July 2018 Winning Sci-Fi 1st Scene Screenplay Winner.
Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?
Robert Dodrill: A large part of the story is about discovering something that at first seems magical, but then realizing there is a darker side to everything, that sometimes beauty is only on the surface. Sort of like becoming an adult and seeing the truth about the “man behind the curtain.” There’s also a bit of trying to answer the question of if your intentions are good, but the road to get there is immoral, what does that say about you?
Premise: While studying Remote caves in northern Greenland, a team of polar scientists stumble upon the entrance to the fabled, and seemingly long abandoned “North Pole Village.” Inside they discover remnants of advanced technology, evidence of a terrible tragedy, and the gram realization that the Pole was sealed off for a reason.
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