Darkness. Water and movement can be heard over opening
credits. Baby coughs. The sound of a soul entering
I have descended from a cloud, straight
from the hand of God. I do exist. When
I grow up, I will be the first
granted wings of flesh.
Wings of flesh flap at the screen.
WOMB VOICE (CONT'D)
I am not a freak, or maybe I am. I will
missing link that connects the
spirit realm to earth. In this sacred
holy place, the womb, each of us sees our
own future, played out like a movie for
nine months. The moment of birth, we
forget. We chase the dream the rest of
our lives, trying to fill the void.
Glimmer of light, "PUSH, PUSH"...DOCTOR is delivering
MOTHER is pushing as hard as she can.
I HATE YOU...AAAAUUUUGGGGHH...
Pushing harder, veins popping from her neck.
out, slips in between the doctor's fingers, lands
on his head. The doctor quickly picks him up, gets him
Doctor, sigh of relief.
Is my baby OK?
Doctor cuts the cord.
He's fine, what's his name?
(cleaning him up)
What's it mean?
Well, Mrs. Jordanello, here's your baby
fire lizard, Zyra.
Hands him to her.
FADE TO BLACK.
Dropped on my head. That's how I get
introduced to this
world. I forgot
everything. Who am I?
"WINGS OF FLESH - In The Beginning". Weird heartbeat
metal infant music.
Bible opens to Genesis, "In the Beginning..."
EXT. CATHOLIC CHURCH - MORNING
Sun's rays highlight the cross on top of the
read, "23 years later."
ZYRA, early 20's, dressed in black
leather pants, flowing
white shirt, long choppy dark hair which chisels his face,
wrapped around his neck, which he grips firmly,
His eyes raised
as he decides to enter the Gothic Cathedral
INT. CATHOLIC CHURCH - CONTINUOUS
than life crucifix hangs over the altar.
Zyra, like an abused animal, walks down center aisle to the
front, kneeling before a statue of Mary.
Fine, I will do your will...Mother, take
to your Son. I am tired of
fighting. I offer Him a covenant. I
read the Bible, cover to cover.
In return, I want to be transformed, into
a higher plane of spirituality.
Mary cries tears of blood.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - "ONE YEAR EARLIER"
Zyra is sleeping. He
moves quickly, disturbed by a
nightmare. Circus music is heard.
INT. MIND - DREAM
Zyra is running through forest, being chased. Zyra enters a
circus tent. A JOKER greets him at the entrance.
Welcome to the circus of the dead. Where
all your fantasies come
true. We are
alive. We are dead. We come to you in
We come for you
because someone here requested your
Come and you will see.
The tent is filled with carnival characters, surrounding
hospital bed. A figure lays motionless under the white
sheets. IV tubes drop down into
Zyra sits on the toilet next to the bed. He tries to go, but
realizes who lies
next to him.
(grabs his grandfather's hand)
I miss you. Help me Poppop. I carry the
weight of the world. Tell me
what I need
Zyra breaks down.
I love you, Poppop, I love you so much.
His grandfather leans
CLOSE ON: hand playing black acoustic guitar.
EXT. VENICE BEACH - DAY
People are gathered
around ACE, tall, long dark hair, go-tee,
dark eyes-blind eyes, plays his instrument.
Standing next to her father, next to the open guitar case,
filled with coins and dollars, Ace's adorable
seven year old
A boy drops some money in the case.
Thank you. God Bless you.
Among the crowd, Zyra. His shiny black leather
approach Polly and Ace. Zyra starts singing to Ace's
I turn you around
Heavenly king I found
The crowd cheers.
That sounded great. What's your name?
Zyra, hmm...what's it mean?
Dude, are you blind?
My daddy is not blind, he just
didn't mean to be so blunt.
It's ok, my daddy understands.
I'm not deaf honey.
Listen, I'm looking for someone to play
with if you're interested.
Nah, that's cool, man. I just do this
for fun. I appreciate the offer though.
Yeah, but you're really good. I mean
probably one of the best
I ever heard.
honey, the best he ever heard.
By the sound of your voice, I have been
playing guitar longer than you've been
I'm 22. I've been taking vocal lessons
for years. I'm serious about this.
What's your name?
Nice to meet you.
out his hand, Zyra shakes it.
Nice to meet you Ace.
Listen, I would
love to write songs with you.
Do you have lyrics?
books of lyrics.
I really liked what you did.
Here's my card. I'm currently working
with a band, but it's just
Zyra hands card to Polly.
Can you read this?
Perfect. Use it Ace.
What's the name of your band?
I've seen you guys.
Cool, call me Ace.
Zyra takes off. Another person from the crowd approaches.
Ace starts to play again.
EXT. MUSONIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC - THAT EVENING
A white picket fence encases, the authentic building. Glass
panels frame the instruments hanging on the walls in the
path leads to the front wooden door. The door creaks
open. Zyra, holding a black duffle bag with a red
INT. MUSONIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC - CONTINUOUS
wooden panel decor brings us back in time. A brick fire
place, sits off to the right.
KELLE, Zyra's vocal coach, greets him at the door, shakes his
Welcome Zyra. Are you ready?
Yeah, hey I met this amazing guitar
player today down at Venice. He was
blind, but playing for spare change with
Aren't you with Sacred Witch?
Yeah, but you know, we're starting to
have our artistic differences.
passed a doorway and into the studio.
INT. STUDIO - CONTINUOUS
Drum kit sits back in
the corner, away from the antique black
How did your lesson go this week?
You challenged me.
That's why you pay
me. Let's see what
Zyra opens bag, takes out tape recorder, presses
sits behind the piano.
Zyra hits the notes perfectly, passing the assignment
Zyra stops the tape.
C above middle E you hit perfect, no more
problem with that.
Your pitch stayed.
Zyra smiles, happy to hear the positive
I shut the door in my bathroom and
to raise the roof.
You have a lot of power. This week we
are going to work on something similar to
what we did last week, but they will be a
little more complicated, and they go like
Kelle presses record, plays the piano and sings along,
modeling the exorcise.
Alright, your turn.
Kelle plays the whole exorcise on tape. When
he is finished,
he presses stop.
Are you working on anything new?
Yeah, I have this
song I wrote called The
Confession. It's from the point of view
Satan repenting for the first time.
Is that possible?
Well, after all the shit he's put me
through, I'll make him repent.
let's hear it.
Zyra puts the CD in the player, sitting on the piano, presses
Bless me Father for I have sinned
This is my first confession
I broke everyone of your commandments
Whoa, whoa, ok, I will be personally
responsible for breaking you of your
Ozzyness. Try singing this in a totally
different way, not so (acting it out
demonic Ozzy like) Bless me Father for
I've sinned...try it like this, not that
you have to do it this way when you
perform, but I just want to show you
there are other ways to sing the same
song. (singing it differently) Bless me
Father for I've sinned...see.
