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SILVER GEM II: THE BANE OF FANTASIES by John Silver / Gemini-Silver

Part II of my Silver-Gem(ini) trilogy, this entry focuses on satire of making fantasy movies, Game of Thrones, Old English material, Shakespeare, and mythology.

Ben Carver, an aspiring yet broke filmmaker graduating from film school has trouble breaking into the industry despite having little successes with his short films on YouTube. He embarks on a plane to California but accidentally gets on a plane to London and walks the streets with total confusion as to what surrounds him. Whilst coming across a Game of Thrones Comic-Con event, Ben is inspired to make a “spin-off” of the show and begins planning out his film ideas and casting people out of the streets and other crew members to make the best film possible.

However, not all is promising when Carver runs into trouble with major film companies, authorities, lack of support and optimism from his members, including a terribly written script that already puts the film in development hell. What Carver doesn't know is he still has the potential to create a movie, good or bad that will get his own people noticed, The Bane of Fantasies.

Comparison Pitch: Game of Thrones meets The Disaster Artist meets The Room meets The Office meets Romeo and Juliet meets Julius Ceasar meets Hamlet meets Lord of the Rings meets Ed Wood.

MPAA: Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references and content, crude humor, some violence, drug use and drinking.

Note: The film would be a mix of Found Footage style with interviews and archival footage in addition to news footage, but all in all, the film would still be traditionally shot. The idea of this movie is supposed to be a filmmaker trying to make his way from the ground to the top but in a drastically perplexing way, with thoughts from his cast and crew members. Expect cameos as well in this 2 and a half hour movie!

Other Characters:

Hannah Dawson - An uptight British theatre actress trying to break into the American film industry. (Inspired by Daisy Ridley and Steve Carell)
Andrew Petersen - Introverted pizza delivery boy selected for the “handsome knight in shining armour” but has a dirty little secret that causes him to distance himself from social circles. (Inspired by Jim Halpert and Shia LaBeouf)
Hank McCarthy - The Scottish gentleman with a taste of mayhem and a low iQ selected to play the “brute”.
Francine Aguillion - A Swedish-British model with a promiscuous persona but in reality is an intelligent girl trying to break away from the norm of being the “sexy” girl. She is selected to play the “Ice Queen”. (Think Alicia Vikander and Gigi Hadid mixed together, personality wise.)
Caleb Frost - An average looking American studying in England with bright enthusiasm for appearing in film despite having no experience with stage.
Neville Beckman - A college professor with years and years of mythology and religious experience under his belt and pessimistic with Carver's talent and vision for the film. (Selected to play “The Wizard”)
Nancy Wright - A young college freshman girl with a tomboy attitude and a perpetual sense of humor after trying to cope with depression. Selected for the “sidekick” because of Carver wanting an “Arya-style character”.
Valentine Grimes - A veteran American filmmaker competing with Carver based on VFX and story with a narcissistic attitude.
Teresa Stewart - A businesswoman investing in Carver's film and the only close friend he has in his life. It is revealed later on that she used to date him back in the high school days before he turned to film.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Edgar Wright 100% 

Cast Results

Benjamin "Ben" Carver Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Andrew Garfield 100% 

Hannah Dawson Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Adelaide Kane 100% 

Andrew Petersen Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Will Poulter 100% 

Hank McCarthy Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Gerard Butler 100% 

Francine Aguillion Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Rebecca Ferguson 100% 

Caleb Frost Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Charlie Heaton 100% 

Neville Beckman Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Marton Csokas 100% 

Nancy Wright Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Caitlin Stasey 100% 

Valentine Grimes Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Will Smith 100% 

Teresa Stewart Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Yvonne Strahovski 100% 

Thomas Ridley (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Paul Rudd 100% 

Michael Calvin (cameo) Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Ralph Fiennes 50% 
  2. 2. Jamie Foxx 50% 

Daenerys Targaryen (Cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Emilia Clarke 100% 

Jon Snow-Targaryen (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Kit Harington 100% 

Tyrion Lannister (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Peter Dinklage 100% 

Cersei Lannister (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Lena Headey 100% 

British Film Director (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Christopher Nolan 100% 

Famous British Actor (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Simon Pegg 100% 

Famous British Actress (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Rosamund Pike 100% 

American Film Director (cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Phil Lord And Christopher Miller 100% 

Film Critic #1 (Cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Doug Walker 100% 

Film Critic #2 (Cameo) Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jeremy Jahns 100% 


  • vin13ish: Idea Suggestion: Across The Universe-type film with Red Hot Chili Peppers. This one will use a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers greatest hits.
  • MovieCriticGamer: Let me think about that.
  • D1ck_N0lt3: Idea suggestion: I'd love to see what you could do with a medieval fantasy setting.

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