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“SNOW SHARKS” Screenplay Synopsis Total Pages: 110
Written by: Joe Martin (Nationally Syndicated Newspaper Cartoonist) 262-248-9460
Dieter Sturm (Academy Award winning special effects coordinator) 262-245-6594
Genre: Comedy Adventure Registered: WGAe
A mysterious strain of legendary prehistoric sharks (the Tundala’ Gin), whose ancient
civilization once thrived in snow instead of water, are released from the bowels of their
ice prison by a tremendous polar quake.
During the Blizzard of the Millennium, the Snow Sharks travel beneath the snow
to northern Minnesota where they wreak havoc on a small farming community.
The first to notice the phenomenon are Mike, chief mechanic of a local marina,
and his boss, 28-year-old Amy, the owner. They have been friends since kindergarten, and it’s
clear they have strong feelings for each other, but neither will admit it.
We follow their relationship as they work on developing a state-of-the-art
snow boat type vehicle to investigate and control the Snow Sharks. They severely
underestimate what they’re up against and their clumsy efforts meet with embarrassing failure.
But the scope of the problems is now clear and it draws worldwide attention. Mike and
Amy seek aid from Misticho Engineering, truly high tech professionals from Chicago.
(Before Amy bought the marina, she and her family ran a NASCAR Speed Shop in Chicago.
Misticho, the world authority in extreme auto engineering, was Mike’s mentor.)
Amy’s close encounter with the Snow Sharks on a deserted back road
reveals not only their intelligence, but their unique, sometimes even sympathetic
personalities and the presence of a dangerous inner power struggle.
Hunda, a mystic Eskimo guru who has followed the Snow Sharks from their polar
home, explains to Mike the origin of the Snow Sharks and how desperate it is they return home.
But they can’t. Shifting winds have created a ten-mile gap of snowless ground, blocking
their return. They are trapped in Chambers, Minn., where the only pocket of snow remains.
A national emergency is declared. The Oval Office calls out the National Guard and
Allen Townsend, the leader of GreenFreedom, spearheads the ecological solution to the
problem. He wants to turn the town’s abandoned reservoir and water filtration plant
into a state-of-the-art cryogenic zoo for the lifetime preservation of the Snow Sharks. This would
make Minnesota the nation’s first federally-designated Snow Shark sanctuary.
Amy becomes infatuated with Allen, his mission and commitment. Mike clearly
Meanwhile, the town becomes a media and tourist circus. The citizens get greedy
and decide to capitalize on the Snow Sharks, calling a town meeting to formally adopt
Allen Townsend’s plan. Hunda and Mike know the Snow Sharks will die in captivity and
decide to take matters into their own hands.
Leon and Holmes, Mike’s two most trusted grunts, take it a step further and are
seen at the local hardware store asking about large quantities of dynamite
and maps of the filtration plant.
Mike assembles an army of farmers to battle GreenFreedom in their attempt
to build the snow corridor, the path for the shark’s return.
The hidden, skinhead, violent tendencies of Harley, Allen’s trusted aide,
surface during a tryst with Amy’s sister-in-law, Flo, as he brags of his diabolical
plan to undermine all of the GreenFreedoms work.
Hunda reveals the truth of the Snow Sharks’ plight to Amy. She sees
Allen for what he is when he doesn’t stand up to Harley and realizes her true feelings for Mike.
Allen sees the destruction caused by his aide, Harley, and his own
stupidity. He tries to right his wrong by joining forces with Mike and
Amy to make the snow corridor work.
The climax is an action-packed battle of fire, explosions, and high-speed
snow vehicle chases. Misticho pulls out all the stops as his exotic machines
and a convoy of modified-to-the-extreme snowmaking farm trucks and tractors
win the day.
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