Tyrone Evans Clark's Grapefruit: Season I - The Wrath of Love

Tyrone Evans Clark

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GENRE

ACTION ADVENTURE FOLKTALE COMEDY FUNNY DRAMA EPIC SCI-FI WAR HISTORICAL FICTION YOUNG ADULT FAMILY FANTASY MYSTERY SATIRE HORROR SUSPENSE/THRILLER

    Core Theme

    HONESTY

    TIME PERIOD

    17th Century or Earlier

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    TANGLED, BRAVE, HERCULES

    CHARACTER LIST

    VIRTUOUS: AN OLD WOMAN TURNED YOUNG AGAIN, SHE HAS MAGICAL POWER THAT SHAPE HER WORLD AND DESTINY. SHE AIMS TO MARRY HER LOVE, PRINCE VICTOR.

    PRINCE VICTOR: 20, PRINCE OF PROSPEROUS MILFORD SOUND, HE BECOMES HUMBLED AND ENAMORED WITH VIRTUOUS AND WANTS HER ABOVE ALL ELSE.

    KING VINCENT – 50S, AN ARROGANT RULER INTENT ON MAKING HIS SON COME TO HEEL, MARRY A NOBLEWOMAN AND RULE ONE DAY AS HE WOULD HIMSELF.

    CASSANDRA – 50S, THE PRINCE'S GODMOTHER AND KING'S CLOSEST ADVISOR, SHE WAVERS BETWEEN SUPPORTING THE KING AND THE YOUNG LOVEBIRDS.

    JEANNETTE – 8, A GIRL WISE BEYOND HER YEARS WHO BEFRIENDS VIRTUOUS IN HER HOMETOWN.

    PRINCESS SARAH – 20S, A FIERCE FOREBODING WOMAN THE KING SEEKS TO MARRY VICTOR OFF TO.

    Logline

    An old woman finds an enchanted fruit that changes her life forever.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 7-12,55+,13-17,18-34,35-54

    Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning,Male Leaning,LGBT Leaning,Other

    Setting

    New Zealand , South Auckland , Milford Sound

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Publisher: Tyrone Evans Clark Inc.

    Year Published: 2020

    Starting Description

    Virtuous is given a second chance on life by giving an enchanted fruit in South Auckland. Later on she falls in love with the Prince of Milford Sound and is forced to take on challenges in order to earn the respect from the King.

    Ending Description

    Virtuous continues to go on a quest while fighting the Dark Fiends, but later on at the end of the story is forced to battle her match (Serpent). King Vincent goes on a rampage and is willing to do anything from stopping her from marrying his precious son Victor A.K.A. the Prince of Milford Sound.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    Yes

    ISBN

    978-1736028421

    Mature Audience Themes

    Extreme Violence

    Plot - Other Elements

    Twist,Other,Meaningful Message,Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Philosophical Questions

    Plot - Premise

    Overcoming Monster/Villain,Rags to Riches,Quest,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Rebellion Against 'The One',Voyage and Return,Other

    Main Character Details

    Name: Virtuous

    Age: 20

    Gender: Female

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Obedient,Complex,Sexy,Patriotic,Confident,Decisive,Blunt,Empathetic,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Faithful,Flexible,Engaging,Gracious,Visionary,Romantic,Sarcastic,Secretive,Seductive,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Leader,Underdog,Lone Wolf,Unapologetic,Modest

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Victor

    Age: 20

    Gender: Male

    Role: Protagonist

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Underdog,Masculine,Modest,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Narcisstic,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Confident,Sexy,Patriotic,Crazy,Decisive,Desperate,Blunt,Empathetic,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Flexible,Faithful,Engaging,Visionary,Romantic,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Secretive,Sarcastic,Honorable,Educated,Leader,Naive,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Vincent

    Age: 60

    Gender: Male

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Villainous,Narcisstic,Clumsy,Complex,Sexy,Patriotic,Crazy,Criminal,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Sarcastic,Heartthrob,Honorable,Leader,Naive,Lone Wolf,Manipulative,Visionary,Underdog

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Cassandra

    Age: 50

    Gender: Female

    Role: antagonist

    Key Traits: Badass,Underdog,Villainous,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Desperate,Empathetic,Outspoken,Skillful,Flexible,Visionary,Secretive,Educated,Sophisticated,Unapologetic,Naive,Lone Wolf

    Development Pitch

    This story takes place around the 17th century in South Auckland which is located in New Zealand. During this period people were forced to fight against the evil Fiends (Demons/Evil Spirits). Throughout this story the readers are taken on a adventure in the eyes of Virtuous who is one of the heroes of this story and along with a few more interesting characters (Kings, Demons, Fiends, Evil Princesses). And lets not forget the Demonic Evil Witch Immoral who has tons of twisted things up her sleeves.

    Genre

    ROMANCE, FANTASY

    Brief

    Virtuous is an old woman transformed into a young magical beauty who catches the heart of a prince and the ire of his father. The king puts her through a series of challenges to remove this peasant and break the bond of love and respect that's grown between them. After defeating several challenges Virtuous disappears and a despondent Victor gives up hope but all may not be lost.

    Overall Rating

    FAIR

    Point of View

    THIRD PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: FAIR

    Characterization: FAIR

    Commerciality: GOOD

    Franchise Potential: GOOD

    Pace: FAIR

    Premise: GOOD

    Structure: FAIR

    Theme: GOOD

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    The logline needs to tell more about what the whole story is, not just the beginning. The development pitch should be less what it is about and instead why someone would watch or read it.

    Draw of Story

    The opening motif of one person being saved and rejuvenated leading to the saving and rejuvenation of all is a strong point. A good connection that helping the individual and the community are linked.

