A Short Fantasy Film based on the play “Dear Brutus” by J.M. Barrie
adapted by Ebony Vines
Logline: A theater owned by a mysterious woman holds enchanted secrets that may change the lives of the Actors who enter it forever.
“To find ourselves dishonorable graves. Men at some time are Masters of their fates: the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings.”“Julius Caesar” Act 1, Scene 2 by William Shakespeare
Dear Brutus was a play written by J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan). Although this screenplay is inspired by that play it is not a true adaptation. The screenplay takes place in present day and follows a group of Actors and a Playwright who have traveled to the home of a woman named Kingsley Goodfellow. Kingsley owns and operates a theater that has a magical element on the eve of opening night. Although the characters do not initially believe this mythology they are drawn to the prospect of a second chance. Upon entering the tent they encounter missed opportunities, love and the wonder of possibility. These encounters leave each character looking ahead to decisions that will be life-changing.