London Greek Film
Festival 2014 - Screenplays
Time to Fly.
Writen by Gus Nicholson and Ronald G. Main. USA, 2014.
Category: Fiction Feature
Original Title: Time To
English Title: Time
Nicholson and Ronald G. Main
origin: U. S. A.
Brief synopsis in English:
Sixteen year old SPIRO RAZATOS has only one thing on his mind, and it isnít
girls, cars or doing what everyone in his life wants for him. Itís how he
can turn his dream of becoming a stuntman into a career in Hollywood.
Growing up in 1970ís Denver and inspired by his nearly blind father, he sees
an age-inappropriate movie on a rare father-son outing and grows up wanting
to be John Shaft, the first African-American action movie hero in Hollywood
history. That is, until he meets COACH BOATWRIGHT, his East High gymnastics
coach who helps him understand that his dream isnít to be Shaft, but to be
the stuntman who turns Shaft into the movie hero he is. Coach recruits him
to the gym team where his natural talents and bravado attract friends and
enemies. His estranged parents face off for his future, his father, STEVE,
an outcast on the fringes of society and a pariah to the Greek community for
abandoning his family to pursue his own artistic dreams. His mother, MARIA,
the cathedral church lady, aided by her ally, UNCLE ANDY, buttoned down
Greek-American success story and lawyer who helps her reclaim her son by
becoming his legal guardian, stifling his dream and putting him to work in
the family restaurant business. But, ZOE his soul mate, who wants to be his
girlfriend and GUS and SAMI, his sidekicks are willing to help him make
movies, a demo reel he can send to Hollywood to prove his worth. When
Spiroís antics and stunts attract the attention of the cops, he faces off
with enigmatic OFFICER OíDIGH. But will the Denver policeman help or hinder
this heroís journey? Finally, ALAN, African-American jock and fellow
gymnast, Spiroís nemesis with talents and aspirations of his own challenges
Spiro to a duel to prove whether Spiro is worthy of the Shaft mantel, he
corners Spiro on the rooftop of an abandoned church, and instead of giving
up, Spiro flies off the roof and lands amid the admiring crowd below he
earns an invitation to join Spiroís stunt team. But a tragic accident with
dire consequences reveals whether Alan is friend or foe and launches Spiroís
ambitions toward their impossible but inevitable conclusion.