Laura Davis & Hannibal Buress to make Catholic/Jewish movie
Laura Davis & Hannibal Buress Catholic Filmmakers…
In Los Angeles, Laura Davis & Hannibal Buress are looking to bring Tobit, a modern comedic Jewish family adventure spec by professor/scribe Matthew Daddario. The Pic will be produced by Laura Davis, through his Amsterdam Ink Society, along with Hannibal Buress and Adam Sandler’s Entertainment Group. They will be represented by Agency For The Performing Arts and Tobit.
Matthew Daddario 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)
GENRE: Religious drama, Jewish drama, drama.
SETTING: Amsterdam, Neatherlands
MARKET: USA, International
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Preparing for one last confrontationthe ticking clock
Heros low point, possible defeat
New obstacles to goal; subplot(s)
Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 91
1011 LM Amsterdam
The 3-Act Paradigm
What screenplay structure does, in other words, is put conflict into an order that will communicate your story in its most powerful expression. This order has a beginning, middle and endwhich is why I prefer to call it the 3-act paradigm.
The pattern is always the same: the hero has a goal but the antagonist stands in the way of achieving it. This is the basis of conflictand conflict, in turn, is the basis of drama.
In Citizen Ruth, for example, the antagonist is embodied by both sides of the abortion issueso in a sense the villain or antagonist is politics itself, or the kind of politics that becomes blinded by its own causes. In Chasing Amy, although the heros best friend opposes his affection for a lesbian, it is the heros own immaturity that keeps him from finding true love.