Timebender, the short film, is based on a feature length script that I wrote as a Master’s student in Visual Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston Massachusetts. The Timebender story is large and complex; the short version of Timebender is only a start: much more of the story remains to be told.
In the longer story, there are certain characters that are only vaguely hinted at in the short version of the story or omitted altogether. For example, Sandra Hill is an investigative journalist, in the short, we don’t meet any of the characters associated with her professional life. In terms of the context of the story, her job as an investigative journalist is paramount. Because of that, a good portion of the feature is spent, exploring that aspect of the character. An other example is the character of the homeless person, Paul Smith. All I am going to say here, is that the Paul Smith character is not really homeless, but rather he is just pretending to be. This character is important to the full story. If you would like to know more about the story, please visit the story link below. In every science fiction-fantasy story, a physical reality is set up with its own rules, and logic. Below is some time travel vocabulary which will facilitate an understanding of the rules, and logic that govern the reality within the film.
Time travel Vocabulary
Non-Conditional Death: When someone is killed within their proper Time Chronology Reference Point. This is final.
History: The way things are or more correctly the way things were before a time traveler changes something in the past thereby altering the future, and creating an alternative history.
Time Travel Enforcement Center: International training facilities run by the TimeBender Enforcement Agency.
Alternative Reality: It is the direct result of time travelers changing the future by alerting the past. This reality is only eliminated when the Timebender Agent goes back to the past, and fixes the changes to the future.
Blue Jack: Slang name for a weapon of sorts used by Timebender Agents to instantaneously return a wayward time traveler to their proper Time Chronology Reference Point. Blue Jacking does not send back the Time Travel Device, that is confiscated by the Timebender Agent.
Time Chronology Reference point: The universal point in time where you chronologically exist. For example, the Time Chronology Reference Point for a man born in the mid 1980s would be around seventy-two to eighty years in the future.
Time Travel Physical Laws, Regulations, and Effects
Time travel past your Time Chronology Reference point is not possible because one does not exist in a future that has not happened yet.
Changes to the past create an Alternative Reality; it can be reversed, which is the job of the Timebender Agent.