Tiempo by Oscar Moreno | Script Revolution

Tiempo

After switching bodies across time and space, two brothers must stop the accident that killed one of them, not knowing they're about to trigger the destruction of the universe.

Type:

Status:

Page Count: 
110pp

Genre:

Budget:

Age Rating:

Synopsis/Details: 

In 2019, Nito watches videos recorded by his deceased older brother Rogelio when he was in high school, painting him as someone who was seen as a fun guy by everyone. In 2004, we see this wasn’t the case. Rogelio is bullied by Antonio. His best and only friend Lois helps him out of trouble, including his bad grades. She invites him to go see a meteor shower in White Sands, New Mexico and he accepts. In 2019, Nito wishes he could’ve met Rogelio and tries to be like him. Conversely, he is completely distanced from his duties as a high school sophomore and from the people around him, including his parents Grecia and Joaquin. In both 2004 and 2019 there’s a meteor shower that leaves meteor pieces in both Rogelio’s and Nito’s bedrooms in their respective years.

The next morning they wake up and realize they have done a body switch across fifteen years: Rogelio is in Nito’s body, and Nito is in Rogelio’s body. From now on, we’ll refer to Rogelio as Rogelio/Nito and Nito as Nito/Rogelio. Adult Lois, now a teacher of Nito, reveals to Rogelio/Nito that he died in a car accident when he was on the way to see the meteor shower with Lois. Both brothers manage to communicate via video calls. They decide they will stop Rogelio’s death. Nito/Rogelio tries to hitch a ride with the younger Lois but she has to lend her car to her mom. He finally decides to simply not go, leaving younger Lois out in the desert.

Rogelio stays alive, but both brothers see that they’re still in each other’s bodies and times. Adult Lois helps them to solve the situation but soon realizes something: The universe is collapsing. Regardless, both brothers use the opportunity to bond with each other, just as Rogelio/Nito opts to spend time with his parents. Meanwhile, Nito/Rogelio’s idea of the past starts to fall apart as he faces bullying from Antonio. But this attempt at self-defense ends up badly injuring younger Lois.

Rogelio/Nito gets furious at Nito/Rogelio for hurting Lois and not apologizing for not showing up in White Sands. Nito/Rogelio claims he did it because he was too embarrassed. But the younger Lois shows up in Rogelio’s house and tells Nito/Rogelio that she had a crush on him, but he was too dumb to see it. Nito/Rogelio realizes that Rogelio has been a bad friend to Lois. Both brothers argue and lose contact with each other. But strange events such as objects and people disappearing, TV and radio signals getting mixed signal the imminent collapse of the universe.
Adult Lois urges Rogelio/Nito to make things right with Nito/Rogelio. They make amends and believe that the meteors on their bedrooms must be united in White Sands during the next meteor shower. In 2004, Nito/Rogelio attempts to amend his friendship with the younger Lois so they can go together but she refuses. He decides to drive there even though he doesn’t know how. In 2019, adult Lois tries to drive Rogelio/Nito there, but his parents are too suspicious of this relationship between them and refuse to let him go. So he steals their car. He encounters the younger Lois there but promises to leave her alone.

The meteor shower strikes but the body and time swap doesn’t happen. Instead, the shower injures both brothers and the adult Lois in their respective times. The younger Lois rescues Nito/Rogelio. An ambulance and the parents save Rogelio/Nito and the older Lois. But along the way, the paramedics and the parents disappear. Rogelio/Nito takes Lois to the hospital and she tells him to go to his computer. In 2004, Nito/Rogelio reveals he’s Nito to his parents and the younger Lois. They don’t believe him at first but Lois confirms his clues. They go to the house and across both years, the brothers believe that simply being on White Sands uninterrupted will bring them back to their times and bodies. As the universe collapses, they manage to make it to White Sands. Both siblings say goodbye to their parents, Lois and to each other. All the changes they’ve made become undone. Rogelio accepts his fate and lets himself die on the accident. Although he grieves his brother, Nito realizes he must make his own way in life. He decides to join the Model UN club at his school and to be a better student and son. All as he and his parents fondly remember and honor Rogelio.

