The Space Between
Set in the aftermath of a fatal accident, The Space Between looks at the journey of the soul after it leaves the body, where the only question that remains for each of us is, ‘Did we love well?’
The Space Between
Awakened State Productions
Project: The Space Between (Short Film)
Genre: Drama/ Fantasy
Director/ Producer: John Osborne Hughes
Written By: John Osborne Hughes and John Kelly
Runtime: 10 mins
Status: Post Production
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Inspired by the crushing loss of a love one, a popular psalm and a fascination with the laws of karma, the story was developed through research into the phenomena of the near death experience....
Here's a short video about our Project and what we're hoping to achieve...
Whenever I hear in the news that there been a fatal accident, where people have suddenly died, it always gets me thinking -
When those poor people woke up this morning, they had no notion that today was going to be their last…
The very idea that a person can be alive one moment and then dead the next, has always fascinated (and terrified!) me. It’s difficult to comprehend that the light that shines in a persons eyes could somehow go out.
The laws of physics tell us that energy cannot be created or destroyed, so it makes me wonder; what’s happens to that mysterious energy that was producing the light which shines in the eyes of the living?
Hi, I’m John Osborne Hughes, founder of new education platform and production company, Awakened State. We are inspired by myths and stories that explore the unexplainable and shine a light on what it means to be truly human.
We are currently developing a slate of independent feature films for the international market. The first project we’re producing is this short film, titled, The Space Between.
Set in the aftermath of a fatal road accident, it follows the story of three very different characters and their journey through the mysterious Space Between this world and their souls next adventure. The film will invite its audience to ask themselves the challenging question, ‘What if I died, right now?’
The themes of the film evolved from the idea of a recently deceased person walking with an angel or guide. It brought to mind the words of a famous psalm which is often read or sung at funerals, which, for me, has always been a source of wonder and something that sparks my curiosity and imagination -
"The Lord’s my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me down to lie. In pastures green He leads me, the quiet waters by."
Then I began to wonder about Near Death Experiences (NDE's), and if there was some kind of pattern or sequence of events that people report experiencing in cases of NDE’s? So I began to do some interesting research in to the subject.
I was very lucky to spend an afternoon with psychiatrist and neurologist Dr Peter Fenwick, who is the UK’s leading expert on the near death experience. He was very generous with his findings, and it turns out that there does seem to be a recognisable sequence of events, reported by those people who have experienced an NDE.
These include the obvious shock of suddenly leaving the body; in the full knowledge of what’s been left unfinished, and the effect it will have on those left behind.
Travelling down the much fabled tunnel of light is frequently reported, as is meetings with spirit guides and reunions with deceased friends and family members. There are consistent reports of (often challenging) life reviews, where they experienced directly how they made others feel.
Many report hovering above the scene of the accident, and all describe a profound feeling of bliss and a deep sense of coming home….
Some report a sense of another land, beyond a wall or boundary, which, although they find it to be extremely inviting, they are fully aware that if they cross over in to it, they may not come back to this life...
Understanding these stages provided the story beats and narrative for each character, and enables us to explore the mysterious themes of the film in a truthful way.
The essential themes of the project are the responsibility we all have to each other, the grace of redemption and above all, the pure wonder and priceless value of this life…
Through the 3 simple character threads, the film also sets out to explore the law of karma and its various fruits.
We hope you find the project interesting and worthy of your support!
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