After an accident at sea, novelist Sophie Matthews awakens on the rickety sailing boat of a mysterious man: Joshua. He is searching for the island Saudadia. But this one is just a myth. A fairy tale of a place where all people live in perfect harmony.
Trapped by the narrowness of Joshua’s boat, both come closer to each other – and fall in love. Right before they seem to reach the island, the two get into a dreadful storm... and Sophie capsizes again.
She regains consciousness in a hospital. But no trace of a Joshua. Was he just a hallucination, as the doctors say? Sophie embarks on a quest to find proof – of the existence of Joshua – of the existence of Saudadia...
A story about belief, about the search for an impossibility, about the inscrutable scope of our inner world.
Note: These are concept paintings from the pitch trailer, illustrating what is later meant to be shot live-action.
Current State: In Development
Estimated Runtime: 130 Minutes
Director & Screenwriter: Constantin Maier
Script-Consultant: Ulrich Klingenschmitt
Concept Paintings: Benjamin Roth
Project Development funded by nordmedia  – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH
Pitch Trailer Production funded by the Culture Office of Hanover (Kulturbüro Hannover)
Screenplay developed during the 6 Miles Program of the Up-and-Coming International Film Festival
Watch the Pitch trailer
Awards and Selections (Screenplay/Pitch)
Richmond International Film Festival 2019 | Winner "Best Original Action Adventure Screenplay"
ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival 2019 | Official Selection (Top 3 Scripts)
JETS - Junior Entertainment Talent Slate Initiative 2022 | Official Selection
StoryPros International Screenplay Contest 2018 | Finalist
Creative World Awards 2019 | Finalist "Drama & Family"
Deutscher Nachwuchs-Drehbuchpreis 2019 (German Newcomer Screenplay Award) | Shortlist
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition 2018-19 | Nominee "Courage & Fortitude Award"
Circus Road Screenplay Contest 2018 | Semi-Finalist
Bundesfestival Junger Film 2020 (Federal Festival Young Film) | Nominee "Pitch"
Script Summit Competition 2019 | 3rd Place "Synopsis/Treatment/Pitch"
Screenplay Festival 2018 | Semi-Finalist "Drama Movie"
Newark International Film Festival 2019 | Official Selection
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