You know, you are the only person in the
world, who can say to
me, I will break
you of your Ozzyness, and I'll listen.
Take it from
No you can continue.
(presses play/sings different)
I'm the father of lies
I cursed your Son
When He walked this earth
I made Him die
I'm selfish conceited prideful lust
My greed extends
beyond your trust
I'm the serpent
Your mother warned you of
Kelle stops the music.
See the difference already.
Yeah that was weird.
It sounded great though. You made it
more theatrical, more Broadway.
strong. It worked, not that you have to
perform it this way.
Break it up. Have
fun with it. I want to broaden your
you have more to choose
from when you perform.
Alright, I'll cut
you loose. Excellent
job today Zyra. I am really impressed
progress. Continue to practise
30-40 minutes a day. Do those new
and I'll see you next week.
Kelle walks Zyra out. They enter the Foyer. DELORES is
Hi Ms. Rhoads.
Hello Zyra, how are you?
Good, thank you. You?
Zyra opens the door.
Bye, see you next week.
Zyra walks out.
EXT. STARBUCKS - NIGHT, FULL MOON
A black Lincoln pulls up to the coffee
shop. Zyra gets out.
As he enters, he eyes a beautiful blonde with blue eyes,
outside reading a screen play, going over lines.
He watches her from the corner of his eye, enters.
DEZERAE, early 20's, ripe young age, up and coming star, is
getting into character.
You killed my brother, you ate my baby
sister, and now you're gonna cut out my
out, mesmerized by her beauty.
Pretty intense dialogue. Sounds like my
Dezerae looks up, gives half smile, gets back into the
She ignores him.
I'm sorry, I just can't help myself.
What's your name?
You're not gonna leave me alone are you?
Zyra sits down next to her.
(looks at watch, puts script
I'm sorry I have to go. Nice meeting
Dezerae gets up, walks away.
I never got your name.
INT. ACTING STUDIO - THAT NIGHT
Dezerae is on stage, sitting in a chair, hands tied behind
her back, acting out the same scene confronting her KILLER.
Now you're gonna cut out my heart.
The Killer has a blade pressed against her flesh. Tears
stream down Dezerae's face.
The only way to hell is
through the heart
of the innocent.
Zyra walks in, watches Dezerae's scene.
Dezerae kicks the Killer in the groin. He drops the knife.
It lands in between her legs,
sticks into the chair. She
stands up, swings the chair around, smashes him to the
She unties her hands, lifts the blade from the chair, stabs
him repeatedly, screaming,
MAXINE, the acting coach, middle aged, sexy Hollywood type,
cuts the scene.
Cut. Nice work. That was haunting. If
you do the scene exactly
the same way
when you film, you'll knock the socks off
Dezerae sees Zyra standing
in the back of the studio. She
walks off stage. She exits studio. Zyra follows.
ACTING STUDIO - CONTINUOUS
Dezerae confronts Zyra.
What are you doing here? You followed
me? Didn't you get the hint at
Starbucks. Are you a stocker? I just
want to be left alone, OK.
locked with hers.
I love you. You're the one.
Get the hell out of here! If this is
some kind of sick joke,
you're messed up.
What does that have to do with anything?
I'm a Pisces. Fire and water. We
balance each other.
Listen, what did you say your name was
Zyra. Well, listen Zyra.
I don't have time to start another
I am a working actress and
that's my passion. I appreciate your
However, it's a little
freaky that you followed me here, barged
my acting class, tell me that you
love me. Are you high?
What does that matter? It's pretty
freaky that you make murder
natural, like you've done it before.
Dezerae cracks her first smile.
What do you want from me? I have a 6am
call time tomorrow. I'm very busy. I
don't have time to see you.
I'm not looking to date you, I don't even
know your name.
That's beautiful, Dezerae. As I said,
I'm here to say hello to
my future wife.
He hands her his business card.
I'll see you again, Dezerae.
Dezerae stares at him as he walks away. She walks
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - THAT NIGHT
The Gothic decor
of the apartment, creates an eerie
environment. Zyra is smoking a joint, watching a horror
The phone rings. Zyra gets up, pauses the movie, answers the
Hello, yeah I know. I'll be there
He hangs up the phone.
Damn shrinks, calling
me all hours of the
night. Can't live with them, can't live
He turns the movie back on. Screaming, brutal murder scene
Zyra puts the roach out in the skull ashtray. Lays on the
couch, falls asleep watching the movie.
INT. ZYRA'S MIND - DREAM
Zyra is being chased by demon children through the
One bites a chunk from his ankle. He limp runs out of the
Peaceful, yet haunting music accompanies the ocean.
A ring of fire manifests. Rising up from the water,
center of the ring, BABEL, black devil, dressed to kill, in
white three piece tuxedo
with tails, sexy, sophisticated, top
hat, gloves, cane, he stands on the water in midst of flames.
He taps the cane on the ocean surface. The sky darkens
rapidly, a storm brews around him.
Babel walks on water toward us, each step, a blazed
footprint. His sinister grin fills the screen.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - EARLY MORNING
Zyra wakes up in a pool of sweat. His ankle is bruised. The
TV is playing white noise.
He limps over to the coffee pot, pours himself a cup of java.
He sits at the table perplexed, looking down at his ankle.
INT. PSYCHIATRIC OFFICE - LATER THAT MORNING
DR. KROLL, older gentleman, sits
behind his desk listening to
Zyra, sitting across from him.
I don't know what to do.
Have you seen this character before in
Yeah and each time, he scares the crap
out of me.
Recurrent nightmares are the most
defining symptom of post-traumatic
presence. He controls the
elements around him.
Some professionals believe each character
you dream represents a different
is more real. Almost like an out of
body experience. I am telling you Doc, I
woke up this morning in a pool of sweat.
I thought someone threw water on me.
I can prescribe you Clonazepam, a dosage
of 1.0 milligrams
before you go to bed,
is generally effective with REM behavior
You may get a relapse when the medication
is discontinued, but we can cross
bridge when we get there.
Doc, I don't know if I want to be all
doped up on meds again. The prozac
really didn't do much for me.
That's up to you,
but if you want to
discontinue your night terrors, this
could be the
And if it's not?
I guess we won't know until you try. You
know, sleep disorder
is common among
creative individuals and children.
What's that suppose to mean? Artists are
I believe there is a certain
vulnerability in the creative
that also exists in a child. The
innocence of a child allows
Spiritual attacks, huh? You're a shrink,
not a priest.
Listen Zyra, I want to help you. Take
these meds and see if the
it mixes well with my mary jane.
INT. SOUND STAGE
- SAME MOMENT
Camera crew is on set. DIRECTOR, mid-thirties, is drinking
his coffee, going
over the scene with the CAMERA MAN.
a low angle, dolly in and end
with Dezerae's close up. Killer is
Dezerae and the Killer walk on set.
