Mister Buttle’s Great Odyssey by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Mister Buttle’s Great Odyssey

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During the Great Depression, an old man wants his estate to go to someone needy, so he launches a quest with his trusted valet and his attorney in-disguise to find the perfect candidate.
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With a dash of Cinderella, a pinch of Don Quixote, and a whole lot of apple pie comes an American road movie that will bring back memories of the classics from Frank Capra:

It’s 1933, the Depression is in full swing, and 65-year-old absentminded Sam Buttle has one remaining goal in the sunset of his life: To grant his riches to someone in need.

So against the advice of greedy, hard-hearted relatives, Sam prepares to hit the road - all by himself! Only after a big debate does he let his faithful but exasperated valet, George, accompany him. Sam's new attorney, Roy, wants to go along, too. The thing is, the determined old Santa met the young man once, so Roy has to masquerade as a hobo to hitch the ride.

Over the ensuing weeks, the altruistic little troupe encounters all the good and bad and funny and sad that the era has to offer. Will they ever find a single, most-worthy beneficiary out there, somehow, somewhere, among a nation of millions of needy?

I look forward to sending this inspirational mid-budget story (there's a big dust storm scene) to your attention!

Producers: Please contact the author for the PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DWHRWGM

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: March 2, 2018

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio
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