In a dystopian future, an unidentified virus has caused a neurological disease of global proportions, decimating the majority of the earth's population. Little by little, as we observe the lives of a handful of survivors who still remain relatively unharmed by this illness, we understand their struggle to hopelessly attach to their former way of life, where even the simplest of affairs require great effort to be accomplished. Ultimately, as the last remaining souls suffer from varying degrees of memory loss, the urgent and paramount need to move forward with their lives will become an arduous task and a fierce battle with the inevitable.
The world without memory.
Did You Know?
To understand how the characters' memory loss would manifest, writer and director Claire Carré researched Henry Mollison, who had his hippocampus removed as part of an experimental brain surgery to treat his epilepsy and then couldn't form any new memories for the rest of his life. She also researched Clive Wearing, a UK musician and composer who developed retrograde and anterograde amnesia after contracting a virus. Wearing is unable to form any lasting new memories; his memory "resets" after approximately 30 seconds, and he often thinks he just woke up from a coma. See more
Okay, here it goes. Things to remember. The air in the morning in June. The sound of ice cream trucks. Emma's sleeping face. The first time I held Jasper. Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid. Running into the ocean. Driving around on Saturday nights with Frankie. My first car, the badger. My mother's garden and her hands. She had beautiful hands. The freckle on the back of Emma's knee. That's the kind of thing to remember, that freckle.
I will remember you. I will not forget ...
Running Out of Time
Written by Nigel A. Wilson
Performed by Stop Dancing See more