Quiet on set, places everyone. Roll
The killer strangles Dezerae. They dolly in.
Cut, perfect. Alright next shot.
Dezerae you knee the killer in the groin.
You pick up the knife, stab him
repeatedly. Go nuts. Remember your
crazy boyfriend killed your whole family,
and has exotic creatures living with him.
Props get me more blood. I want this to
be a massacre.
EXT. PARKING LOT -
Zyra gets in his car. His cell phone rings. He doesn't
recognize the number.
couldn't resist my charm. Oh
you're not Dezerae. What's up Ace? Yeah
man, I would love to. Sure, that's cool.
Your place or mine? I'll come over.
What's the address?
INT. ACE'S APARTMENT - LATER
Simple decor. Ace is sitting on
the couch playing his
Knock at the door. Ace answers. There is no one there.
Zyra jumps out, tries to scare him.
BOO, What's up?
So this is your joint. Not much
different than mine.
What do you mean not much different
I don't know,
I thought blind people
would have their houses set up different.
Are you kidding?
(embarrassed, plays it off)
Have a seat.
Ace walks back to the couch, feeling his way there. Zyra
So, how do you want to do this? Where's
your daughter? What's
Polly, she's at school. I'll just play,
come in when ever you want.
Ace plays the song Zyra sang the other day.
Within my eyes
I see your sighs
My child lost at sea
What's left are memories
You took away my pain
You took my sight in vain
I never lost my soul
I always had control
Then a strength comes
Vanquishing all my sighs
I sit and wonder why
I believed all the lies
In a web full of dreams
Contradict the obscene
I lie here awake
Cut away the grave
Your kingdom within
I turn you around
Heavenly King I found
They stop playing.
That sounded really good. When did you
write those lyrics?
After I met you.
mixed my song title with your lyrics?
you were singing blackened
mirrors, I started thinking...darkness,
the time. I put myself in your
position, these lyrics came to me.
You're a freak.
They both laugh.
EXT. SOUND STAGE -
Dezerae walks out of building, pulls Zyra's card.
I shouldn't do this.
Hello, Zyra. Hey, it's Dezerae. Yeah,
I'm ready to go on
our first date.
Where? No I didn't eat. I love sushi.
Ok, meet you
She hangs up. A smile comes across her face.
INT. SUSHI RESTURANT - THAT NIGHT
Zyra cheers Dezerae with the mini cups of saki.
Why are you so confident?
Dezerae sips hers. Zyra downs his. Pours himself another.
Have you ever felt or just knew something
so deep in your soul, you can't explain
it? We were destined to meet at
Starbucks. Thousands of people meet at
Starbucks daily, but ours was special. A
common place for two love birds to
embrace a life together.
Alright, you're starting
to scare me.
You're a bit cooky.
It's the lyrics coming out, sorry. I
can't help it, it just happens.
Are you one of those people who just goes
after what he wants?
Let me tell you something. Life is
short. Life is unpredictable.
to the fullest so life doesn't live you.
What's that mean?
If you let
opportunities pass you by, and
do not allow growth and transformation,
then what's the point of living? You
were an opportunity.
The sushi waiter
brings their rolls.
They look good. But no, I
was a girl
minding her own business.
And now look at you. You're with me.
They each grab a sushi with their chop sticks, eat.
EXT. SUSHI RESTURANT - LATER
They exit laughing.
Do you want to take a ride out to the
I have to get up early.
You always have to get up early.
little. Come in my car, I'll bring you
Who are you Zyra? I am getting into
car with a complete stranger.
Not a complete stranger. Come on, I've
known you for a few hours now. Nobody
will protect you or love you more than
He goes in for a quick kiss. She
is stund, but likes it.
EXT. BEACH - NIGHT
Black Lincoln pulls up to the beach. Zyra walks around,
opens the door for Dezerae.
As they walk away, Zyra's hand slides down her back.
They walk along the water. Dezerae is holding her shoes in
Zyra grabs them
from her, then grabs her hand. She
blushingly looks up at him.
I could learn to love you.
Zyra lays out the blanket, carried under his arm. They sit.
Get a girl drunk, take her out under the
stars and moon, see
what happens. Real
The last time I took a girl to the beach
was high school.
Did anything happen?
Yeah, we went skinny dipping. Next thing
I know, I am screaming on top of my
lungs. A crab had attached itself to my
That's not true.
Wanna see the scar?
his arm, laughing. His hand rises up her stomach.
He goes in for another kiss. As he approaches her breast,
the distance, he spots someone coming.
He shakes it off, no one is there.
Do you see anyone?
Zyra is perplexed. He goes in to kiss Dezerae again. He
sees Babel, closer. Zyra
Did I bite you?
No I see someone.
You don't see him?
No. Are you okay? Do you want to head
Maybe. I'm sorry. It's just so weird.
I'll tell you in the car.
Babel disappears. His grandfather stands in Babel's shadow.
INT. CAR - MOMENTS LATER
Zyra is driving.
For years, I've had these night scares.
terrors, you know, really bad
nightmares. Like you feel like you are
truly there. Out of body experience.
What does this
have to do with tonight?
One of the characters from
appeared to me, when I was awake.
This is getting too freaky. Are you
sure? Maybe you just see him in your
mind's eye so vividly, you just think he
I don't know Dezerae, he seemed pretty
Do you want to go to a doctor?
What do you think it is from?
My childhood. I started getting them
what? I'll tell you later.
Yeah, after we get more acquainted.
They drive into the moonlight.
MONTAGE SEQUENCE: HEAVY BLUES ROCK TUNE:
Zyra and Ace practising. Dezerae and Zyra have fun in a
park, grocery store, bowling.
Zyra takes vocal lessons from Kelle. Zyra, Dezerae, Ace and
Polly walk around LA. They enter a building. They exit,
arms raised, they booked the gig. Zyra ends the
on stage in a small open mike night with Ace.
INT. CLUB - NIGHT
There is about twenty people in the audience, Dezerae one of
them. Ace is playing guitar, Zyra is singing.
The curse of sin has been lifted up
By a rightful
The serpent's venom washed away
By the divine blood of Christ
Down came thunder
Cross to bear
Holding his last
Ace puts his guitar down. The crowd cheers.
Zyra guides Ace off stage. Dezerae runs up to them.
I loved it. It was blues, rock, gothic,
southern, all in one.
I like working one on one. It's very
You guys sounded great.
have better song writing with only
two people. When it becomes an open pit
of creativity from more than two, the
writing becomes less focused.
the crowd, approaches.
Hey man, that was...sick what
you did up
there. You got more faces then the
See you around.
Dude walks away.
Was that a
I'm not sure. But I do know, you're not
your average vocalist.
