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A depressed woman discovers a portal to parallel universes in a suicide attempt.

"SHIMMER" follows ERIN ANDERS, a depressed woman who suffers mysterious, painful "episodes". Overwhelmed by the severity and unknown origin of these episodes, Erin attempts to hang herself at her grandpa's cabin, not noticing the slight shimmer directly below as she readies the noose.

Erin steps off, the beam breaks, and she crashes to the ground, landing in a parallel universe. One where she is 20 pounds lighter, married to her college sweetheart RACHEL BURNS, and attempting suicide at the same time and place. After spending the day with Rachel, she wakes up in the cabin, a pile of rubble surrounding her. Did it really happen? Did she dream the whole thing?

Now, she sees shimmers everywhere, transporting her to more universes, each with its own slight twist on the person she's become and offering her the chance to save these other versions of herself... and reconnect with Rachel in the process.

"SHIMMER" digs into the universal questions about choice. Can you ever correct the mistakes of your past? Does every choice we make reflect who we really are? Or affect who we will become?

Submitted: November 19, 2019
Last Updated: November 19, 2019
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The Writer: Stephen Reynolds

2019 Austin Film Festival Semi-Finalist and Second Rounder Two optioned ultra low budget features. One short purchased and produced. Stephen Reynolds is a former Journalism student who fell in love with movies as a child. While a career in screenwriting is his ultimate goal, his drive primarily stems from the opportunity to create something as profound and awe-inspiring as the movies that helped him escape to another world. \ Go to bio

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