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The Cadicle TV pilot script is currently in competition on the film festival circuit and is looking for interest from networks/producers

Read the original Press Release about the project





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When a troubled teenage girl from Earth is conscripted into the galactic military, she must prove herself and become a leader to help win a secret war against a ruthless alien enemy.


Cadicle is a sprawling Young Adult sci-fi epic.

Saera Alexander longs to escape her abusive past when she leaves Earth to join the TSS, part of the galactic military. 

She is soon drawn into a web of secrets and intrigue when she befriends Wil Sietinen, a highborn heir and military prodigy who's snapping under the weight of his monumental responsibility to be a savior to his people

Saera and Wil’s unlikely partnership holds the key to ending a bitter war with the Bakzen, which the governing Priesthood has kept secret for centuries. But as Saera and Wil discover the true nature of their mysterious alien foe, they realize allies and enemies aren’t who they seem.

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Cadicle is a family drama set against the backdrop of a brewing galactic war against a mysterious alien enemy



The Enemy has attacked.

Unbeknownst to the general public, the Taran Empire has been on the losing side of a war with a mysterious alien enemy for centuries. The battles have been raging inside a hidden spatial Rift, but the Bakzen are now forcing their way out. The illusion of peace is about to shatter.

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SAERA ALEXANDER, 17, a teenaged girl with a haunted past from modern Earth. To escape her past of physical and emotional abuse, Saera jumps at the chance to join the TSS Academy and begin training in telekinesis. Saera is extremely gifted with both math and finding diplomatic solutions to problems. She finds a sense of kinship with TSS star student Wil as a fellow tortured soul, and they help each other tackle the challenges ahead.


Meanwhile, WIL SIETINEN, 17, is the heir to the powerful Sietinen Dynasty and possesses untold telekinetic potential. He is believed to be the promised Cadicle, a person with limitless power destined to save the universe. He’s afraid of what he can do with those abilities and has isolated himself. Wil is very conflicted about his role as a future leader in the galactic war, and he’s cracking under the enormous pressure.

Following a chance meeting, Wil and Saera share an instant connection and soon form a deep bond. They are somehow stronger together, finding fortitude and courage in the face of staggering odds.

But the Bakzen aren't their only threat. Shadowy syndicates have seized the opportunity to grow their power and influence. Ancient dynasties move their political pawns to further their machinations. Traitors and spies have embedded themselves deep within the TSS, waiting for their moment to strike. Both Wil and Saera soon find themselves to be valuable commodities in this dangerous universe.

Cadicle is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of galactic war. More than space battles and political intrigue, it is a family drama where generations of characters must overcome their insecurities and traumatic pasts in order to grow into the leaders and heroes they were destined to be. 

As centuries of lies and corruption are exposed, eventually our heroes face a dark truth... 


Is this destiny or manipulation?

Cadicle is based on the internationally bestselling book series by USA Today bestselling and Nebula-nominated author A.K. DuBoff, beginning with Volume Three (Bonds of Resolve) in the seven-volume series.



Best Concept


Script Summit





Final Draft -

Big Break 














Ermantourage -

The Industry Next

Festival 2020



Page Turner Screenplay Award 2021





About the Writers

JAMES FOX, screenwriter

James Fox is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer. He graduated with a BFA in both Directing and Producing, and he is the Founder and CEO of Dawnrunner Inc. With more than 16 action-packed years in the film industry, he has led the company through numerous award-winning projects, all across the world. He recently directed and co-wrote the sci-fi technothriller feature film CRYPTO SHADOWS (2023). He also produced “Dorkcore,” which finished a successful festival tour and is preparing to air on a genre streaming network. In addition to writing, directing, producing, he is dedicated to advancing the industry through education and outreach. He has spoken at events, like GPU Technology Conference, NAB, Seattle International Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, and dedicates his time and energy on several advisory boards, and through partnerships with children’s arts education organizations. His creativity and technical street-smarts have labeled him a visionary for the future of visual storytelling through new methods and technological innovations.

DARRELL GABONIA, screenwriter

Darrell Gabonia is a filmmaker from Hilo, Hawaii. After graduating from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, he worked in Los Angeles as an intern at nonprofit 826LA where he tutored inner city students in creative writing. He also interned at talent management company Principato-Young. He wrote and directed the fantasy web series “Dorkcore,” which won a Silver Award for Directing at the Los Angeles Film Review.


A.K. DUBOFF, book series author

Amy Kay DuBoff is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author specializing in sci-fi and space fantasy. Dubbed by her readers a modern “Queen of Space Opera,” she is most known for her acclaimed Cadicle Universe. The second book in her standalone Dark Stars Trilogy, A Light in the Dark, was a 2018 Nebula finalist for the Andre Norton Award. Amy’s short fiction has been published by NewCon Press, Seventh Seal Press, and numerous indie publications. Amy co-wrote the feature film screenplay for CRYPTO SHADOWS (2023). Learn more about her books at


To request a copy of the TV pilot script or pitch deck:

 Amy DuBoff

(503) 516-1782

 Cadicle® is a registered trademark of A.K. DuBoff. All rights reserved. 

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