Post by stevieg on Nov 1, 2014 11:32:33 GMT -6
They are monsters.... created by the past.... to protect humanity.
Every Government have their secret organizations. Most are there to enforce control over it's people, but there is one that is there to enforce control over those that aren't exactly.... human. It is called the 'Dreamland Institute', ran by Bela Harker - a beautiful, yet deadly woman who has a killer instinct and a record of suvival unlike any other - having lived for more than a century, being a Vampire - but not just any Vampire, a unique kind unlike anything ever seen before.
Working alongside her are a special team of individuals who combine dangerous inner demons that have found them on this path - from Anka, a young woman who possesses the power to self heal and made of something from the world she left behind. Christine Daee - a French woman who was a former acrobat for a circus, who has tried to bury the past crimes she committed. J.J. Griffiths - a darkened young soul who has the ability to find himself fading from view upon call, and a warped mind of his obsession towards women. Dr Franklyn N. Stein, a genius in the field of several Doctorates who is dedicated to understanding the mind as well as the body of those creatures they come across.
When a young, pretty girl named Emily Johnson comes onto their radar - several of the team find themselves conflicted between helping her or using her to discover something much more darker, dangerous that is lurking out there and intent on using her to get what it wants. A deadly game in which personal feelings and trust can be shattered in an instant - and the past that each hides is never too far behind.
Bela Harker is a mystery to some, a danger to others. She is the leader of the Project known as the 'Dreamland Institute', based in the Nevada Desert (Area 51). Her own past, which is shrouded in darkness, murder and redemption makes her the perfect candidate to be in charge. Having sought out several others in the same way as herself - seeking atonement for their sins, she leads them into battle against other creatures, demons and supernatural entities which bring chaos against humanity in the world. She can be considered cold, deadly at times - but has a warmer side to her that is occasionally seen by few.
Born in 1898 to the couple Jonathan and Mina Harker, her future was written before she was born after Mina was attacked and possessed by the most dangerous Demon known to mankind - Count Dracula, raised by the Devil himself. Bela found herself with a thirst for blood, leading her down a dark and lonely road, bringing pain and sacrifice to her own family and death to those she met on her travels. Now she is seeking redemption in a hope that one day her own parents would forgive her for the crimes against them... while trying her best to keep dormant the darkness that still lingers within her very soul and wanting to break free at any given moment.
Emily is an twenty year old girl, who finds herself dragged into the world by Bela and the team when she learns that she is much more than a pretty face, but a deadly inner beast that is unleashed every full moon. Caught between her caring nature and the search for the truth - she finds herself trying to find her way in dealing with the savaged animal she has become and finding a new family in those around her of the team.
Simon Harker, is a distant relation to Bela. He is a young, intelligent man who has an affection towards Emily after keeping eye on her from the very start of her journey. He often finds himself on the bitter end of J.J.'s comments - but is able to hold his own in a fight, but his human side of him is difficult to protect as much as Bela tries her hardest to keep him out of harms way.
John James Griffiths, aka J.J., is a dark, moody and disturbing character from Newcastle, England. His whole demeanor stinks of trouble. He has been arrested more times than he can count, and a history of issues with women in general. A young man with few friends, and a love of a good fight - if it's in his favour, and a willingness to wind others up for his own amusement. His curse borders him between just a disturbed individual, and a full blown Sociopath.
Christine Daee, a French born young woman hides pain, heartache and secrets of her past she ran away from. A former acrobat working in the circus in Paris many years ago, she is agile, fast and able to use her abilities in her role she finds herself in. Not more than a year ago, she was the saviour of Paris as a masked vigilante that protected the innocent known only as ... 'The Phantom'.
Anka has the appearance of youth - although she is older than even Bela herself, but also has the hidden quality of age and wisdom. She occasionally helps out at museums, thanks to her incredible knowldge of ancient Egypt which seems unmatched by anyone in the world. She will put herself where the danger lies, in order to protect those close to her at risk of her own harm. It is yet to be known how, or if she can be seriously hurt without her own body regenerating itself to heal her from within.
Doctor Franklyn N. Stein, or Doc as he is commonly referred to by other members has the appearance of a geek, and lives up to that reputation with an intelligence and genius in various fields of science. His passion and dedication for knowledge, especially in the fields of science, psychology and other medical research surpasses even those older than himself.
