The Powerbroker by Tennyson Stead | Script Revolution

The Powerbroker

When a US military agent captures a rogue superhuman with the ability to predict the future, she sets off a cataclysmic chess game of cause and effect!



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The Powerbroker is a high-stakes chess game of counterintelligence between a superhuman with the ability to predict the consequences of any action, and those US military agents charged with capturing him alive. The US government wants the Powerbroker for his ability to trigger the complex chain reactions that turn ordinary people into superhumans. What the Powerbroker wants in return is a mystery, and one with world-changing implications...

On an undercover mission to verify The Powerbroker's identity, to confirm intelligence about his superpowers, and to bring him into custody, Agent Carly Truesdeed of the Defense Intelligence Agency starts a game of "cat and mouse" that could change the face of our world forever. Is the military containing a potentially catastrophic threat, are they utilizing this man's mind-bending gifts to secure our nation's future, or are they playing right into the Powerbroker's hands? The only rules of this game are "cause and effect," and the future of our world belongs to the winner.

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"For most of the story, the dialogue is the main driving force for the plot. Book and Truesdeed’s interrogation of Kriegmacher, and the reveal of his concerns and goals, make up the entire central section of the screenplay and progress solely through their interactions. This works out quite well, since the dialogue sounds compelling and natural and creates a real tension and sense of intrigue in their conversations." -The Golden Script Competition

Submitted: August 28, 2021
Last Updated: September 4, 2022

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The Writer: Tennyson Stead

I'm an award-winning writer, director, and script doctor who has written over 50 screenplays, with ten scripts produced, sold, or under option in addition to the dozens I've ghostwritten as work for hire. Compounding more than 25 years of production experience on stage and screen, I've also logged over a decade of experience as an independent film development and finance executive. Today, my efforts include serving the film industry as a screenwriter, script doctor and ghostwriter, as well as writing and producing a very ambitious space adventure gaming and transmedia project called Jump Rangers. Recent, credited screenwriting work includes Emagine Content's tentpole sci-fi action film... Go to bio
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