TESS THE INVENTOR

THE GAULT SHOP - as PROD

Family - Development 2015

12-year-old Victorian genius and protege of Nikola Tesla, Lizzie (Tess) Thompson, invents a machine which inadvertently causes every alternate reality to begin merging together – she has broken the Universe... and only she can fix it.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Family, Science-fiction, Historical
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Writer(s)
    • Larry STARKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jacqueline GAULT (HotSquatch! Entertainment)
    • Synopsis
    • When Tess finds herself in a post-apocalyptic alternate reality, circa 2014, she builds the first of many fantastical Steampunk inventions; the steam-powered mechanical man, Electric Bob. Together they set out across the devastated landscape - facing mutant dogs, bottomless crevasses, and a version of Thomas Edison who has an axe to grind with anyone connected to Tesla - to find the parts she needs to rebuild the Cosmic Oscillator.
      In a race against time and space, Tess reconstructs her reality-bending machine. But before she can activate it, Edison and his Army steal both it and Electric Bob. Tess straps into her Steampunk Da Vinci wings and storms Edison's Castle. Using her inventions to get past Edison, she rescues Electric Bob and activates the Oscillator. Tess, Electric Bob, and Edison are all transported onto a vast plain beside a huge tower; the enormous engine that was meant to keep the myriad realities separated - The Omniversal Library.
      Tess and Electric Bob sprint to the tower while Edison stirs to consciousness. An Ancient Inventor inside the Tower works to keep the machinery functioning, but the collisions of the Universes are accelerating. Dozens of ghostly Electric Bobs and Edisons are at a stand-off as Tess operates the alien interface to the Library, desperately trying to build energy walls between the collapsing realities. With encouragement from Electric Bob, she succeeds and Edison fades back into his own dimension. Tess and Electric Bob pass through a door into 1898 Steampunk New York, only to find that they're not really home - in this dimension, Tesla is a missing woman scientist named Nikoleen. And she bears a remarkable resemblance to Tess...
      The full feature screenplay is available upon request.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2015
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles