1914 - AN ADVENTURE IN TIME
'Well, what would you think if a stranger on a park-bench told you he had just invented a time-machine?'
GENRE: Time-travel romance.
STATUS: In development. Proposed filming in 2022.
Writer: Jason Fité
INFLUENCES: Midnight in Paris. Somewhere in Time, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Alice in Wonderland.
Best Period Drama Screenplay - Monaco International Film Festival 2015
Emily, a young woman disillusioned with the modern world, meets the enigmatic Professor Wells who helps her travel back in time to the idyllic pre-war Oxford of 1914 where she falls in love with Alex, a young soldier.
She also meets the Professor's father and TE Lawrence. Over subsequent trips she becomes ever more attached to the past and the present becomes ever more insubstantial.
Returning to her own time, Emily discovers that Alex dies in World War One. Despite the danger, Emily decides to return to 1914 to save Alex.
'Do you ever have deja vu?' _______
The name Emily was inspired by the young girl in the 1970s children's programme Bagpus.