They head out
of the club.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - THAT NIGHT
Keys are turning the lock. The door opens,
Dezerae walks in
giggling. She attacks Zyra.
He barely gets the door closed. She kisses
Backs him into the wall. She reaches down.
He unbuttons her blouse.
Heavier breathing. She continues
to stroke him. He releases her breast from captivity.
She wraps her legs around him, kisses him deeper. He walks
the bedroom with her wrapped around him.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - NEXT MORNING
pierces through. Dezerae sits up out of bed, sheet
wrapped around her.
What time is it?
Zyra leans over.
Oh my God,
I'm gonna be late.
She gets out of bed, puts her clothes on. She kisses him,
See you later.
Are you coming after work?
Do you want me to?
I never want you to leave.
I'll be back. I'll call you.
back to sleep.
INT. ZYRA'S MIND - DREAM
Smoke rises, Babel dressed in his typical formal
attire, raises his cane against the abysmal background. Fire
blazes from the tip.
A dark heavy beat fades in.
Yo, yo, my name is Babel
I'm the center of destruction
I hold your
In the palm of my hand
I'm the master of the flow
I'm the sold out show
I'm what you call revenge
Zyra hides behind a tree, reaches out for a demon child.
Slams him against the tree, locks eyes.
A white angel in black, same attire as Babel, but black,
materializes, NAZARETH. Light pours out from behind
Zyra throws the demon away, sits between the two worlds,
cuddled, frightened, as his soul is being judged.
No yo take my show
Stop the flow
Listen to me you know
I'm champ at what I do
I'm servant through and through
(RAP BATTLE for zyra's soul FREESTYLE - Babel wins.)
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - LATER
Zyra wakes up from the dream, puzzled. The energy in his
soul feels different,
INT. PSYCHIATRIC OFFICE - AFTERNOON
Dr. Kroll is sitting behind the desk.
Zyra walks in.
Good afternoon Zyra. How are
Doc, well, I shouldn't say that.
I met the most beautiful woman in the
world, but my delirium is getting worse.
I don't know if it's the meds you gave me
or what, but I started to see Babel
manifest in real life.
The devil from my dreams.
mean there is
a neural tract running to and from the
pons on the brain
English Doc, I don't understand a word
These hallucinations occur around
but not during drowsiness as in the case
of hypnagogic hallucination.
Don't be surprised if Babel appears to
you again and you can
communicate with him for extended periods
Are you kidding me?
No, you want laymen terms, it's like
being on acid. Probably from all the
drugs you've done in the past, opened up
this communication with the spirit realm.
It's not a scientific explanation, but
it's my personal opinion. Think of LSD
like worms traveling through your brain,
burning away a path. The electro lights
in your brain create new crosscuts.
That's what's happening to you.
Whatever, I'll deal with it.
If it gets worse, you got my number.
Zyra gets up, walks out.
INT. ACE'S APARTMENT
The phone rings, Polly runs over, answers the phone.
Hello. Hi Zyra. Yeah he's here, hold
on. Dad, it's Zyra.
Ace grabs the phone from Polly.
Hey Zyra. Really?
Cool. What night?
Yeah, I'm available. No problem see you
in a little
He hangs up the phone.
Zyra coming over?
Yeah, when he arrives, be a good girl
go to your room and play, so I can get
Ok, Daddy. Love you.
Love you too. Give me a huggy.
She walks over, gives her father a hug. Knock at the door.
Polly answers. It's Zyra.
That was quick.
I was just down the street.
Polly runs to her room. Zyra enters.
Want something to drink?
No thanks. Dude, I just got back from my
shrink. He's pretty much telling me, I'm
How much do you pay him? I could tell
you the same thing.
They both laugh.
I got this new idea for a song.
Let's work on it.
It's about falling in love.
No. The demons
of my past rise to the
surface, start coming against my joy.
An internal conflict that sabotages your
And that's why I work with you. You get
it. I don't have a name
yet, but we'll
figure it out.
What do you think of this?
Ace plays a riff inspired by what he said.
If I don't kill
To a world so far from here
The devil's work is hard
God's work worse
Truth within mess
Don't bother me
With your details
Just show me
I will not fail
I will fall along the way
I will repent
Now before I go
Ace stops playing.
I was thinking we should go into this
He plays a different part of the
That sounds cool. I should repeat lyrics
to create the hook.
Songs that lyrically progress sound
too. It's whatever you want to do.
Have you ever seen the death of a loved
Sorry, I mean have you ever been in a
room or around someone who just died?
So where is this coming from?
I have lost many loved ones, family and
The moment of death is pretty cool. But
then it leaves you mourning.
is part of death. Death takes a little
from each person present.
Death knows my
name. I have a relationship with death.
your song makes me feel.
Ace continues writing on his guitar.
Who are you to decide
Angel who brushes against God
Tell me your secrets in truth
your nasty youth
Bless those who hurt you
Kiss those who'd dethrone you
Make me smile
Conduct a file
Pursue your trial
You're human don't forget
You're human die in fright
You're human pass through Christ
Ace ends the
What would you call that?
I don't know, maybe "You're Human".
I like it. "You're Human". It's about
how each of us will die.
We will all have
to prepare a trial before our Maker. It
It will happen. It's just
what is. When we leave this blackened
the spirit moves through space and
time. The soul is eternal. Past,
present and future are one. When you
look at the end of your life, first, then
you will know what to do.
You are bloody brilliant,
my brother of
music and soul. Hey, I gotta take off.
Thanks for meeting
with me on such short
notice. (screams out) Bye Polly.
Bye Zyra. See you later.
I'll give you a call later. You're human
is a pretty cool song, dude.
Yeah, it has that dark feel to it. Hint
For someone who's blind, you really see
the whole picture, don't
There are certain
blessings that come
with being blind. Advanced hearing and
of tone is one.
That's why you're brilliant.
EXT. POOL SIDE - AFTERNOON
Low budget production. Director is going through rehearsal.
Okay Dezerae, remember your crazy
boyfriend just killed your
You just stabbed him to death, and now
you are going
to take your clothes off
and dive into the pool. Unbenounced to
there is an octopus living in the
pool. It will taste the blood from your
body, and attack. At first it feels
good, but then you freak out.
This is bullshit! Why would the octopus
try to make love to
It's going after the blood.
Octopuses don't feed off blood, sharks
Are you the writer? Are you the
director? You read the script.
exactly what I wanted. You agreed. So
stick your ass in the
octopus' mouth and
let's call it a day!
Got it, asshole!
Places. Quiet on set. Action.
Dezerae drops the bloody knife, takes her clothes off, dives
into the pool, naked.
swims from one end of the pool to the other. She comes
back to the center of the pool, floats on her back,
The arm of the octopus feels her up. Dezerae starts to enjoy
it. It's arms then wrap around her. She screams as it
brings her into its mouth. It brings
her under water.
