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A Journey With Destiny

In 1906, a young man’s journey by automobile leaves him stranded in a remote mining town about to erupt into a battle royale between company goons and radical labor.



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A Journey With Destiny

A romantic adventure set during that era when the last remnants of the Old West were being rapidly eclipsed by the culture and interests of the East.
The year is 1906 – eve of the modern era. A time when the revolutionary advances in film, communications, and transportation are in their embryonic stages, about to radically transform society in ways barely imaginable even to those few visionaries involved in their development.
One such visionary is JAMES WINFIELD, a young man involved in the fledgling automotive business. James envisions the automobile advancing beyond the status of a mere novelty for the rich, to a dependable form of general transportation. Estranged from his socially aristocratic family, and frustrated in his attempts to gain backing for his ideas, he engineers a prototype vehicle for a solo journey between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
His journey is one of difficulties, mishaps, a comedic encounter with a hostile rural community, and a near-disaster that disables his vehicle, leaving him stranded in a remote mining town embroiled in a bitter strike.
Trapped within an environment about to erupt into a battle royale between company goons and radical labor, James seeks escape through the aid of an ex-frontier lawman, a beautiful saloon proprietress, and a pioneer aviator; resulting in a life-and-death struggle for all involved.

All Accolades & Coverage: 

Santa Barbara International Screenplay Competition 2022 Honorable Mention
California Film Awards 2016 5th Place

Submitted: May 31, 2017
Last Updated: January 6, 2023

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The Writer: Gene Gwynne

I’ve had representation in the past, but am currently without representation, and am not a WGA member. I’ve attended seminars and classes by most of the screenplay gurus including Field, Segar, Freeman, among others; and attended workshops, classes, and lectures sponsored by The American Film Institute and the USC Cinema-Television Alumni Association extension program. I was optioned once by a major television producer. Go to bio

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