in addition to *REBIRTH*
(on home page)
COMEDY SHORTS/ Sit Com Pilots
Set in Appalachian Eastern KY, when a little boys life begins and continues ‘ass backwards’ beginning with his breech birth, and unfolds into the rest of his life having to deal with the hillbilly nuts in his family tree.
“DANCING IN THE RAIN” aka “72 and SUNNY”
Sit Com Pilot “Friends” with cancer.
The joys, tribulations, alternative treatments, and mostly the comical absurdities and life lessons of a group of cancer patients who survive and thrive through the power of laughter.
A Florida University Film student / and his Surfer Dude Cousin, two losers forced to follow their dreams – which turns into a comedic nightmare (with a twist). Can also be adapted for any city/state with a beach.
PRIVATE LIES (COMEDY)
A breast cancer survivor decides to finally live her life and follow her dream of being a grown up modern day version of Nancy Drew. She and her partner have daily PI adventures more akin to Lucy and Ethyl escapades and no one ever suspects these two 40 year olds are Spi Moms. These housewives are anything but desperate.
The power of expectations… When two transfer middle school students get their diverse IQ scores switched… The gifted student ends up riding the ‘Short Bus’ and actually finds relief from the rigidity of high expectations, and the “slower” student gains new confidence, when everyone looks up to her. Laughter and Life lessons converge.
BEYOND REASON “The Big Bang Theory” of the 18th Century
Short Screenplay: Drama/ Romance/Comedy FIRST PLACE: Wildsound Film Festival, Toronto: Staged Reading: Actors and Audience loved it.
A true love story based on the life and love of Emilie Du Chatelet, and the famous, witty writer/philosopher, Voltaire. A humorous, and timeless glimpse at the polarity and passions of men and women.
A true love story with a balance of passion and philosophy, science and the ‘science of seduction’. www.tllewis.net/beyond-reason
A LION’S HEART
The powerful life and times of Frederick Douglass.
Screenplay by T.L. Lewis
Story by N.J. Andros
Metaphysical magic abounds when a brilliant “monkish” doctor discovers he’s a direct descendant of Moses and that he’s been chosen to save mankind, but all is jeopardized when he falls in love with the Angel that God sent to help him. A Christian version of “Twilight” with forbidden love and the action/adventure of “Indiana Jones.”
R E B I R T H
Award Winning Feature Screenplay
REVIEWS ON HOME PAGE
Four First Place Awards, Recommends, Eight Top Ten Wins, ranked Top Five on Moviebytes.com Winning Scripts in Action/ Romance/ Historical.
In a world torn between renaissance and genocide, a womanizing artist uncovers more than the nudes he captures on canvas, when he finds love that changes his life and risks it all in a fight for civil liberty. The true story that sparked both French and American Revolutions and laid the ideals for the U.S. Constitution.
Inspired by a notorious and almost forgotten true story, set in a time when a thirst for knowledge and speaking your mind can literally lead to the loss of your head.
Although action packed, “Rebirth” also touches the heart of humanity. With its Universal themes of honor, courage, faith, facing our own mortality, and of a precious bond we all share for the love for life and liberty, of protecting our families and leaving a legacy. “Rebirth” reminds us of the perils of unbridled power and inspires us to never lose sight of the true and timeless power of love and honor. http://www.tllewis.net
May be easily adapted to a cable series, or film series. Sequel is in progress.
Ancestral Roots in and near Concord, Massachusetts: T.L. sitting in front of the house her 10th great uncle, Walter Powers, Jr. built 300 years ago! Where many of the minutemen meetings were held and also a house later was on the Underground Railroad Map. Also share great grandfather Thomas Barnes with both writers Alcott and Thoreau.
See About/Bio for more ancestral connections.
(in progress) also inspired by a true story
Greatness sometimes skips a generation or two as great-grandson CAPTAIN Edmund becomes a privateer and comes to Philadelphia alongside young William Penn, as Pirates and corrupt Politicians seek asylum in the city of brotherly love – as well as a continued thirst for gold and the excesses of immorality on the high seas.
Add Edmund’s Mayor father in law who also owns the local brewery, an Iroquois chief, and the leader of the Rosicrucian Secret Society (from Transylvania) in search of the immortality of the Philosopher’s Stone, and you have haunted and hunted heroes crossing one another’s paths on the road to adventure and altered destinies.
PRISONER OF MIND
A Prison “Comedy” set in New Mexico. A bit crude, but so is prison. Two gay convicts escape with a prison guard who wants to be a stand up comedian. On the run through Texas and Arkansas – in drag – on the way to Louisiana. One of the escapees heart felt dreams is to visit New Orleans… the problem? Hurricane Katrina is approaching and they don’t know it. Ends up with the Prison Guard a hero, who becomes a stand up comedian, and fades out with his stand up comedy routine and interview on Jay Leno. The two prisoners? Everyone thinks… they died in Katrina.
BEFORE THE DAYS OF KINGS
Based on a pre-historical intrigue of Ancient Mythology and Mystery and the “legend” of a Hollow Earth and Atlantis tied to a Book of Life that records all actions, thoughts, and our histories that create and re-create our future.
(in progress) also inspired by a true story
as great-grandson CAPTAIN Edmund comes to Philadelphia alongside young William Penn, where Pirates and corrupt Politicians seek asylum in the city of brotherly love – as they continue their voyages for gold and the excesses of immorality on the high seas.
Edmund’s father in law is the mayor and owns the local brewery which is often visited by pirates, a famous Iroquois chief, and the Transylvanian leader of the Rosicrucian Secret Society, all in search of the immortality of the Philosopher’s Stone, and you have haunted and hunted heroes crossing one another’s paths on the road to adventure and altered destinies.
The Confessions of Catherine de Medici with the provocation of Da Vinci’s Demons, Merlin and The Borgia’s.
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten; Either write things worthy of reading, or do things worthy of writing.” — Benjamin Franklin