Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bravado - An Independent Scottish Tourism Production

You've got to love him for his unbridled passion and energy but I am really concerned that our venerable tourist chair has got shares in Pixar and is getting just a little carried away with the number of visitors going to be coming to Scotland following the release of Disney's "Brave".

If you Google Mike Cantlay you may on page 23 or so (depending on your personal search settings) find a press release where he doesn't actually mention the film!

Now I recognise the opportunities don't get me wrong.

There'll be lots of tickets for the Worldwide premiere which will undoubtedly be held in Oban, there'll be franchised Disney Pixar Stores in each of VisitScotland's TICs or VICs and the new VisitScotland site (which actually is scheduled to take longer to build than Pixar's own production) will earn millions in a commission share merchandise deal for "Mikey" dolls that even outshadows the Online Travel Agents revenues...

In the good natured way that is clearly intended we are therefore looking for scriptwriters and animators of our own to develop the story of Bravado...

Bravadod - A Synopsis
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious lands of Scotland. With Bravado, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Mikey confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
Mikey the Proclaimer is a skilled teller of tales and the impish supporter of would be High Chieftain Ec and his sidekick King Malcolm of Leith.

Determined to carve his own path in life, Mike defies his height and heads out on the road, his right hand forever waving the flag the right distributing proclamations to the communities he visits.

However Mikey’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when he turns to an eccentric old Wizard for help, he is granted an ill-fated wish.

The ensuing battles allows Mikey to introduce the rest of the nation to the meaning of true bravado and leads him on his quest to achieve greatness by increasing visitors to the mountains and valleys, glens and lochs, links and festivities. 

This is a tale of Clans based in the ancient city of Dunedin but with a reach that extended into the many mountains and glens, coastal routes and dunes. 

It will inspire literally dozens."
Yeah ok, it may not fly...

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