A teen addict, JOSE’ has a revelatory Near-Death Experience [N.D.E.] after being shot while breaking into someone’s home. His spirit form rises from his dead body, and he is confronted first by a Demon and then by the LORD. The revelation changes his life and that of his community.

Jose’ is smoking crack with other addicts when the dope runs out. He goes on a mission to burglarize someone’s home, but the occupant is prepared, and Jose’ gets shot.
His family surrounds him in his hospital bed, but Jose’ codes. He is whisked away into a dark place. A Demon proceeds to beat him and knock him around in the darkness all the while accusing him of having no care for his life. Jose’ fights back unto utter exhaustion. Defeated, he falls tearful, remorseful, and apologetic. His Mother’s prayers can be heard in voice over as she prays the Rosary for him.
In Jose’s hell, a light begins to illuminate the darkness.
The light gathers into the shape of a being - a Light Being. The Light Being leads Jose’ out of the darkness and into a bountiful garden where the light is revealed to be an aura around the person of the LORD Jesus. The Lord gives Jose’ a new name, Shidra, and tells him that he has forgotten he is an artist. Jesus sends Jose' back to his body to, “do the work that he was sent to do.”
To everyone’s amazement, Jose’ awakens after being dead for nine minutes. He overcomes his addiction and becomes the great Artist, Shidra. He opens an art center in his community and brings art classes to children. His center is supported by the local Arts and Business Council.

  • Jean Galliano
    Script Editor, The Lost Girl
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    Screenplay, Short Script
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  • Prix royal - Monthly Screenplay Awards
    Tele Aviv
    December 21, 2019
    Official Selection
  • New York Movie Awards - Monthly Festival
    New York
    January 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Top Indie Film Awards
    Tokyo, Japan
    January 23, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards
    Philadelphia, PA
    August 18, 2020
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    November 15, 2020
    Best Concept Short Script
  • Golden Earth Film Award
    Online Event
    June 22, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Genre Celebration Festival
    Tokyo, Japan
    December 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 28, 2020
  • Chicago Screenplay Awards
    Chicago, IL
    February 20, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Underground Indie Film Festival - Horror Cult Sci-Fi Fantasy
    Apopka, FL
    June 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Australasia's Film Festival of Time: Sci-Fi / Animation / Horror
    Melbourne, VIC
    June 1, 2020
  • 'LEGACY' The Film Club Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
    July 1, 2020
  • Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF)
    Aliyat Hano'ar St 14, Afula Afula
    May 31, 2020
  • Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    June 15, 2020
    Official Selection
  • New York Movie Awards
    New York, New York
    January 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Fireline Film Festival
    November 4, 2022
    Best Woman Screenwriter
Writer - Jean Galliano