A young man, stifled by regret, returns to his city unable to move forward in his life. By bonding with a grieving elderly man, he understands the importance of faith and forgiving his own absent father. But the bond they share is far greater than the bereavement of a father son relationship.
Nico’s father, Tommy, has been released from prison and longs for a relationship with him but is dying of cancer. While frequenting Dr. Darlene for his treatment, a romance buds between them, as they both share one commonality - Her daughter, Bonnie, has run away from home and now lives on the streets.
In between Tommy’s parole meetings and serendipitous encounters with a former boss of his, he finds Bonnie unconscious in an alley and cares for her how he wishes he could care for his own son.
For the first time since the accident, Nico’s guard’s let down, allowing for a romantic interest with Kana as well as a father son relationship with Bobbie. Everything comes to a denouement once Nico finally tells Bobbie the truth. A long absence between them occurs which gives Nico the insight to find his faith and forgive his own father. Kana announces she’s pregnant through a drawing encouraged by Nico, but as happy as he is, he can’t shake his hollow heart from the hiatus from Bobbie. He then writes a story that Bobbie sought to start but never finished.
Having now rekindled with his son and in a relationship with Darlene, Tommy’s bamboozled into one last job which could get him killed or sent back to prison. Bonnie’s turned her life around and Nico’s finished his book. He meets Bobbie for the last time, accrediting his faith to him and receiving his forgiveness.
The day of Tommy’s surgery, he and Nico hug for the first time and secure the relationship they never had, but is it too late? The answer comes one year later after Kana’s given birth to their baby, Nico visits a grave and Bonnie and Darlene help clean out Tommy’s house. All concludes through the elderly wise verse Bobbie wrote in his book attempt: I’ll love you until love dies, then I’ll create love just to love you again.
I feel I’ve got an aptitude for natural sounding dialogue with unique, robust characters people can relate to. I make it a point to not be verbose when writing descriptions to elicit a succinct, engaging story for the reader.
I secured funding in 2016 for the concept video for my script Weight of the Wind.