Somewhere In-between


Emotional drama with surrealist elements - spec script.

A tormented animator struggles to reconnect with his elderly father-in-law suffering from dementia, who slips between his surreal imaginary world and reality. The truth of their relationship and the wounds the animator tries to heal are not what they seem.

Somewhere In-between focuses on Gordon, an elderly man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in a care home, and his mysterious relationship with his son-in-law, Tim. Focus is given to abstract, warped scenes from Gordon’s confused, unstable reality and memory, while the impact Gordon’s condition has on his family is heavily explored, including his wife experiencing a nervous breakdown as the anguish of seeing him fade away eventually takes its toll.

Tim and Gordon form an increasingly strong connection in spite of Gordon's volatile son’s wish for him to stay away, and Tim becomes attached to Isla, a dedicated carer close to Gordon. Tim battles conflicting emotions when reconnecting with Gordon – the heart of which is unexplained for much of the story. Only at the denouement is it revealed that Tim is actually Gordon’s long-lost son – formerly his daughter – whom he disowned years ago when he could not accept his need to change gender; but, even then, all is not as it seems.

'Somewhere In-between' combines the emotional tragedy of Michael Haneke’s 'Amour', with the dreamy introspection of Ingmar Bergman’s 'Wild Strawberries' and the surrealism of David Lynch’s 'Twin Peaks' and 'Blue Velvet'.