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A Near Death Experience

Character: Ellie Daly

Directed by: Don Terry

Written by: Helen Frost, Don MacLeod

Cast Members: Johanna Nutter, James A. Woods, Bronwen Booth, Steve Cumyn, Sarah Allen

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

After suffering a traumatic shock, Ellie seems to be imbued with the ability to see people and hear voices that others do not. Initially terrified she soon realizes that she should use her gift to help people come to terms with the loss of a loved-one. She quickly becomes involved with a man and his young son, who is on the run while being accused of killing his estranged wife. Through a series of odd events and with the help of the voice of his dead wife they embark on a crusade to uncover the truth while Ellie resigns herself to help those in need of resting in peace.

Extended Synopsis

Recently widowed Ellie, is finally starting to put the devastating death of her young husband behind her, when tragedy strikes again. Ellie herself is suddenly staring death in the face after a near fatal allergic reaction.

Ellie awakes in hospital to find that she has gained an unwanted but remarkable gift. She can see and hear the dead. Initially terrified by the spirits that haunt her, Ellie tries to turn it to the advantage of those suffering, helping them move on from the loss of their loved ones.

After meeting Daniel and his son Jamie, her new neighbours, Ellie doesn’t realise that she has unwittingly befriended a man on the run, wanted for the brutal murder of his estranged wife. As she grows closer to the young boy and his father, she encounters Taylor, the ghost of Daniel’s dead wife and finds herself playing detective in a complex murder cover-up. Taylor tells Ellie that it is her husband Daniel she suspects of her murder. At first Ellie is horrified and calls the police. However, her instinct soon contradicts Taylor’s claim and Ellie vows to help Daniel escape, believing he is not responsible for her murder. Taylor is exasperated by Ellie’s change of heart, but stays by her side to protect her from Daniel.

Daniel has far more to contend with than the law. Taylor’s distraught brother William hires a private detective to find Daniel and soon manages to locate him. Armed and hot on their heels, William relentlessly pursues them, hell bent on revenge, and Ellie and Daniel embark on frantic chase through the city in a desperate attempt to escape him. The only way to survive is with Taylor’s help, but will she realise who the real killer is before its too late?

Notable Mentions
• Also known as Voices (Canada).
• Produced by Incendo Media.
• Filmed entirely on location in Montreal, Canada.
• Aired on the Lifetime Movie Network (USA) and TMN: The Movie Network; Movie Central and Super Ecran (Canada) early 2008.
• Regularly re-aired on the Lifetime Movie Network (USA). [2008-2009]
• Available to purchase on Amazon Video! [2016]

Script developed by Never Enough Design