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Title: Taken
Genre: Sci-fi / Horror
Overview: The story follows a brother’s desperate attempt to find who... or what has taken his
younger brother, after an intense argument over the young boy’s hearing impairment. This ended
in the boy running from the house and eventually entering a graveyard; here he is greeted by the
menacing force. The search for the young boy leads searchers to uncover the sinister truth that
the young boy has been perused by a gruesome monster who attempts to use the child to enter
our world.
Character Info:
- Jack: Main Character, 8 years old, suffers with hearing impairment so consequently
wears hearing aids.
- Stanley: Jack’s older brother, 13 years old.
- Mystery Man: middle aged man, people think that this is who has taken Jack, never see
his face, no name disclosed.
Locations:
- Suburban house
- Suburban Streets (nighttime)
- Cemetery
Summary of Opening Scene: My opening scene will begin with consist of heated family
argument between two brothers, Jack (8) and Stanley (13), over Jack’s need for his hearing aids.
This argument inevitably leads to Jack storming out of the family suburban house and roaming
the streets at dusk, as he walks down the street, streetlights flicker – creating an uneasy feel to
the scene. He eventually enters the local cemetery after going in to investigate a strange noise
coming from the gates. Jack is shortly followed by his brother, who follows the young boy's
footsteps through the suburbs, experiencing the same flickering lights that followed his brother.
As Stanley arrives at the same graveyard, he sees a distant silhouette, curious, he moves closer,
thinking it may be his brother. However, upon getting closer to the figure, Stanley is met with a
ghastly noise that frightens him, causing him to fall back, and as he looks back up the figure is
nowhere to be seen. In a desperate attempt to find his brother, he moves further into the cemetery
and is yet again met with a noise, only this time, a twig snapping, eerily close behind him.
Frightened, he slowly turns his head and is met with a mystery man (we do not see his face due
to the use of an over the shoulder shot). This causes Stanley to run. He comes to a halt when he
sees his brother in the distance reaching out his hand to the same silhouette, he saw just minutes
before. As Jacks hand touches the figure, it reveals a sinister looking hand. The scene then ends
and immediately cuts to the opening credits
Taken Pilot Episode Story pitch Document

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Taken Pilot Episode Story pitch Document

  • 1. Media Story Pitch - Title: Taken Genre: Sci-fi / Horror Overview: The story follows a brother’s desperate attempt to find who... or what has taken his younger brother, after an intense argument over the young boy’s hearing impairment. This ended in the boy running from the house and eventually entering a graveyard; here he is greeted by the menacing force. The search for the young boy leads searchers to uncover the sinister truth that the young boy has been perused by a gruesome monster who attempts to use the child to enter our world. Character Info: - Jack: Main Character, 8 years old, suffers with hearing impairment so consequently wears hearing aids. - Stanley: Jack’s older brother, 13 years old. - Mystery Man: middle aged man, people think that this is who has taken Jack, never see his face, no name disclosed. Locations: - Suburban house - Suburban Streets (nighttime) - Cemetery Summary of Opening Scene: My opening scene will begin with consist of heated family argument between two brothers, Jack (8) and Stanley (13), over Jack’s need for his hearing aids. This argument inevitably leads to Jack storming out of the family suburban house and roaming the streets at dusk, as he walks down the street, streetlights flicker – creating an uneasy feel to the scene. He eventually enters the local cemetery after going in to investigate a strange noise coming from the gates. Jack is shortly followed by his brother, who follows the young boy's footsteps through the suburbs, experiencing the same flickering lights that followed his brother. As Stanley arrives at the same graveyard, he sees a distant silhouette, curious, he moves closer, thinking it may be his brother. However, upon getting closer to the figure, Stanley is met with a ghastly noise that frightens him, causing him to fall back, and as he looks back up the figure is nowhere to be seen. In a desperate attempt to find his brother, he moves further into the cemetery and is yet again met with a noise, only this time, a twig snapping, eerily close behind him. Frightened, he slowly turns his head and is met with a mystery man (we do not see his face due to the use of an over the shoulder shot). This causes Stanley to run. He comes to a halt when he sees his brother in the distance reaching out his hand to the same silhouette, he saw just minutes before. As Jacks hand touches the figure, it reveals a sinister looking hand. The scene then ends and immediately cuts to the opening credits