Written, produced and to be directed by Gabriel Kozulan, the AMAZING GRACE CHRONICLES are a humorous and life-affirming multi-film drama exploring the true essence and beauty of the human spirit. An incredible saga that will touch everyone; bestowing a sense of hope and the courage to persevere.
Daniel Mann is the willful head of a global corporation that uses contract coercion to draw profit from the depletion of natural resources. Obsessed with power and financial gain, he ironically lacks the time to enjoy the wealth that he has amassed around him.
Yet inexplicably, a horrific car accident changes his life forever.
Coming out of his coma with no recollection of his last illicit dealings, Daniel discovers that he no longer has the capacity to move or even speak, forcing him to face the most frightening realization — his world of power and influence and all his billions have no ability to restore his life…
An unexpected telepathic connection with his neglected cat ‘Grace’ instantly spurs the question — are these conversations a ruse of the mind; the results of brain trauma, or medicinal side-effects? Could it be internal dialogue with the higher self or is it all just a bad dream?
At first, Daniel is unwilling to concede to his smug companion, ignoring her lectures on karma, his imprudent views and self inflicted woes, but over time he begins to yield to her attrition. Eventually, he is introduced to the fundamental nature of life itself and to the unlimited human potential that is locked dormant inside each of us; powers that if properly activated could perform miracles.
Will Daniel find the strength to overcome his resentment, despair and preconceptions, alter his paradigm and learn to believe, for a chance to surmount his predicament? Moreover, will he be able to recall the events leading up to the accident, unravel the conspiracy behind the attempt on his life and arrest the unwinding chain of events that he himself set in motion?
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Potential and strengths for an Indie film market production.
Amazing Grace Chronicles – The Reckoning has a very original premise that offers an abundance of opportunity to dive into and explore theme. This contributes to an emotional core for the story with an effort to dive into transforming characters, particularly protagonist Daniel as he is trapped within his own body due to the accident that nearly killed him. This is a really strong idea particularly because it traps readers in with Daniel’s thoughts as he goes on a journey that causes him to change his views and perspectives on everything from his business situation with Jack to the laws of the universe.
The conduit for this conversation is another really unique element, which comes with his conversations with cat Grace, the personification of a spirit guiding Daniel. The pages offer some strong, nightmarish visuals particularly in the worst-case scenarios he envisions Jack’s numerous attempts to kill him. This is a really smart idea for a low budget production, particularly because the script lowers budget by trapping readers and the story with Daniel as he is sequestered in his bed.
That being said, the story has an abundance of originality, which ranges from the story itself to its unfurling and the topics it explores. Stories about people recovering from life changing injuries are tried and true, but this script traps us in Daniel’s brain, visualizing his fears in terrifying nightmares and using his voiceover to depict his personality transformation from angry to borderline nihilistic before Grace’s teachings start to have an impact on him. Again, the script feels like a very deep dive into a variety of philosophical and deep issues, which adds a level of intrigue, evocation and mystery to the story that really helps it stand out.
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