Jimmy and the Towering Tree by Jerry Robbins | Script Revolution

Jimmy and the Towering Tree

Infuriated by the loss of his father, a young boy is magically transported into the perilous world of his Christmas tree where he must find redemption before morning sunbeams turn him into an ornament.

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Featuring a journey of self-discovery, similar in feel to "The Polar Express," and magical vintage characters as in "Toy Story," "Jimmy and the Towering Tree" is a musical family-friendly adventure.

Facing their first Christmas after the death of their father, SAMANTHA, 12, tries in vain to stop her younger brother JIMMY, 10, from smashing their ornaments and ruining their Christmas memories. But when Jimmy breaks a magical snow globe, they find themselves shrunk down to tiny ornament size at the base of their Christmas tree. The ornaments, having come to life, help the children on a perilous journey to the top of the tree where the mystical STAR ANGEL must restore them to normal size before morning sunbeams transform them into permanent additions!
Meanwhile on the sparsely decorated "Empty Side," the evil pirate-head ornament, SCRIMSHAW, commands his army of damaged ornaments to expand his domain by sawing off more and more branches, making the journey upward even more dangerous! Abductions, rescues, a climactic battle, fabulous tap-dancing snowmen--plus a change of heart for Jimmy-- bring our heroes to the beautiful Star Angel, magical protector of the tree. Connected at last to the memories of the past, Jimmy resolves to be a faithful custodian to the precious ornaments. With that, the children are transformed back to their normal size in a blizzard of sparkles and find themselves under their tree in the beautiful sunlight of Christmas morning.

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COVERAGE: Screenplay & Writer: RECOMMEND (Screenplay Gurus 10-28-18)):"There is not enough praise to heap on this script. The Reader was transfixed and fully engaged in a journey fraught with obstacles and great stakes to the top of the Christmas tree set to well integrated musical set pieces that raise the story to greater heights of enjoyment." - ML, Screenplay Gurus 8/15/18
Two 8/10 on Blacklist.

Academy Nicholls Quarter-Finalist
Winner BEST SCREENPLAY FEATURE Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival June 2018
FIRST JUMP FESTIVAL - Semi Finalist 2018
LONELY SEAL FILM FESTIVAL - Official Selection 2019
Winner BEST SCREENPLAY Crown Wood International Film Festival
1st Place Screenplay Sunny Side Up Film Festival
HOT 100 SCREENPLAY LIST Capital Fund Film Festival.

Submitted: September 15, 2017
Last Updated: August 20, 2022

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The Writer: Jerry Robbins

I'm a produced writer of two features - CATCH THE BULLET (Lionsgate) and THE LEGEND OF LAKE HOLLOW (Penumbra Films, being released in 2023). My screenplay THE UNEXPECTED ROMANCE OF CAPTAIN SAM is under option with Citizen Skull Productions. I began in the world of audio dramas, writing 480 audio drama scripts (features and series episodes) that were hosted on Sirius/XM Radio for eight years. In that time, with the Colonial Radio Theatre, I was fortunate to have collaborated with Ray Bradbury, William Luce, and Walter Koenig on various audio productions. I adapted one of my audio dramas into a screenplay, which later resulted in my leaving audio behind to write exclusively for film - my true... Go to bio
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