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The Other Side



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When a young man discovers his new-found spectacles have a hidden power. He decides to cross over and speak to the dead and free them from their earthly plane.

Rob Sparks is a Delbert Cable Computer Tech in New Orleans. He doesn’t drive a car, at least not since the accident. His parents had given him a car for graduation and he loved to drive. In 2018, Rob was driving to town with his father when they hit a slick spot on the road and spun out of control and the car flipped over and landed in a ditch. Thomas was killed on impact. Today Rob rides his bike to work.

Rob is very close to his mother Joyce Sparks and spends most of his weekends helping her around the house. He has his own apartment thanks to a little help from his mother. His best friend is Evan Wright, who has stuck by his side since seventh grade. Evan is in-between jobs (again). Evan still lives with his parents. Rob has liked the same girl, Natasha Sanders, since the eighth grade. She is a nail tech at Curl Up and Dye Salon. Natasha’s best friend is Karen Williamson also a nail tech. Natasha likes Rob too, she fines his innocent qualities adorable. Karen thinks Natasha is wasting her time on him.

Rob was riding his bike through the park when he noticed an old woman having a yard sale. He rode over to see what she had for sale. He buys a shoe box full of junk, just to help her out. As soon as he rides off with the shoe box the woman packs up fast and leaves. He finds a pair of black rimmed glasses in the box. Soon he discovers that his new found spectacles have a hidden power within them. Rob is plunged into a world between words and quickly has to decide what kind of man he is. He sees the mystery woman who sold him the glasses a few times. But she somehow gets away from him before he can ask her about the glasses origin.

With the help of Detective Steve Shaw from the Jefferson Parish Police Department they try to solve the untimely deaths of the people that Rob has met on the Other Side. Detective Shaw was demoted to cold cases due to his drinking. He started drinking after he found his pregnant wife murdered in their home five years earlier. Because Rob knows so many details about the deaths that Steve Shaw is investigating, he begins to ask more questions than Rob wants to answer.

The longer that Rob wears the glasses, the more he wants or needs to wear them. He cannot turn away from the people standing on the Other Side, because he wants to help them. Deciding to cross over and speak to the dead, he is now torn between what is real and what is not. The question is will he survive his own curiosity or be lost forever.

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Nicole Garcea Script & VTR Department/Script Supervisor / Continuity

Submitted: September 6, 2019
Last Updated: May 20, 2020

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If you like any of Janet's scripts, Please click L ike . She is a member of Production HUB, here is her referral code (for 10% off) Janet Lynn Carey (Shaw) was born in NewFoundland, Canada. Her father was in the US Air Force. She has worked in Movies, Television, Commercials and a Music video. She has worked behind the scenes as a Assistant Director with Lee Gartrell on Star Trek: The Romulan Wars and as a Directors Assistant on Getaway. She has worked as a Production Assistant on many productions and worked as a stand in for Camryn Manheim , Chris McGinn, Illeana Douglas and many others. She also played Dr. Jewel Cohen on Star Trek: The Romulan Wars web series. Janet... Go to bio
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