Books by Lynn Santer 

GHOSTED (Novels and biographical)

 

  • Beyond the Darkness – Neville Santer

  • You are more than just your bits – Cindy Newstead

  • Waiting for spirit to tell me – Monica Ward

  • How to win your man and keep him – Geri Hemer

  • God willed it – Tony Bailey

  • Farewell Brave Babylon – Ali Al-Wahabi 

  • Glove – Marie Tilley

  • Whirly Girl – Rosemarie McRae

  • Power to Act – Dorry Kordahi

  • Rolaboi – Renegade Skater – Jayson Sutcliffe 

  • From Arafat to Everest – Mark Squirrell 

  • The Other Side of the Meadow – Mira Stanislawska 

  • Beyond Boundaries – Pushpa Vaghela 

 

SELF HELP/LIFESTYLE

 

  • Don’t feel like a prick? There has never been a book on diabetes like this one!

  • I want to be an author – a step-by-step workbook to guide your child’s first story

  • This recipe came to me when

 

BIOGRAPHICAL

 

  • Brother Doctor

  • Beyond World Safari

NOVELS

 

  • Sins of Life

  • Sins of Life Part Two – Into the Fire

  • Sins of Life The Final Chapter – Evil by Design

  • Land of the Free

  • Professor Midnight

 

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

 

  • Emails from the Edge

  • Emails from the Edge – Volume Two

  • Emails from the Edge – Volume Three

  • Just what the doctor ordered

 

CHILDRENS

 

  • Swan Song 

  • The Magical Scarecrows                       

  • - Book One

  • - Book Two

  • - Special RSPCA Edition 

  • - Thoughts and Affirmations for Children

  • - The Israeli Magical Scarecrows Chanukah Adventure

  • - Guessing Games and Colouring Book

  • - Chanukah Guessing Games and Colouring Book               

  • - The Israeli Magical Scarecrows Purim Adventure

  • - First Story Book – A Christmas Miracle

  • - The Magical Scarecrows Garden

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Film Awards 

WINNER Audience Choice Best Short Documentary Film, Marina del Rey Film Festival

WINNER Best Short Documentary Film, Marina del Rey Film Festival

WINNER Best Short Documentary Film, Florence Film Awards

WINNER Best Nature & Wildlife Film, Cannes World Film Festival – Remembering the Future

WINNER Best Short Documentary Amsterdam International Film Festival

WINNER Best Movie Music, Garden State Film Festival New Jersey

WINNER Best Environmental Documentary Berlin Independent Film Festival

WINNER Mykonos International Film Festival

 

HONORABLE MENTION Best Short Documentary Fox International Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia

 

NOMINATED Best Nature & Wildlife Film 2022 annual Cannes World Film Festival 

NOMINATED Best short documentary Milan Arthouse Film Festival

 

FINALIST Burbank International Film Festival

FINALIST London Reel Film Festival

 

SEMI-FINALIST New York City Film and TV Awards

SEMI FINALIST Tokyo Shorts Film Festival

SEMI FINALIST Stockholm Short Film Festival

SEMI FINALIST Hong Kong Indie Film Festival

 

QUARTER FINALIST Vancouver International Film Festival

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION Flick Fair

OFFICIAL SELECTION 30th anniversary Philadelphia International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION Louisville’s International Festival of Film

OFFICIAL SELECTION Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION Vienna International Film Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes

OFFICIAL SELECTION Santa Fe Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION Fox International Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia for Best Movie Music

OFFICIAL SELECTION Socially Responsible Film Festival New York

OFFICIAL SELECTION Dare to Struggle Film Festival Australia

 

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Swan Song

 

Hugh and Serena are two magnificent black swans who have reigned over a vast lake in a sub-tropical paradise for many years. Although the environment is idyllic it belies a slimy danger that lurks below the water – giant eels. As we enter this world, almost immediately Hugh is forced to battle one of the Goliath eels. He triumphs but the battle exhausts him – he is not the young swan he once was. 

