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JD Valentine

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I am Legend meets The Sixth Sense.



Short Summary

As society descends into chaos, Danny Etter must take the perilous journey north to save his loved ones. On the way, he’s forced to confront the darkness that has consumed his life, while others around him descend into madness.

Danny makes it north and finds his family. However, what he doesn't realize is that he has become infected, but his love for his family was stronger than the virus itself.


Southern California

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Danny Etter

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Masculine,Desperate,Complex,Heroic,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Eric Forbes

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Confident,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Skillful,Blunt,Patriotic,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Sophia

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Badass,Charming,Confident,Sexy,Skillful,Funny,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Educated,Heroic

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Caught between his crushing alcoholism and his love for his family, former LAPD officer Danny Etter fights against his demons as he dreams of being a better husband and father. But when a dangerous sickness sweeps across the country while his wife and kids are out of town – bringing with it a terrible madness that drives people insane – Danny finds himself thrown head-first into a deadly mission to rescue his family and prove he can be the man he’s always wanted to be. As society descends into chaos, Danny and his close friend Eric must take the perilous journey north to save his loved ones. On the way, he’s forced to confront his addiction and break free from the darkness that has consumed his life. But as everyone around him succumbs to madness, it soon becomes clear that time is running out – and the darkness might be too much for Danny to handle… REM is a story that would really push filmmaking into a new direction. The author's experience in the Marines makes the shootouts and weapon handling as real as it gets. Furthermore, most of the story takes place in the Sierra Nevada mountains and generic suburbs. This would make filming REM a rather inexpensive film to make. Unlike most stories, REM pulls from several genres such as horror and action, but ends up truly being a psychological thriller. It's a story unlike anything that has every been told and audience's would be blown away with a story as complex and emotional as REM.

About The Author

J.D. Valentine is the author of REM. Before he decided to become an author, he spent four years in the United States Marine Corps as an 0311 with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. His passion for literature is woven into his desire to educate people on how to survive and defend themselves in real-life situations. Currently, he is pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree and lives in Florida.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available



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