Destiny's Vessel by Suzanne Lutas | Script Revolution

Destiny's Vessel

When a maverick princess is forcibly shapeshifted and teleported away, she must team up with a rogue bounty hunter to steal an antidote and then race home in time to stop the death of worlds.

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While struggling with her royal duties, Princess Destiny trains hard to be an acrobat and fulfill her dream of touring the universe. When her father pushes her into an arranged marriage to ensure peace in the galaxy, Destiny turns to the Prime Minister to pull her out. He teleports her away with his scheme in mind while falsely promising he will find a solution.

Once stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth, Destiny realizes she has been morphed into an alien girl, half her age, with long, three-fingered hands! She is taken in by outcast teenagers and learns to survive outside her royal comfort zone while discovering what friendship means. Despite feeling awkward in her new body, Destiny retains all her prior skills, which she utilizes to survive in the new environment.

After meeting a bounty hunter, Destiny tricks him into a poker game to win his loyalty. He must help Destiny break into the most sophisticated vault in the galaxy and steal the shapeshifter serum she needs to return to normal. Even if he can't fathom why she can act and speak so grown-up. Unfortunately, the serum turns out to be useless. The first of many obstacles Destiny will have to overcome on her journey back home.

In search of belonging and identity, Destiny's journey will teach her that it is not the vessel that matters but its engine. And that restoring order to the galaxy takes priority. In the process, she will learn her place and role and preserve peace.

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Destiny's Vessel was the 2015 Winner in the Eyestorm Productions/Script Xpert Script Search Competition in the Sci-Fi category. It got a “Recommend” in both The Bluecat Screenplay Competition and Creative World Awards. Placed Quarter-Finalist in the 2015 Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist in the 2016 Fresh Voices. And, Quarter-Finalist in the 2021 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest.

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Submitted: February 24, 2017
Last Updated: November 3, 2022

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The Writer: Suzanne Lutas

Born in Viet-Nam, Suzanne was raised and studied in France. She earned a BA and a master’s degree in English Literature before teaching English and Art in Tahiti where she still lives. She specializes in strong female protagonists and Thrillers. Be it Action, Sci-Fi or Supernatural, the quest for identity and the sense of belonging are central to her stories. All her scripts placed well in screenwriting contests. Two of them are Winners. Go to bio

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