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kayak
02-09-2012, 06:58 PM
This is a Christmas time moving but not a Christmas day movie. It deals with St. Nicholas not Santa Claus.


Logline:

St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint for children, is still helping children without notice.

Synops:

The story starts before St. Nicholas became a saint or even before he was a bishop. Itís stars when he was sixteen and he helps a silver smith and his three daughters. Nicholas tosses bags of gold into the smithís house at night.

Itís a few years later Bishop Nicholas convinces a ships captain to leave grain and other food with his town. The town and surrounding area is going through a drought. When the captain and his ship arrives at his home port nothing is missing. In and around Bishop Nicholasís town there is plenty of food for everyone and grain seed to plant.

Itís centuries since Bishop Nicholasís death. He is a saint. In Alaska several Native American chiefs have dreams with St. Nicholas in them. St. Nicholas tells the chiefs to be baptized by Russian Orthodox Christians. It will save their language and culture. They did as St. Nicholas has told them to do. They built St. Nicholas Church in Juneau, Alaska. Their culture and language is part of their church services.

Itís the twentieth century. St. Nicholas is going by the name Nick Bishop. He is seen differently by different people to fit in.

In the 1930ís Nick helps a struggling family to survive the Great Depression.

In the 1940ís Nick helps on little girl survive Polio.

In the 1970ís Nick helps a young boy who is stuck in an orphanage find a family.

Itís present day. A family in a car and a teenaged boy who is walking across the street are hit by a drunk driver.

The families connected by Nick Bishop in the past come together. The families, Nick and faith bring their family members out of comas on St. Nicholas Day. They will all have a Merry Christmas, some what.

kayak
02-11-2012, 08:59 PM
EXT. SILVERSMITHíS HOUSE - NEXT NIGHT

The house is dark. The silversmith is hiding in the shadows of
the buildings and trees. There is a young man walking his white
horse towards the silversmithís house. The silversmith watches
the young man and recognizes him as Nicholas.

Nicholas looks in the daughtersí window and sees the youngest bed
is to far from a window but is next to a fireplace that is dark
and empty. Nicholas swiftly and silently climbs up on the roof
and drops the bag of gold coins down the chimney going into the
daughtersí bedroom. Nicholas climbs down from the roof as the
silversmith walks out of the shadows.

SILVERSMITH
Nicholas, youíre the one whoís
been secretly giving me coins.
Why?

NICHOLAS
Why did you chose to lose your
silver to save a young boy?

SILVERSMITH
It was a boys life at stake.

NICHOLAS
And so is your daughtersí.
Besides I donít need the money.
Do I?

SILVERSMITH
True. How can we thank you?

NICHOLAS
Take care of your daughtersí,
help those who need help and
donít tell anyone of my gifts.

Not everyone is honest and kind.
When I give I donít want people
feeling like they owe me something.

Iím just doing what Jesus taught
us to help others who need it.

SILVERSMITH
I understand. Thank you.

Nicholas climbs on his white horse.

NICHOLAS
You are welcome. Have a good
night.

Nicholas rides away. A coin falls to the ground without notice.
The silversmith goes into his house.

kayak
02-11-2012, 09:04 PM
INT. MELISSAíS ROOM - NIGHT

MELISSA, a small girl, is alone in her room. She is very sick.
Nick Bishop walk into the room and lays a St. Nicholas coin on
her chest. Nick prays to God.

NICK
God, help this child survive
this disease and endure the
after affects.

Nick looks down at Melissa and puts a hand over the coin.

NICK
May this coin conduct all the
good energies sent to you from
other and help you heal and
endure. Sleep well. God bless.

Melissa moves in her sleep. Nick leaves. The coin has changed
into a charm on a gold chain.

kayak
02-16-2012, 12:12 PM
EXT. LARGE CITY - U.S.A. - PRESENT DAY - DAY

SUPERIMPOSE: PRESENT DAY

Zoom over a large city that is covered with a layer of glistening
white snow. Zoom to a preteen, RICHARD AMMON CARTER , an African
American waiting on the sidewalk for the light to change. A
Crown Vic with a family of five inside is also waiting for the
light to change. The light changes. Richard and the Crown Vic
start to cross the intersection. A speeding car coming out of a
alley hits Richard then slams into the Crown Vic and pushes the
car into on coming traffic. One car could not stop in time.
Many people come running. They go to Richard and the Crown Vic.


INT. CROWN VIC - DAY

The mother , JENNY NATIONS, a white woman in the passenger seat
is not moving. The oldest child, OSTARA MAY NATIONS, who is
behind the mother, is moaning but not moving. The youngest,
BRONSON JOSEPH NATIONS, who is sitting in the middle of the back
seat is screaming. The middle child, CHAD ALLEN NATIONS, who is
behind the dad, is moving and trying to calm Bronson down. The
dad, PETER ROBERT NATIONS, who is part Native American is only
moaning.

CHAD
Hey, you gotta calm down.

Chad reaches out and smooths Bronsonís hair to try to calm him
down. Chad also tries to unbuckle his seat belt with the other
hand but shooting pain in that arm stops him.

CHAD
You have to calm down. If you
donít youíll have an asthma
attack.

With pain shooting through Chadís left arm and now his left leg,
that is stuck, he keeps petting Bronson. Trying to calm Bronson
down until someone can get them out. None of the doors will
open.

BRONSON
(screaming)
They canít get us out! Mommy
isnít moving! Daddy wake up.

CHAD
Relax! They will get us out.
Everyone is just hurt. Sometimes
people sleep when they are hurt.

Bronson starts coughing.

BRONSON
Like when I was sick I slept
a lot.

CHAD
I told you to calm down. Whereís
your inhaler?

BRONSON
I forgot it at home.

CHAD
Oh, man. Youíre suppose to bring
it with you wherever you go!

Bronson is coughing and starting to wheeze.

BRONSON
I know.

Chad checks if the window will roll down. It does. The person
trying to open the driver door turns to talk to him.

PERSON
Are you all right? We are trying
to get you out. Help is on the
way.

CHAD
I know youíre trying. I canít
move. Wheezer, Bronson, needs to
get out.
(pain pause)
Can go out window?

PERSON
Yes.

Chad turns to Bronson, who is wheezing pretty bad.

CHAD
Unbuckle yourself and crawl
over me.

Bronson unbuckles, crawls over Chad and out the window into the
waiting persons arms. Ambulances and fire trucks arrive. Chad
passes out from the pain.

kayak
03-08-2012, 11:22 PM
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