The colorful bunch of characters who live on the lake are all grateful to Hugh for protecting them from the evil of the deep, which impresses Hugh and Serena’s daughter, Isis. As their latest hatched cygnet, Isis assumes she is the last born cygnet and therefore heir to the kingdom, as is the swan way of things. A cheeky white duck who has lived on the lake as long as Hugh and Serena, Lord Quacksalot, knows better. 

When Serena shows her daughter around their territory, they meet Tom, the leader of the turtles. Tom notices from under the water that Isis has developed her white under-wing flight feathers and encourages her to fly. The ambitious young swan becomes airborne, thrilled with her newfound power, not realizing the bittersweet consequence.

Hugh quickly tells his daughter that once swan children are flight capable, they must leave the lake to find a territory of their own. Isis is devastated. Serena tries to sweeten the blow by telling her daughter that she will become queen of a new territory but she doesn’t want to start from scratch. She knows her parents are old and she wants this prime territory for herself. As Lord Quacksalot and other characters all hold their breath wondering what will happen next, Hugh forces his daughter’s departure. Reluctantly she leaves but vows revenge. 

While Isis is away, Hugh and Serena give birth to Prince, their heir apparent. When Isis returns with the evil swan Hannibal, Hugh is too old and Prince is too young to challenge such a young, enormous and strong swan. The serenity and sanctuary of the lake are shattered. It will take all Serena’s years of knowledge and experience, and all the animals of the kingdom working together, if Hannibal is to be defeated and the sanctity of the lake preserved for all the creatures who live there. 

Paperback, e-book, audio book and the first song from the album will be released in time for Christmas. The animated musical feature film is in development.”
 

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Gaston Leroux

 

Politics. Intrigue. Racial prejudice. A fabled phantom who proved to be real in flesh and blood. Wine, women and song. Squandering the family fortune. Love and betrayal. Murder most foul. The life story of Gaston Leroux has it all and more.

A flamboyant figure in 1920s Parisian society, Gaston (a respected lawyer who becomes the world’s first investigative journalist) turns to novel writing after squandering his inherited millions. He produces the world’s first locked door murder mystery before stumbling over a living witness to the “Phantom of the Opera” saga. Desperate to prove that Erik (aka “The Phantom”) was real and lived an odyssey in Persia for 10 years before collaborating with Charles Garnier on the design of the Paris Opera House, Gaston’s efforts are thwarted by authorities of the day. The authorities have their own motives for keeping the existence of Erik a secret and reaping revenge on Gaston himself.

Gaston embarrassed authorities as an investigative journalist when he proved a man convicted to life on Devil’s Island in French Guiana was innocent... and no one in France wanted the world to learn that one of their most revered icons (the Opera House) was partially designed and constructed by a man both deformed and deranged (Erik). 

Gaston died young and in mysterious circumstances, leaving the Phantom to become a fable of legend, remembered as a hideous madman – this was never Gaston’s intention.

Book (Novella): Coming in July! 

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Land of the Free: OUT OF the shadows

 

"Land of the Free: In the shadows", by Emmy nominated Hollywood director James Ganiere and Australian powerhouse writer/producer Lynn Santer, the first in a series of documentaries throwing the spotlight on issues involving the legal trophy hunting of endangered species, was internationally acclaimed, winning laurels from film festivals all over the world.

 

While the first film focused mainly on the psychology of the trophy hunter, this second film takes what was IN the shadows OUT of the shadows. The world premiere to take place in London’s House of Commons with VIPs, Ministers, lawmakers and celebrities.

 

Revealing a wealth of new information, vision and evidence, this explosive documentary exposes the subversive activities and the nefarious lengths that the trophy hunting industry will go to in order to protect its perceived right to slaughter endangered animals for pride, pleasure and profit. 

