Watchmaker - The Rose by James Brosnahan | Script Revolution

Watchmaker - The Rose

Banished Egyptian princess finds herself in an afterlife race with the Egyptian priest who assaulted her and murdered her groom. Only one, the first to acquire true knowledge, will win eternal happiness.



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1/2 hour TV Series Pilot

PRINCESS NITOCRIS (Rose) (early 20s) is a peaceful and enlightened strong woman with dreams of being crowned Queen of Egypt. However, fate takes her on a dark path when AMON (late 30s), a ruthlessly ambitious high priest driven by lust, assaults her on her wedding day and murders her groom. This horrific experience ends her dreams and releases a new and strange feeling, revenge. Worldly crimes come at a heavy expense; the Divine Assessor set a punishment banishing both Nitocris and Amon from the afterlife until they purge their sins, find the four “Baboons of Righteousness”, complete the swallowing of the heart quest, as written in spell number 126 in the Book of the Dead or be outcast to eternal doom.

The games begin as these two lost souls, cast to eternal doom, weave through time using the tools of religion and science, as the hunter becomes the hunted. Will good prevail, or will Amon finally posses what he has always wanted, the Rose or the afterlife?

A ruthless tale of good versus evil winds us through history and connects dots never intended to be connected. The science of time, limited by human creation, is unlocked exposing and religion takes center stage in a conflict where there is no happy endings, just new beginnings, as Egyptian mythology is retold in the human race to the afterlife.

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Austin Film Festival Screenplay and Teleplay Competition - Second Round (2020)

Submitted: November 24, 2020
Last Updated: March 10, 2022

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The Writer: James Brosnahan

Jim is a published playwright and produced screenwriter. His journey into screenwriting started when he adapted his stage play Red Nose, Floppy Shoes for the screen. He went on to adapt his children’s picture book, a film titled The Music Box , for the screen. Both short films are set for release in Summer 2023. His work spans genres and he is a flexible writer who enjoys the collaborative filmmaking process, having worked with creative teams in the UK and the US. Jim has a thriller short in development, was recently hired to write a western, and his feature length biopic on Frances Burney titled First Drop of Rain has achieved success in screenplay festivals. Jim enjoys mentoring new... Go to bio

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