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This is a Shortfilm voice over when a girl reflects on her past,  a moment that they could never get back. They were the same people but the feeling was just never the same again. Scroll down for the Latest episode at the bottom. 

That Moment | It only happens ONCE



So, this was recorded raw from iPad Air 2 in just one take hoping to create a demo for my voice over work as a Voice over artist in Mumbai.

Storytelling begins

Flashback sequence

This has to be imagined in the form of a story. A story that begins with a girl getting into a trance like flashback, from a normal day to day dining room situation.

A trance of a memory, a moment that was beautiful.  But then somethings only happen once. Don't they?


Sometimes, somethings don't return. Even in the same circumstances. A love story does not need an external force to fail. Or even internal. The guy or girl need not cheat or turn cranky or devilish. The guy still extends his hand to hold hers to cross the road and and she still extends to hold it,  but something has changed.

The entire flashes in detail for a Shortfilm visuals are there in the description below.

The Shortfilm script with voice over


Female V. O: 

Sometimes in life, like times like these..you realise that that was a beautiful moment. But somethings only happen once. Have you felt like that before? Like the same people in the same situations cannot get back what was. Because they never felt like that again. And our obsession with always feeling the best makes us wish to record it, preserve it, and most of all, REPEAT IT. Should you then let go or stay?

((Scene opens with camera slowly moving towards a completely unaware everyday set up of dinner. We move towards the back profile of the girl. There's a TV show that they are watching, there are two more girls on the table busy eating. Camera moves to this girl's face religiously looking at the TV, touched by a moment and into a trance like daydream..)) 

Female V. O: 

  Sometimes in life...Like times like this, you realise. You realise that that moment was beautiful. 
  Softly snug in his chest, the comfort of his arms and the bed,  the warmth of love and care in the early morning, nothing else mattered at the moment. 

  (An early morning scene,  a wide shot of the girl on the left in the arms of a well built guy in a bluish grey T shirt sitting while slightly resting on the back of the bed on few white puffy pillows.) 


Female V. O: 

  He had been out. 

  (a shot of the girl walking towards the door and the guy walking out) 


Female V. O: 

  Out in the open in the cold. Outside the room. Away from me. 

  (camera focuses on the outside weather where he sits alone all by himself in an unknown hotel terrace.  It's uncomfortable. But he's brooding. Looking down at his knees,  hands together fisted near his chin) 

Female V. O: 

  I had been so alone and sad. And mad and worried.. 
  (the girl pacing towards the door, but this time not in a dress but a night gown 
  Cut to towards a sofa inside the room,  cut to close up of putting on the watch, cut to back profile towards the door this time worried in a dress.) 


Female V. O: 

  IINSIDE.. 
  (Quick shot of the door shutting from outside. A thud breaking the background music. ) 

Female V. O: 

  He had been hurt and had tears in his eyes when he was back. 
  (slow flowing smooth change of camera from the front to the back profile of the girl,  close up of the hand trying the door knob in suspense to see if it opens.  Guy's eyes in tears when he lifted her hand.. 

Female V. O: 

   We had had a huge fight. Arguments. Like we could kill each other. It was something very important. Then... 
  (Girl in night dress and guy shirtless are fighting.. the girl throws a rose on the bed with anger and he immediately searches then reaches for his T shirt and walks away) 

Female V. O: 

  I don't even remember.... 
  (cut to present back profile watching TV) 

Female V. O: 

  what we had fought about then. 
  (close up of girl half shocked to see him leaving her alone in this unknown place. She moves behind him in inertia.)
  (CUT TO present back profile turning right to acknowledge a girl serving her some,  miming if she wants more. She responds. But she's still saying from the head) 

Female V. O: 

   His palms on my head softly running down my hair. 
  (Back to opening scene of the embrace on the bed, the absolute comfort and I'm home after being out in the rain in open all night secure warmth on their faces.. ) 

Female V. O: 

  Peace. Serenity. I don't know how else to 
  (close up) 
  describe this sudden peace. Like you want to be there in that 
  zone forever. 
  (just eyes) 

Female V. O: 

  That moment feels so right that you just recorded it in your heart. 
  (Cut to present with the hug dreamily overlapping in the frame with effects..) 

