Yesterday I met with my friend, Glendha Tafny, who I get to work with on the next assignment, and we finally exchanged some ideas on how we want to make this film. She presented me with a story, which she wrote and I really liked her idea. Here is a synopsis and some inspirations on how we're imagining the film to look like:
There is a creature. It's not a human, nor is it an animal. She was kept away from society for her whole life and now she has to face the reality. One day, someone delivers her to someone else's apartment. She comes in a box, as animals do, when people bring them to the zoo.
The man living in the apartment accepts the box and tries to discover its inside. The creature is terrified, she has no idea where she is, what she's doing there and who is the man looking at her. As soon as she leaves the box she runs away to the corner, where she immediately falls asleep on the floor. She has a dream about leaving the apartment. Everything is horrifying and she can't go any further, as she reaches the stairway (the use of vertigo effect to make the space look more scary).
Suddenly, the man wakes her up from this nightmare and is trying to do everything in his power to approach the creature, talk to her or at least make her feel more comfortable in the environment she's in now. The creature doesn't want him to come any closer, touch her, etc. At some point she tries to defend herself and this is when she attacks the man. He can no longer deal with the creature and so he leaves the apartment nervously. When the creature is finally left alone in the place, she starts to discover it carefully through the use of her senses. She smells, touches and looks at everything that surrounds her. She comes closer to the window and opens the curtains. At first she gets scared of the light but after a couple of seconds...
We see her face, as she's looking throughout the window. In the close up of her face we can only see some projections, that presents different outdoor spaces. She finally sees the beauty of the world, she gets the feeling of calm and freedom.
In the last scene we cut to a completely different place. The creature is now outside in the field, running around in happiness. She found her peacefulness, as she discovered the beauty of nature and outdoors.