Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single 

purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?

Dracula

A Trilogy

LOVE  GONE  SOUTH

New Orleans  -  Silent Lover  -  Mickey

Chapter 1

INTRODUCTION

The Love Gone South Trilogy Series comprised of three chapters begins as a romantic modern fairytale, set in the southern United States.  As the belief in the veracity of the events described throughout the trilogies increases, its characters eventually merge into real life legends.  The narrative will be progressively perceived by the audience, as such grounded in today’s relatable current socio-political affairs, truths, and deceptions.  Narrated through nine story-driven rock songs synced with multimedia short films*, the Love Gone South visual-musical essay explores the notion and the line between reality, simulation, psychedelics, supernatural, magic and the indestructible and unstoppable power of True Love.  

*Multimedia Videos: Animation, Film, Photography and Virtual Reality.

THE FIRST TRILOGY

PLOT 

Once upon a time a traveling musician JIMMY (33) meets a former beauty queen MADELINE (42), a single mother with two kids who is living under her means in the parishes of “New Orleans.”  After spending an eventful day, he end up at a wooden shack by the Mississippi River where he spends the night and a year or two goes by.  

 

He truly loves this tiny family, the kids, the dog and the simple gypsy life as he works hard to put food on the table.  However, shortly into this romance, he begins to quietly suffer as he doesn’t feel that he is measuring up to a former lover of hers.  He feels this way as Madeline often zones out with a distinctive unbroken velvet gaze as if she is quietly in love and that her affections lie elsewhere.  She is a “Silent Lover.”

One dark moonless night in the middle of summer, having done his time, the father of the kids comes back from prison busting through the door with a gun.  Jimmy dodges a few bullets before Madeline steps in to protect him. But after all, she drops him off at the same spot that he was found.  Haunted and broken, Jimmy flies out of The Big Easy to The City of Angels.  

 A year later her criminal boyfriend gets killed in a drug war.  Shortly after, in hopes of seeking forgiveness and to confess a truth that she has kept secret for many years, she leaves everything behind, grabs the children and sets out on a quest only to find Rumi months later in The City of New York.  She reveals that the very first time that they met was about 14  years ago in southern Illinois at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi River. And that upon their first meeting she witnessed the devil slip a “Mickey” in his drink.  

Knowing that he is now in a vulnerable situation, she breaks away from her boyfriend and intervenes to save his soul.  The two end up having a hot minute affair spending a magical night together.  The Next morning,  she sneaks out of his motel room and leaves a note behind that reads: “So long, little Prince, you are now free...”   However committed, she leaves, with a heavy heart and a paradoxical feeling that he, could have been the one.  

She ends up having two children with her boyfriend but over time he becomes abusive and violent and eventually gets locked up in prison.  That’s when she decides to disappear with the kids as she travels down to the south of Mississippi River.  11 years later, by divine order, Madeline & Jimmy cross paths again when she pulls up in her junkyard-ready black Pontiac to pick him up on streets of New Orleans.  This time, of course, he can’t remember her, because… Mickey.

To be continued. . . 

LOVE  GONE  SOUTH  PARADIGM 

Jimmy (22)

Madeline (31) 

Jimmy (33)

Madeline (42) 

SILENT LOVER

Jimmy sees Madeline

bathing in the

Mississippi River 

Year

1st Encounter

Madeline sees the Devil slip a Mickey in his drink

She leaves a note behind and sneaks out of motel room

1st Child

2nd Child

Madeline 's 

Madeline's Boyfriend is jailed.

She flees to New Orleans with her 2 kids

2nd Encounter in New Orleans

She pulls up in her Pontiac

He moves into her wooden shack

Boyfriend is back from jail. She drops him off where he was found

Flies

to L.A.

Boyfriend is killed

She leaves New Orleans with her kids to find Jimmy

3rd Encounter

Finds him in New York City. Reveals the secret, asks for forgiveness.

