A chilling psychological thriller from Michael Eisner's groundbreaking multi-platform studio Vuguru, written by Christopher Kubasik (What Lives Inside). A father whose child is dying of leukaemia. An elderly woman who wants to restore her husband's failing memory. A nun who no longer hears the voice of God. A man who wants to wipe out every trace of his second marriage. In desperate straits, they each enter a Faustian pact with a mysterious man who always sits in the same seat at the local diner in an unnamed American city. The Man (Xander Berkeley 24, CSI, Terminator 2) can make their fondest desire a reality, but only if they complete the task he assigns them a task that can have deep, even deadly consequences. One must rob a bank; another must protect a little girl; one has to make a number of people cry; another is instructed to build a bomb and set it off in a crowded restaurant. Sometimes the assignments are in direct opposition to one another, sometimes the clients have to work together. Each story is revealed at close quarters from the same spot in the diner, through dialogue in which The Man shifts from confessor to therapist to puppetmaster. As the stories begin to intersect, some clients mess up or change their minds, while others complete their task only to discover that what they wished for isn't what they really wanted after all.
After a holiday visit with his parents Mikey is headed to the airport to return to his wife and newborn baby. Except he doesn't board the plane. Instead he returns to his parents' loft in lower Manhattan back to his childhood room that has since been converted to storage. Unsure of his own motivations he makes up excuses about why he's staying - his flight is delayed his flight is cancelled. A day passes and then another and he calls home and work to say he can't return just yet - his parents are getting old his parents are ill time is too short. His doting mother is more than happy to enable his procrastination while his artist father is suspicious. From afar his confused wife grows increasingly unsettled. Meanwhile Mikey moves back into his room digging out notebooks and mementos calling on old friends. As the days go on he becomes more and more entrenched in his adolescent sanctuary and comes to a point where he must choose between life as it is and life as it was.
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