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Screenplay The Road Not Taken

LOG LINE: A successful advertising man returns to his family after a mental breakdown, and hopes that they will understand and forgive him.

SYNOPSIS:

Jason Roberts is living proof that the craziness of the advertising business can easily rub off on you.

Five years before the start of this story, Jason was a big time creative director at one of the hottest young agencies in the country. Then he snapped, suffering a nervous breakdown. Jason left the advertising business for a while, only to be coaxed back into it by a charming and high energy Irishman. His next breakdown came shortly thereafter, at another peak in Jason’s success and manifested itself in severe fashion. Leaving only a cryptic note to his wife Clare and his (then) 11 year old son, Dylan, Jason simply packs a bag and leaves.

The story begins with Jason’s return and examines the effect that his return has on both Clare, a former advertising art director, who has since gone back to work and Jody, now a budding young artist.

The main story takes place during the first few days of Jason’s return and is intercut with a series of flashbacks which tell the story up to the time of his departure.

The Road Not Taken is a character drama about a young family torn and apart by the stresses of ego and modern living. It’s also a story about the power that love has to heal even the deepest of wounds.