EXT. SCHOOL PARKING LOT – NIGHT (7:00)
Tommy and Rachel, 35 and 33, hold their 8-year-old
daughters hands as the three walk to their car. Tommy
proudly leans over to talk to KYLIE as she swings from
their hands, ecstatic from the school play.
You did great butterfly.
Yes you did honey.
Kylie is wearing a butterfly necklace that dances as she
EXT. SIDE OF ROAD - NIGHT (7:30)
Tommy lies unconscious on the ground. Cuts overwhelm his
face as blood seeps down to the shattered glass on the
ground. A loud, excruciating cough erupts, bringing him
quickly back to consciousness.
EXT. SCHOOL PARKING LOT - NIGHT (7:00)
As the three reach their car, Rachel begins to step inside
the passenger seat; Tommy gives her a playful smack on the
butt. He then helps Kylie into the backseat of the car.
INT. CAR – NIGHT
Tommy kisses Kylie’s forehead and then gets into the driver
seat and starts the car, smiling at Rachel.
EXT. SIDE OF ROAD – NIGHT (7:30)
Tommy raises and limps horribly as he musters all of his
strength to get back to the car.
He yells out their names in-between breaths.
His voice trembles as he rushes to the car, spitting out
blood on his way.
Rachel sits motionless and unconscious in the passenger
Tommy opens her door and reaches for her, slapping her on
the face with tears streaming down his cheeks.
Rachel! Rachel! Wake up baby. Please
Tommy puts his left hand around her waist and begins to
pull, causing Rachel to fall on top of him. Her lifeless
face presses against his, as they lay motionless on the
I’m coming baby! I’m coming!
Tommy lays Rachel to the side gently, using his jacket to
cushion her head and quickly circles around to the back
seat to help his daughter.
Tommy then covers a deep cut on Kylie’s leg. She is crying
hysterically. Tommy looks straight into her eyes.
Tommy frantically takes her, in both arms, from the car and
lays her on the pavement as blood trickles from his face to
Daddy you’re scaring me!
Tommy wipes the blood from his face
It’s me baby, it’s me, see. It’ll be
okay, Kylie. You’re going to be okay.
Look at me. Look at me. you’re fine.
She’s fine baby. You’ll see her soon.
An ambulance arrives from the distance with SIRENS blaring.
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
Tommy appears laying in a hospital bed with Rachel in the
bed to his right. Dizzy and sedated, he reaches his left
hand, with his wedding ring on it, out for her. Tommy lifts
his hand, but can’t gather enough energy to fully extend
his arm. Tommy’s arm then collapses as he passes back out.
The next day Tommy opens his eyes again to a blurry
flashlight held by DOCTOR CARLYLE. The flashlight goes away
as his eyes try to focus on the doctor looking over him,
examining a clipboard. We hear the doctor mutter
incomprehensible medical jargon as he exits the room.
Tommy turns to the left and sees Kylie, sitting on her
mother’s bed with a broken arm, white bandages around her
head and leg, along with minor bruises. She turns to see
her father awake.
Kylie quickly jumps off her mother’s bed to her father’s
Kylie takes Tommy’s left hand, with his wedding ring on it,
and rubs it on her face.
Kylie pulls out a drawing of a mysterious group of people.
Daddy I made this for you. Sorry it’s
all sloppy I couldn’t use my good
hand. That’s me, you, mommy, and…
NURSE enters and interrupts.
Come on Kylie. Your daddy and mommy
need some rest so they can get
better, okay? Your grandma is waiting
Tommy fades back out.
Tommy abruptly wakes up to Kylie SCREAMING, CRYING, and
fighting while nurses rush her from the room. The doctors
frantically hover over Rachel’s bed trying to resuscitate
her as we hear a FLATLINE over the SCREAMS. He uses all of
his energy to fight the IV and reach for his family. Tommy
fades back asleep.
Daddy Make them stop!
Tommy responds with a whisper that no one hears.
INT. HOSPITAL – DAY (LATER)
The next day Tommy slowly opens his eyes briefly to an
Mr. Heinz, we’re going to sedate you
and move you into an operating room
Tommy passes out.
FADE TO BLACK:
A hospital machine goes from beeping steadily to beeping
really slow and finally stops. You hear faded voices over a
black screen screaming orders for resuscitation.
INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY
Tommy appears in a hospital gown, distraught in an
unfamiliar, completely furnished, white room with a
heavenly light and feel.
Tommy sees multiple blown up pictures and collages from key
points in his life: from baby pictures to wedding pictures.
Tommy looks at the couch where his childhood blanket rests
and he approaches and grabs it. He smells the blanket like
it’s the first time in years, while questioning how it got
there. To the left of the couch he notices his childhood
baseball inside his glove on a white nightstand engraved
with his initials “TH.” The nightstand also has a wide
array of his childhood trophies. He is unaware of an OLD
MAN in a white suite in his 60’s watching him from his
side. He puts on the glove and with his other hand softly
tosses the ball in the air.
Tommy, surprised by the voice, takes his focus off the
baseball as it falls from his glove and drops to the floor.
Tommy stares at the Old Man as he approaches one of the
pictures on the wall and straightens it.
We helped you do all this.
