Genre: Family Drama with a ‘higher consciousness’ component
Logline: Nine-year-old Pearl discovers that she can see fifteen minutes into the future after her father is taken into custody to testify at a mobster’s trial. Part imaginary friend/part prophetic messenger, Future Self appears to help her find a way to free her father. Pearl, Future Self and Pearl’s best friend, Marta sneak off to the racetrack to confront the owner, mob boss, Myron who lured her father into a poker game that ended in his indentured work to the mob. At the same time, Pearl experiences a recurring dream about a dying old woman in a room filled with woman of all ages. Pearl’s information helps return her father, but his freedom depends on paying back a hefty debt. With Future Self by her side, they return to the racetrack where she helps him win enough money to buy his life back. The dream finally plays out in its entirety and reveals that the dying old woman is a much older version of Future Self, as are all the other women in the room. This higher consciousness moment connects Pearl to her entire life in one instant and provides a unique cinematic experience as her nine-year-old self flashes forward in time and her ninety-nine-year-old self flashing backward. This ‘all of life in one moment’ empowers her to create the life she dreams about.