TITLE: JULIE DREAMING
LOCATION: AN AMERICAN CITY
TIME: MODERN DAY
TYPE: PARANORMAL THRILLER/TEEN ROMANCE.
LENGTH: 120 PAGES
LOGLINE: An emotionally vulnerable teenage girl, who possesses potentially unlimited paranormal abilities, is wooed by three men with very different motives…one to have her, one to love her, one to kill her…
TAG: If dreams can come true, nightmares can, too.
JULIE DREAMING is the story of a teenage girl who, with her best friend, has mastered the art of lucid dreaming (the awareness that a dream is taking place, and control over it). However, Julie is on the verge of a nervous breakdown and her disturbed history indicates that her ‘abilities’ may run far deeper.
Although searching for normality, Julie watches with some embarrassment as three males compete for her attention, for very different reasons, as her inner demons propel her towards destruction and her gifts attract a famously eccentric para-psychologist obsessed with mind-control and ‘the ultimate assassination.’
Julie becomes his ideal guinea pig and her desire for normality turns into a fight for survival, taking her from childhood dreams of a father-figure slaying dragons, to horrific adult nightmares of abandonment amidst grotesque monsters, from which only one heroic ‘knight’ can save her.
Julie is finally forced to face her own ‘demons’ and to distinguish between those people who love her and those who wish to use her.
This is a teen-romantic-thriller with a strong horror back-drop and a self-mocking satirical edge. A mystic love-story that utilises the mystic in a way all audiences can understand, relate to, and talk about.
Satirically self-aware, the SP meshes the style of hip teen movies like the ‘Scream’ series with the mystic other-worldliness of ‘Narnia’.