Line: A businessman trapped in his life is forced to confront
A Film By
Laurie Lee Goretski
WHITMOORE, (30), goes to sleep and within three days, wakes up
in a world separate from the one he knew. A place stark white.
A place with no windows, no doors, and no exits. A place he cannot
escape, and will never understand, until it's too late.
A Film By
Laurie Lee Goretski
WHITMOORE, (30), rests in his bed staring at the ceiling. Gary
gets up and readies to perform his normal business day. One sees
that Gary’s life is a normal one. As Gary walks down the
street he stops to chat with the Newspaperman and continues on
to get a cup of coffee and a scone. He stops and replies to everyone,
all acquaintances in one-way or another having witnessed Gary’s
daily ritual. Gary passes by a church on his way to work and encounters
an Evangelist proclaiming the right path. The Evangelist seems
to speak directly to Gary and states, “are you the next
to seek the wrong path”. Out of nowhere a black sedan pulls
up and Three Men in black suits jump out and throw Gary inside
the car and knock him out. Gary wakes up inside the white room.
The room is stark, nothing visible but white. There is a small
cave like structure carved into each wall. Inside the white room
are other people, some in rags, some in suits, and others are
speaking in tongues. All walk about in circles, paying no attention
to Gary. Just then a loud, piercing, bell rings. Everyone in the
room scatters and screams, people crowd the caves on each wall.
Gary approaches a man, who shouts; “the ceiling is falling”!
Gary taps him on the shoulder and he turns around only to be revealed
that he is Gary. Gary looks up and the ceiling begins hurtling
towards him. Gary wakes up in a thick sweat, panting. He gets
up and readies to perform his normal business day. One sees that
Gary’s life is a semi-normal one. This time the Newspaperman
does not speak with Gary and Gary’s normal coffee and scone
order are neglected. Three Men in black suits communicate on radios
and follow him down the street. Usual acquaintances are giving
Gary horrible looks and pointing out to the men in black which
way he was headed. Gary rushes into his office where he is quickly
greeted by co-workers. Gary sprints into his personal office when
the lovely CLAIRE, (28), enters. Claire asks what’s wrong
and reassures him that everything is going to be all right. Gary
grabs Claire’s hand and seems relieved when; Claire turns
to walk out and says “by the way, these men said they had
an appointment with you”. The Three Men rush in and subdue
Gary. Gary wakes up in the white room. This time Mad People are
speaking to him, chanting science and religion. Gary hears his
own voice repeating his earlier interactions with people. He runs
through the crowd searching for himself. The bell sounds, Gary
finds himself, “what’s happening to me”. Gary
answers back with a smile, “Ahhhh, you know…life”.
Gary scrambles to get inside one of the caves. Gary wakes up in
a thick sweat, panting. He gets up and readies to perform his
horrible day. Gary gets ready in lightning speed, seemingly terrifyingly
excited. The Three Men in black are now pursuing Gary as soon
as he leaves the house. Everything occurs again, except this time,
everyone seems against him. But, the Café Owner stands
outside her shop with coffee and a scone screaming “Gary”.
Gary retrieves the offerings as the Café Owner states “you’ll
need these”. The Evangelist screams after Gary to “run
and hide they’ll never catch you.” The Three Men in
black openly chase Gary when, Claire steps out into the street
stopping Gary. Claire says, “honey, are you okay”.
The Men in Black catch up to Gary and drag him away. Claire waves
good-bye to Gary with a smile. Gary screams to the Men in Black
“who are you”. The Men reply “the healers”.
Gary breaks free and runs down the street, just then, he confronts
himself walking down the street. “Where are you going”
Gary asks. “To work” Gary replies. The black sedan
comes hurtling into Gary and Gary. Gary wakes up in the white
room. This time the bell rings and Gary runs and dives into one
of the caves. In doing so one Woman on the edge gets pushed out.
She tries to scramble her way back in, but there’s no room.
The Woman holds a baby in her arms and as the ceiling hurtles
towards her doom, she reaches out her arms and hands him the baby.
“Take care of him, his name is-,”she utters just before
the ceiling brings her to her death. Gary leans back against the
cave wall trembling, while clutching the child and his knees to
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