Seaspan

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ACTION ADVENTURE FUNNY DRAMA FANTASY SUSPENSE/THRILLER ROMANCE FAMILY COMEDY

1980s & '90s,1960s & '70s,2000s

Sharon Powers

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Logline

Determined to fulfill her ailing father's life's dream, a woman with with a water fear leaves her tedious life in New York to hunt for a billion dollar sunken treasure in the Caribbean.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Funny,Drama,Fantasy,Suspense/Thriller,Romance,Family,Comedy

Short Summary

During Kelly's first dive, she's caught in a time-warp and transported back twenty-five years. A group of scientists rescue her and she mistakenly let's them know what she's looking for. One of them becomes greedy and kills a co-worker while she escapes back to current time.


Back to her life, she finds several people have been waiting for Kelly. One has grown from a boy to a man hoping to fulfill his fantasies of love and the others want the treasure. She's pursued relentlessly as she and her newfound lover find the treasure, which ultimately buoys her dad's recovery.

Setting

New York, St. Maarten, ocean, boat

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Kelly Reed

Age: 30s

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Modest,Faithful,Romantic,Sarcastic,Underdog,Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Myers

Age: 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Confident,Sexy,Faithful,Skillful,Romantic,Heartthrob,Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Martin

Age: 60s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Criminal,Power Hungry,Greedy,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Eddy

Age: 40s

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Masculine,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Funny,Secretive

Development Pitch

Twenty-five years ago Jack and Kelly met. He can’t forget. She can’t remember. That’s because it hasn’t happened to her…yet. With its woman-on-a-quest and time-travel storyline, SEASPAN is pure escapist entertainment. Originally written as a screenplay and then adapted into a novella, this timeless adventure could also be adapted into a limited series. It’s visually spectacular ‘underwater world’ and its mostly tropical location, enhance Kelly Reed’s journey to her ultimate goal, finding the treasure within the Spanish galleon, Santisima Trinidad. It’s throwback timeline, covering several decades but mostly the ‘90’s, makes it very ‘in’ with retro being a crowd-pleasing storytelling vehicle. With its romance, adventure and fantasy elements, SEASPAN is sure to make a splash in a vast sea of viewing choices.

About The Author

Sharon started her career in accounting and worked as a controller for a manufacturing company. In 1997, she opened Pink Lava in La Jolla, CA, which was the sixth women's surf shop to open in the country. She’s an optioned, formerly managed screenwriter, author, and an EP of FANGA in post-production. PINK LAVA - The Red List for Television (half-hour), Family, 2020 and 2021 along with various contest placements for other projects.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9781502336460

Genre

COMEDY, ACTION, ROMANCE, FANTASY

Brief

When Kelly finds out she is able to time travel through a portal deep in the ocean, she also dives into a journey in search for her own happiness. In her navigations through time and space, Kelly finds not only the treasure her father knew about but also love in Jack, who has waited for her to emerge for the last 25 years.

Overall Rating

GOOD

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: GOOD

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: EXCELLENT

Structure: GOOD

Theme: EXCELLENT

Accuracy of Book Profile

Book profile reflects book accurately, however there's a detail on 'Development Pitch': it is said Kelly was looking for a treasure within a Spanish Galleon and on page 6 of the book it is said it is a Portuguese Galleon.

Draw of Story

The most enticing thing about this story is that it is interesting and original; also characters/lines are witty and fun.

Possible Drawbacks

Nothing made me want to put the book down, reading is easy and passages happen fast enough.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

I would watch this movie because visuals are interesting and there are many possibilities from the idea of time travelling through diving in deep waters.

Fanbase Potential

It could have a large fanbase if adapted especially if the protagonist is better developed. This adaptation could become a type of sea-themed Dr. Who.

Awards Potential

This adaptation could also have awards potential because visuals involving the sea, a hidden treasure and time travelling locations are lavish.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

DR.WHO

What’s New About the Story

The most original thing about this story is the mix between finding a hidden treasure deep in the sea, time travelling, Caribbean landscapes and New York City. To make it more unique, narrative could be developed in many ways arising from this possibility but involving more prolific goals for the main characters

Lead Characters

Kelly is the highly motivated heroine of the story. She is funny, charismatic, witty, loving and driven.

Uniqueness of Story

This story is original, unique and fun. It could, however, be enhanced if at least protagonist is better developed. Even though author states in Afterword she opted for a shorter story to make it more pleasurable for readers, and even though depthness of characters may not be obvious in audiovisual scenes, convincing characters are build solidly.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming TV Series: Network, Cable, Limited Run / Mini-Series, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

CONSIDER

Justification

It is a great story with an original narrative, great visuals, interesting elements, and there are endless interesting possibilities to it. The narrative would profit if there was more into Kelly's goals other than just individual wishes.