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Stefano Pavone


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Project Gladiator

A satire of Japanese anime/manga and video game clichés



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Table of Contents

“Project Gladiator”

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Log Line

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Plot Synopsis

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Dramatis Personae

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Character Biographies

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Saverio Gazzara

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Yuri Goranski

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Hans von Braun

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Kate Sherwood

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Amanda Robinson

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Sarah Blake

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Alicia Daimler

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Guy Scapelli

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Holly Sherwood

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Ian Carson

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Jannik Persson

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“Project Gladiator”

Log Line

A group of college girls from the past join forces with a gang of political dissidents from the present
in order to save humanity from a technocratic future.

Plot Synopsis

In the present day,
a trio of

cheerleaders



Kate, Amanda and Sarah


are rescued from cryogenic
stasis by a vigilante named Saverio. When Kate is abducted and eventually brainwashed, the girls
enlist Saverio to help get her back. With the aid of his friends


Yuri and Hans


Saverio makes a
discove
ry revealing the truth behind Kate's capture and the genesis of the girls' original stasis
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freezing: Project Gladiator


a 30
-
year
-
long experiment to advance the Human Race by creating a
race of cyborg troops based on captured and frozen test
-
subjects. Sav
erio must now rescue Kate and
save the World from a Techno
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Fascist dictatorship.

Dramatis Personae

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Saverio Gazzara

2.

Yuri Goranski

3.

Hans von Braun

4.

Kate Redski

5.

Amanda Robinson

6.

Sarah Blake

7.

Alicia Daimler

8.

Guy Scapelli

9.

Jenna Redski

10.

Ian Carson

11.

Jannik Persson



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Character
Biograph
ies

Saverio Gazzara

Born: 26 September 1988

Origin: Venice, Veneto, Italy

Full Name: Saverio Iago Gazzara

Height: 6’ 3” (1.91 m)

Nationality: DUAL


Italian / British (English)

Biography:

Saverio spent his childhood in both Italy and the
UK, living with great difficulty due to his autism


Asperger Syndrome (AS)


which often put him at odds with his parents, and caused him to
frequently butt heads with his older brother Maurizio. Saverio soon left the UK for the US to pursue
his career as

a screenwriter and musician. After a controversy which resulted in his screenplay being
plagiarised, Saverio was paid compensation and granted full rights to the franchise. He now lives in a
massive underground bunker outside of San Francisco. Saverio is
very short
-
tempered and
somewhat amoral at times, but he will do what he thinks is right, and he always keeps his word. He
is also a child protection activist, and has zero tolerance for angry, impatient or abusive parents.

Yuri Goranski

Born: 21 March 199
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Origin: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Full Name: Yuri Andreievich Goranski

Height: 6’ (1.83 m)

Nationality: DUAL


Russian / British (English)

Biography:

Born in Saint Petersburg, Yuri was raised primarily by his mother, as his father disappeared shortly
afte
r his birth. Growing up in a decadent suburb of Moscow, he learned to develop sympathy and
compassion for those less fortunate than him and he also gained a strong sense of discipline and
morality. He met Saverio in the UK and the two soon became friends.
They eventually departed for
the US together. Yuri is calmer and more level
-
headed than Saverio, and is more capable of dealing
with hostilities diplomatically, whereas Saverio shoots first and asks questions later. As a result, Yuri
often clashes with Sav
erio on which course of action to take.



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Hans von Braun

Born:
2 April
1989

Origin: Berchtesgaden, Bavarian Alps, Germany

Full Name: Hans Karl von Braun

Height: 5’ 10” (1.78 m)

Nationality: DUAL


German / Swiss

Biography:

Hans spent his childhood in the
Alps before attending college in Düsseldorf. He dropped out at the
end of his first year and then moved to Zürich, Switzerland. After studying Computing for a year in
Zürich, Hans returned to Düsseldorf and spent three years as a nanotech programmer before

finally
leaving Germany for the US. This is where he met Saverio and Yuri after they posted up an advert
wanting a drummer and vocalist for their band


“Enlightenment”


with the former on keyboards
and the latter on guitar and bass. Personality
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wise, Ha
ns is very cynical and passive, refusing to get
involved in debates or arguments.

Kate

S
herwood

Born:
19 July

1966

Origin:
San Francisco, California, USA

Full Name:
Katia Francine S
herwood

Height: 5’ 6” (1.68 m)

Nationality: DUAL


American
/
French
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Canadi
an

Biography:

Kate’s

interest in acting, singing and dancing came at an early age, when she participated in (and
won) a local talent competition as a child. During her teenage years, she took up swimming and
Martial Arts


namely, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do
, Karate and Judo, becoming black belts in all of
them. She recorded her first album at age 16 and made her acting debut in a TV commercial at the
same time.

Friends with Amanda and Sarah since childhood

Kate

was promoted to cheer Captain at
college. She i
s kind, intelligent and very flirtatious (if somewhat naïve), but will stick to her principles
and do what she thinks is right.



