A boy takes a trip to the past to save his father, but soon realizes he can’t change what happens next.
Why does every time travel story have to be epic? You know – Terminators blowing holes in stuff, or going Back to the Future and having your super hot mom hit on you? (Er – “Epic’s” probably not the best word to go for, there…)
Point is, why can’t a time travel story take the subtle approach every once in awhile? Deal with issues that are more human, and less “tent-pole?”
A quiet little story, Madison and Church does just that… focusing on 12 year old Conor Davis (yes, that is an Easter Egg). Conor lives with his mom. His dad is – well – missing. Conor’s visited one night by a fairy who grants him one wish. Anything. Conor answers “Madison and Church.” And the fairy knows what he means. In his dreams that night, Conor appears to be transported back in time – to the corner of Madison and Church. And a fateful day that will change his family’s life. But is altering the past a good thing? Even if it brings back someone you love?
Though not truly a time travel tale, Madison and Church is a gentle psalm to love and loss – seen through the eyes of a child.
About the writer: A writer since the age of 12, the first book that Steve Clark ever read was Amityville Horror. The second was Cujo. He’s been writing ever since, and is currently hard at work on two features. He’s reachable at SAClark69 “AT” verizon.net (or on Long Island, if you’re in the area!!)
Budget: Not shoestring – but very reasonable. There are a handful of characters, extras, and some outside scenes (including a car accident, which could be implied off-screen.) Nothing that requires true FX.
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