Sometimes in life, we look back and relive moments from our past that were pivotal in shaping who we inevitably became. Hell Ride to Heaven is the brainchild of Layne Harper in Collaboration with DGA Award winner David Liz. They teamed up to ask the great “what if” question, “What if” you could change the past? In this riveting cinematic tale, Layne Harper tells the story of a young boy who loses his mother to a degenerative disease; but before she passes on, she gives him a toy bunny to remember her by. The loss of the young boy’s mother sends his father into a state of desperation and fear, which causes him to act out against anything that reminds him of his recently departed wife. The Father’s actions are hurtful and so the boy runs away physically and emotionally. This moment in the boy’s life is a crossroad, because of the series of events that have just taken place he will go down a path that is dark and lonely. However, Layne steps in at the boy’s moment of decision and intervenes. He takes the boy to a beautiful field at the peak of magic hour. This place is symbolic for the light at the end of the tunnel, and shows the boy that there is a better life ahead, it gives the boy hope. At the end we realize that the boy is actually Layne himself, and he was just saved by his adult self. This drama plays on the frustrations of the limitations of a child, and the desire of his adult self to be there when no one else was.
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"Stars open among the lilies. Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens? This is the silence of astounded souls."
~Sylvia Plath, from Crossing the Water