The Gaiety

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19th Century

Steve Sloane

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A Victorian gentlemen's club is the conduit through which both people, governments, and nations are helped to fight evil, both in the past, present and future.


Adventure,Drama,Mystery,Historical Fiction,Fantasy

Short Summary

Seigfried, a lowly insurance clerk is invited by James, a friend from upper management, to a social function at The Gaiety, a private gentlemen's club. After James disappears, Seigfried sets out to connect his friend's absence with the innermost secrets of this most private of clubs.

After both Seigfried and James travel forward in time to The Blitz, James shares that the man who's life Seigfried saved while there was, indeed, his own son - who has yet to be born. James informs Seigfried that he himself is from a prior time and must now travel back to meet his impending death.


London, 1899 / London Blitz

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Seigfried Wallace

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Underdog,Modest,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: James Spall

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Obedient,Selfless,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Emily

Age: 37

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Empathetic,Faithful,Gracious,Honorable,Modest,Obedient,Selfless

Additional Character Details

Name: Mr. Leopold

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Obedient,Selfless,Skillful

Development Pitch

Victorian eloquence and dignity are reflected in a lowly journeyman's realization that great purpose touches his life through plights far greater than himself. A secret gentlemen's club, its mysterious purposes unknown, a gracious secretive patron and a close friend from upper management who's sudden disappearance may be rooted in the sinister. What mysteries hide within this club's walls? What shrouded procurements engage its members? An enigma wrapped in the dignities of a past age. A film, perhaps TV film, the target audience being those drawn to Downton Abbey, The Greatest Showman, Call the Midwife, Beecham House, Belgravia, Jamestown... The ubiquitous underdog ventures on a quest and through doing so realizes his life has great importance - a road many of us have walked down.

About The Author

Steve Sloane is a fiction/nonfiction freelance writer in Southern California, where he lives with his wife and two children. His short stories are both published and award-winning, and he writes in a visual style that helps the reader transpose words into imagery. He attained BA's in both Film Theory and Creative Writing from UC Riverside, and is engaged in an MFA Creative Writing Program at the same institution.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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