Simon James & Ruta Nejuokink
39a Gladstone Road
INT. EMPTY ROOM - UNKNOWN
A brown CARDBOARD BOX sits in the centre of the empty room.
The camera drifts from above into the box, plunging us into
INT. EMPTY ROOM II - UNKNOWN
An OLD MAN, a frail man with grey hair, stands in the centre
of the room, supported by a walking stick as he scans the
room in a daze.
He sees a mirror situated in front of him, which he
As he stands in front of the mirror, he admires his
We see the reflection is a YOUNG version of himself,
approximately eighteen years old.
The Young version plays with a deck of cards.
The Old Man retracts a similar deck of cards from his own
pocket and rolls it through his hand.
He looks up to the mirror once more, but the mirror is gone.
He hears a sound and jolts his head in the direction of the
sound. He sees another mirror.
He repeats the same process as before and finds a MIDDLE-AGED
version of himself looking back this time.
The Middle-Aged version examines a watch on his wrist.
The Old Man pulls back his jacket sleeve to reveal the watch
on his wrist. He examines it also.
He looks up again and sees the mirror is gone once more.
He hears the sound again and turns to see a third mirror.
He approaches in the same fashion and looks into the mirror.
This time, he sees himself as he is now: old and frail.
From this reflection, he spots something behind him, hearing
the same sound as before.
He turns and sees the cardboard box sat in the centre of the
room, then looking back to the mirror but seeing it gone.
The box is still open.
The lights go out, then come back on.
When the lights come back on, the Old Man is gone, and the
box is closed.