    Possible Drawbacks

    There's a lot of repetition in this story. Especially with the professions of love between Victor and Virtuous, the king's anger and the challenges. The same points are made over and over for the same reasons. There's little forward development for the story.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    There is an interesting role reversal in having a female character face heroic challenges to win the right to marry a prince.

    Fanbase Potential

    Possibly if it could find a way to connect the theme of love being a mutual agreement with an escalating narrative it could forge a story with broad appeal.

    Awards Potential

    No. A fairy tale movie or tv show, even a successful one, is unlikely to garner awards potential.

    Envisioned Budget

    MEDIUM BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    TANGLED, BRAVE, HERCULES

    What’s New About the Story

    A female hero choosing to face challenges to win approval and her insistence on an honest, mutual love that they both choose. Making the challenges more personal to her character instead of being feats of strength and less focus on her beauty would help it stand out. As would more relevance given to the fact she is an old woman made young again.

    Lead Characters

    Virtuous stands out for her headstrong determination that can be both an asset and a liability.

    Uniqueness of Story

    No, there exists some potential here, but this is a very old fairy tale structure that isn't fully fleshed out into a full narrative. If the story can greater depth as it goes on, instead of repeating the same elements and events it might become a more compelling story.

    Possible Formats

    Film: Studio TV Series: Cable

    Analyst Recommendation

    WORK IN PROGRESS

    Justification

    This is a barebones story that has been padded out to full length with repetition and reiteration rather than an expanding story that escalates and engages. The characters have some well written dialogue and clear motivations but they lack depth despite ample time to get to know them. With each successive crisis and challenge both the danger and their response to it is the same. Only Cassandra experience major change over the course of the story, the others have at best one snap change, but otherwise stick to their feelings the whole way through.

    Tips for Improvement

    Greater meaning and character development. Deeper lesson. Less repetition.

    Brief

    Virtuous is an old woman transformed into a young magical beauty who catches the heart of a prince and the ire of his father. The king puts her through a series of challenges to remove this peasant and break the bond of love and respect that's grown between them. After defeating several challenges Virtuous disappears and a despondent Victor gives up hope but all may not be lost.

    What We Liked

    “The Wrath of Love” gives a new spin on an old fairy tale narrative by having a woman who actively chooses to fight for her right to marry the prince considered above her station.
    It showcases a love story centered on a more functional relationship that includes doubts and pressures that a real life audience can relate to.

    Film: “The Wrath of Love” takes a classic fairy tale story and updates it for the modern era with a strong heroine who must fight for her true love against demons in the world and within herself. In this tale love is not simply given or taken but forged with honest agreement, but in this magical world even happiness must come at a price.

    TV: “The Wrath of Love” presents a series of episodic trials that separates two people who belong together from their wish to share their lives. The challenges they face and their courage in facing them have the potential to change not only their lives but the lives of their country by bringing magic back into the world.

    Key points:
    Strong female protagonist.
    Clear battle between good and evil.
    Balance of magic and realism.
    Characters worth rooting for.
    Family friendly.

    Synopsis

    In 1700s New Zealand an old woman begs for food in an impoverished South Auckland with nothing to give her. Eventually a beautiful young woman hands her a grapefruit. The young woman is called Immoral and the old woman's name is Virtuous. When Virtuous eats the fruit she is transformed into a young beauty, fish fill the see and barren lands sprout fruit.

    Upon hearing of the return of magic after hundreds of years the king of prosperous Milford Sound sends his son, Prince Victor, to meet the mysterious beauty. The arrogant prince is quickly humbled and in love with the girl. When he leaves she loves him too, but dares not reveal who she truly is. After he leaves Virtuous cries alone in her room and South Auckland is wrecked by rains and floods.

    In Milford Sound the king is angered to hear his son's professions of love to this sorceress of ignoble birth and when he forbids his son's wish to marry the prince defiantly leaves his father and many noble suitors to ride back to South Auckland.

    Virtuous is eventually roused from her sorrows by a wise child, Jeanette, who convinces her to share her feelings with Victor just in time for his arrival. They embrace and confess their love for each other. Virtuous agrees to marry him on the condition she stay who she is and can visit South Auckland. He sneaks her back to the palace and when the king is told his rage causes him to have a fit that leaves him in a coma. When he rises the king and Virtuous have harsh words for each other, Virtuous cares little for their bigoted society, but she feels compelled to prove herself by accepting to face a series of challenges for the right to marry the prince.

    The first task is to clean the moat by herself, which she does in an afternoon. She accomplishes the second, retrieving a magic crystal called the Great Hematite from an enchanted forest, after killing a troll with Victor's sword. After she cooks a feast for the whole palace for the third challenge the king privately admires her capabilities but will not relent because of her being born a peasant. Even the vizier, Cassadra, urges her to flee before attempting the next challenge but Virtuous successfully defeats the scaled monster that guards a magic golden fern.

    The king decides to throw a ball in Virtuous honor. They suspect a ruse, but Virtuous is overjoyed to meet Jeannette and other Aucklanders, while Cassandra begins to wonder is Victor might be under a spell after all. She also meets a chilling visitor, princess Sarah. For the fifth and final challenge Virtuous faces a great demonic snake that swallows her whole.

    A month later Victor is as despairing and desolate as the rain devastates Milford Sound. He learns his father plans for him to wed Sarah and he agrees because he no longer cares. Meanwhile a flash of light occurs in the belly of a great beast. To be continued.

    About The Author

    Tyrone Evans Clark is an actor, writer, director and producer whose work includes TV and video games.