As many of you know, most films are often textually summarized in a short synopsis for a variety of reasons, including fund-raising and marketing. Additionally, writing a synopsis helps the filmmaker. It forces one to boil down the content to its basics, helping the filmmaker better understand the core and essence of his/her film.
This is easier said than done! What do you include? Even harder, what do you not include? Once again, the goal is to capture the essence of the story and characters in such a way that readers will want to watch the film.
I spent countless hours last week writing a synopsis of my film, based on the script, and I’d like to share it with you. Though this might eventually change once the film is complete, at least for now, it offers a sense of what to expect!
When her ex-boyfriend, Rob, reappears, Bethany finds herself trapped by indecision: should she give him another chance? He broke her heart before. Will he do it again? Caught in the crosshairs of emotion and reason, Bethany’s heart aches and her body yearns. Rob is talented, kind and sexy and his sincere desire to reunite plagues Bethany with a simple, yet excruciating decision. A decision that triggers intimate memories and a menacing imagination. There is no easy way out. There is no savior. For Bethany, there is only a decision that must be made.
Set primarily in one location through the course of one day, this intimate drama roams in and out of Bethany’s mind, weaving reality with the imaginary. Its unpredictable approach is both reflective and punchy at the same time.