A contemporary teenager gets magically transported back in time to the mysterious, lost city of Sanxingdui, where he has to overcome his fears and embrace family to become one of the Heroes of the Golden Mask.
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John Wilson - Author
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, John grew up on the Isle of Skye and outside Glasgow. After a degree in Geology from St. Andrews University, he worked in Zimbabwe and Alberta before taking up writing full-time in 1989.
For a number of years John honed his literary skills as a freelance writer and photographer, providing several hundred articles, essays, book reviews, stories, poems and journalism to magazines and newspapers across Canada and overseas. He also taught writing courses at Vancouver Island University and the University of Victoria.
His first novel (Weet) was published in 1995 and has since been joined by 37 other works of fiction and 10 books of non fiction. John writes for kids, teens and adults and his books have been short-listed or won numerous Canadian literary awards (GGs finalist, Geoffrey Bilson , Sheila Egoff , Red Maple , Norma Fleck , etc.).
Most recently, he has published A Soldier’s Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R. H. Rabjohn(Penguin Random House), The Tales of War Trilogy (Doubleday) and the fourth Sam and Annabel adventure, Gold (Orca).
The Sanxingdui masks already have so much personality—they can look mysterious, or silly, or threatening, or heroic. It’s amazing to think that 3,000 years ago there were artists who could inspire us today to gather hundreds of other artists together to create something new and wonderful.
This story resonates deeply because it's so universal—about overcoming your fears and embracing family—but it's set against this completely unique backdrop of ancient Sanxingdui, a mysterious lost world no one has ever explored before on film.