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  A WHALE OF A CONSERVATION TALE SET IN OUR PLASTIC INFESTED OCEANS

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The adventures of John Storm and the Elizabeth Swann. John Storm is an ocean adventurer and conservationist. The Elizabeth Swann is a fast solar powered boat. During a race around the world, news of the sinking of a pirate whaling ship reaches John Storm and his mate Dan Hawk. They decide to abandon the race and try and save the whale. This is a modern Moby Dick, the twist being that there is a happy ending for everyone featuring this $Billion Dollar Whale, even the whalers. Herman Melville would approve.

 

 

WHALING CHASE >>>

 

In this scene Steve Green and Charley Temple find out that their coverage of the World Zero Carbon Challenge has fallen off, along with their royalties - where news of a giant whale sinking a Japanese pirate whaling boat has been published by Sky News ....

 

Steve gets on the phone to Tom Hudson, to make deal for exclusive photographs of Kulo Luna, on a hunch he could secure them. Tom agrees to assign the story to Steve if he can secure real pictures of the elusive humpback whale. Nothing to lose as needle in a haystack chance of Steve finding the whale.

 

Steve studies a map of the Pacific, and pieces together the earlier news reports. He realises that the Elizabeth Swann and Kulo Luna stand a good chance of crossing paths at some point.

 

Steve's next call is to John Storm, on the pretext of a race update, but actually asking if John has seen anything unusual. John replies in the negative, confirming his lead over Starlight.

 

No sooner the radio link is closed, John begins to scan the open ocean and news channels. Danny Hawk knows something is up, but like John, not what it might be.

 

 

THE BRIEF

 

For this scene, aim for 3 pages (sides) and 6 illustrations, suggested as:

 

1. Sky news report of the giant whale sinking the pirate whaling boat as a headline, with solar boat race only a small caption.

2. Steve Green on the phone to Tom Hudson making a deal for exclusive photographs.

3. Steve studying a map of the Pacific Ocean, figuring out that solar boat route is close to where the giant whale is heading. This is also a location shot, so a full page montage.

4. Steve calls John Storm for a race update, picture of John at the helm of the Elizabeth Swann, taking the call.

5. Picture of Starlight in the wake of the Elizabeth Swann, appearing small against the horizon.

6. Picture of John listening to news on radio while looking across the open ocean ahead, with Dan Hawk looking on puzzled as to what John is thinking.

 

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$BILLION DOLLAR WHALE >>>

 

 

 

SCENE

DESCRIPTION

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Scene 1

Climate Change (optional)

1st Chapter

Scene 2

Sydney Australia

Scene 3

Bat Cave

Scene 4

Aleutian Islands

Scene 5

Pirates

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Scene 6

Solar Boat Race

2nd Chapter

Scene 7

Darwin to Adelaide

Scene 8

Six Pack

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Scene 9

Whaling Chase

3rd Chapter

Scene 10

Empty Ocean

Scene 11

$Billion Dollar Whale

Scene 12

Rash Move

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Scene 13

Off Course

4th Chapter

Scene 14

Shark Attack

Scene 15

Sick Whale

Scene 16

Medical SOS

Scene 17

Whale Nurse

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Scene 18

Storm Clouds

5th Chapter

Scene 19

The Coral Sea

Scene 20

Plastic Island

Scene 21

Media Hounds

Scene 22

Breach of Contract (optional)

Scene 23

Fraser Island

Scene 24

Congratulations

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRANT

DESCRIPTION

CAPTAIN

 

   

Elizabeth Swan

Solar/Wind powered trimaran

John Storm

Khufu Kraft

Solar powered trimaran

Abdullah Amir

Photon Planet

Solar powered trimaran

Lars Johansson

Seashine

Solar/Wind powered catamaran

Ben Jackman

Starlight

Solar/Wind trimaran

Sarah-Louise Jones

Sunriser

Solar/Wind powered catamaran

Jean Bardot

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