Ultra-low budget feature to be shot in UK, seeks the following (unpaid, expenses only):
- One experienced actor to play male lead, otherworldly, sexually-magnetic, oddball, aged 25–35.
- Second male lead, aged 40–60, grizzled, world-weary cop on verge of breakdown.
- Female lead, aged 40–55, aloof, mysterious, attractive forensic psychologist with shadowy connections
What’s it about?
A falsely-awakened spiritual seeker winds up as an accidental serial murderer when every woman he touches dies of unknown causes. He is hunted by a police detective whose grasp on reality slowly comes unravelled in the face of inexplicable evidence.
Blade Runner meets Blue Velvet: Throw Donnie Darko, The Tenant, Man Bites Dog, I Heart Huckabees, The Lobster, & early Hal Hartley & Atom Egoyan into Seth Brundle’s telepod, sprinkle with some Cormac McCarthy, and you may get some idea of what to expect.
In an unspecified near-future city, a disenchanted and jaded cop, Gabriel Link, is on the hunt for a killer. Young women are dying, causes unknown.
Until recently, Jed Frost was just another slacker, living aimlessly with his girlfriend and cat. But he has undergone an awakening and is able to hear people’s thoughts and see the future laid out before him, as a series of alternating inevitabilities. He has become a “residual image” of himself, a living embodiment of non-dual consciousness. All he sees is “the light of dead stars,” the echoes of an existence long gone.
Jed is eager to test out his new state of being and his bizarre behaviour gets him beaten up and arrested, since he is now indifferent to personal danger. All that remains of Jed that is recognizably human is a strong biological urge for sex. His new state of indifference, combined with the strange alien energy that moves through him, gives him powers of seduction that verge on the supernatural. Women both high and low cannot resist him. As Jed’s sexual trysts mount, so do the bodies. When Jed meets Illiana, a young woman trapped with her abusive parents, his state of enlightened indifference begins to crumble, and he is moved to try to save her.
Link’s associates meanwhile think he is on a wild goose chase. “Extra-consensual” researcher and police psychologist, and Link’s ex-lover, Evelyn Palmer is concerned about Link’s mental health, but also curious about the case. As the anomalies multiply, in a series of interrogations with the suspect, Link’s sense of reality starts to unravel.
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