Running on Empty Dreams

Synopsis: Young and athletic Sydney Harris finds out that she has six months to live unless she and her husband can come up with the money for her medical treatment. Sounds simple enough; get the money, save her life. But her underpaid, working class husband can't afford the treatment. And time is ticking away. As Sydney begins to seek out a means to save her life, she begins to question her existence and does some soul searching, only to find herself falling in love with a single mom in the neighborhood that Sydney and her family have just moved into. Sydney is then forced to choose between her religious upbringing, her husband and son, and a love that she hides, all while fighting a losing battle to save her own life.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Nitara Lee Osbourne
Production: Running on Empty Productions
  2 wins.
120 min

Thank you.

So, what do you and

your husband do for fun?

We visit him in prison once a month.

I'm sorry, Jane. I didn't know.

No, it's okay. I'm a big girl.

Are you a writer?


Are you a writer?

Oh, yeah, but screenwriter.

Get out! Oh, my God.

Sit, I have to show you something.

This is so amazing because

I'm a writer too.

Well, actually, you know, poems and stuff.

But, actually, let me show you.

This one, read this one.

Oh, this one. Yeah.

It's from a long time ago, don't worry.

It's just scars. I was a kid.

Yeah, this one.


Oh. I'll take him.

Come here, Mr.

Mr. Crabby Pants.

Oh, we've got a huge new pool,

and a great new golf course.

You're absolutely gonna love it.

Oh, absolutely.

It'll be the time of your life.

I swear, the best time you'll

ever have will be here.

Excuse me, sir.

Excuse me a second.

I think I have a fire to put out.

I'll call you back shortly.

I need a raise

without the promotion.

Everybody needs more money, Corey,

and you know the only way to

get the smallest increase

is to take on more work

and travel all the time

and take a promotion.

How long have you been with the company?

A year, year and a half?

Eight years?

You do good work, but you

need to be a man about this.

If you want more money,

you need to do more work.

Case closed.

Let me ask you something, Bill.

You ever been a hero?

Excuse me? You mean like Superman?

I served in the

United States Marine Corps.

Desert Storm, and I was a leader.

I never let my unit down.

I need you to let me be a hero again.

Not going to happen.

Oh, I got a whole new

list of literary agents today,

and Jane may even have

some new contacts for me.

It's like six degrees of

separation, you know?

Me and Mommy met new friends today.

I see. That's nice.

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