Accceptance Bridge

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DRAMA YOUNG ADULT ACTION APOCALYPTIC

2000s,Contemporary

Steven Kayser

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Logline

Highland Risert had it all. Success. Money. Fame. But that was before the accident that killed his family - and crippled him for life. If it was an accident. He vows to prove it wasn't. Even though he has no money, is confined to a wheelchair, and even his best friends don't believe him.

Genre

Drama,Young Adult,Action,Apocalyptic

Short Summary

Highland survives the accident but is disfigured and crippled for life. An accident? Maybe … maybe not. He vows to prove it wasn't. But how? He has no money, no job, is confined to a wheelchair, and worse, no one believes him.


Destitute, Highland takes a job at a poor rural school. There he meets a fourteen-year-old deaf boy whose dream is to make the high school basketball team. Highland searches for the answers to his nightmare while being drawn into Homer's battle to capture a dream.

Setting

Rural America

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Highland Risert

Age: 30-40's

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Masculine,Badass,Complex,Desperate,Empathetic,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Homer

Age: 14-16

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Clumsy,Empathetic,Heroic,Underdog,Faithful,Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Becky Galloway

Age: Mid 30's

Gender: Female

Role: logical

Key Traits: Charming,Complex,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Gracious,Heartthrob,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Otto Dafay

Age: Mid-late 40s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Power Hungry,Blunt,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

Charismatic Highland "HI-RISER" Risert, a regally handsome multi-millionaire, former NBA all-star, and a successful entrepreneur has it all – a booming hi-tech company, a beautiful family, and a blessed life. But not for long. The company goes belly up, and Highland is involved in a horrific accident that kills his family. He survives but is disfigured and crippled for life. An accident? Maybe … maybe not. Highland vows to prove it wasn't. But how? He has no money, no job, is confined to a wheelchair, and worse, no one believes him. Destitute, Highland takes a job at a poor rural school. There he meets a fourteen-year-old deaf kid, HOMER – a boy that awakens gentle stirrings of the soul that may breathe hope into his life again. Homer's only goal in life is to make the basketball team. Highland takes Homer under his wing, and an Odyssey of unexpected emotion, discovery, and drama unfolds. Highland searches for the answers to his nightmare while being drawn into Homer's battle to capture a dream. A heart-rending journey plays out against the backdrop of acceptance, redemption, and spiritual rebirth. Acceptance Bridge is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds, emotional twists, humorous turns, and a spiritually uplifting climax. "This story has everything it possibly needs to become a smash success. It will make every possible reader happy." –Frederick Marx, Warrior Films.org– Producer, Director, Writer, “Hoop Dreams,” Named Best Film of the Decade by Roger Eber

About The Author

Steve Kayser is the author of "Acceptance Bridge: Crossing the Great Divide"; "The Greatest Words You've Never Heard: True Stories of Triumph," and "Margins & Missions... not Moonshots: Pathways to Better U.S. Higher Education." He has also won several screenwriting competition awards. Steve is also an award-winning business writer, former radio host, media relations director, and founder of KayserMedia.com. (www.stevekayser.com). Steve can be reached at Steve@SteveKayser.com.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Male Leaning

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

ISBN-10: 1790281040; ISBN-13: 978-1790281046;