Dezerae is still under water fighting it off.
Oh my God, tranquilizer dart.
The props guy shoots the octopus with the dart. It lets her
Dezerae rises to the surface.
What is wrong with you?! This almost
killed me, not to mention, I thought it
You were brilliant. Alright guys,
The crew breaks.
You really were excellent.
The wardrobe girl wraps Dezerae in a white
Have lunch with me.
She breaks a smile.
EXT. POOL SIDE - MOMENTS LATER
Director is sitting next to Dezerae having lunch.
So what do you do for fun, Dezerae?
I read, I'm boring.
I would say just the opposite.
That's just work. I portray the sick
man's fantasy because no one else can do
Why is that?
I'm one of those chosen few who walk the
line. Both realities
exist, the one in
my mind and the one around me. When they
there is a certain flow of
energy that is generated. Only a handful
know how to tap in. Why do you write
such weird shit?
I don't know. So I can release my inner
On the world.
On you, no just kidding, of course on the
world. That's where I got them. Think
of it like this. I created this
masturbation device which is the shape of
an octopus. It is for both males and
females. It wraps its tentacle around
the buttocks, and its mouth swallows the
organ, if it's a male, or it has an organ
protruding from its mouth. IT is moist,
warmer and vibrates. Works off solar
energy, so you can take it in the pool
with you. It will make millions.
And that's why you make B horror
and aren't locked up.
(holding his sandwich)
I'm tired of being told what I can or
I might offend other people,
when was the last someone spared my
This world is ruthless.
(takes a bite)
Nobody gives a shit about
Those who do, stand out. In fact, they
stand out so much,
they are the chosen
few. To live in reality outside the
norm, is walking
a unique path. If you
are walking the same unique path, our
cross. They always do. Be
patient. Know your enemies.
with arrogance, since that
is their language. Sometimes the only
to make sure someone understands what
you are trying to say, is by forcing it
upon them. They have no choice.
Um, this seems
a little heavy for lunch
Sorry, I get carried away. Are you
Isn't that personal?
You intrigue me Dezerae Nelson.
Yes, I am.
Sorry, didn't mean to offend you.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - LATER THAT NIGHT
Zyra is going over some lyrics for his next song. Dezerae
knocks at the door. Zyra answers.
(gives her a kiss)
How was your day?
Got raped by an octopus.
Excellent, that's all I need to hear.
Are you hungry?
go out or just eat here? I can
(sits on couch)
Got some vino?
Yeah, hold on a second.
Zyra walks back in with a glass of red wine, hands
it to her.
Hey Dez, I've been thinking a lot
us, and I think you should move in.
What do you mean? I already live here,
all my stuff's here.
You should get rid of your apartment,
move everything in.
Are you offering to pay full rent, and
put me on the lease?
Yeah, I would love for you to focus on
mainstream in stead of all
this B movie
art is not crap.
I know, but you know what I mean.
better than anyone of these leading
That sounds like a good idea, it would
help me out. Are you
sure you want to do
Zyra gives her a hug.
I love you, Dezerae. I told you we will
be together the first
day I met you.
Okay, make that spaghetti, I'm starving.
Tomorrow night's the wrap party. Do you
I would love to but I'm playing out with
Zyra walks into the kitchen, Dezerae sips her wine, puts on
some music with the remote, sitting next to her.
INT. BAR - NEXT NIGHT
The bar is filled with the cast and crew. Music blaring.
Everyone's getting drunk. The director and Dezerae are
sitting up at the bar.
I thought a lot about what you said the
other day. My next
project is going to
be a comedy about a guy who has an
from his hand. Every
time he whacks off he's goes blind.
How do I fit in?
You're the love interest. The script is
still going through rewrites, but I have
a rough draft you should look at. You
should come over tonight and take a look
Well, what happens in the film? And to
be honest with you, I don't know if I'm
up for reading tonight. I've already
a few drinks.
your boyfriend tonight?
He had a gig.
A gig? He's a musician?
Yeah, he sings, or used to sing for a
band called Sacred Witch. But now he's
working with a blind guitarist.
A blind guitarist?
Yeah, they are the best musicians. His
ear is so keen, he hears
the average human.
I'll bet he sounds really good. I've
seen Zyra sing.
How'd you know his name?
Everyone knows he sings for Sacred Witch.
That's like saying King Diamond and
Merciful Fate, or Black Sabbath and Ozzy,
or David Lee Roth and Van Halen.
Alright I get it. I guess I just didn't
realize how popular
he was, he is. I
never heard of Sacred Witch. He just
pursued me and
refused no for an answer.
That's really cool that
you date Zyra
from Sacred Witch. He's really crazy.
What do you mean? And first of all, we
aren't just dating, I am moving
Tomorrow. What are you talking about?
The drunk Camera Man from the show approaches.
(putting arms around Dezerae
and the Director)
I just love both of you so much.
This movie was just so cool. The only
thing I can compare this to is when I
worked on a Nine Inch Nails video,
was quite disturbing. I like that shit,
you fear nothing.
He stumbles away.
So as you were saying.
No as you were saying, why do you think
Zyra is crazy.
I remember one show he actually did a
that Satan rises from
He said he was present, he transformed
into this weird looking creature and
sliced open his flesh, offering the
blood, to the audience.
He brought a chick on stage and ripped
open her shirt and bloodied up her torso,
put it that way.
all you have to say? Hmmm...
He's told me many times
he has seen the
I believe it.
(pushes her hair behind ear)
Please, come home with
me, let me give
you the script. There's even a part for
Zyra if he
wants to act.
Really? I don't know.
Dezerae, I don't bite. I'll give you the
script, if you want
a drink or two,
that's it. Then I'll take you back here
to get your
Fine, but only one drink.
The director finishes his beer. They walk out.
Moon transforms into sun.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - NEXT MORNING
Zyra, having coffee, very worried look
on his face.
have you been!? You don't answer
your cell phone all night, then you
stroll in here at seven in the morning.
We're suppose to move in together today
and this is how you're gonna start?
You're sorry, where have you been?
I was at the Director's house.
The what? I thought
the wrap party was
at the bar?
(anger & pain crescendo)
Are you kidding me, you slept with the
director the night before we're starting
the rest or our lives together? Damn it
Dezerae! Why would you do this to me?
Why do you rip my heart out?
I didn't sleep with
him! I went over to
pick up this stupid script.
She throws it down.
I was just going to have one drink. We
night about you. He's a fan
of yours. He wants you to be in his next
film with me. You and me co-starring.
Get out of my
He starts throwing her stuff out the door.
WHY DID YOU HURT
(throws coffee mug across room)
I hate you.
I'm sorry Zyra. I did nothing wrong
here. You are blowing
things way out of
proportion. I shouldn't even have to
to you. You know the
business I am in, I am a big girl Zyra I
Take me to his house.
