“Indiana Jones meets Eckhart Tolle…immensely clever.”
— Meg Robinson, Author Drawn by a Star
“Thought-provoking. One Great Year combines adventure, history and cutting edge ideas.”
— Walter Cruttenden, Author Lost Star of Myth and Time
“One Great Year melds together present day science, particularly quantum physics, with ancient wisdom, and showing the many places the two meet and overlap. The best part is that this is so well done it just sits in the background, where it sparks thoughts in the back of your mind. By the time you finish this novel you are gently led to see the world in a whole new way and that new worldview brings up questions, like how much of this is real, and what does it really mean to me.”
— Carolyn Cooke, Reporter for Surrey Now newspaper. Five Stars
“An epic love story but so much more. It swept me through time and space.”
— Patricia Corbett Bowman, Author of Tim, Cookie, and a Matter of
“The idea behind One Great Year is excellent. I’m reminded of the spirituality that grounded Cloud Atlas or Avatar or the reveal of the function of the crystal skulls in the last Indiana Jones. There is so much history of the world to mine from, you’ve created a winning formula…”
— Gregory Locklear, Script Consultant
“One Great Year grabs you from get go and won’t let you loose!”
— Prema Lee Gurreri, Seattle, Washington
“Wow, not only did this story give me what I search for in a great read, it inspired me… OMG I want more!”
— D. Foxx, Crime Scene Investigator, San Antonio, Texas
“Finished… and I didn’t like it, I LOVE IT!! No joke, it absolutely goes down as one of the best books I have ever read!”
— Dianne Moore, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania
When the world collapses from a Golden Age into one of chaos and strife, mankind’s salvation lies in the hands of eternal Emissaries — guardians chosen to protect the secrets of a sacred, ancient civilization and to guide humanity back to enlightenment even as its darkest hour approaches…
A timeless tale of love reborn through the ages.
Marcus and Theron are two lovers bound by an eternal and unshakable bond. As a series of catastrophic events nearly destroys their world, the two along with a chosen few become Emissaries destined, over the course of 13,000 years and through many reincarnations, to lead humanity into an era of peace and prosperity as foretold by the Elders of their race. But the forces of evil have taken possession of one man, Helghul, who relentlessly pursues Marcus and Theron through time, determined to destroy them and ruin all hope for salvation.
One Great Year tracks their epic adventure across centuries of human civilization as Marcus, Theron and Helghul cross paths in Bolivia, ancient Greece, Mongolia, Shambala and Egypt. Born time and again to each other, sometimes as famous historical figures Genghis Khan, Plato, Aristotle and Nazi war criminal Kammler. As their lives race towards present day, envoys of darkness gather around them threatening to bury the life-giving secrets of Atitala forever in a stunning, action-packed climax where good and evil come to blows and the future of mankind hangs in the balance.
“For every soul there is a theme, a path that must be followed, lessons that must be learned…”
Veitch and Defazio’s award-winning debut novel deftly blends elements of a fantasy-adventure with historical fiction to create an unforgettable, fateful tale of eternal love, undying devotion, betrayal, suffering and the hope that binds us all.
Fantasy adventure films are important films to make as they have a history of being very lucrative at the box office worldwide. They often define an era and open the audience to new ways of perceiving our history and our perception of ourselves. Fantasy adventure films have spawned some of the most highly successful franchises in movie history. One Great Year is a planned trilogy that spans the globe and travels through time; it will appeal to moviegoers of all ages and has the potential to impact modern culture and shape the way we see the world.
Successful movies in this genre that demonstrate its profitability and traction among audiences: Avatar, The Da Vinci Code, Titanic, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
One Great Year, a planned trilogy, is currently in development for Movie #1. Initial development monies needed are US$500,000. Development money investors will receive compensation as follows:
1) Initial investment returned plus 20% paid to investors on first day of principal photography.
2) First $500,000 shares in 2.5% of Universal Grid’s portion of netprofits for Movie #1.
Development monies will be used to secure our script writer, produce trailers and marketing material and continue to raise money and awareness for the project.
Planned Film Budget Movie #1: $80–$100 million
Investors interested in investing after the initial development monies have been raised can participate in either a fixed rate of return or back end participation.
Universal Grid Productions was formed in 2013 to develop and bring to the screen the novel One Great Year, a planned trilogy.
Jeanne Stack has been producing and line producing movies and commercials around the globe for 25 years. She has worked for some very talented directors, including Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, Guy Ritchie and Randy Roberts. Her commercial clients include Budweiser, Corona, Levis and Pepsi. Her specialties include negotiating foreign locations, VFX and 3D. Her main goal is making great film.
Janice Staub is owner of Yaletown Financial Management, a business management firm that handles entertainers, actors and writers. She is also co-owner of Hyvetown Music Inc., a client friendly music publishing company. She has a diverse roster of clients including Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Hinder, My Darkest Days, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and more. She has spent many years in the music and entertainment industry and has co-partnered with Jeanne Stack and Randy Staub to bring this epic, thought-provoking tale One Great Year to the big screen.
Randy Staub is an accomplished engineer and mixer. He has worked with numerous clients and is known for his work with Metallica, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Alice In Chains, Three Doors Down, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé and more. He is known for his “big” all-encompassing sound and has a passion for the arts and entertainment in a variety of genres.
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