MADELINE'S PERSPECTIVE - 2nd Trilogy

NEW ORLEANS

4

3

12

MICKEY(entire timeline)

THE SECOND TRILOGY

11

2

5

6

7

8

9

10

13

14

15

1

We explore their story from Madeline’s perspective over a 15-year timespan, starting from when she sees the devil slip a mickey in his drink till when she finds him in New York City.

CUT TO:

It is not until the end of this Trilogy that we will find out whether they will get back together or not. When she finds Jimmy in New York City she reveals the truth and asks for forgiveness. She then lets Jimmy think it all over.  After ruminating all night, the next morning he steps out of his building.  Madeline, cigarette in hand, she is leaning against the black Pontiac with her kids sleeping in the back.  Jimmy, solemnly, with long strides and an unbroken velvet gaze, advances, and stands before her. They take a moment as they see through each other’s naked souls.  He then wraps a bandana around her neck. They embrace.  

FADE OUT.

THE THIRD TRILOGY

With a serendipitous ending of the 2nd Trilogy, we proceed to portray the events that follow their life together in New York City and their activism in the socio-political scene.     

THE PHILOSOPHY OF "LOVE GONE SOUTH"

TRUE LOVE

 

"Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds... true love?"

 

 

 

 

True Love manifests itself in Love Gone South when each character finds their other half and as a result, they become an unstoppable force.  Through these trilogies, we will discover what the lovers of our story do with this power.  The True Love philosophy has been assigned to a few literary works and pop culture entries, most notably depicted in the film “Natural Born Killers.” However, our trilogy, as an antidote, will have a positive take on the overall theme.  

THE MORNING STAR 

 

..is referred to the love that comes to someone right before they meet their True Love.  It feels like true love but in reality, it is only a preparation for what is to come next.  This philosophy has been inspired by the observation of the rise of the planet Venus at dawn. As planet Venus rises in the morning sky, it is the brightest object until the Sun rises above it. Therefore, in literary works of ancient mythology, Venus was given various names such as; the Fallen Angel, the God Wannabe, and the Morning Star. And of course, the Sun being, the True Love. 

THE ELECTS

 

The Elects philosophy describes the idea of invincibility of the next couple that has been appointed the divine True Love.  Further explaining that the power of True Love is an energy passed on from the principal couple to the next and is never truly destroyed nor forgotten. This process actuates during the liminality state, starting when the principles have successfully served their calling and before they fade-out into annihilation.   

NEW ORLEANS 

Debut Single

Written by Desmond Child & Prince Rumi 

Produced by Mario Winans & Prince Rumi 

Mixing Engineers: Daniel Sanint, Fab Dupont

Sound Engineers: JC Monterossa, Greg Recchia

Electric Guitars: James Richardson

Background Vocals: Tabitha Fair

Drums: David Zerio

Acoustic Guitars: JC Monterossa  

Additional Guitars & Bass: Tony Alipetli

Organ: Abe Williams Jr.  

Official Single Art Work

NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS 

Written by Desmond Child & Prince Rumi

Intro:

1. I’m on a plane on my way to the City of Angels

2. I’m leaving it all behind in New Orleans

3. I’m never going back but I know it’ll haunt me forever

4. I fell in love and I lost it in my dreams

Verse 1:

5. She pulled up in her junkyard ready black Pontiac

6. It was all beat up and her kids were in the back

7. She was a former beauty queen who’d fallen on hard times

8. She said “hop in the front” and she took me for a ride

Chorus 1:

1. I’m on a plane on my way to the City of Angels

2. I’m leaving it all behind in New Orleans

3. I’m never going back but I know it’ll haunt me forever

4. I fell in love and I lost it in my dreams

Verse 2:

13. We ended up at a wooden shack by the river

14.  I spent the night and a year or two went by

15.  She needed a man in the house to put food on the table

16. And looking back those were the best days of my life

Chorus 2:

17. I’m on a plane on my way to the City of Angels

18. I’m leaving it all behind in New Orleans

19. I’m never going back but I know it’ll haunt me forever

20. I fell in love and I lost it in my dreams

Verse 3:

21. One dark moonless night in the middle of summer

22. I woke up to the cursin’ of a big man with a gun

23. He’d done his time and he was taking back the life I had borrowed

24. And then she dropped me off at the same spot I was found

Chorus 3:

25. I’m on a plane on my way to the City of Angels

26. I’m leaving it all behind in New Orleans

27. I’m never going back, never going back

28. It’ll haunt me forever

29. I fell in love and I lost it in my dreams

30. I’m dreaming of the love I lost in New Orleans

©2018 LIMINALITY RECORDS (BMI) / DESTON ENTERTAINMENT (ASCAP)

NEW ORLEANS 

SILENT LOVER

 Second Single

Written by Prince Rumi 

Produced by

Vocal Producers: 

Mixing Engineers: 

Sound Engineers:

Electric Guitars:

Background Vocals:

Drums:

Acoustic Guitars:   

Additional Guitars & Bass:

Organ:   

Recorded at:

Temporary Art Work

SILENT LOVER

Written by Prince Rumi

Intro:

1. She’s got a deep velvet gaze, quietly in love and always-

2. Tapping her fingers to a beat of a heart so far away

3. She is a silent lover, she is a silent lover

4. She’s a silent lover, oh she is a silent lover

Verse 1:

5. We chased the night to a rundown red-light cabaret

6. It was such a beautiful, beautiful sunny day

7. She moved like the characters in the books by Hemingway

8. And I was trying to charm her with my New York City ways

Chorus 1:

9. She’s got a deep velvet gaze, quietly in love and always-

10. Tapping her fingers to a beat of a heart so far away

11. She is a silent lover, she is a silent lover

12. She’s a silent lover, oh she is a silent lover

Verse 2:

13. I went over a thousand stories in my head

14. But I couldn’t dare to ask who’d broken her

15. We already knew what was on my mind

16. So she held my hand to dance and said the past is dead

Chorus 2:

17. She’s got a deep velvet gaze, quietly in love and always-

18. Tapping her fingers to a beat of a heart so far away

19. She is a silent lover, she is a silent lover

20. She’s a silent lover, oh she is a silent lover

Verse 3:

21. We’ve now got a tiny house, children and a cute dog

22. She’s the princess but I’m still the little frog

23. I wanna be the man before that velvet gaze

24. But she’s the silent lover and I’m a lover on the chase

Chorus 3:

17. She’s got a deep velvet gaze, quietly in love and always-

18. Tapping her fingers to a beat of a heart so far away

19. She is a silent lover, she is a silent lover

20. She’s a silent lover, oh she is a silent lover

©2018 LIMINALITY RECORDS (BMI)

SILENT LOVER

Music Video Visual Treatment

Set in the mid-2000s in the parishes of the City of New Orleans, Silent Lover music video will be portrayed with a cinematic look and a short film structure which includes two narrative scenes, a prologue and an epilogue with speaking parts on both ends of the video.  Below, you can see on the mood board, visuals that closely represent the envisioned aesthetics of the Silent Lover video.  Jimmy and Madeline’s relationship, however, attained is one of a mystery. His character is caught up in a dilemma as he is suffering from what he considers to be an unrequited love, while Madeline is hiding truths about the past. Therefore a realistic approach in depicting their simple gypsy life will help to capture the subtle emotions involved.

Mickey

Third Single

Written by Prince Rumi 

Produced by 

Vocal Producers: 

Mixing Engineers: 

Sound Engineers: 

Electric Guitars: 

Background Vocals: 

Drums: 

Acoustic Guitars: 

Additional Guitars & Bass:

Organ:   

Recorded at:  

Temporary Art Work

MICKEY

Written by Prince Rumi

Verse 1: (Prologue)

1. There was a girl bathing in the river of Mississippi

2. Who laughed like an angel but she cried like a Salem witch

3. She’d seen many sharks, none ever caught up to her

4. Head to toe, tats and scars, her soul was without a stitch

Chorus 1:

5. I was comfortable with her darkest demons

6. She was alright with my all-day-dreaming

7. We ran away, we ran away, we went too far

8. We gave love a new name, chasing the Morning Star

Verse 2:

9. She saw the devil slip a mickey in my whiskey drink

10. Confessed in a note that she left behind, so she got me to think

11. Was it her? Was it Lucy or was it just me?

12. Didn’t care what it was, she made love like a woman to me

Chorus 2:

13. I was comfortable with her darkest demons

14. She was alright with my all-day-dreaming

15. We ran away, we ran away, we went too far

16. We gave love a new name, chasing the Morning Star

Verse 3: (Bridge)

17. We kept it to ourselves and felt the burn with desire

18. All the stored-up love within which had lain quiet

19. Maybe we were always destined to fall and crash

20. Knowing what our hearts wanted- our bodies couldn’t have

Chorus 3:

21. I was comfortable with her darkest demons

22. She was alright with my all-day-dreaming

23. We ran away, we ran away, we went too far

24. We gave love a new name, chasing the Morning Star

Outro: (Epilogue)

25. There is a girl outside with her kids in a beat-up Pontiac

26. She’s driven up to Big Apple and left the Big Easy behind

27. Her note’s by the window, Ashtray’s full, empty bottle of cognac

28. And I wonder if what’s left of this heart, can love her back

©2018 LIMINALITY RECORDS (BMI)

Music Video Visual Treatment

MICKEY

Mikey's music video will be presented in a multimedia fashion utilizing animation, film, and photography within the world of Virtual Reality. The audience will be able to experience the story from the Point of View of Jimmy, Madeline, the Camera and their very own.  Given the nature of the first trilogy and the writers attempt to explore the notions of magic vs science, the thrill of infatuation vs the powers of true love and reality vs simulation, a 360 View of Love Gone South created in VR is going to comprehensively convey the nuances of the story.  The twists and turns will be revealed through embedded flashback scenes from New Orleans and Silent Lover videos as we walk the audience through the VR experience. 

 

Google's Tilt Brush will be used to create the VR world of LGS in a three-dimensional space. To further emphasize the thin line between reality and simulation, and to create existential moments with intent for the audience, strategically, once per character, we are going to break the Fourth Wall and turn the lens back on the creators of the VR world while creating it. However, we won't be seeing the commissioned artists, instead, we will be seeing the characters of the story creating the VR world themselves. 

 

Have a look at the Tilt Brush presentation below of Van Goh's Starry Night painting. This will help you better follow our vision for Mickey's video. 

 

Similar to Silent Lover's structure, Mickey's VR video is going to be a short film with narrative scenes and speaking parts.           

 

 

 

 

VAN GOH'S STARRY NIGHT

VR EXPERIENCE

LOVE GONE SOUTH

Marketing plan

Thank you for taking the time to review this presentation. It means a lot to me. This has been the result of many sleepless nights while banging my head against the wall to figure out the details and the complexities of the story.  I have shared this with you and only a few others because simply put, I hold you dear to my heart, I believe in you, and lastly, I alone can not bring this project to reality without your help. 

 

I do have a marketing plan in place and if implemented meticulously, it is a definite winner.  If you have enjoyed what you have read, watched and heard so far and would like to assist me with sharing the Love Gone South project with the world, kindly write me back and say; "I'm in, Rumi. I'm with you." Reading that line coming from you will bring a smile to my face and a boost in my confidence that I am in fact, on to something. I will then send you the marketing plan.  However, unlike this presentation, the entire marketing plan is fully explained in one sentence. Yes, one single sentence.  

With love... Axiomatically yours, 

 

Prince Rumi

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