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A Cosmic Opportunity to Bring a Loved One Back in ‘All Exchanges Final’

A Cosmic Opportunity to Bring a Loved One Back in 'All Exchanges Final'

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All Exchanges Final

Logline: With her sister hours from being removed from life support, a young mother is offered an unexpected opportunity to make a trade.

Elevator Pitch: 
“All Exchanges Final” is a drama/comedy about Dom, a new mother whose life is upended when her older sister has an out-of-the-blue aneurysm. With only hours left before her sister will be removed from life support, Dom cannot figure out how to say goodbye. Dom is suddently interrupted by doctors, nurses, and finally a bureaucrat from the S.E.R.A. (Soul Exchange and Restoration Administration) who hands Dom an application and asks if she is interested in trading any souls for that of the deceased. Curious, she travels down to the sub-basement level offices of the S.E.R.A. with her five-month-old baby Pearl. 

Production Team:
Annabel Oakes – Director & Writer 
“Lovestruck,” “Awkward” (MTV), and “Sirens” (USA), “Angel from Hell” (CBS) 

Charley Aldridge – Producer 

Wendy Cohen – Produce 
“Every Third Bite,” “The Goldfish” 

Matt McInnis – Producer

About the Film:
From writer/director, Annabel Oakes: 
The idea for my film came to me while breastfeeding in the ICU. My sister was in the ICU legally dead but technically alive. Her out-of-nowhere stroke had killed her brain. The situation felt absurd but I thought of a solution: Just trade my five month old daughter (not a person yet) for my sister (a person) and everything would be fine. Now I want to make a film that acknowledges what I think is true: that often the connections that are supposed to be the most natural are the most difficult to make. 

Current Status: Fundraising for production.

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