Richard Donovan is serving a "life without
parole" prison term in a future that has cheated death. His crime...
killing his wife in a society that had made it virtually impossible to
die. Now he lives out his eternal life in a small, sterile cell in a high security prison.
Because of the backup system that is used to reanimate the dead, and one man
obsessed with Donovan serving out his sentence in it's entirety, his only goal
is to put an end to his own life, permanently, using any means necessary to accomplish this...
including destroying the very system that has condemned him to literally live
forever in a Digital Purgatory.
(Registered by the WGAw, Inc.,
on July 12th, 1999, registration #754150)
About Digital Purgatory
I got the idea for this screen play while watching the
Discovery Channel over a weekend. I watched an hour program on gene therapy and
advancements on slowing the aging process. The program ended very optimistically
with the assertion that someday people will not get old. Then a program about these guys living
with life sentences in jail came on afterwards. I thought to my self that if anyone
would hate to see a drug which makes you live forever it would be these guys living
in prison for ever. So the basic primes of the story started to take form.
I haven't directed/produced a full feature length movie yet, so I decided to dive right in with
this screen play. Luckily I work at Industrial Light and Magic so I have a lot of resources to tap
in making this movie. I am going to be doing much of the effects work for the final cut of
Digital Purgatory shortly after filming wraps in Aug. Although there are many effects shots, many are not that difficult
(mainly composits) and shouldn't take much time for me to create. Also since we are shooting on the
Digital Video format, I will not have to worry about film scanning or destructive video capture. I look
forward to having a finished product to show everyone in Dec. 2000
Ha! I think I'm going to frame this paragraph in my office.
Well, that's about all for now, check back here in the Fall for more images and clips. Thanks for visiting.
Feel free to send questions and comments to:
Eric Bermender - email@example.com