The Woods Are Burning

Wayne Lamotte sandrawayne17@gmail.com 3728271179930

WAR ADVENTURE DRAMA ACTION

1940s & '50s

Wayne Lamotte

Logline

The story has a two tiered structure. The bigger story is about the Timor campaign involving Australian commandos in WW2. The more personal story deals with how three different characters undergo positive psychological change dealing with the Timorese people and their invading enemy, Japan.

Genre

War,Adventure,Drama,Action

Short Summary

The story begins with Jack Hannan showing his toughness and vulnerability in a two-up ring and boxing match and Doc Woodley demonstrating his remarkable abilities as a sniper while shooting kangaroos. He battles to controls his nerves brought on by a damaged relationship with his father.


Jack Hannan surrenders to his fate on his death bed and shows his deep and abiding friendship with Andy Barry, his comrade in Timor. Doc Wheatley forgives his father and comes to terms with his troubled past.The Timor experience has given them a new perspective in dealing with their inner conflicts

Setting

Australia and Timor

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: 1. Jack Hannan

Age: 1. 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Skillful,Decisive,Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Doc Woodley

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Complex,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Insecure,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Andy Barry

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Empathetic,Faithful,Insecure,Underdog

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Wayne Lamotte was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He attended Eastern Goldfields Senior High School and continued his higher education at the Western Australian Institute of Technology and the University of Western Australia. He taught English for 35 years at Western Australian secondary high schools. He retired in 2010.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54,55+

Target Gender: Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Hard Copy Available

No

WGA Number

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Logline

The story has a two tiered structure. The bigger story is about the Timor campaign involving Australian commandos in WW2. The more personal story deals with how three different characters undergo positive psychological change dealing with the Timorese people and their invading enemy, Japan.

Short Summary

The story begins with Jack Hannan showing his toughness and vulnerability in a two-up ring and boxing match and Doc Woodley demonstrating his remarkable abilities as a sniper while shooting kangaroos. He battles to controls his nerves brought on by a damaged relationship with his father.


Jack Hannan surrenders to his fate on his death bed and shows his deep and abiding friendship with Andy Barry, his comrade in Timor. Doc Wheatley forgives his father and comes to terms with his troubled past.The Timor experience has given them a new perspective in dealing with their inner conflicts

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About The Author

Wayne Lamotte was born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He attended Eastern Goldfields Senior High School and continued his higher education at the Western Australian Institute of Technology and the University of Western Australia. He taught English for 35 years at Western Australian secondary high schools. He retired in 2010.

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Characters

Main Character

Name: 1. Jack Hannan

Age: 1. 32

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Heroic,Honorable,Masculine,Skillful,Decisive,Empathetic

Character 1

Name: Doc Woodley

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aggressive,Complex,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Insecure,Skillful

Character 2

Name: Andy Barry

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Empathetic,Faithful,Insecure,Underdog