UNTITLED SEVEN WHEELS PROJECT
When a father and son are forced by a freak storm to seek shelter, they’re unexpectedly catapulted into a journey through seven interlocking riddle-based mini-adventures across seven fantastical realms populated with extraordinary creatures – ultimately returning home deeply transformed.
THE CROSS-CULTURAL MYTHOLOGY OF SEVEN PROGRESSIVE REALMS:
The seven realms are based on the seven-chakra progressions found in many cultures including Vedic, Hindu, Sufi, Judaic and Kabbalistic (Sefirot), as well as Nordic Vikings, Germanic and Teutonic cultures. With influences from religious and secular philosophies – from Buddha to Carl Jung; from the I Ching to the Kabbalah; and from Plato to Terence McKenna – this mythic journey and coming-of-age story aims to explore an emotional catharsis that resides beyond the reheated sentimentality of the standard “coming of age” tropes.
Each realm’s strange storyworld is a dreamlike alternative-reality version of the familiar. For example one realm might be an amalgam of nautical, aquatic and machine imagery (and a fusion of metaphorical philosophies inspired by each aspect). Another realm might be a grafting of the bestial and the botanical.
THE MONOMYTH & THE POIGNANCY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE:
The narrative is built on the transcultural mythic hero’s journey. The parent and child protagonists’ are on paths – at times united together, at times each forced to travel onward alone – requiring them to journey through self-doubt, perilous confusion, dark isolation and the discarding of “illusions disguised as truth.”
THE SEVEN REALMS - PARALLEL THE SEVEN CHAKRAS
The story begins in “the ordinary world” then the pair must journey through an evolving topology light and sound. Each realm provides a test (and its lesson).
#1 Red - The Root Chakra: Survival (blocked by Fear)
Realm of primitive power
#2 Orange - The Sacral Chakra: Pleasure (blocked by guilt)
Realm of emotions & sensuality
#3 Yellow - The Solar Plexus Chakra: Determination (blocked by shame)
Realm of self-determination
#4 Green - The Heart Chakra: Love (blocked by grief)
Realm of compassion
#5 Blue - The Throat Chakra: Truth (blocked by lies)
Realm of personal truth, self-expression
#6 Indigo - The Third Eye Chakra: Insight (blocked by illusion)
Realm of ESP, intuition, inspiration
#7 High Violet - The Crown Chakra: Cosmic awakening (blocked by ego attachment)
Realm of wisdom & transcendence
The final stage brings them back to “the ordinary world” profoundly changed.
A FLUID GENRE
As of now, this project’s final form is still open – it could evolve to incorporate musical songs or be performed with stylized dialog such as lyric spoken word/poetry verse – or possibly a hybrid combination of both.
SYNTHESIZING: INSTINCT VISION VOICE EMOTION & MEANING