 

Featuring genuine heroes in the international movement such as Eduardo Goncalves founder of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting UK, the legendary Dr Jane Goodall, Lt Gen Ian Seretse Khama, former President of Botswana, Sir Roger Gale MP (UK), Meryl Harrison formerly Chief Inspector with the Zimbabwe SPCA, the iconic Virginia McKenna OBE, star of the immortal classic "Born Free" and founder of the Born Free Foundation, and 2019 Albert Schweitzer Award recipient John Thompson from Washington DC, as well as Hollywood royalty including Priscilla Presley and Tippi Hedren, a special guest appearance by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, covert footage from Africa and the USA and, from beyond the grave, the last words ever filmed by the late South African born Hollywood star Cliff Simon, best known for his role as Lord Ba'al in "Stargate SG1". 

 

With a score by the awe-inspiring Mzansi Youth Choir of Soweto, Grammy nominated composer Mauritz Lotz and title track from Richard Loring’s international stage sensation “African Footprint”, you will discover why an industry with a blood lust to slaughter the best of the gene pool remaining in endangered species is still legal. 

 

Together this fearless team brings what has been shrouded by secrecy…
OUT OF THE SHADOWS to protect the right of all creatures to live in a LAND OF THE FREE. 

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Land of the Free: In the shadows

 

“Land of the Free: In the shadows” is the first in a series of groundbreaking documentaries that has been internationally acclaimed by film festivals around the world. 

 

Containing attributable contributions from Sir Roger Gale MP (UK), Hollywood icons Tippi Hedren and Priscilla Presley, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2019 Albert Schweitzer Award winner John Thompson from Washington DC, former NCA covert operative Reg Dickason, and the unsung hero of the piece who saved thousands of animals on the front lines in Africa, Meryl Harrison (MBE pending), the piece is narrated by Cliff Simon with musical score by Grammy nominated Mauritz Lotz and the spectacular Mzansi Youth Choir of Soweto with title track from Richard Loring’s international stage sensation African Footprint. 

 

Directed by Emmy nominated Hollywood director James Ganiere, this first film focuses mainly on the psychology of the trophy hunter, while exposing the murky underbelly of the trophy hunting industry. 

 

The trailer can be seen here

 

You can stream the film at Mojo Streaming here

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CAPTAIN ALI AL-WAHABI

"I found Lynn Santer to give practical and excellent advice... she is not only a brilliant writer but I am proud now also to call her my friend"

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CEO DKM BLUE

"Your knowledge and ability is second to none"

SUZANNE BOISVERT

"I am so thankful and blessed to have

found you"

DR. BOB CHAPMAN

"Would I recommend putting your baby in Lynn Santer's hands? Certainly!"

JEREMY WHITTLE

"I'm sure (and envious) that there will be many more lucky people who will have as much fun working with Lynn as I did."

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BIOGRAPHY

Internationally acclaimed film producer and best-selling author Lynn Santer, enterprisingly sent her first story “The Magical Scarecrow” to a publisher at the tender age of nine years old. Even then, the publisher recognised her writing skills and encouraged her to write again when she was “a little older”.

 

After taking her parents’ advice to pursue “a proper career”, Lynn qualified in both finance and law from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Sydney, after her family emigrated from London in 1978. She would not write professionally again until the early 90s when, weary with her career in high finance, her creative brain took control once more. Initially, Lynn wrote, produced and directed short live theatre productions that won a string of awards. She also wrote her first novel “Sins of Life” (Life Insurance), which ultimately would become the number one selling title for its publisher in the UK (1999) and was optioned by Scorpio Productions in Pinewood Studios UK. 

 

Prior to Lynn’s writing/producing career, she had been a special consultant on pension’s reform legislation to the British Government, consulting one-on-one in 10 Downing Street and addressing committees in the House of Commons and the European Union. 

 

Spurred on by her success with “Sins of Life”, Lynn wrote two more novels in the “Sins of Life” series and rewrote her first foray in the literary world “The Magical Scarecrows” (now plural) as a series of children’s books designed to be a philanthropic initiative. This series subsequently gained acceptance worldwide and earned Lynn a nomination for the “Pride of Australia” medal. 