Female V. O: 

  Peace is what we all struggle for. 
  (present shot) 

Female V. O: 

  A place to rest, 
  (girl is dropping her head in slow motion on his chest) 

Female V. O: 

  a heart to kiss, 
  (slightly kissing his chest) 

Female V. O: 

  a touch to protect, 
  (the guy's hand on her head cupping it,  patting her) 

Female V. O: 

  a warmth to melt. 
  (her hand finding his chest near her face) 

Female V. O: 

  And you love that moment. 
  (cut to present front view. All are eating. She's bending down to fetch with fork. ) 

Female V. O: 

Like really love being in that moment. And a restlessness begins.  
  You wish... 
  (Different clothes, same couple driving in a car) 

Female V. O: 

you wish if you could get it back. 
(walking, sitting in a coffee shop,  abrupt changes) 

Female V. O: 

  Rewind. 
  (Rewind effect to hotel room.) 

Female V. O: 

  Like revisit it. 
  (Same scene of eyes lifting from the chest to see him) 

Female V. O: 

Can't you do it again? 
  (Cut to driving scene and the girl is actually saying these lines.) 

Female V. O: 

  Can't it happen? 
(  COFFEE Shop with roses.) 
Girl: Real line :You remember that moment? 
Guy: ofcourse. 
(Another day, girl is trying to lie down exactly like that day. He's shirtless. He pats her this time faster) 

  (Cut to present front view, the girl asking for sauce on table to be passed in mime) 
I'd asked him that, why can't you return me that moment again? Why can't we do it again? Why! 

Male V. O: 

It never happened again. That divine connection. Thaaat peace... was never felt again. Never. 

Female V. O: 

Never 

  (cut to monotonous meets, just a flash of the guy &  girl sitting in the car unlocking the seat belt, in the coffee shop he giving a bunch of roses with a smile) 

Female V. O: 

  And that's when you realise 
(and she is wowed, surprised, smiles back) 

Female V. O: 

  that something's only happen once. The same people in the same situations cannot bring back 
  ( scene of him holding her hand after he was back.)  

Female V. O: 

  what was. 
  (A close up of the hand in hand slightly lifted) 
  That split second, 
  (Immediate cut to the embrace) 

Female V. O: 

  that lifting up the head to look at the way he fondly looked at you.. the way he kissed your forehead..and tucked that strand of hair behind your ear. That feeling was so powerful that 

  it's alive even today after months. 
(cut to present) 

Female V. O: 

  You know... like you go back to a downloaded movie and play it back. 
  (different room in present clothes restless to Rewind a movie). 
  But here, it was so hazy. 
  (the embrace scene was getting hazy, blurred... )

Female V. O: 

  But you remember how you felt like... 
  (camera moves from back profile to front...)

  But you have to let go. 
  (she hands over the sauce to a girl coming the kitchen)

Female V. O: 

  You have to let go because... somethings get ruined when you become greedy. 

  (Camera shifts to a pasta that now looks like blood with sauce. Silence.. )

Female V. O: 

  Trying to attempt to live it again is like.. it's like.. 
  (the face shows gear while aware that one is in company of others, cut to pasta and back to the face) 

Female V. O: 

  the prowling danger of 
  (a dark corridor in the hotel room and a dog cautiously moving ahead... A black one.. The dangerous kinds..) 

Female V. O: 

  the chanceee 
( A halt of the dog, a close up of the eyes).

Female V. O: 

of even losing the memory. 
( Wide shot of dog walking away...) 

Female V. O: 

  The only thing you are left with. 
  (Cut to present) The memory.. 

Female V. O: 

  No. 
  (the girl says it to the other girl holding the sauce... slightly over dramatic for the situation of not wanting any more sauce. She's caught unaware in her dream.. ) 
  (Quick flashes of roses being advanced from behind,  from the gym bag tucked to his chair back towards the girl busy with mixing sugar free in the coffee.. smiles focus, a look of the guy extending and holding her hand as they cross the street..with the car at the back, cut to an even more dramatic, seeing roses first time wow and the guy in a shirt, cut to quick Rewind of sitting in car unlocking seat belt, abrupt cut to coffee shop rose, abrupt cut to extending hand to cross street, abrupt cut to embrace on the bed, this time we notice the roses still by the bed.. old now.. some petals on the bed..crumpled..old..some candles half burnt by their side.. Cut to present look(nano second of the look after she said no.)


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