|dc.description.abstract||Bobby Kent is a young woman so paralysed by her own anxiety that she’s unable to get on a plane to university. Instead, she retreats to the apartment of an old high school friend, while having troublesome visions of the future that seem to be coming true. These visions only come to her when she accidentally hurts herself. While working at a theatre, Bobby watches Dr. Anton Parker talk about the potential of human precognition. She eagerly approaches him, desperate to find a sense of validation and purpose. The pair begin to work together to prove her ability to see the future, using electrocution as the painful trigger for her visions. They become attracted to one another.
An outspoken goth girl, Hyun, arrives at Bobby’s work and throws Bobby’s life into disorder. She initially seems to hate Bobby, but despite the odds, Bobby and Hyun find themselves becoming friends, going to the beach together after work and discovering lots in common. Bobby has never had a friend like this, and finds herself hurting herself in small ways in an attempt to predict her. Things come to a head when Anton reveals himself to be vulnerable to anxiety himself, and Bobby’s potential romance with Hyun blooms after Bobby confesses to her the abilities that she’s been trying to hone. Hyun tells her to stop hurting herself, as her powers aren’t worth her suffering. Despite caring for Anton, she ends up sabotaging a presentation of her abilities in order to honour Hyun’s wish that she would stop hurting herself. She embraces an unknown future that allows for spontaneity, rather than constant worry.
The script is framed by an Exegesis which is a 6000-word essay on the subject of:
(a) the genre of the script
(b) the development process from synopsis to second draft||en_NZ