Misty Forest
Hanging in plane wreckage

The Idea:

After their plane crashes in a remote forest, a popular travel vlogger and his videographer must figure out how to survive the wild, and each other.


Story Concept:

Sam is a popular travel vlogger working and travelling with his videographer, Russell, who films and edits the stunning travel videos they put out.

When their plane crashes in the British Columbia wilderness, Sam and Russell have to learn how to survive in the wild, while continuing to film videos for their channel, and coming to terms with the flaws lurking in their occupation, their relationship, and themselves.

Writing Schedule

April 26 - May 9

Character Work

  • Enneagram readthrough/notes

  • Biography

  • Motivation

  • Need/Goal

  • Identification

  • Transformational arcs


May 10 - 16

Plot Brainstorming

  • Subplots

  • Conflict

  • Obstacles

  • Information

  • Tension

  • Pacing

  • Image Systems

  • Emotion

  • Originality


May 17 - May 23

Plot Structuring

  • Format

  • Structure


May 24 - June 9


  • Beat Sheet

  • Treatment/Outline


June 9 - July 1

Step Outline


July 4

First Draft

Forest Path

This story takes place in the world of vlogging, YouTube videos, and content creation.

The locations at the beginning of the story are all over the world - all the places you wish you could travel to - the ones that look amazing, unique, and beyond your reach.

Then the location changes, to the remote wilderness, where no one wants to be - where the audience and influence connected to vlogging and content creation disappear.

Genre, One-liner, Taglines

The Genre is Man vs. Wild... but not really.

It's actually content creation, travel vlogs, and YouTube videos. The stuff you watch on your phone that makes you wish you were somewhere else, doing something else - living a different life.