Carter, a self obsessed writer, struggles to finish an autobiographical screenplay. Thinking that his problems lie in not understanding his character, he enlists the help of a documentary film maker. But when he finally watches himself, he doesn't like what he sees.
Synopsis:This part documentary, part narrative script not only parallels the life story of Carter Nelson but part of his life story is created in the telling of it. An explorative step into a genre that seeks not to passively tell stories about real life but to actively create real life stories. Recently graduated from film school, Carter is struggling to finish his first feature length screenplay. He is writing about the one topic he thought he was qualified to write about, himself. When he realizes he doesn't know himself like he thought he did, he enlists the help of Dane, another struggling film graduate, to make a documentary that will explore his true character. This script explores the question: Can we choose who we are?