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!
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.
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