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Amanda Robinson

Born:
6 June 1966

Origin:
Los Angeles
, California, USA

Full Name: Amanda Melissa Robinson

Height: 5’ 5” (1.65
m)

Nationality: DUAL


American /
British (English)

Biography:

Amanda developed an interest in filmmaking at an early age, when she received a video camera for
her 13
th

birthday. She would take pictures and film scenes of her surroundings and describe the
events occurring within. She got to direct her first short film at age 18, which got her a place in
college. During her time in college, she befriended Sarah and the two quickly became friends and
roommates. However, their friendship is often threatened by

Kate due to the latter’s ability to
seduce men more efficiently and effectively than the former two. Amanda also modelled for the
college magazine. She is thoughtful and compassionate, and despite her envy of Kate, she cares for
her too.

Sarah Blake

Born:

21 August 1966

Origin:
Encino, California, USA

Full Name: Sarah Ophelia Blake

Height: 5’ 4” (1.63 m)

Nationality: DUAL


American / Australian

Biography:

Sarah’s main interest is literature and poetry. As a child, she would recite the works of Shakespeare

and even write plays of her own. Her life was perfect until she was raped by a jealous ex when she
was 14. As a result, she took up kickboxing. Her newfound passion for combat and physical contact
strained her relationship with her father
, an Australian i
mmigrant
. She is close to her
American
mother

and when it comes to her friends and family, Sarah
is strong
-
willed and devoted to
protecting those she loves, and her loyalty is without measure.



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Alicia Daimler

Born: 23 October 1970

Origin: Innsbruck,
Tyrol, Austria

Full Name: Alicia Ivana Daimler

Height: 5’ 4” (1.63 m)

Nationality: DUAL


Austrian / German

Biography:

Born and raised in the Austrian Alps, Alicia became interested in computing at an early age, her first
computer being a Commodore Amiga 1
000 she received for her 15
th

birthday. She became one of
the Amiga’s most well
-
known coders, and a few years later, she was given an opportunity to work in
the US as a programmer and software engineer, working on developing applications to bridge the
gap
between man and machine. She is calm and caring, and is unafraid to speak her mind, but is
often torn between her sense of morality and her personal ego.

Guy Scapelli

Born: 7 March 1969

Origin: Corleone, Isle of Sicily, Italy

Full Name: Guido Argento Scape
lli

Height: 5’ 10” (1.78 m)

Nationality: Italian (Sicilian)

Biography

Born and raised in the Sicilian town of Corleone, Guy spent his childhood in various schools due to
his timid behaviour, which often resulted in highly aggressive and often confrontation
al resolutions.
At the age of 17, he left home and wandered around Italy, looking for a purpose in his life. To avoid
mandatory conscription in the Italian Army, he fled the country. A short trip to the US turned into a
lengthy stay as he discovered he had

a passion for music and computing, specialising in data analysis
and software engineering. It was here where he met Sarah, Amanda and Kate. Guy later met Alicia at
a job interview, where to their surprise they both got the job on offer.



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Holly Sherwood

B
orn: 14 February 1943

Origin:
Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Full Name:
Holly Alicia Sherwood

Height: 5’ 5” (1.65 m)

Nationality:
French
-
Canadian

Biography

Born and raised in
Canada
. Very little is known about Jenna, except that she left
Canada

and came to
Ameri
ca

at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a model and actress. At the age of 21, she met Kate’s
father, Ian


and fell pregnant. Refusing to give up or abort the baby, she became a mother at the
age of 22


a single mother, as Kate’s father was a workaholi
c, and reportedly, a mad scientist with
illicit and immoral tendencies. She was last seen in 1985. Her present whereabouts are unknown.

Ian Carson

Born: 2 May 1941

Origin: Chessington, Surrey, England, UK

Full Name: Ian Ignatio Richard Carson

Height: 5’
11” (1.8 m)

Nationality: British (English)

Biography

Born and raised in the village of Chessington in Surrey, Ian became fascinated by technology at an
early age. He successfully built his first electronic video game at the age of 17 using a CRT from an
ol
d TV and parts of a broken oscilloscope. Later in life, he became interested in cybernetics. His
devotion to the topic earned him a place at the University of Bath, where he graduated as a BSc at
the age of 25. Out of a twisted need for perfection and to g
uarantee that his daughter, Kate, would
get the best out of life, he had her enrol in various courses of physical activity and mental agility,
forming the genesis of his life’s work


a project to create the Ultimate Fighter. Stoic and
professional, Ian wi
ll go to every possible level to get what he wants.



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Jannik Persson

Born: 10 July 1980

Origin: Stockholm, Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

Full Name: Jannik Allan Gunnar Persson

Height: 6’ 3” (1.91 m)

Nationality: Swedish

Biography

Born and raised in Stoc
kholm and educated in
Gothenburg
. Very little is known about Jannik other
than he is a popular actor on Swedish television and he is also a skilled
martial artist. He likes to
prove his superiority by challenging women to his tournaments.