Gideon

WELCOME to the GIDEON MOVIE Website.

We are thrilled you are visiting and Thank You in advance for your interest and heart for seeing this Screenplay come to the BIG SCREEN.

Please enjoy the page and help share the Vision with others as well.

This is the TV Show that aired on CTN recently promoting Gideon:

If you are moved to help financially, and want to be a part of the incredible journey that is GIDEON, please feel free to contact us below.

GIDEON is currently in the “Development” Stage.  Our immediate goal is $25,000 dollars. This will allow us to lay the groundwork to move into the “Pre-Production” Stage, and so forth until we can secure $10,000,000.00 Dollars.  We know that “ALL things are possible with GOD”  and therefore look forward to what HE is about to do….

As a Thank You:

Everyone who donates $100 or more will receive a signed GIDEON MOVIE Poster.

$1000.00 or more will receive the Poster and a Special “THANK YOU” credit at the end of the film.

$10,000.00 or more will receive the above and a signed copy of GIDEON the NOVEL.

Any questions on the Project, Please Contact us at info@thegideonmovie.com

 

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We also hope you will take the time to read —

THE SCRIPT:

 

GIDEON

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THE TEASER

 

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LOGLINE:

In the mid-twentieth century a mysterious boy with Christ-like powers must bring together a racially charged town through his sacrificial death.

SYNOPSIS:

A wayward Preacher on his way back to his childhood home town, runs out of gas. He pushes up to a gas station that has a sign on the front door “Open After Service”.
 
Across the street, a church.
 
When he goes over to get some help, he ends up being roped into preaching the Sunday service. Realizing he isn’t going to get gas until he finishes a sermon, the wayward Preacher consents.
 
He tells the congregation a story about a mysterious baby found in a small motel back in 1939.
 
He tells them how this baby grew to be a very unusual child.
 
He tells them how the town he grew up in was filled with hate and prejudiced, and how this child drew the town together in miraculous ways.
 
By the time he finishes his story, something happens in that church that touches the lives of the congregation, as well as the Preacher himself.
 
 

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THE POSTER

The beauty of this butterfly as a symbol of the movie is not just it’s black and white stripes, (which represents the racial elements of the film) but the streak of red (representing Swanson) and the dots of blue (representing Jenny) the two protagonists in the film.  I described these two characters well before I knew the Zebra Swallowtail had the red and blue colors on its wings.

Zebra Swallowtail is the subtextual symbol of the movie.

GOD truly chose this Butterfly, because even after I researched it and found it, knowing the kind of butterfly HE put on my heart to find, it wasn’t until my brother Joseph Wraith did the Poster above that I noticed the “red and blue”….

When you read the script you will know GOD’s hand is on this story, even down to the detail of the butterfly’s wings…..GOD is truly AMAZING!!!!

 

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THE OPENING SONG

 

I believe it truly captures the tempo, theme, and feeling the film is going to have…It is a modern day version of a classic hymn….Present and Past together…

Candi Pearson does an awesome rendition of this timeless classic…her accompaniment conjures the mountain music of the 30’s and 40’s that the story is set in… It is a Spirit filled, worship song and I look forward to it opening GIDEON….

 

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THE QUESTION

…that came up in my spirit when I told the LORD I wanted to make a movie that glorified HIM and one that my nephews and nieces could embrace like they would a Harry Potter movie…..

“If a child was brought up without any outside influences but the WORD of GOD, what kind of child would he grow up to be?”

My answer to that question is my Award Winning Screenplay GIDEON

 

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PICTURES

…of possible locations set in North Carolina where I have done some Location Scouting.  There are other states like Tennesee, Kentucky, Georgia that we are also going to be looking at….We are excited at the possibilities of shooting ON LOCATION.

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The General Store Jenny pulls up to to buy Gideon his necessities

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The Black Holiness Church on Dora Manor

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The clothes little Jenny and her brother wear in the early 1900’s.

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The Water Tower Scene

 

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Jeffery Katzenberg Letter:

Dr. Ted Baehr of the MovieGuide sent Dreamworks CEO (Animation Division) Mr. Katzenberg, GIDEON.  Although the script is not meant to be an animated movie, Mr. Katzenberg was kind enough to read and respond back to Mr. Baehr.

It is an honor to have someone of his caliber in the industry to take his valuable time not only to read it but comment on it as well.

A BIG Thank you to both of them for their time and interest.

Jeffrey Katzenberg Dreamworks 2013 letter

 

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And finally this song by Mark Schultz captures the story of GIDEON like no other out there….So beautiful….If you have read the screenplay you will know what I mean…I picture this song to play at the end of the movie cut in with different scenes from the film….

“Remember Me” (which is also one of the themes of the story)

Also feel free to browse the rest of the site.  It will give you insight into who I am, and how I am enjoying where GOD is leading me.

Also, come back time to time to see how the Making of GIDEON progresses or check our Face Book Page for any updates.

Thank you so much for your time and may GOD Bless you…

RW and Alan Yott

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