Sunday, 4 October 2009

A Ben Chatham movie synopsis: "DELIVERENCE"

OK, here is a synopsis for a Ben Chatham feature film which I hope would really push some of the characters to the limits and add variety to the canon:

DELIVERENCE

Following a series of threatening phone calls, Kyle Scott discovers that he is under threat from a criminal gang that he once did robberies for and whom wrongly believe that Kyle has hidden profits from. Knowing that Kyle is a reformed character, Ben pledges to support his friend. The gang send an enforcer named Garrard round to Ben's apartment. Finding it empty he proceeds to trash the place only for Katie Ryan to stumble in on him. Katie is kidnapped by Garrard who subjects her to threatening acts.

Ben and Kyle track down Garrard to his flat where they find him and a corrupt police inspector named Reece threatening Katie. A fight ensues and Garrard is accidently shot by Kyle while Reece escapes. Fearing retribution by both the police and the gang, Kyle goes on the run, while Ben & Katie decide to stay put and report Reece.Ben and Katie are arrested and charged with Garrard's murder.

Meanwhile, Kyle travels to London. While at Liverpool Street station he overhears a musician saying that he has been evicted from his basement flat for non-payment of rent. Kyle strikes up conversation with him & gets the address. Going round to the flats he breaks into the basement and goes to bed. Waking up, he finds himself surrounded by two naked young women who seduce him. Kyle learns that the flats are owned by a former rock singer Zeno Valiant , who quit the music business after fans shouted 'Judas' at him for sacking his popular lead guitarist Johnny Ramm. Valiant is a transvestite and he & the girls offer Kyle mindbending mushrooms. Kyle is puzzled by the strange transluscent glow coming from the mushrooms and Valient reveals that he actually an alien who has travelled to earth to start a movement to move mankind onto a new plane of consciousness. He tells Kyle that he wants to break down his ego. Kyle tries the mushrooms and feels the violent urges he was having disappear.

Ben & Katie are released on bail and determine to find Kyle before either the gang or the police. Kyle left without taking his phone however Ben & Katie work on the hunch that he is in London. Travelling to the capital, they are clueless what to do next. However Ben has the idea of visiting Kyle's mother. They find her off drugs and willing to co-operate. She tells them that she had a strange phone call from Kyle earlier in which he spoke of unlocking ones latent consciousness and revealed that he was living with Zeno Valiant but not where.

Ben & Katie leave & break into the offices of Valiant's record label at night. Chased by guard dogs they escape with the address.Going round to the flat they find Kyle in bed with the others. Ben and Katie are persuaded by Valiant to try the mushrooms and feel their consciousness' raised. The girls perform a naked dance. However Reece arrives with several armed gangsters who spray the flat with bullets. Valiant is killed, but as he dies his body disintegrates and transforms into thousands of butterflies which land on the gangsters. Their consciousnesses are changed and they put down their guns and start to play Valiant's instruments.

Later, Ben, Katie and Kyle all pledge to learn from this experience.

9 comments:

AngelClare said...

Would this suit the format of a film? There isn't even a television series.

Is there a reason behind the title? Considering the theme is to test the characters it seems there is little learned from the experience.

These characters are not strong enough.
What would attract people to go see the film?

sparacus said...

The film contains action scenes as well as raunchy scenes, both of which would pull in the audiences.

However the main point of it is to test the characters. Kyle is made to face his past mistakes and their consequences. He is also encouraged to be less egotistical and to explore his sexuality.
Ben and Katie are pushed to work together without bickering and to consider Valiant's message.

AngelClare said...

But this is to an audience who know nothing about 'Ben Chatham'.

There are no books or anything. This would be unlikely to be made.

Youth of Australia said...

AngelClare, you're on a loser.

Some questions King Wierdo

1) Why is it called Deliverance? Wasn't your last film called that?
2) Why is it a Ben Chatham story? It's mainly about Kyle and Ben & Katie are totally surplus to requirements. They could be anyone
3) The only movie this could work for is a porn movie
4) Disturbingly out of The Face of Death, New Dawn and DAY of Deliverance, this is probably the best to appear on screen.

Cut out Ben Chatham and make it a Sunday night crime movie special ala Jonathon Creek and you have a winner... in comparison to your other work, of course.

sparacus said...

"1) Why is it called Deliverance? Wasn't your last film called that?"

Because the characters are delivered from the constraints of their egos.


"2) Why is it a Ben Chatham story? It's mainly about Kyle and Ben & Katie are totally surplus to requirements. They could be anyone"

Because it is still part of the Ben Chatham canon. Although it centres on Kyle.


"3) The only movie this could work for is a porn movie"

There is no porn in the story.


"4) Disturbingly out of The Face of Death, New Dawn and DAY of Deliverance, this is probably the best to appear on screen."

Thanks.

mark stirton said...

You should just write the screenplay, send it off and see what happens.

Youth of Australia said...

Because the characters are delivered from the constraints of their egos.
You're an idiot. You can't be 'delivered' from your ego. You have to do it yourself - it's called achieving enlightenment. Christ, I thought you were intelligent!

Because it is still part of the Ben Chatham canon. Although it centres on Kyle.
There is nothing in your synopsis that makes it dependant on being BC canon. It would work better without. You need to actually do something NEW and DIFFERENT.

Give up Ben and focus on Kyle. You'd recieve 100% support from absolutely everyone guaranteed.

There is no porn in the story.
Don't lie.

Bernie Fishnotes said...

Did you spell the title wrong deliberately?

If so, why?

Youth of Australia said...

Same reason he's not called "Spartacus", presumably.