You heard me.
If you didn't do anything,
I want to hear it from him.
Zyra you are freaking out. Is this how
our relationship is going to be?
you trust me? Nothing happened, calm
What did you do all night?
He told me stories.
Yes, about you and what he's seen you do
Oh, did he now? He's a fan. What kind
of stories did he tell
He said some pretty messed up shit,
hey we both work in crazy industries.
Did he touched you?
No, I fell asleep on his couch,
I woke up, I just left. I'm sorry. You
need to calm down.
If you cannot trust
me then this is not going to work out.
I love you. Only you, I
love. I would never look at another
in that way, let alone actually do
anything. I love you. I want to be with
you. My relationship with the director
is on a professional friendship level,
What did he tell you about me?
He said you conjured up demons, and
sacrificed your blood to
Do you believe him?
I don't know what to believe. With a
name like Sacred Witch,
can leave if you want to. You can
stay if you want to. Know that whatever
decision you commit to now, is forever.
If you are with me, then you are with me.
If I find out you have ever been with
someone else from this moment on, I will
kill the person who stole my life, and I
will make you watch, then I will kill
you. Do you understand?
Zyra enough with all the
You are not going to kill anyone, either
except me for
who I am or forget it. I
am not going to stay with you under
Do you understand?
Sorry, I just let my mind run wild.
trust you. Of course I would never hurt
you. Forgive me?
This time, but don't let it happen again.
Let's get you moved in.
She hugs him.
Wings of flesh flapping.
INT. MUSONIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC - LATER THAT DAY
Zyra, looks exhausted, enters.
Whoa you look exhausted.
I've been moving all day.
Where did you move to?
Actually my girlfriend moved in.
Well, I appreciate your tenacity. Let's
They enter the studio.
So what's going on?
Dezerae found out about some of the stuff
I do at my concerts.
You didn't tell her?
I don't know, every time it comes up, the
attention gets diverted.
Well, if you are asking me my opinion, I
think you should be honest with her. You
should tell her you believe in what you
do, and it has to be this way, or does
it? That is the question you need to ask
yourself. Where do you see your life
heading? You can't lead a dual life, it
eventually catches up. Choose your
destiny and march forward, everything
else will fall in place. Just stay true
to your craft. Alright, ready for your
Zyra takes out the tape
EXT. WALKWAY -
A guy, dark hair, SOUL SAVER, doing Thai-Chi, prophecies,
speaking five different
(says in different languages)
Time is at hand. Your souls are in
mental torment. You must save
yourselves. Find the glory of God
within. Beg for forgiveness. Repent. I
warn you, because I have to. Do all
things through love, for love, in love.
Zyra stops his rant.
What the hell are you talking about?
I know you. Save your soul.
I'm already in hell.
Soul saver throws
him a sacred book.
SLOW MOTION: Sacred book morphs into every Holy book from
This is gonna save me, huh?
Soul saver goes back to his trans. Zyra walks away.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - LATER
is cleaning up, burning incense. Zyra walks in,
holding Bible. He kicks off his boots.
I just cleaned the whole apartment.
No I mean the boots.
He walks over picks them up.
What do you want for dinner tonight?
Wanna order Chinese?
Yeah, then we'll read the script.
Cool, I'll be the character from Pan's
He puts the Bible on the table, walks around distorted, hands
over his eyes. He gooses Dezerae.
Nothing like seeing your ass up close.
She playfully hits his hand
Stop. I'm gonna order food. What do you
Lobster sauce shrimp.
She walks in the kitchen. Zyra picks the script up off the
coffee table, flips through it.
never really acted before, I mean I
took drama in college but that's about
it, maybe school plays when I was
What plays were you in? Hi, I want to
place an order. Delivery.
Well, I played the role of Simon in
(walking in, phone to ear)
The guy who helped Jesus carry his cross.
What? A number five and number
I find it funny you helped out Christ.
Why does everyone say that? You ain't
You're not. And what's this Bible you
I believe in the devil, therefore, there
must be a God.
Just because you acknowledge your creator
does not make you
What does then?
I don't know, ask a Christian, or read
the Bible. But you definitely
She starts laughing.
What are you laughing at?
The man who sells his soul
on stage to
Satan himself proclaims to be a
Christian. That is funny
Usually, it's the other way around.
Maybe I'm just searching Dezerae. You
I'm not judging, I'm just saying.
Knock at the door, "China House"
can be heard.
REALM - VISION
Nazareth and Babel continue their rap battle. Nazareth takes
hand, wins, forcing Babel to the ground. Nazareth
stands over him.
Babel aims his cane
at Nazareth, shoots him. Nazareth flies
back as Babel stands up. Zyra prays.
APARTMENT - SAME MOMENT
Dezerae closes the door, as Zyra is standing there in a
holding the Chinese food in a brown paper bag.
He drops it, Dezerae quickly catches it before it hits
What the hell?
Zyra comes out of the vision.
What? You almost dropped the food. You
did drop the food,
I had to catch it.
Poppop help me.
What's wrong with you?
I...nothing. Let's eat.
They walk into the kitchen.
I spoke to the
director today. If you
like the script, he wants to be in
We'll see, I'm suppose to record
CLOSE ON: TV News. NEWS CASTER.
New film, Octopus
Massacre, did horribly
in the ratings. Two thumbs down.
Horror, Film Actress, Dezerae
Nelson, needs her next project to be a
hit, otherwise, just another day in the
life of someone getting their fifteen
minutes of fame.
Dezerae clicks the TV off.
You believe this shit.
This isn't funny.
Who gives a shit what they say! You're
gonna let some chick on TV get you down?
No, but everyone believes what they hear
on TV. It is my reputation getting
Maybe we shouldn't do his next project?
Or maybe we should.
That's my girl.
INT. SOUND STAGE - LATER THAT WEEK
is going over the scene with Zyra and Dezerae. Zyra
is laying on a hospital bed in the hallway.
Dezerae stands next to his tattooed body, covered to his
waist with a sheet.
You know your dialogue?
Ok, Dezerae, you're going to run your
finger along his arm as he explains. You
will end at his eye. Kiss his eye. Kiss
his hands, send him into surgery.
Alright, rehearsal's up. Action.
The doctor said it shouldn't take any
longer than three hours.
All he has to
do is cut an incision in my hand, slice
open my arm, up
through my chest, neck
and into my eye. He then inserts the eye
into my hand, and lays the nerve
endings into the incision until he
reaches my eye. He connects the new
nerve endings with the old, and Walla, I
have vision in my hand. Repeats the
surgery on the other side. Now you have
a human being with four eyes.
Dezerae you are
supportive of the
surgery, yet weary. Let's see tears,
Okay, quiet on the set. Places. Roll
Dezerae is caressing his face, waiting for his opening
Babel appears in a cloud of smoke.
