Break Open the Sky (Love Story & Supernatural Adventure)
GENRE: Drama, Adventure, and Love Story, Feature PG13
TONE: Defending Your Life meets Love, Actually
THEME: This menagerie of personalities and their web of interconnectedness illuminates how love endures and evolves on both sides of life.
As they journey to the top of a mountain with two other hopeful souls who are vying for the same two lifetimes, the four discover their connections from their previous lifetimes and reveal certain secrets that only they would know. As the defining moment approaches, the characters on both sides of life await the arrival and the departure of the two souls.
This story illuminates the ways in which people separate and reunite with open hearts, great longing, and with the hope that while our bodies may die, our love endures.
LOG LINE: Two lovers reunite in the ‘Beforelife’ and have one last day to spend together before one of them is reincarnated. As they journey to the top of a mountain with two other souls who are vying for the same lifetime, they discover deep connections from their past lives and reveal how their future lives might be potentially intertwined.
SYNOPSIS: The story opens as two souls swirl around an idyllic mountain setting and communicate energetically (V.O.) until they slip back into their previous bodies to take one last journey to the top of the mountain with the hope of breaking open the sky and returning to the physical world. Together once again on the spiritual side of life, the two lovers have one final day to spend together and with their separation imminent, they savor their moments together and try to devise ways to stay together.
JACK ARMSTRONG (50+) has been in love with his college sweetheart, SHELLY CAMPBELL (38) for his entire adult life. They went their separate ways after college and he has always held her in his heart. She married the wrong guy and died young, before they had the chance to grow their love to its full expression. With the promise of being together again for all eternity, he goes with her, then discovers that they'll have to create an eternal love during their one last day together, before he's reincarnated and they're inevitably separated again.
As they meet in the Beforelife and ‘re-suit’ in the bodies, they get the first memory jolt that reminds them of their previous lives together. He gets the chance to reunite with her when he’s in his mid-sixties, seconds before a fatal car accident when she comes to him in spirit form as his Guide to lead him to the other side of life. He makes the “deal” to exit his human form with the hope of a future life with her.
This soulful tale weaves between the physical and spiritual sides of life. As their stories unfold, so do the stories of the other “hopefuls” who accompany them on the spiritual side of life. Jack and Shelly are joined by GOLDIE (50, vibrant and whimsical) and MAX (70, lustful and wry).
The interconnectedness of this soul cluster becomes apparent on the physical side of life. Goldie’s son MATT (30) married Jack’s daughter, ANNIE (30) and they’re expecting a baby. Max is the grandfather to Annie’s previous step-sister, GIGI (30+) who’s also expecting a baby at the same time with her partner, LIZA (26). The expecting moms cross paths before they find themselves in the hospital delivering babies together.
On the spiritual side, the three hopeful souls (Jack, Goldie, and Max) vie for their next lifetimes and must arrive together at the top of a mountain before sunrise in order to be in a position to launch their souls into the physical world. They also mist acclimate to their new bodies, reveal their secrets, confront their previous mistakes, arrive together on the journey, and reignite the pleasures of the flesh. Since Shelly has evolved to the level of a Guide, she can only accompany them. Jack and Shelly have one last day to grow their love to it’s fullest and deepest expression so it will imprint on their souls and stay with them for an eternity, even after they’re separated by lifetimes.
On the physical side, their loved one come together in surprising and inspiring ways. The two pregnant women, Annie and Liza take the final journey toward delivering their two babies as the four souls journey up the side of a mountain. The challenging physical journey on both sides of life illuminates some of the emotional and spiritual challenges they must overcome before they can return. Jack and Shelly prepare themselves for their physical a separation and savor their last day together.
The babies are born. The souls arrive. All of their lives are forever changed and enriched because of the journey they’ve taken together on both sides of life.