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Pitchboard for the screenplay SEARCH

Pitchboard for the screenplay SEARCH
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Michael Lucas

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of Pitchboard for the screenplay SEARCH

Characters
Act One
S.E.A.R.C.H.
S
avant and
E
xtreme
A
utism
R
esearch
C
hildren's
H
ospital
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In 2029 California, a brilliant, workaholic doctor discovers an ultrasound technology that heals all diseases, and sometimes creates superpowers, thrusting him into a struggle to outsmart a black-ops branch of the NSA that wants to use the technology to create an army of super-soldiers.

Frank Szentoff
- Obsessed with his medical research into saving lives after the death of his wife and daughter, discovers an ultrasound technology that heals all diseases, and sometimes creates superpowers.

Clare Santiago
- Child Psychologist, Autism Specialist, ultra-marathon runner, Frank's research partner and in love with him.

Mary Carpenter
- Mildly autistic 11-year old girl with terminal brain cancer, healed using Frank's technology, and given telepathic foresight.

Jesse White
- Severely Autistic 10-year old. Hasn't spoken a word in five years, healed using Frank's technology, and given the ability to talk with trees

Agent Roach
- NSA black-ops agent who wants control of the technology to keep it from foreign powers and to create an army of super-soldiers.

Ben
- An old man gifted in martial arts and meditation, who helps them escape.
1.
Frank has a breakthrough in his research.

2.
Mary, with terminal cancer, takes a turn for the worse.

3.
Frank breaks the law to use his unapproved technology to help Mary.

4.
Frank heals Mary with the technology, creating a paranormal event, with witnesses.

5.
Frank is banned from the hospital, but Clare continues to use the device to heal others.

6.
The paranormal events and miraculous recoveries leak out to the press.

7.
The NSA interrogates Frank to secure the technology.
Act Two
8.
They escape. Frank destroys the NSA satellite network, earning #1 on the FBI Most-Wanted List.

9.
Mary and Clare sneak Jesse out of the hospital.

10.
Mary reveals that she can see the future and that San Francisco is about to be destroyed.

11.
They escape to the California mountains with the help of a strange old man, Ben.

12.
The asteroid Apophis strikes off the coast of California, throwing the NSA off Frank's trail.

13.
Frank discourages Clare's love of him.

14.
Frank and Ben come out of hiding to help the many hurt by the asteroid tsunami.
Act Three
15.
They take in survivors from the tsunami. The NSA tracks them back to their hideout, a mountain cave.

16.
Frank calls his technology the Self-Healing Stimulator (SHS).

17.
Frank undergoes the SHS procedure and has a near-death visit with his dead wife and daughter.

18.
A large paramilitary force captures them. Jesse and Ben fight them off briefly. Ben is killed.

19.
The NSA secures the SHS technology and Roach reveals his intent to seal the cave with all inside.

20.
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