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1000 - The Sword in the Stone


The story of the genuine sword in the stone, set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180. An adventurous and exciting journey through medieval Italy. 

Comps The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Wizard of OZ



Jack, a teen visiting Tuscany to see the genuine sword in the stone, sucked into a wormhole tackles a journey in the Middle Ages. The narrative begins with elderly Alferius, sent to Bavaria by Guaimario Prince of Salerno. During a violent storm Alferius meets an old Norwegian druid in exile, who tells how miraculously he escaped the sinking of a Viking fleet. The druid gives him a magic sword, a coin and a raven. Despite his best efforts, Alferius never reaches Bavaria because in Pavia he is arrested as a traitor and jailed in a castle. After nearly ten years, when he finally manages to find the Old Codex Amiatinus, he decides to start back. The second half of the film is set at the Amalfi Coast. In a tavern, four drunks gamble and tell what happened during last 150 years, from the secret journey of Eleanor of Aquitaine, to birth of Templars. Jack, now living Galgano's life, is able to swing again his legendary sword, until one day he becomes saint, as he puts the sword in the stone.





Screenings / Awards: 

Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2016

HIMPFF Award of Recognition
Feature Screenplay
Original screenplay written by Guido Maria Giordano (first of a Trilogy)


Los Angeles Film Awards 2017

LAFA October Award
Best Action Screenplay
Guido Maria Giordano (writer)
Best Screenplay
Guido Maria Giordano


Los Angeles Screenplay Contest 2016

Official Finalist Award
Family Film Screenplay


Moondance International Film Festival 2015

Script Competition
Kids Feature Film Script
Guido Maria Giordano (writer)


New York Film Awards 2017

New York Film Award
Best Fantasy Screenplay
Guido Maria Giordano (writer)


Directed by: 
Douglas Boswell
Release Date: 
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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