Day Star Academy (Manuscript)
Michael Crandel is the administrator of a Christian High School in Seattle. He puts up with the normal things most principals contend with: troublesome parents; teachers with agendas; grafitti and budget concerns. Then there are the additional headaches that come with a Christian School: religious factions (among both parents and teachers); where to draw the line between what is doctrine and what is just Christianity, and still try to put Jesus first in everything you do.
Then one day a new teacher starts to act strangely. Michael needs to find out what is bothering the young woman, but he’s not prepared for the awful truth behind her odd behavior. He will have to rely on his personal relationship with Jesus and God’s love to come through this unexpected crisis.
This script could be approved with certain stipulations. Within the text itself there is no offensive content; however, Dove would offer a word of caution. While there is no specific violation of Dove standards, there are several references to behaviors and circumstances that may be considered offensive to some people. Dependent on the visuals used to depict these scenes, the family-friendly rating could be placed in jeopardy. For example, the principal of the school thinks about his sister, who was raped and died from her injuries at just eleven years old. This story is used to demonstrate forgiveness, but the visuals accompanying the story could easily push the sex and violence ratings past acceptable levels. Another concern is the priest who molested one of the teachers when she was just a child. These situations are alarming and would be worthy of discussion with regard to Dove approval.