Member Login

DRAKE'S BAY by Christopher Barranti

  • Project Home
  • Comments
Play

Filmmaker:Christopher Barranti

Genre : Drama

Writer:Christopher Barranti

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation, not Drake.

Synopsis:

The senseless murder of his artist girlfriend sets modern-day poet cowboy DRAKE in motion. He’ll pursue the dream of setting sail from San Francisco over 2,500 miles to Hawaii on a raft made from natural scrap. Modeled after the original Kon-Tiki, to be constructed from wood, thatch and banana leaves, Drake will need all the help he can get.

While living out of his custom equipped Volkswagen bus Drake assembles a crew of kindred spirits. First he selects TIBURON, the outspoken sexy free-spirited hitchhiker. Then TRAIN a young stowaway with the nautical experience of an old salty-dog and the misfortune of a life on the run. Together, they build and christen the raft, The Unsinkable, and sail her on a maiden voyage.

Though incredibly seaworthy as her name, on a maiden voyage The Unsinkable runs aground. She’s saved from being dashed against the rocks by CHARLIE, the hard-shell soft-yolk Coast Guard Captain. The arrival of a fourth crew member COYOTE, the gregarious troupe actor, uses his carpenter skills to build the dagger board to navigate the craft. Yet the thespian’s humorous rants mask a closeted drug addiction, which could prove catastrophic for all at sea.

During repairs and seeking to round out his crew, Drake stumbles upon NICK, an obsessive compulsive psychotic…the killer of Drake’s girlfriend. Rather than turn him in, Drake succumbs to his hate, manipulates his crew in the deed and kills Nick in a cathartic rage. His crew now sees their visionary captain as capable of cold-blooded murder and must decide. They all make the choice to sail.

Once at sea, the crew faces rogue waves, sharks, flash squalls and must reconcile with their haunted pasts. They must overcome their fear if any of them are ever to complete this voyage alive. DRAKE’S BAY places the idealistic eccentrics of THE FISHER KING on EASY RIDER’S personal self discoveries set against the maritime thrills of the PERFECT STORM.

Vote!

Go to full Competition Page

WHAT HAPPENED TO MIKE TV?

Genre: Thriller

You can always turn the channel

Vampire Surf Band

Genre: Comedy

Four vampires rebel against their evil, Goth underworld to become a light and wussy surf band.

Old Soul

Genre: Comedy

T.Y. Nabshire is coming of age...Again.

The Waking Dream

Genre: Horror

The lines between nightmare and reality blur in terrifying ways for a young woman whose tragic and tortured past is swiftly catching up with her.

Das Christkindl (The Christ Child)

Genre: Horror

A supernatural thriller/horror based on the true, sinister mythology of Kris Kringle.

Angel Of Sin

Genre: Drama

A biker must go up against rivals, corrupt cops and turncoats within his own gang to escape the criminal underworld with the woman he loves.

DRAKE'S BAY

Genre: Drama

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation, not Drake.

Reverse

Genre: Drama

If you had the power to rewind time how would you use it?

Seeping Lines

Genre: Drama

Bitter resentments often seep ways to reveal family secrets which tests siblings' binding blood.

Gabriel's Curse

Genre: Thriller

A local myth about a cursed society in the woods entices a group of college kids to seek out answers while discovering an unexpected truth.

The Raven

Genre: Thriller

Allan Poe inherits a magical talisman that assures literary success but has a demonic side that loves to kill.

Running From Mirrors

Genre: Comedy

A dysfunctional psychiatrist moves his beautiful, young stalker in with the family to retaliate against his shameless, unfaithful wife.

View More...