SHARK ATTACK

 

  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.

 

 

OFF COURSE <<<

 

In this chapter, Kulo Luna is being circled by three great white sharks, as they ready to close in for the kill. At the same time John Storm and Dan Hawk close in on the helpless whale, on the Elizabeth Swann.

 

John kits up to go in the water, while Dan makes a makeshift underwater speaker as a warning to the sharks. John slips into the sea and faces up to deliberately cut one of the great white sharks as it swims toward and past him, ending with the shark leaving in haste. The other big fish make a run for it after smelling shark blood in the water, leaving John to figure out how to revive and patch up the exhausted whale.

 

Kulo Luna is tangled in plastic fishing nets and rope. John cuts her free.

 

He manages to communicate with Kulo Luna, who recognizes that John is a friend who will help her, They develop an instant bond. Then there is the matter of the gash across her back.

 

John and Dan rig up a giant bandage, which John manages to secure around Kulo Luna. It looks like she is wearing a scarf, but it stems the bleeding and makes her feel comfortable. The bond between John and Kulo is cemented.

 

 

THE BRIEF

 

For this scene, aim for 7 pages (sides) and 22 illustrations, suggested as:

 

1. Three very large great white sharks start to slowly circle Kulo Luna.

2. One of the sharks swims in close to the whale as if to take a bite out of one of her huge pectoral fins. The whale responds with a weak slap, telling the sharks she is dying.

3. John and Dan speed across the Pacific in the Elizabeth Swann looking through high powered binoculars, for signs of the injured whale.

4. Not that far away, another shark lunges at Kulo's tail fin. She slaps the tail fin down as hard as she can manage, but she is fading and the sharks can sense that.

5. Back on the Swann, John is straining to see through his binoculars, he spots a dark patch portside. He tells Dan to alter course and monitor the sonar. [Drawn as silhouette of John, with ocean and horizon as reflection in binocular lenses]

6. The sonar shows four blips [Inset]

7. At 400 meters the blips are clearly sharks circling the wounded whale.

8. John deftly suits up, as a fourth shark joins the party as Dan swings the Swann alongside to upset the sharks circling pattern.

9. The Swann's searchlights show a very large humpback floating in blood stained water with John as a silhouette to one side, now with his diving air-cylinders fitted.

10. John in the water with a loud hailer playing whale songs strapped to his shoulder, also carrying a spear-gun.

11. A great white swims straight for John. He uses this pass to nick the shark's skin with the tip of his spear-gun drawing blood.

12. The other three sharks swim off at the smell of shark blood and the loud whale recordings.

13. The last great white swims straight at John, mouth wide open. John fires a warning shot at the charging shark, just missing it's head, when it changes course.

14. John surfaces in a froth of pink tinged bubbles shouting at Dan to get all their medical supplies ready.

15. John examines the whale underwater, looking into the whale's eye, noting that it is entangled in fishing nets and ropes. He touches the whale gently to establish physical contact.

16. John frantically starts cutting the nets to free the whale, with the whale groaning loudly, to signify thanks.

17. Inside the aft cabin, John and Dan link bed-sheets together with a very sticky tape to make the world's largest bandage. They liberally lace the bandage with antiseptic cream. It is a mammoth task.

18. John jumps back into the water with the rolled up bandage, swimming to the whale's eye to ask for permission to proceed. The whale groans softly.

19. John climbs up onto the whale's back and starts securing the impromptu bandage, dangling the sheet ends into the water.

20. Back underwater, John ties both of the sheet ends together under the the whale's midriff.

21. John swims to the whale's eye for more contact, and rubs its flipper, with the whale responding with a tuneful blast.

22. View from the Elizabeth Swann, it looks like the whale is wearing a scarf, but the bandage has stopped the blood loss, as there is less blood in the water.

 

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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 Jackson

Starlight

Solar/Wind trimaran

Sarah-Louise Jones

Sunriser

Solar/Wind powered catamaran

Jean Bardot

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