EVERYLIFE

Love is not a distraction.

Everylife is a 120-minute revelatory near-future romance that conceptualizes the social discussion on what it means for us to talk and engage one another face-to-face, which often seems lost in a distracted, cellphone, Internet, streaming world, while also making room to widen our circle of friends to include ‘all’ people, even those who are different from us.

 

Logline—Grieving for the death of her mother, Kai Mado enters a once-in-a-lifetime contest to become a writer for Every Life, a nonstop, televised show, infiltrating all of society. Aided by a charismatic, theater professor (Ashland Baile), the only one immune to Every Life—and secretly going blind—Kai is propelled into a simulated world where she must choose between Every Life or risk her chance at true love. 

  • A 30-time global winner! (E.g., Tokyo, Madrid, Berlin, New Zealand, LA, India...) 

  • Top 7% (of 60K+ scripts) and top 7% of sci-fi category on Coverfly!

  • Top 25 in sci-fi, in the Creative Screenwriting Unique Voice Contest!

  • Multicultural, diverse, LGBT-led, disability-led, differently-abled cast!

  • Detailed marketing plan that mirrors the story, lending to viewer participation.

  • Review on Blacklist, Coverfly, Film Freeway, or ISA Network. 

​​My story—I wrote Everylife as a response to what I witnessed first-hand in society, over many years, having forgone using a cellphone. What resulted was immediate isolation, separation, and exclusion; my ability to participate in shared-experiences was gone. Equally, it became casually-normal for cellphone users to go places (e.g., café, park) and be separated from the surrounding public and be elsewhere. 

At the same time that cellphone/tablet usage increased, so did the volatile uprising between people also grow—so much so, that it became apparent to me that we’d lost our ability to communicate, not just in America, but across the globe. 

 

Everylife isn’t arguing ‘no’ technology, but that with balance, we can give equal time to cultivating and sustaining relationships right in our own homes and communities. AND if we can ‘lift our heads’ from the screen long enough, we might also have time to open up our circle of ‘friends’ to include those people who are different from us—we can essentially relearn to communicate again, in spite of those differences, and be stronger for it, possibly even changing the course of the future. 

Image by Jez Timms

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