I made it through to the Screenwriters Festival Scriptmarket 2009 based on tagline and synopsis for Monsters alone. Yes! (Punches air.) You may recall the trouble I had getting the synopsis done, if not you can read about it here, here, here and here (that's in date order).
The next thing is a meeting on June 11th in That London.
Better make sure that I've got Tec and Running wrapped up by then (to go with Air) so when they say "what else have you got" I've got a good answer.
Oooh. It just occurred to me that you might like to read the tagline and synopsis. Would you? (I'm not sure I want to tell you - I just read it again - it's a bit boring.)
Manchester 2065AD. After terrible epidemics fifteen years earlier, Britain has been left in "post-war" poverty. The country is run by the Purity trying to eradicate "S.I.D", a retro-virus that turns people into monsters that die insane and in agony.The tagline was something like: The coming-of-age story of a girl who’s turning into a monster - literally.
Chloe Dark, 16, wants to make life better, defeats the school bully using Jujitsu. She works with Miss Kepple, the school Purity teacher, so she can join the Purity herself. Then her friend Melinda disappears, like two other teenagers before her.
People around Chloe tell her she can't do anything; she should leave it to the Police and the Purity. But she can't, though she doesn't know what to do. The Police interview Chloe and she admits Melinda was pre-occupied: if only she'd realised!
Fighting the bully inflamed Chloe's back trouble; she goes to her chiropractor, Ali. He scans her back but, after she's gone, discovers she's growing wings: she's an S.I.D infectee. He's scared; he should report her but the Purity kills freaks publicly.
Ali deletes the scan in panic but it's too late. Someone monitoring the medical network has noticed and knows Chloe is a freak. Her kidnap is ordered, and Ali's death.
Ali decides to tell Chloe's parents but when he meets them her father is violent and won't believe him. On his way home Ali is run down by a lorry and killed. Meanwhile Chloe is attacked by the men who took Melinda; she manages to escape, but only just.
Props, guys and gals, to Dave Turner for making it to the Top of Twit Parade - I agree with his sentiment completely (including defending their right to talk garbage - not that they'd offer me the same freedom) though I don't Twitter.
What's on the turntable? "King of the Mountain" by Kate Bush from "Aerial CD1: A Sea of Honey"