Circus Animals

Logline: After a lioness and her cub are abducted by crooked carnival workers, a band of circus animals embark on a dangerous journey to rescue them.

In a circus, animals are used for entertainment and monetary benefits for their owners. Yet, like any business, the circus isn't exempt from mistreatment and injustice. Where humans lack empathy and use each other unjustly, "Circus Animals" creates an animated world in which animals have their own voices and must save each other from their human owners' faults.

The screenplay presents one old dog leading a new one into the circus. The new dog quickly accepts her environment and meets other animals with their own unique personality. Indeed, all the circus animals seem to be living in harmony, happy to entertain people until humans go wrong. A cunning mistreatment of the circus carneys causes them to kidnap the circus' lioness and her cub. This situation unites all the animals together to seek and free their fellow animals.

  • Frank Gaimari
    Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood, La Famiglia (The Family), Circus Animals, The Succubus, Browne's Addition, The Beginning #1, Browne's Addition, The Birthday Party #2, Browne's Addition, The Passing #3, Browne's Addition, The Identical Twin #4, Browne's Addition, The Anniversary Party #5, Browne's Addition, The Envious Partner #6
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    Animation, Family
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    United States
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  • Rome Prisma Film Awards
    Rome, Italy
    January 30, 2020
    Official Selection
  • LA International Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    April 26, 2020
  • Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, California
    August 3, 2020
  • The Golden Script Competition 2020
    Glasgow, UK
    July 9, 2020
  • Los Angeles Animation Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    November 28, 2020
    Award Winner (Silver Award)
Writer Biography - Frank Gaimari

Frank Gaimari was selected Top 15% in the Nicholl Fellowship contest in 2019 with his script La Famiglia. His latest and most bestowed screenplay, Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood, is a dramatized account of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin's tumultuous relationship. Frank's other scripts include Mary Reid, Circus Animals, Browne's Addition, and Simply Outrageous.

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