The Old Man continues to walk around the room examining the
pictures. He turns and looks to Tommy as if he is staring
right through his soul.
The Old Man walks over to the dropped baseball and picks it
up, examining it closely with a straight face. The Old Man
tosses the baseball and it hits him in the chest before
slowly rolling back to him. Both of the men watch the ball
Who are you?
There are no such things as names
Where am I?
The Old Man picks up the ball and places it in Tommy’s
glove before walking over to a picture of Kylie and Rachel.
Where are Kylie and Rachel?
You tell me. You created this.
I have never been here before.
You stood right here once, and we
went over your life’s contract before
you entered that world. You created
and chose everything; from your
purpose to you’re personality. Even
your parents and your exits.
Yes, Everyone gets three. The exits
are scattered along your life. There
they call them near death
experiences. If you are not on the
right path to achieve your purpose
when your exits come, you can choose
to transition, ”die” as they say on
the other side. Then they meet with
me and we go over a new contract, new
body, and a new purpose. This exit
was the crash.
Rachel lived her purpose. The young
one… still has to accomplish hers.
Old man stares through the eyes of Tommy and pauses.
We don’t like to use the word death.
It’s more of a transition into a new
Tommy, thinking he’s in a dream, frantically searches for
an exit amongst the white walls.
Wake up, wake up, wake up!
The one thing you can’t escape in
either realm is your own self-being.
I’m afraid this is the reality. The
other side is what’s surreal.
Tommy stares back blankly.
OLD MAN (CONTINUED)
You chose this. We all are sent there
to learn emotion. We are not humans
living a spiritual journey, but
spiritual beings living a human
journey. My purpose…
My purpose is to love my wife, to
love my girls. I want my girls.
Just because they’re not in the
physical form doesn’t mean they are
not there. You believe in wind don’t
you? You can’t see it, but you can
feel it. It still exists. They till
I want my girls!
I can only allow you to pick one. You
can stay here in this realm and be
with Rachel and all of your other
loved ones…or go back to that world
and be a father to your daughter.
The Old man looks up into Tommy’s eyes.
If you return, you may not have full
use of your physical body. Once you
go back the soul and nervous system
fight each other, not knowing what
realm it is in.
The Old Man pauses.
OLD MAN (CONTINUED)
You have to choose.
Pictures begin to fall from the walls.
I will make this decision for you if
need be. You can’t go against your
Tommy catches a glimpse of his wife behind a large group in
heaven and stares at her. He races towards her and fights
his way through the crowd of passed loved ones. He pushes
them away as they all try and hug him. Tommy finally stands
face to face with Rachel.
He caresses his hand along her cheek as Rachel gently
kisses it. They both lean in and touch foreheads as their
lips graze and their eyes meet.
You look like an angel.
Rachel smiles and takes Tommy by the hand back to the
others, as he is overwhelmingly being greeted and hugged.
Tommy looks back to the Old Man.
Rachel steps right in front of him, looking into his eyes
blocking the old man from Tommy’s sight. She leans and in
whispers in his ear.
I’m not scared anymore. You shouldn’t
They now stand in empty space, alone. They lie down next to
each other, staring into each other’s eyes without saying
another word. They caress each other’s faces, hair and
Rachel begins to smile. She gets up fast as she can and
starts to sprint. Tommy gets up to chase her.
Where are you going? Wait up.
Tommy tries to catch up as she laughs. Rachel reaches the
room with all the pictures. Tommy finally catches up and
stands beside Rachel as they look at the pictures of there
life together. They walk all along the room until they get
to a wall where no pictures are hung. They both stare at
this empty space as Rachel begins to lose her smile.
Tommy, you have to go choose to go
Yes, we gotta get out of here.
I can’t, My contract was up.
I’m not leaving you.
You have a responsibility. We have a
daughter, you have so much more to
Rachel looks at the empty wall.
I wont let you stay here.
I can’t do this without you. I can’t.
I can’t do it. I need you.
I am here. I am with you. I’m a part
I want to stay here. You were scared
before I came, you said so yourself.
And Kylie wont be? Losing the both of
You guys were the reason for waking
up everyday and breathing every
And there’s still one reason to do
all those things.
Tommy starts to cry.
We don’t want you here…I don’t want
you here... not yet. You need to fill
this space. Pictures of Kylie will
fill this wall.
I want to fill it with you too.
We have eternity to decorate walls.
Your contract will go by quick… It
always does. I’ll be here waiting…
Tommy continues to cry as Rachel wipes away his tears. The
Old Man approaches the both of them.
Tommy looks at the Old Man then back at Rachel. He leans
into Rachel as if he were about to kiss her, but refrains.
He starts to whisper something in her ear. He then looks at
her and stares. He starts to walk backwards towards the Old
Man while still looking at her. His clothing slowly becomes
blood soaked as he walks away.
INT. HOSPITAL - DAY
Tommy wakes up and looks at the blurry angel face of his
daughter. He looks at her and smiles.
Are you feeling better? I made this
Tommy picks up the picture with everyone from her heaven.
Who are the rest of these people?
They were my friends from a dream I
had, they said they didn’t have
Tommy smiles. He then looks to his left towards his wife’s
empty bed and smiles again.