Emelia, is a young woman and companion of Frederick's. She never seems to speak, wether she can or can't is unknown. She is young, pretty and seems to have a fascination with water and succumbs to the world below the surface of beautiful creatures that stem back to prehistoric times.
Episode 1.01: Howl! (Pilot Episode) -- 80 Pages -- 198kb
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When Emily Johnson, a young girl living in the outskirts of Alaska with her Aunt discovers that she is more than just a pretty face - but a real life Lycanthrope, she finds herself beginning a journey into the world of the strange and working for a specialist Project known as the 'Dreamland Institute'.
1.02 - Nightmares: - 49 Pages - 150kb
While Emily recouperates from the vicious showdown seen last, she awakens to learn the truth about Bela Harker - her unusual condition, and more importantly Bela's parents. Meanwhile, a strange little Nightmare Demon is captured by Christine and Anka, who discover he has his own little secrets and past with Bela as he tells them a tale of when he met her.
1.03 - Elements: - 61 Pages - 172kb
After a teenager is brutally murdered inside a classroom of a High School, Bela sends the group to try and uncover what, or who is behind the deaths as more teenagers soon begin to fall victim to the killer. Meanwhile, Bela sits down with Emily and informs her the truth about where Emily's condition originated from - and Bela's own ties to Emily's family more than half a century ago.
1.04 - Insanity: - ?? Pages - ??kb
When J.J. Griffiths is found leaning over the body of a young woman, strangled to death with a scarf in London - the members of the team are conflicted over wether to help free him or leave to suffer his fate. As Bela travels to London, she finds herself recalling the day she found J.J. and his terrible past which is tied to his present predicament.
1.05 - Burn, Baby, Burn: - ?? Pages - ??kb
When a teenage boy with a gift of Pyrokenesis murders a burglar who threatens the life of him and his father - they seek Bela's help in protecting him from the law. Meanwhile, Christine Daee finds it all too close to home as she recalls to the Doc of her past life growing up in the circus alongside her parents, and the man she murdered which set off her curse.
1.06 - Cabin In The Woods: (Mid-Season Finale) - ?? Pages - ??kb
When Bela takes the team on a retreat to a special Cabin in the woods, in order to bond more as a team - she recalls her past while an old enemy returns by leading a group of mercenaries to kill every member of the team who are defenceless. Meanwhile, the face behind all the threats and issues are revealed and sets off a disturbing plan that could destroy everything Bela has worked for.
SEASON ONE: PART II:
1.07: Ashes To Ashes! -- When an accidental car crash results in a new bride dying, her husband finds himself signing an agreement with a strange man who appears at his doorstep - offering to return her to him - only not the same as when she left.
1.08: Deap Steal Diving! -- When the bodies of two fisherman are discovered missing, off the coast of a small fishing resort - the team are despatched to figure out what could be responsible. As they begin to unravel the truth about the waters surrounding the town, they find themselves facing off against an underwater creature that dates back millions of years.
1.09: Medusa! -- When bodies of men start turning up across the country, the team investigate and uncover a woman travelling from town to town in search of something. As they track her down, they soon discover her deadly pheremones cause not only any man she meets to fall in love with her, but are also causing them to turn to stone.
1x10: All Good Things ... -- As Bela starts suffering nightmares of seeing the dead she has killed over the years, she finds herself being forced to lock herself away to protect those around her. But soon, one member of the team finds themselves captured as Bela discovers the truth about who is behind it all!
1x11: ... Must Come To An End! -- Bela, now knowing she has been manipulated by her dreams sets off in searching to free her colleague - only to find something far worse behind the curtain, and a deadly secret which could tear her own soul apart and the death of someone within the team.
1x12: It's 'Not Such' A Wonderful Life? -- In the aftermath of what happened last time, Bela finds herself with an ultimatum that could change everything she ever knew.
This is a show that has been around for a number of years, and still keeps coming back to haunt me. Over past few months, I've been tinkering with it a little and gone back to my original concept. I've currently got 3 episodes wrote, although may need a beta reader to make sure all reads fine while I look at working on future episodes.
I've been gone for a few months, personal reasons - so I'd be currently working on this while also working on another show pitched elsewhere.