See: www.TheMagicalScarecrows.com

 

Through her increasing profile, Lynn met Australian based, multi-award-winning American producer/director, Mark DeFriest, who became her first mentor in feature screenplay screenwriting. She also became a much sought after celebrity biographer. From the early 2000s for the following ten years, Lynn wrote authorized biographies or ghost wrote autobiographies for many notable figures including a world champion figure skater, the world’s first female rescue helicopter pilot, a cosmically flamboyant psychic often deployed by law enforcement agencies, the former personal pilot of the heinous Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and pioneer of the reality TV series genre, Australian adventurer Alby Mangels. She also became Mangels’ professional manager up until 2015.

 

By 2001, Lynn’s lifelong passion for the preservation of endangered big cats was asserting itself as the number one priority in her life. Together with Hollywood legend, Tippi Hedren (whom Lynn had met and immediately bonded with in 1999), Lynn organised a glitzy event in the Gold Coast’s Jupiters Casino, an event which became the launching pad for an odyssey twenty years in the making and still playing out to this day. See: www.LandOfTheFreeMovie.com

 

Lynn’s crusade to save endangered species began as a child watching her father’s home-made, David Attenborough style documentaries of his visits to “the Dark Continent”, which he showed to little Lynn and her friends in the attic cinema of their London home. From there, her fascination became a love and then a passion to conserve these precious lives not just for future generations but for the future health and biodiversity of our planet… and because they have a right to live in dignity, security and freedom. She has been winning awards for her work with animals since she was 11 years old and more recently was made an Honorary Life Member of The AfriCat Foundation.

 

As an adult, Lynn visited Africa many times, worked hands-on with cheetah in the AfriCat Foundation, Namibia, piloted a 12 seater Cessna caravan over the Kruger National Park and tracked wild predators on foot with only an indigenous guard and tracker accompanying her.

 

By the mid 20-teens, Hollywood was calling. Heading over to Tinsel Town, Lynn met Emmy nominated PGA producer James Ganiere, who subsequently became Lynn’s firm friend and production partner. Another, perhaps surprising, friend who also became involved in several of Lynn’s planned productions was none other than the iconic Priscilla Presley. 

 

In 2016, Lynn suffered a serious blow in the form of severe bilateral nerve damage to her arms. Several lengthy surgeries and protracted rehabilitation took out most of the year. With the dawning realization that she would never write (at least with hands on keyboard) ever again, Lynn had to reinvent herself and did so employing a stable of successful writers around the world.

 

From 2017, Lynn developed the raw material of “Little Hawk” by A.J. Cootes into a potential blockbusting new SciFi franchise called “Almythea” (recently rebranded to “Divided World”). The first book in the series was launched with tremendous success in November 2019 with Stargate’s Cliff Simon, who was set to play one of the key roles in the movies until a tragic accident cost his life in March 2021. 

 

Residing on a tranquil lake in the Gold Coast of Australia, which she has transformed into a native wildlife haven, Lynn lives with her buoyant 86 year old mother. From there she pulls the strings of her Hollywood and international teams. This tropical paradise in idyllic Mermaid Waters has also been the inspiration for a brand new animated feature musical project called “Swan Song” that Lynn is developing with Priscilla Presley. In advance of the movie, Lynn’s illustrated children’s book, audio musical book and musical album of the same name will be released for Christmas 2022. This will be her third collaboration with the inspirational Mzansi Youth Choir of Soweto, children plucked from the slums of Soweto in South Africa, often with no parents, no inside toilet facilities and not enough food to eat daily, who were trained in their God-given gift of music. These colourful children have gone on to receive standing ovations in the Royal Albert Hall London and they have performed with such diverse superstars as Beyonce to Andrea Bocelli. One of their main composers is Grammy Nominated Mauritz Lotz. 

Also among her current projects are “The Legacy of Gaston Leroux”, a bio epic film that is being released first as a novella “Gaston Leroux – The man behind the man behind the mask”, the second “Land of the Free” film “Land of the Free: Out of the shadows” that will have its world premiere in London’s House of Commons June 2022, and the aforementioned “Swan Song” slate of projects.

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