We (my co-writer and assistant Andria Papineau and I Dacker Thicke) have recently completed a wonderful all Canadian screenplay, entitled Flying Blind and are seeking to make it into a movie, I Dacker Thicke would be a producer. I am seeking an Executive Producer to help make this project a reality. Below you will find a synopsis of the screenplay, a full copy of the screenplay can be procured through me to any interested party, literary agents need not respond.
Their only prospects were struggle and more struggle, Is Dreaming worthwhile? Or are they all Flying Blind? They’ll need each other to find their own salvation.
A young woman poised to win a famed flamenco dance competition loses her sight in an explosion, alone and shattered she retreats to the wilderness to learn how to live again or succumb to an endless darkness. A recently divorced bush pilot forced to sell his most prized possession sets off in his float plane for a last flight in stormy skies. A young first Nations’ couple ranges far and wide to provide for their isolated reservation whose residents are caught in a web of deepening despair. An unlikely alliance is formed at the crossroads of their four vastly different lives. Will they learn that the solution to their problems is relying on each other? Will they find the strength to follow their Dreams? Or are they all flying blindly into an ever increasing darkness from which they will never escape.
Flying Blind is the story of four people who find each other at a time when they are seeking change in their own lives. An aboriginal couple, Mena and Jim Henry live on an isolated poverty stricken reservation, whose residents are barely scraping by. They embark on an expedition to find game to help their family and friends, they range far and wide to trap and hunt and above all else scare wolves away from the reservation’s hunting grounds. Mena and Jim Henry’s fate becomes entwined with the lives of Bill a newly divorced bush pilot who is a recovering alcoholic trying to make his way in a world that has become increasingly hostile. He sets off in his float plane for one last flight before having to sell the plane to pay off his divorce settlement, but must land during a storm. Bill finds himself at the cabin of Judy, a young troubled woman who tragically lost her eyesight in an explosion, she is cut down in the prime of her life and must rethink her professional dance career. Judy sought solitude at the cabin of her deceased uncle that she inherited to either re-learn how to live with her new disability or find a more permanent way out of her misery. Bill begins to fall for his beautiful host and decides to teach her how to fly despite her blindness to show her life is indeed worth living, Judy falls in love with Bill through his tender instruction and finds new hope in her ability to fly blind. All four characters find themselves entwined, bound to each other by circumstance, they seek to find new dreams to follow. Together they are flying blind into murky uncharted waters with only their new found alliance to rely on. Soon their newly forged bonds of friendship are tested to the extreme when a cave-in grievously injuries Bill and Jim Henry and Judy is forced to by Mena to fly their wounded men to the nearest hospital to save their lives. Using Mena’s eyesight and Judy’s flying skills they take to the skies to save the lives of their loved ones, flying blindly towards salvation.