Leave me alone.
The camera guy looks over at the director, he waves him to
This is more interesting.
Babel, I told you to leave me alone.
You can't call on me and tell me to
repent, because of your pain.
Why not? It is what we all feel, I am
the one to vocalize it.
Death is a
beautiful gift, a ticket to go back home.
I will leave when
Jesus Christ comes for
me, not as moment sooner.
You made a deal, now you want to back
Forgive me, and I will forgive you.
The flip of the coin. Two sides eternal.
Zyra repeats the rosary over
and over under his breathe.
Dezerae is in amazement at his conversation with the
I find you beautiful when I'm suppose to
find you ugly.
FLASH: Child's hand signing in blood, "Zyra".
I like you Zyra. You were mine for many
years. I'll be here
lurking in the
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for our
sinners, now and at the
hour of our
Cut. Um...Zyra would you like to explain
what just happened?
Zyra snaps out
of trans, comes to, walks off.
me, you can't just walk off my
set. (to Dezerae) What the hell's up
with your boyfriend?
He's been getting visions lately.
Tell him to have a vision on his own
Satan appears to him.
Ok, what I told you the other night has
gone to your head.
I did. Can someone go get Zyra for
An assistant runs off.
The ASSISTANT runs back.
What do you mean he's gone?
I saw his car pulling
This is unbelievable! I guess
wrap for today.
Everyone breaks fast before he changes his mind.
When you see Zyra, make sure he knows
he ever does this again, he will be black
From what? The B Horror film industry?
She walks off.
INT. PSYCHIATRIC OFFICE - LATER
Dr. Kroll is on the phone.
Next Thursday works for me. See you
through the doors. The SECRETARY follows.
to stop him Dr. Kroll.
It's alright. Have a
She exits, closes the doors.
How'd you know?
You know what, man. You said it to me
the last time I was here.
Longer periods of time.
If that's what you call it. I just
walked out of set.
Because I had
a lengthy conversation with
Babel. We actually discussed losing my
You're still here.
He gave it back to me, said he wishes I
were his. What if Satan
Hell will change.
Earth will change.
People will change, but do you think he
Why does everyone ask me that? Of
course, if he wants to.
Why would he want to for you?
Not for me, himself. I am the catalyst
for the transaction.
know. Maybe all the acid I've
That fries the brain, not enhances it.
Enhances it enough,
if you know when to
stop. There is a blessing that comes
If you look deep enough,
I would agree.
Doc, help me.
What do you want from me?
I don't know. I need a release, a break
from life. I need to just focus on what
I am here to do.
I want to be able to please God, please
myself by utilizing the
This is such a radical change. You
confessed many horrible moral acts on
stage, now this...where is this coming
I don't know. I feel like I'm losing my
soul. Who else carries on conversations
with the devil?
us. We all need to strive to
reach that higher plane of existence.
Communicating with beings that are not of
this earth, is a common practise among
What's your point Doc?
If we are not used to repeating our
Lord's name in our minds
on a daily
basis, then we are left to fight the
demons of this world.
You mean prayer?
Chanting elevates the spirit. You need
to be careful, what
you chant about, you
DR. KROLL (CONT'D)
You said our Lord.
DR. KROLL (CONT'D)
Yes, we have the same Lord. I am a
Zyra smiles, feels peace in
I haven't felt this way in years.
Felt which way?
Peace. Joy. I actually feel moments of
joy right now. Must of been the shrimp I
Dr. Kroll laughs.
Listen Zyra, today is on me, but next
time something like this happens, you
have to call. What if I had a client in
here? You wouldn't like it if someone
busted in on your session.
I know. See you next appointment.
Thanks for listening.
He gets up, walks out.
INT. ZYRA'S BATHROOM - LATER
Zyra sits on the toilet, opens his Bible to the beginning.
(reads Genesis 1-3)
In the beginning God created heaven, and
And the earth was void and empty,
and darkness was upon the face of the
deep; and the spirit of God moved over
the waters. And God said: Be light
made. And light was made.
Puts the book down.
What if this pertains to each of us? In
the beginning there was darkness.
womb, the holy realm of earth, there is
darkness. The spirit
of God comes
through when we are delivered, and we can
see for the first
time. What if Doc
hypnotized me, would I be able to go back
womb, listen to the voice of
God, and know my destiny on this earth?
I better write that down, so i don't
forget to ask.
He reaches for paper.
INT. ZYRA'S APARTMENT - SAME MOMENT
Dezerae walks in.
There is music blaring in the background. She walks up the
INT. ZYRA'S BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER
Zyra flushes the toilet. Walks out with bible in hand.
Getting close to God on the porcelain
Zyra puts it back on the shelf.
Why did you walk out? The director said
if you do it again,
you'll be black
balled from B films.
That's pretty much what I said
up for me?
Of course. Screw him. I knew you were
having another episode. Are you okay?
They sit on the bed.
did you go? I called the home
phone and cell, but you didn't answer.
I know, sorry. Kroll's.
What did he say?
He got pissed that I barged in on him.
I went because he predicted my
Well, not the vision, but the fact that I
would converse with Babel and they will
Maybe there is some scientific
There is that was the point.
Oh, so what happened?
I am going to see if I can be
back into the womb.
What happened with your vision, Zyra?
I never told you
this, in fact, I never
told anyone this, but when I was a child,
She rubs her hand down his back.
I um, I signed
a deal with the devil. In
my own blood.
It was after my whole brother father
Brother father thing?
Do you have to know everything Dezerae?
If we are going to be married, yes.
When I was a child,
a small boy...it was
Halloween. I was dressed in my Gene
up. I walked down the
stairs into the basement, cause I heard
screaming. STOP IT, PLEASE
DADDY, JUST STOP! I remember it like it
was yesterday. I slowly climbed down the
steps. I was scared. I was just a small
boy. On the wall I can see the shadow my
my father and younger brother. His high
pitch screams sounded like a girl. I
went into shock. I was watching
something so wrong, I instantly stored it
Tears stream down his face.
It's taken years of therapy to face my
demons. Walk through
After I heard, BANG, I woke up in the
sorry. This cane out of
It's okay, Zyra, thank you for telling
me. But why would you sign a deal with
He promised to take away the pain.
Yes and no.
He covered it up. It's
still with me, deep, deep inside me.
live their lives and never
look passed the surface. I am made up
I search to the core of the
soul. In me and in everyone I meet.
What are you going to do?
He released me.
What did you have to give in return.
Nothing. I already gave him my life.
Now I must undo what I spent
building your house on sand.
She leans in and kisses him.
INT. ZYRA'S BEDROOM
- THAT NIGHT
Zyra and Dezerae are spooning. Zyra leans over, restless
INT. ZYRA'S DREAM - ANIMATION
Demon children chasing Zyra through forest.
