Saturday, February 09, 2019
"Iteration 1": Your eternal life might consist of repeated cycles trying to leave an escape room
Jesse Lupini’s “Iteration 1”, from Dust films (12 min).
A young woman wakes up in a white room with a bed. She has sixty seconds to escape before dropping dead and starting a reincarnation cycle with copies of her previous selves to help.
The cycles are called “iterations” and are numbered. The time speeds up in the film, as she gets through twenty of them.
There are balloons, a tree that repairs itself, and drywall. She isn’t alone. Maybe she is supposed to be the mother of a new civilization.
This concept bears a distant relationship to my screenplay “Epiphany”.