Tuesday, June 26, 2007
A Screenplay Pitch for “Jessica Little and the Manor House Spy”
Genre: Family, Musical Comedy
Feature film title: “Jessica Little and the Manor House Spy”
In a musical adventure set in WWII England, an orphaned girl risks her life and future happiness to thwart a spy and save her friends.
Jessica, a mischievous and imaginative little girl, is consigned to an orphanage after her father’s death during WWII. Desperately longing for a home where she’s loved, her chances grow dim as she immediately gets herself into trouble with the evil, rotund Sister Agnes and the dimwitted headmaster, Father Wolfsen when among other things, she convinces the girls that Agnes is exceptionally fat because she’s swallowed a girl whole.
Mary, the kindhearted drunken cook and Arthur, a brilliant inventor, befriend her and try their best to keep her out of trouble. When a mysterious traveler, Nathan, is given temporary lodging in the manor that houses the orphanage, everyone is taken in by his charm, except Jessica. She discovers he is a German spy intent on stealing Arthur’s invention and destroying them all.
When the adults around her fail to see the danger, she realizes she must stop him on her own.
at 6:08 PM