He falls to
ground. The demons circle around. They attack.
Screaming, gnashing of teeth. Zyra struggles to stand.
Grabs a demon child by his ankles, raises him above his head,
SLAMS him against a rock,
repeatedly. Blue blood.
The others still attack, however weakening, as Zyra
Nazareth stands in the background, watching. Nazareth skips
through time, comes upon
Zyra. Just before his spirit enters
him, Nazareth spreads his wings.
Zyra drops to the
ground. Demon goes flying. PAIN.
SCREAMS. Nubs start growing from his upper back.
The pain, excruciating.
The bloody, fleshed wings pierce through. Grow into
Raw, sensitive wings.
Zyra stands up, his wings out-stretch across the blood filled
He grabs the demon by its ankle, holding it upside
down. He raises it in the air, shadowed by the red
moonlight. YELLS, claiming his victory.
INT. ZYRA'S BEDROOM - MORNING
Dezerae is trying to wake Zyra. Zyra is sitting up in bed,
holding a stuffed animal by its tail, screaming.
Zyra. Zyra, wake up.
Shaking his sweaty body.
snaps out of it.
looks at him in disbelief.
We have to go.
You have to show up. They
still have to shoot the surgery scene and
your first victim scene.
INT. SOUND STAGE - DAY
The crew is working, setting up for the scene. Zyra and
enter. The Assistant, runs over, gets on his mic.
First team just arrived.
We'll do a rehearsal before they go to
(to Zyra and Dezerae)
Come on guys.
We're going to set, for a
quick rehearsal, then hair and make up.
They enter set.
INT. SET - CONTINUOUS
The director is looking through the camera lens.
Alright guys, we're gonna do the victim
scene first. Hunch, come on out please.
Huge burly guy, HUNCH, dressed, medieval attire, enters set.
Hunch, this is Zyra and Dezerae.
This is the punk
who takes off my head?
Nice to meet you.
Alright, Zyra you're going to jump on his
back. Dezerae, you're tied up in this
torture device. With your hand eye, you
see the machete hiding. You jump off his
back, grab the machete, chop off his
head, then save the girl. Got it.
Yeah, got it.
Don't run off, or speak to imaginary
I won't, sorry.
Alright, everyone in make up.
INT. MAKE UP - LATER
Zyra, Dezerae and Hunch are sitting in directors chair facing
mirrors being worked on.
Zyra's cell phone rings.
Hey Kelle, what's up? Really? When?
I'm in the middle of shooting
How long will he be in town? No it's
fine. I'll be there.
He hangs up the phone, kisses Dezerae goodbye.
Where are you going?
Kelle is meeting with the largest
producer in the industry and he wants me
to meet him. He's in
town from New York
and loved my CD. I gotta go Dez. I'm
He leaves. (a beat)
The assistant walks in.
No not again.
He quickly walks out of the room. (a beat) The director
INT. MUSONIA SCHOOL OF MUSIC - LATER
walks in excited.
Kelle greets him at the door.
You just missed him. He had a plane to
I almost got a speeding ticket, not to
mention, I walked out on my job
better get back.
He just stopped by cause he's a fan of my
brother. We started talking, you came
up. I put in your CD and he asked to
keep it. He said he'll be in contact.
Cool, thank you so much Kelle. That was
very kind of you...to
have brought me up.
No problem, keep up the good
INT. CATHOLIC CHURCH - DAY
The larger than life crucifix hangs over the
Zyra, like an abused animal, walks down center aisle to the
front, kneeling before
a statue of Mary.
Fine, I will do your will...Mother, take
my petition to your Son. I am tired of
fighting. I offer Him a covenant. I
will read the Bible, cover to cover. In
return, I want to be transformed, into a
higher plane of spirituality.
Mary cries tears of blood.
Since I have searched
for you, you have
answered me, but I did not know it at the
always protected me, even when
I blasphemed you. You still loved me.
I'm sorry Lord. I'm sorry for hurting
you. Thank you for saving
showing me the way.
His grandfather appears, sits next to him.
Nice confession boy.
Poppop, how's Nani doing?
We are both looking
after you, and
praying for you to make the right
decisions. I can see
it is working. You
have to remember Zyra, keep Christ close
His name is the most powerful,
shortest prayer one can say. Just repeat
His name over and over. When I left this
world, I believe it was my devotion to
Him that allowed angels to accompany me
to the gates of Heaven. Your grandmother
was there as well as all my loved ones
from earth. We build the kingdom of
heaven while we are on earth. There is a
kingdom for you, but you need to remain
faithful and true. When you choose your
path, make sure it aligns with God's will
for your life. You will know this
because you will feel a peace and an
excitement about your decision.
You can talk to me, your grandmother or
even Nazareth, any time. We are
listening. We will intercede for you.
should get back to work.
He grabs his hand, kisses him on the cheek. He disappears.
INT. SOUND STAGE - LATER
Dezerae is on set in the torture device as Hunch is
Zyra walks in.
The director lets the scene finish.
Cut, perfect. Let's take a break.
The director walks over to Zyra.
You have to make a choice. You can't
have both worlds. Or if you do, when you
are an actor, you're an actor,
you're the musician you're on stage. You
can't have both
at the same time, Zyra.
That's all you keep saying. Do you know
how much money you
have cost me? Not to
mention, the movie is constantly getting
when you're not around.
I'm here for you.
Do you remember the rehearsal?
Everybody back on set. We're shooting
this. Let's go.
FADE TO BLACK.
INT. ZYRA'S BATHROOM - NIGHT
Zyra is getting out of the shower. The steam makes it hard
to see. Zyra wipes a circle in the mirror. He reaches for
his upper back, massages.
He takes a deep breath, looks in the mirror. Two scars where
the wings protruded are present.
Zyra are you ready? We're going to be
Hold on, baby. I just got out of the
She barges in. He drops the towel.
Dezerae checking him out. She drops down a positive
pregnancy test in front of him.
Zyra looks at it.
She just looks at him.
Oh my God, are you kidding me?
He smiles, hugs her.
I love you. We're going to make great
glances down at the Bible next to the toilet. A book
mark is set a quarter of the way in.
EXT. MOVIE THEATER - NIGHT
People shuffle out of the theater. Zyra and Dezerae are
That was so good.
You were pretty funny.
Scary. But funny to me. Our love scene
was hilarious. I like the way they cut
to all the points of view of the
Talk about a kaleidoscope of flesh.
FAN 1 and FAN 2 approach.
Zyra and Dezerae, please sign these for
(handing them movie posters)
Zyra I've seen you play with Sacred Witch
every time you played in LA. Dezerae, I
have all your movies.
We're roommates, so everything said is
what I feel too.
That's very kind of you both.
Whose idea was it to have you two star
It was brilliant. You played off each
Thank you. See you around.
They walk off.
The End. Roll Credits.