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THE SECRET SHIP
 Screenplay

ADVENTURE-THRILLER-ROMANCE

 

Vivacious RAYE makes a deal with the devil when gorgeous billionaire, LARS, with MIKE, a sexy pirate she hates, leads her search for a sacred wreck she must protect from these powerful men she desires.

    On Lars' yacht with a Greek family crew, they find erotic rivalry, thrilling discovery, superstition, storm, fire, betrayal and disaster at sea before the surviving two sail for the sunset.

    With lost treasure, sea adventure and intense romance combined in one small yacht, THE SECRET SHIP's entertainment "bang for the buck" (revenue ratio) could be phenomenal.

 

+ Thriller with euphoric uplift.
+ Characters sexy & smart.
+ The fight is for civilization.
+ INT dive capsule> actors need not dive


Sample SCENE below~~~

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT. . .THE SECRET SHIP

"I love it, I love it, I love it!"

David Gallo
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
(Consultant to James Cameron)


"Good characters, good story, good suspense. I really enjoyed Secret Ship. "

Adam Leipzig, President
National Geographic Feature Films


"Read Secret Ship all in one go; what a wonderful, finely crafted script!

I love how Raye resolves her genius by explaining that she is simply a two year old. It's perfect."

Victoria Kaharl, WATER BABY
(about ALVIN -
Submersible that found Titanic)


"Secret Ship was sooo wonderful. It is so full of everything. It is a glorious and beautifully written story!"

 

Danielle Gaydos, Development,
Moving Pictures

photo by Paul Mila

SCREENPLAY SAMPLE: THE SECRET SHIP -

INT. MIKE'S CABIN - NIGHT

Mike crosses darkened room, flings himself on his bunk face up, fighting the excitement and turmoil of what he said on deck.

Knock on his door. He's motionless, hoping. Then he crosses; opens it.

Raye stands there, flushed, her eyes bright-

 

                 RAYE
        Sleeping?

                 MIKE
        Course not. Here...


He flips on a small lamp.
                                         

                 RAYE

       I thought...maybe we could

 

                 MIKE

       Come in.

 

Raye enters, glancing nervously around. There are many books, gorgeous underwater photos, snapshots of Mike diving, and with treasures he's brought up.

 

                 RAYE

       I know I haven't been...

                 

                 MIKE

       You've been terrific. Sit.

 

Mike watches her settle onto his bunk, wanting her. Raye looks up at him. The current between them is so strong neither can speak.

                 

                 MIKE (CONT'D)

              (light)

       What can I do for you?

 

                 RAYE

       You said something about

       circumstances?

 

Mike laughs, pulls up his chair to sit near her.

 

                 MIKE

       They have a way of changing.

 

                 RAYE

       I know, and I thought maybe...

 

                 MIKE
       Is it life and death?

Mike takes Raye's hand, as though to comfort her. It's like a shock through them both.


                 RAYE
       If it is, you'll handle it.


                 MIKE
       Faint praise, but I'll take

       it.

 

Pause.  Looking at him Raye can't say what she planned to.                 

                

                 MIKE (CONT'D)

       Haven't had a chance to show

       you my scrapbooks.

 
He laughs at how stupid he sounds, but both know it doesn't matter.

                 

                 MIKE (CONT'D)

       The translucent mermaids of

       Madagascar, the dragons off

       Bimini... Actually, I don't

       have any. Scrapbooks.

 

She's gazing at him, trying to find words. His hand touches a strand of her hair, her eye follows his hand, and in a rush...

 

                 RAYE

       Don't go down, Mike.


                                          MIKE

       What.

 

                 RAYE
       Tell Lars you can't do it.

Mike hears, then knows why she came, and his gaze freezes.

 

                 MIKE
       Ah. And my reward?

                 RAYE
       Please.

                 MIKE
       You played fair up till now.
       So you must have brought
       my reward.

He's getting heated, lurches to his feet.

 

                 RAYE
       Mike, I don't...

                 MIKE
       "Please." She finally says

       please. Get back on earth,

       lady! This is the real world.

       There's treasure down there.

       Somebody lost it. Somebody's

       here to find it. That's who

       humans are. Now you know!

 

        ...as their scene ESCALATES-