NEAPTIDE PROJECTS

(Salcombe) Ltd

PUBLISHING ~ SCRIPTS ~ SCREENPLAYS ~ MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

THE STORY IN OUTLINE


Its autumn 1943, and the Americans are arriving in South Devon, England, to prepare for the Normandy Landings of June ’44. Led by Major General Joe Henry Wiseman, this is going to be a ‘full on’ learning curve for thousands of young conscripts, as they confront the harsh realities ahead of them, and therefore needing to understand many things. So, for example, should any one of them happen to ‘rest up’ in an empty field which has a few red flags in it; then by the time they’ve wondered if they’ve strayed into the wrong place, they’ll be dead. Shot by one of their own people, because they are in the wrong place! And that’s just for starters, as 30000 acres are evacuated of all who live and work there, before an Exclusion Zone is created, into which access is forbidden.


On the other side of the coin, Major General Wiseman is not expecting to find an active and passionate enemy within the host Nation, because the real enemy is, of course, across the English Channel, where the Germans are already well ‘dug in’. So it will come as quite a shock when he finds himself at violent odds with a young farm boy, Tom Skinner, whose ongoing expectations from the territory include continued access, so he can look after the habitat of a colony of Large Blue butterflies; which species he treats as family; and we meet as cast members.


The Fields of Thyme is a highly visual and emotional ‘ride’, which travels on comedy, drama, love, hate, misunderstandings, madness; and with just the hint we might consider revisiting issues of spirituality, and perhaps a recalibration of how important we are; or are not!








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