This Is Your Brain on Letting Your Characters Have a Life of Their Own

KILLER JANE the Storyboard is an ever-changing performance art movie in-progress about a woman has recurring nightmares about killing a man who is noone she knows in real life. I have been improvising characters and scenes for approximately one and a half years.In version one of the story, Jane was a forensic scientist with Aspergers who started a murder book https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_book about her dreams in order to investigate why she was having them. In version two of the story, half the story was in dreams where Jane had just killed the man, who was never shown, and was escaping with a phantom chasing her; and the other half of the story was in Jane’s waking life where she kept turning other people. In version three of the story, Jane was a homicidal maniac in her dreams and a sedate divorce lawyer in her waking life, who had hired one childhood friend as her secretary and had another childhood friend as a client. Jane’s BFFs clashed with each other and gave her conflicting advice about her dreams.

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