Sentient Australia – Season one

Benjamin James


When an alien lifeform unleashes a holocaust on humanity, a Navy diver leads the survivors in a fightback against an ever-evolving, ever more frightening version of us, ‘The Sentient.’

Elevator pitch 

A Navy Diver wakes up in a recompression chamber to discover Sydney engulfed in a terrifying red storm and an alien lifeform preparing to invade.


Inspired by the Sydney 2009 red dust storm.


Genre breakdown

Inciting incident

A mysterious red storm engulfs the planet and unleashes chaos. 


Sentient’s theme is leadership. 

Discover the Theme of Sentient and the author’s inspiration to create it. 

The theme document explores, ‘The smartest guys in the room’, colonisation, radicalisation and the patriot betrayed.

Meet the characters – Discover their world

On Pinterest?

For an introduction to and a visual exploration of the characters and their world, check out Presence Global Entertainment’s Pinterest boards. 

Look of the Sentient, Arrival of the storm, After Day One,

Lt. Commander Michael Dowd, Kayla, Senator Connie Vickers, Dr. Amon Teicher, Heidi Fisk, , Sam, Vice Admiral J.Deakin Frank, Lt. Aiden Frank, Senator Bernard Hass, Senior Constable Wasim Sabban, Beata Rosen, Topik Senninger, Captain ‘Jimmy’ James Ramos, Able Seaman Che Amiri.

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 Season One – Australia


Sentient Australia Draft Three

Episode Two


Episode Three

Episode Four

Episode Five

Episode Six

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