Whale Rider

Storyform

SYNOPSIS: "A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize."  Synopsis source: IMDB.com

Story Dynamics

8 of the 12 essential questions

Main Character Resolve: Steadfast
Paikea maintains his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem.

Main Character Growth: Stop
regarding Paikea, the audience is waiting for something to stop.

Main Character Approach: Do-er
Paikea prefers a physical solution to his problem.

Main Character Problem-Solving Style: Linear
Paikea uses linear problem-solving techniques.

Story Driver: Action
In terms of the overall plot, actions force decisions to be made.

Story Limit: Optionlock
The story climax occurs because all options have been exhausted.

Story Outcome: Success
In terms of the overall plot, the original goal is achieved.

Story Judgment: Good
Paikea ultimately succeeds in resolving his personal problems.

Overall Story Throughline

Finding a New "Whale Rider" or Prophet

Overall Story Throughline: Physics
Overall Story Concern: Obtaining
Overall Story Issue: Attitude vs. Approach
Overall Story Problem: Oppose
Overall Story Solution: Support
Overall Story Symptom: Hinder
Overall Story Response: Help
Overall Story Catalyst: Approach
Overall Story Inhibitor: Delay
Overall Story Benchmark: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 1: Understanding
Overall Story Signpost 2: Learning
Overall Story Signpost 3: Doing
Overall Story Signpost 4: Obtaining

Main Character Throughline

Paikea

Main Character Throughline: Universe
Main Character Concern: Future
Main Character Issue: Preconception vs. Openness
Main Character Problem: Uncontrolled
Main Character Solution: Control
Main Character Symptom: Hinder
Main Character Response: Help
Main Character Unique Ability: Openness
Main Character Critical Flaw: Ability
Main Character Benchmark: Past
Main Character Signpost 1: Present
Main Character Signpost 2: Progress
Main Character Signpost 3: Past
Main Character Signpost 4: Future

Influence Character Throughline

Koro

Influence Character Throughline: Mind
Influence Character Concern: Subconscious
Influence Character Issue: Denial vs. Closure
Influence Character Problem: Oppose
Influence Character Solution: Support
Influence Character Symptom: Disbelief
Influence Character Response: Faith
Influence Character Unique Ability: Closure
Influence Character Critical Flaw: Commitment
Influence Character Benchmark: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 1: Conscious
Influence Character Signpost 2: Memory
Influence Character Signpost 3: Preconscious
Influence Character Signpost 4: Subconscious

Relationship Story Throughline

Grandfather/Grandaughter

Relationship Story Throughline: Psychology
Relationship Story Concern: Becoming
Relationship Story Issue: Obligation vs. Rationalization
Relationship Story Problem: Feeling
Relationship Story Solution: Logic
Relationship Story Symptom: Hinder
Relationship Story Response: Help
Relationship Story Catalyst: Rationalization
Relationship Story Inhibitor: Hope
Relationship Story Benchmark: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 1: Conceiving
Relationship Story Signpost 2: Conceptualizing
Relationship Story Signpost 3: Being
Relationship Story Signpost 4: Becoming

Addditional Story Points

Key Structural Appreciations

Overall Story Goal: Obtaining
Overall Story Consequence: Becoming
Overall Story Cost: Subconscious
Overall Story Dividend: Future
Overall Story Requirements: Understanding
Overall Story Prerequisites: Conceptualizing
Overall Story Preconditions: Memory
Overall Story Forewarnings: Past

Plot Progression Visualizations

Dynamic Act Schematics

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