This 112-pp. script is completed, copyrighted, WGA-registered,
and ready to roll.
TITLE: Brothers of Eagles
, 1850: Anglos, Chinese, and Native Americans California
are in boiling conflict. Indian warrior-shaman (female) teams up
with Chinese hero to save their peoples from ethnic
SYNOPSIS: YANA, woman warrior-shaman from
, is faced Mt. Shasta
with enemies who want to exterminate her tribe. TAI-YING, famous
“Red Stick” hero of
Kwangtung, finds “Gold Mountain” to be a
dark labyrinth of illegal trade between the Triads, the
government, and even his own spiritual mentor.
from Back Bay Boston old money, is determined to earn his spurs
as a canny predator in the wild arena of unbridled American
commerce, at any price—even murder. And ISHI, the young son of
YANAand TAI-YING, comes of age at a time when ranchers and
miners hunt his head for bounty.
YANAundergoes rigorous integral training
that burdens her with choosing between a spiritual response to
extinction or immediate retaliation to save her people. Her
epiphany occurs in dialogue with her Gods during a medicine
TAI-YING arrives in SF Chinatown from
solver for newly-arrived Chinese laborers, landing smack in
middle of a turf war between Tongs, Irish toughs, and Anglo
businessmen. He is also challenged internally: American culture
threatens deeply-woven threads attaching him to strong family
and cultural traditions. He elects to join forces with
tribal coalition to fight the dominant Anglo culture so their
son and their people will have better options than beheading,
hanging or slavery.
LIVINGSTON LAUER leaves a soft, well-appointed nest back-East to
get from under the domination of stifling parents and a
pre-ordained existence. Reality is a demanding instructor for
him: he finds he must do what’s necessary to survive and, more
importantly, to succeed in business—including murder and sex-
ISHI is sent away to the remote White Lotus Monastery in the
to save his skin and the blue jade key Trinity Mountains
guarding an 800 year-old family treasure. There Ishi matures and
unfolds into manhood under the tutelage of ABBOT CHAN, MARTIAL
MASTER PAN, and BIG-EARED TU. Ishi’s inner journey is conflicted
by news of the violence suffered by both parents fighting for
their right to exist.
Presentable for PG-13 - R ratings, depending on how it's
tweaked. This script is not attached in any way.
It is suitable for: stand-alone feature film, with possible
sequels; or highly adaptable as MOW, mini-series or weekly
1-hour series (my preference).
I have authored 3 books, and audio-video dialogs for 37
instructional videos. My resume can be found here: