The Vortex Synopsis (revealed)

Thank you to everyone who helped tweak the logline over the past few weeks! Here it is:


The Vortex is a family fantasy about three kids who visit their aunt’s ranch for summer vacation. They soon discover the ranch is an active cryptozoological vortex when mythical creatures cause chaos and the kids must battle their fears to save themselves.

Three siblings, Addeline, Fiona, and Ian face the wildest summer vacation of their lives after their parents plan a romantic getaway and drop the kids off with their eccentric aunt and uncle.

Aunt Tabitha and one-handed Uncle Buster are preoccupied with frightening sounds from the woods. Eventually they confess that the ranch is a cryptozoological vortex where things aren’t always as they seem.

After a fight with his sisters, Ian wanders into the woods until he’s hopelessly lost, bug-bitten and realizes he’s being stalked by Florida’s version of Big Foot – the Skunk Ape. To make matters worse, before the search for Ian can begin, Fiona is kidnapped by a kelpie and dragged underwater and into the realm of Mer.

Frantic, Aunt Tabitha calls on the Sprites for assistance, learning from them that they must first find the fabled unicorn horn to help rescue the kids. A goblin attack reveals the location of the unicorn horn, but leaves the aunt and uncle poisoned and unconscious. Addeline secures the horn during the attack but doesn’t know how to use it to save her siblings. Their “boring” summer vacation has become mystical, magical, and dangerous.

Will Addeline figure out the secret of the unicorn horn and rescue her family, or will she be forced to explain the sudden disappearance of everyone she loves?


I’d love to hear what you think – let me know if you have any input. If you’ve forgotten the story line from Books 1, 2, 3 – here’s the trailer:


About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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2 Responses to The Vortex Synopsis (revealed)

  1. John Hamel says:

    Great job! I can’t wait to see the movie.

  2. Mom says:

    It sounds so exciting and edge of the seat viewing. It WILL be an awesome movie!

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