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Neaptide Projects Ltd


The Studio at Myrana, Drake Road, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8GE, United Kingdom

Telephome: +44 (0)1548 843329

E Mail: david@neaptide.co.uk

Copyright © Neaptide Projects (Salcombe) Ltd. All rights reserved 2010

The Philosopher and the Eleventh Commandment


Rock star Mike Marshall plays his last concert in New York and returns to England to look for a future outside

of the music business. He’s got nothing in mind as such but in the customs hall at Heathrow he’s witness to

murder. A clue from the dying man puts him onto the notion there’s someone ‘out there’ called the Philosopher,

who knows about an Eleventh Commandment.


It all goes back to the day Moses came down the mountain struggling under the weight of a mighty slab of

stone upon which was inscribed the Ten Commandments. After a quick ‘livener’ we suspect he called for

attention from the masses but quickly discovered they were not the least bit interested in what he had

to tell them and so he quit the idea of hiking all the way back for a second stone, upon which there’s

apparently an eleventh instruction.


Back in our modern world of confusion and disarray, perhaps that final piece of the great ‘code’ holds a vital

message which might at the very least point us in a better direction, but more probably help us to save Planet

Earth! And so begins our hero’s new challenge and a journey which will take him places east, west, north and

south, in his search for the Philosopher and thereby the Eleventh Commandment.  But in this he’s not alone.


Also interested is William, who is Satan and this character is seriously flawed. Of all his ‘hang ups’, William is a frustrated ballet dancer who operates out of Baronial Hall somewhere in the caves of the sea side village of Salcombe, Devon, from which idyll he plots and schemes with a clutch of international associates. A few people don’t ‘make it’ during the adventure including ‘for example’ Bruce, an Aussie who loses his head to a returning boomerang, only for some poor granny to find it grinning up at her from the pram in which it lands.  And yes I’m sorry, but it’s this type of humour and scene setting that will drive a screen play which has a thought provoking underbelly to it, as we join Mike’s ‘white knuckle ride’ into the unknown.


Other characters include:

Melanie Sykes (doctor), Philip Cameron-Jones (illusionist) and of course (hopefully) The Philosopher.

THE PHILOSOPHER