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Brodie & the Duckworths

The Duckworth family finds an amazing, elf-like child in the forest, takes him home, and adopts him. All is rosy until an angry clan of "elves" shows up and takes him back. The Duckworths fear they've lost their little friend forever, but when hardened criminals kidnap him, the "elves" are forced to ask the hated Duckworths for help. A conflicted alliance is formed, and an epic adventure begins.

Log Line: When a lovable nerd takes his little family into the North Cascades National Forest, in the dead of night, through a foot of snow, to rescue a kidnapped elf, what could possibly go wrong?

  • William G. Alston
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  • Genres:
    Family-Friendly, Comedy, Adventure
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • none
Writer Biography - William G. Alston

William Gideon Alston, Biography
Currently: Retired (Professor Emeritus, Erskine College)

1987 – 2014: Erskine College
o Professor/Chairman, Health & Human Performance,
o Consultant on Health, Fitness, & Stress Management
o Motivational Speaker
1967 – 1987: Textile Industry Management
1960 – 1963: US Army (Sergeant E-5. Infantry)

o Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Allied Health (UNC Chapel
Hill, 1980)
o MAT Health Education (UNC Chapel Hill, 1977)
o BS Health & Physical Education (UNC Wilmington, 1976)
o BS Business Administration (Atlantic Christian College, 1966)

o "Cooperative Research Projects," Great Ideas in Teaching
Health & Wellness, Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA,
June 2006
o The Developmental Challenge Course in Elementary
Physical Education, Movement Publications, 109 East State
Street, Ithaca, NY 1988
o The North Carolina Competency Based Curriculum: Physical
Fitness Section, North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction, 1993
o "The Cumberland County Schools Super Fitness Incentive
Program," Activities That Work, North Carolina Department
of Public Instruction, 1992

o The Honor Award of the North Carolina Alliance of Health,
Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (This is the
highest award that is offered to allied health professionals
in North Carolina.)

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Writer Statement

My past experiences, though successful and diverse, are unrelated to film making. My retirement has simply afforded me the opportunity to pursue a lifelong interest in script writing.

I believe there's a need for more films that are family friendly (appropriate and truly enjoyable for all age levels), and I think this script meets that need.