Erebus Inc & Andrea Bowen to make Catholic/Jewish movie

Erebus Inc

Erebus Inc & Andrea Bowen Catholic Filmmakers…

Andrea Bowen

In Los Angeles, Erebus Inc & Andrea Bowen are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe R. Lee Ermey. The Pic will be produced by Erebus Inc, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Andrea Bowen and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group.  They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.

R. Lee Ermey Tobit Writer

PREMISE: Tobit is an observant Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam. He lives correctly, giving alms and burying the dead. In spite of his good works, Tobit is struck blind. Concurrent with Tobit’s story is that of Sarah, daughter of one of Tobit’s distant relative, whose seven successive husbands are each killed by a demon on their wedding night. When Tobit and Sarah pray to God for deliverance, God sends the angel Raphael to act as intercessor. Tobit regains his sight, and Sarah marries Tobit’s son Tobias. The story closes with Tobit’s thanksgiving and an account of his death. This is actually a Jewish short story possibly dating from Persian times in some Bibles is the book of Tobit, named after the father of its hero.

TITLE: Tobit (script download)

ACTORS: Mel Gibson invovled in Tobit movie!

GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.

TIME: 1920-1040

SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands

MARKET: USA, International

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The complication, in contrast, should involve the hero—either indirectly or directly. In The Graduate, Mrs. Robinson makes her first move on Benjamin, starting the first thrust of the story. In Jurassic Park, a lawyer threatens to close down the park, requiring its owner to hire the hero (and his girlfriend) to establish the park’s safety.

The hook is the general situation—we have a young man who has just graduated from college and has no idea what comes next. Many of us can identify with that, and even if we can’t we have reason to want to know what is going to happen to him.

The hook doesn’t necessarily have to “hook into” the spine of the story. It can have to do with a subplot or even with the atmosphere or backdrop of the story. The hook in The Graduate is about Benjamin’s general situation—there is nothing relating to Mrs. Robinson or Elaine here, who soon come to the center of the story.

The Complication

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“That’s fantastic,” says the first one, dripping with envy. “So when do you go into production?”

Two development execs meet in the hallway. One says, “Hey, what’s cooking?” The second one, extremely excited, replies, “I just bought this script. It’s the most perfect piece of writing I’ve ever seen. Characters, story, EVERYTHING about it is A-number-one. Academy award time.”

This reminds me of a joke:

Look at it this way: screenwriting is the only narrative form of writing in which “success” is measured by putting a product “into development” in order to change it.