Genre: DRAMA (Family Adventure, coming-of-age, with a supernatural element) Logline: An awkward eleven-year-old boy (Eg) uses his gift as an 'elephant whisperer' to rescue and reunite two sister elephants after they are separated on their way to the elephant sanctuary in Tennessee from their former home at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. He's the only one who 'hears' the impending doom of one of the elephants who has been kidnapped and earmarked for death at an evil billionaire's birthday safari near the sanctuary. With his uncanny connection to the elephants, he's her only hope for survival.
The subplot revolves around reuniting another family, his own as he uncovers a family secret about his grandparents interracial romance that was ruined and his father's family torn about when his father was only five. He masterminds a trip to Tennessee with his father to allegedly visit the elephant sanctuary, but is really on a quest to free the captive elephant and to meet his estranged, African American grandfather. The story takes place in the present day, in the past (1970s) when his grandparents first met on the commune and his father was born, and in the distant past from many generations ago in Africa where his gift as an elephant whisperer first began. With the help of his grandfather, they rescue the elephant and reunite her with her sister, overcoming great peril. To express his love and gratitude, he orchestrates a reunion between his grandfather with his grandmother, a great love that was senselessly torn apart decades ago due to racial injustice.