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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 is social outcast in high school when she learns modern Earth is a rogue colony of the galaxy-spanning Taran Empire. 


She leaves her world behind to join the TSS, a branch of the galactic military known for training those with “Gifts”— latent telepathic and telekinetic abilities.


A chance meeting with Wil, a brilliant but tortured young man being groomed as the TSS’s next great leader, places Saera at the heart of a generations-old war that’s being secretly fought inside a dimensional rift.


Saera and Wil’s partnership is the key to winning the war, but they soon learn that enemies aren’t always who they seem. 


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, enrolls in the TSS Academy, where she will learn to harness her latent telekinetic powers. Headstrong and determined, she resolves to become a Commander in the TSS but faces one overwhelming obstacle: she is from Earth, the "lost colony" of the Taran Empire considered a backwater of dangerous savages. She must prove to her squad that she belongs, but most importantly she must prove it to herself.


Meanwhile, WIL SIETINEN, 17, a brilliant young man with extraordinarily powerful telekinetic abilities works tirelessly on a prototype engine that may help turn the tides of the upcoming war. Although he is emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted, he presses on, shouldering the weight of responsibility because that is what he was born to do. He is the Cadicle, the prophesied savior of the universe. A being of untold power. A living weapon. A kid who is starting to crack under the pressure of his extraordinary duty.

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 feature film CRYPTO (2022), a sci-fi technothriller currently in post-production. 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 (2022), a sci-fi technothriller now in post-production. 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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