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Ideally seeking a "dynamic" Producer who can rally around this heart-warming, inspirational story

Hello,

I would like to thank you for allowing me to present Feature Film Screenplay (COOP).

COOP (Logline) - An inspirational drama about a disabled dog who assists a recently disabled young athlete find renewed purpose in his life.

COOP (Summary) - A young track star, Gabriel Gonzales with Olympic aspirations and a very promising future, loses his legs from the knees down, in a tragic car accident. His Mother, concerned with her son’s well-being, takes Gabriel to an animal shelter that rescues beaten and abused animals. A Golden Retriever, named COOP, grabs his attention. Inspired with the “never quit / never say never” attitude that Coop exhibits, and a recommendation from his Orthopedic Specialist, Gabriel looks into acquiring Blade Prosthetics that will allow him to run fast, very fast, once again. Along with his High School Track Coach (Gene Sanderson) and a dog that is full of life and spirit, they aid Gabe in pursuit of his Olympic dream at the 2028 Los Angeles Paralympics.

After qualifying in the US Paralympic Trials, Gabe learns that Coop is very sick. He races home, only to learn that Coop has stomach cancer. Gabe decides to stick by his best friend, until the end. However, he promises to dedicate an Olympic victory in honor and memory of his pal “Coop.”

COOP (FEATURE FILM SCREENPLAY) - selected in (27) Film Festival/Screenplay Competitions in the past 6 months, which include: (5) Award Wins, (8) Finalist Selections, (7) Semi-Finalist, and a Quarterfinalist Placement to date.

FILMFREEWAY - https://filmfreeway.com/COOP865

COOP - "A wonderful and moving story with great characters and deep emotional impact." - Storyteller's Cottage Annual Feature and Short Screenplay Contest (05/23/20)

COOP - "Call me a sucker for dog stories, but COOP struck me as the type of narrative that’s made to tug at the emotions. The writer really does a great job of this without getting too heavy handed in the delivery. That’s not as easy a task as it sounds with a plot that has a career ending surgery, abused dogs, and the comeback story of a lifetime. All of these plot points beg for hokey speeches and cheesy dialogue, but the writer does a great job of presenting these plot points with grounded realism. The writer certainly embraces the dramatic elements, but doesn’t overplay them to the point of parody. It all amounts to a very touching story made of equal parts heartwarming healing journey and crushing loss. The dialogue really is one of the easiest aspects of the script to fall in love with because the writer is so great at imparting a sense of individuality to the characters.

Overall, this script succeeds because it maximizes the drama inherent to the concept and setting. The writer has a great understanding of when to let moments breathe for maximal effect and when to inject the writing with energy, short sentences, and active word choice to convey tension and forward momentum. It all amounts to an engrossing tone that I could lose myself in." - Austin Screenplay Awards (02/08/20)

COOP – “The dynamic between Coach Sanderson and Gabriel is well crafted. Strong beat: "You’ve changed me in so many ways. And, I am so close to fulfilling my Olympic dream...all because of you, Coop." This screenplay was a joy to discover. Thanks for sharing.” – Barnstorm Media (11/25/19)

For a copy of the screenplay, please respond to: coopsavestheday@gmail.com


Sincerely,

Joe Leone
Queen Creek, AZ
coopsavestheday@gmail.com