Huntington’s disease suffer Jack, has discovered a power in which can prevent the death of his closest friend Gracie, he must defeat the odds and find a way to communicate or have to witness her deteriorate in front of him.

JACK

rebecca_c Default Asked on August 8, 2013 in Student Loglines.
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Hi,

I like the idea but have a few questions. The first is around the disease. As Huntingtons is a degenerative disease I’m not sure how he could overcome it. Usually it progresses in stages, starting out subtly which wouldn’t prevent your character from helping his friend and then growing in severity to physical and mental impairment, which unfortunately can’t be reversed (i believe). You may know more about the disease/studied it more than me so please ignore me if I’m wrong.

If he had a psychological impairment however that he had to force himself to overcome that might provide a challenge that your hero has the ability to defeat. Maybe he hasn’t spoken in ten years. Then again, as I write this I realise that would make for a rather boring script because your hero wouldn’t speak until Act 3…but you get the idea.

Also keen to know if he’s a doctor or in the field of science. Maybe he was once brilliant and has started to lose his esteem. This would make for an interesting character – in a similar fashion to A Beautiful Mind

Good luck 🙂

wilsondownunder Default Reviewed on August 8, 2013.
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