SHADY VALLEY

By Tyron JANSE VAN VUUREN

AMARIAM PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Fantasy - Development 2014

Ricky is a small but gutsy teenage kid who is obsessed with inventing the ultimate karate combination move. Unfortunately his moves don't work, so everyone makes fun of him.
But when Ricky ?nds himself in the afterlife, he discovers that his
made-up moves kill seemingly unslayable demons instant

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Comedy
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tyron JANSE VAN VUUREN
    • Writer(s)
    • Tyron JANSE VAN VUUREN
    • Producer(s)
    • Pascal SCHMITZ (Amariam), James ADEY
    • Synopsis
    • RICKY’s dream is to invent the ultimate karate knock-out move. But none of his moves ever work and his older brother JACKSON is always making fun of him in front of the karate class.
      One night, RICKY, JACKSON and Jackson’s friend KYLE are killed in a car accident. They find themselves in Limbo - which appears as a strange mall called Shady Valley. None of them remember how they got there and they soon discover that there is no way out.
      The mall is inhabited by demonic creatures called NEPHILIM, who hunt human souls, and angelic beings called SERAPHIM, who are trying to keep the Nephilim out. The place is run by a sinister bureaucrat called the NIGHT MANAGER.
      When Ricky is attacked by a Nephilim, he discovers that his latest made-up karate move kills them instantly. But no one saw it happen, so no one believes him. Ricky is determined that Jackson should see how awesome his made-up move is.
      After Kyle gets snatched by the Nephilim, Ricky leads the group to go find him, thinking that it could be the perfect opportunity to show off his move. Together with a girl they meet called ZSA ZSA, Ricky and Jackson find Kyle seemingly unharmed, but with a strange symbol carved into his neck. He goes through a rapid transformation into one of the Nephilim. He retreats down a darkened stairwell and when the others follow to help, they are attacked by other Nephilim. Ricky uses his move to kill them, but in the confusion, still no one sees it.
      The Night Manager wants to get them out of Limbo before they cause any more trouble. At an elevator where they are meant to go up to the “realm above”, Ricky presses down instead. He is determined to find more Nephilim so he can show off his move. Overwhelmed by the creatures, they escape narrowly, but Jackson is marked.
      There is a big argument between Ricky and Jackson, and Jackson storms off. Ricky feels guilty and furious with himself. However, after a conversation with the Zsa Zsa, Ricky figures out that because his karate move works on demons but not on humans, it could be used to stop Jackson’s demon transformation.
      By this time, Jackson is already half Nephilim and Ricky must fight his way into the lower realm to find him. They have a dramatic fight, ending with Ricky performing his move on Jackson, successfully returning him to a human state.
      The gates of Shady Valley are opened, and everyone is allowed through to the upper realm - except Ricky. He has caused too much trouble and has to stay in Limbo. Fortunately, the Night Manager decides to retire, so a position becomes available. Ricky becomes the new Night Manager.
    • Partners & financing
    • Spaghetti Media
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