Story and Screenplay by Marcelo Del Rio

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After her father falls into a coma while experimenting with ancient drugs, Sophia, a young neuroscientist, devotes her life to find his conscience before he dies and discovers proof of what lies beyond death and the origin of evil.



Professor David Hoffmann, an atheist and social anthropologist, falls into a coma while experimenting first hand, the effects of drugs on primitive societies’ collective psyche. Sophia, his daughter, becomes a passionate neuroscientist and devotes her life to find his conscience… or what the common people call “Soul”, before unplugging him from the life support system.

Kenzo Kajihara, Sophia’s partner and a talented engineer, after failing to fund his project through traditional channels, opens a public raise funding on line to build a modified Cat-scan that will map and decode dreams, translating them into images with videogames technology. The response is astounding… Hackers all over the world take part in the project designing the software.

About to loose the race against the limited time before Hoffmann’s legal lifetime expires, Sophia uses Sammy (a drug addict) and Jack (a psicotic Gamer), two of her teenage patients, to test the new programs knowing that they may never wake up again.

The ilegal on line experiment is a success and goes viral when Sammy’s conscience accesses Hoffmann’s subconscious with the help of Jack’s intuitive talents, but when Hoffmann dies unexpectedly, they can not bring Sammy back. The images her mind sends into the program confirm the Near Death Experiences so many people have described… everyone all over the world, is full of joy… they believe they have proof of the portal to the afterlife. The millions of hits call attention from different governments’ authorities… Never has one site experienced such an overload and the web servers collapse.

Everyone tries to find where the problem is but there is no explanation. After a while, they start to realize… There is nothing else out there. Sammy’s signals fade to black… People still have faith and they wait… Everyone wants the proof one way or another… Hackers give advise, Religious leaders and scientific personalities try to explain… but no one can justify with a logical theory.

Jack and the hackers discover that- There is a signal, still… not from Hoffmann or Sammy’s brains but in the program’s software itself. Sammy’s conscience is trapped. Her body is in a deep coma now and the government officials try to unplug her, but for no humanitarian reasons.

Kenzo and Sophia discover a hidden agenda, they have suddenly become politically dangerous, scientific, religious and social outcasts, not only for having the incontroversial proof that there is no afterlife, but because they discovered the possibility to create one. Whoever controlls the new technology will have the power to create Heaven, to create Hell and to judge who’s souls go where, not to make us more moral or more human beings, but to sell it…