A personal life coach claims to have developed a neural, microchip app which claims to plug people into a system that provides meditation, self-help and motivation programs for their minds in order to enable them to reach higher levels of attainment in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Rather unexpectedly and much to a group of participants horror however, the app, microchip and neural probes suddenly seem to dysfunction and participants are taken on a terror filled journey through a hierarchy of horrors instead. The line between reality and horror filled nightmares rapidly becomes blurred as the group of participants have to not only figure out the real identity of the life coach, who it transpires is not actually who he claimed to be but also how to save their own lives which are now deeply saturated in a horror filled existence before their lives are actually terminated but as their numbers start to dwindle, their hearts begin to lose hope that there is actually a way out as they start to question whether or not the personal life coach is actually even human. Written by Jill Thrussell
Some will scream.. Some will die... but none will escape...
This project forms a part of an anthology collection called Death Upgraded which is a six part anthology collection that explores the possible impact technology could have in the future upon death. Each segment is 80 minutes long and some segments will be considered for cinematic release as indie films.
Meet Some of the Characters
The personal life coach who gives the impression that he is able to transform any client's life that is presented to him through his self-help, motivation and meditation program via an implant. Most of his clients are referred to him for under-performing by third parties and although it seems as if he appears to be lumbered with a group of very difficult clients as various agencies refer them to him, there is really something much more sinister at play, regarding his motives and his agenda. In many ways, he portrays himself as the Albert Einstein of his time and acts as if he can change the world.
A downtrodden female that has spent most of her life living according to other people's expectations and desires. She has been a bit of a doormat really that has been trodden on way too many times and is referred to the life coach to become a bit more assertive, so that she can take control of her life and achieve the things she aspires to be without all the rabble-rousers that have ulterior agenda's. The rabble-rousers love the idea of having a doormat to control for their own purposes and get into a bit of tug of war with the life coach.
A beautiful slacker that really can't be bothered doing anything unless it involves a lot of money, rich, wealthy men and lots of shopping.
Hierarchy Working Titles: Hierarchy
Tag: Higher Heights....Deeper Hell.....
This project will feature in the Death Upgraded Short Story Collection