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WINTER WOLVES, THE

What to know: Great potential.
WINTER WOLVES, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
116 minutes
Screenplay
MARK KELLY
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Good script. Well thought out. Multiple characters. Inherent values such as patience, love, compassion, family rules plus the flip side values of anger, revenge, greed, lack of forgiveness. The script has good potential. Wolves have a subconscious appeal to readers throughout literature and film. This script provides a strong story of territory, family and individuality. It also provides interesting background locations, which can be animated or presented in more traditional cinematic methods. Characters are clear and expressive. The script could be played to a younger audience or developed for a more sophisticated older audience. It is close to a documentary, however the strong story form allows the audience to be a part of journey of this particular family of wolves. The pacing moves easily. However it slows down through some of the flashbacks - not all of them. Some of the flashback stories and character introductions could have been presented through a simpler telling by parent wolves to the cubs leaving the more involved and necessary flashbacks the significance they deserve. Story builds to an upbeat ending. The one drawback is the abundance of flashbacks, which breaks the flow of the story. Some, however, are well placed and introduce a sense of family bloodlines and story line. The story does follow the structural sense of a family facing overbearing threats, being forced to venture into other landscapes, and the back in eventual triumph to resettle. I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Reviewed by Juror #11
Good script. Well thought out. Multiple characters. Inherent values such as patience, love, compassion, family rules plus the flip side values of anger, revenge, greed, lack of forgiveness. The script has good potential. Wolves have a subconscious appeal to readers throughout literature and film. This script provides a strong story of territory, family and individuality. It also provides interesting background locations, which can be animated or presented in more traditional cinematic methods. Characters are clear and expressive. The script could be played to a younger audience or developed for a more sophisticated older audience. It is close to a documentary, however the strong story form allows the audience to be a part of journey of this particular family of wolves. The pacing moves easily. However it slows down through some of the flashbacks - not all of them. Some of the flashback stories and character introductions could have been presented through a simpler telling by parent wolves to the cubs leaving the more involved and necessary flashbacks the significance they deserve. Story builds to an upbeat ending. The one drawback is the abundance of flashbacks, which breaks the flow of the story. Some, however, are well placed and introduce a sense of family bloodlines and story line. The story does follow the structural sense of a family facing overbearing threats, being forced to venture into other landscapes, and the back in eventual triumph to resettle. I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Reviewed by Juror #11
A pack of wolves tell their cubs about their adventurous and sometimes tragic family history, teaching them lessons about life, family and love.
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