Submitted: November 28, 2021
Last Updated: July 30, 2022

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

Oscar Moreno's picture

The Writer: Oscar Moreno

Produced bilingual Mexican writer and filmmaker from the U.S./Mexico border. My life here has taken me from witnessing the horrors of violence to the joy of seeing its survivors lead happy lives, and experiencing what it's like to be a musician and to soak up the moments of love and weirdness you can find here. My passion for storytelling has stemmed from filmmaking and impacted different aspects of my life. I’m mainly focused on writing and making the kinds of gritty and mesmerizing thrillers, horror movies and sci-fi that I’d stay up watching late at night as a teenager. But I also love powerful drama and believe all of these flavors can be combined and provide an exciting experience for... Go to bio

More Scripts From Oscar

Alien Girl
A teenage girl and her best friend escape to a house in the woods to make alien contact as they're chased by their loved ones and the law.
Feature Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 84pp
8 readers love this script
Salvadora
In a future America where immigrants and refugees are hunted down by a fascist government, a young woman must use her newfound teleportation powers to rescue them.
Feature Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 109pp
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
7 readers love this script
New Sins
The ruler of a world where art has been banned must seek the help of a paralyzed musician to awaken his comatose daughter.
Short Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 13pp
6 readers love this script
Actors and Spies
A German actress spying for the Nazis in Mexico collides with a Mexican actor that is secretly an FBI agent. Inspired by real events.
Feature History, Thriller, War For sale 101pp
4 readers love this script
Fatal Draft
A young writer suspected of murder must clear her name and uncover the identity of the killer who is hunting down her colleagues and friends.
Feature Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller For sale 84pp
4 readers love this script
Murder X: Mimesis
A young woman must help her comatose ex escape a VR simulation of a horror film before both lose their identities and their grip on reality forever.
Feature Horror, Sci-Fi For sale 97pp
4 readers love this script
Nowhere Near
In the Juárez/El Paso border, a British student must help her Mexican boyfriend recover his student visa, before their separation across the countries perils their relationship.
Feature Drama, Romance For sale 77pp
2 readers love this script
Lost Blood
A young woman must protect her home from someone claiming to be her lost sister as they uncover her family's dark secrets.
Feature Drama, Horror, Thriller For sale 93pp
2 readers love this script
Fandom
Torn between atonement and a return to fame, a disgraced vlogger must reform to win over the woman he loves.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Thriller For sale 88pp
1 reader loves this script
Regreso
Targeted for death by her ex-girlfriend - a vengeful cartel boss - a recently paroled convict must strike back with the help of the one friend who hasn't deserted her.
Feature Action, Thriller Under Option 85pp
1 reader loves this script
Sanctuary
In order to protect a young immigrant, an activist must prevent a group of white supremacists from breaking into her home.
Feature Thriller Under Option 90pp
1 reader loves this script
Sonora
After their parents are murdered by a hitwoman during a family vacation in Mexico, two teen siblings must find their way back to the States.
Feature Action, Thriller For sale 88pp
1 reader loves this script
Making Of
In order to win a life-changing contest, a Mexican teenager must make a short film with a rising British starlet while hiding their love from the adults.
Feature Comedy, Drama, Romance For sale 105pp
1 reader loves this script
Twelve Grapes
On New Year's Eve, a young couple from two different countries must decide the future of their relationship before the clock strikes twelve.
Short Drama, Romance Under Option 10pp
La Rehén
A fugitive Mexican cop hiding in a red state must stop a trio of deadly criminals from killing everyone in the small town diner they’re holding hostage.
Feature Action, Crime, Thriller For sale 85pp
Hedgehogs
In order to save their lives from addiction and depression, a party-loving college junior escapes with her best friends (An introverted freshman and a girl mourning her father's death) from the Texas borderland to California.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 86pp
A Simple Kind of Life
After discovering his daughter's principal was the lead singer of his favorite early 2000s rock band, a young man befriends him to revive his music career and start one of his own.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 116pp
My Brother's Keeper
In order to find her runaway brother, a teen girl must rely on the man who taught him to be a criminal and learn how to survive in the streets of London.
Feature Crime, Drama, Thriller For sale 92pp
Pictures of You
Using a memory retrieval device, an amnesiac slowly loses his grip on reality while trying to uncover the identity of the woman of his dreams.
Feature Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi For sale 90pp

Pages