooks will not turn over financial discovery that proves they can support themselves. The Union County Courts allow this to continue. The courts will not terminate my alimony and continue to keep my case going churning fees. The courts will not follow the updated divorce guideline laws put in place by Chris Christie in 2015. The courts keep allowing my ex-wife to come back to the courts with the same case over, and over, and over again. It’s now a case of fraud, racketeering, and public corruption. The termination case has gone in the courts for over 3 years. I started getting it ready in January 2017. It’s entering it 4th year. The entire case is entering it’s 15th year considering 2006 when it all began ending. The following story details my divorce up until this present day. Its still not over yet!

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Divorced Dads

Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Genre

DRAMA

Brief

When the marriage starts to collapse, and the couple Sean and Wendy start facing many problems, they decide to divorce. What follows is a story of uncountable visits to the courtroom and a stressing fight for money.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

FIRST PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: GOOD

Premise: FAIR

Structure: GOOD

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

It does because it's autobiographical, and the author has his own point of view of the story.

Draw of Story

Nothing really. It's the diary a man wrote about his divorce process. The details can be interesting, but the overall case is not intriguing.

Possible Drawbacks

Too many details of the case that end up sounding repetitive.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY DOES NOT RELY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

It shows the stress caused by a divorce process when it ends up in the courtrooms. It's a very contemporary theme that can draw some attention.

Fanbase Potential

I don't think so.

Awards Potential

Only if the visuals improve the experience, if the acting and the directing help to elevate the story.

Envisioned Budget

LOW BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

MARRIAGE STORY - THE STORY OF A COUPLE THAT USED TO LOVE EACH OTHER, THAT ENDS UP FIGHTING IN COURT BECAUSE OF THEIR LAWYERS. DIVORCE CORP - A DOCUMENTARY THAT TALKS ABOUT HOW WASTEFUL FAMILY COURTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE.

What’s New About the Story

It's written as a diary, so it could work as an interesting storytelling if used this way.

Lead Characters

There's nothing much to say. The author spends too much time talking about the process itself that we cannot know much about the characters. Since it's autobiographical, the way the protagonist presents the other characters can be not accurate.

Uniqueness of Story

Not a rare gem. It could intensify the drama to become stronger.

Possible Formats

TV Series - Limited Run / Mini-Series, Unscripted

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

It has no writing style. It's just a sequence of facts and memories, so it would need a good screenwriter to put all the information together interestingly. There's no accurate characterization since the author is the protagonist (and he presents the other characters based on his own thoughts), so the team would have to go after the real characters to better understand and present them. The doc would need a good production company, good actors, an experienced director, and a creative storyteller to turn it into something commercially interesting. Pace and structure are good, since it's told chronologically (otherwise, it could feel confusing), and if the screenwriter uses the diary as a way to structure the doc, it could elevate the narrative. The theme and premise are fair. There are tones of other divorce cases worldwide, so it needs to find a specific theme, and develop the premise to turn into a remarkable story.