You feel the pain and yet hold to the promise of your compound nature, that you are sublime yet mortal, filled with promise and unconditional love, but sometimes weighed down by fear and regret. ~Bill Attride

Drama · Coming of Age · Dating · Female Protagonist · LGBTQIA · Spiritual
Status: Script
Comps: Carol | Before Sunrise | My Dinner With Andre

Logline: Based on a true story, a romance-starved, 50-something, BIPOC woman must confront a late in life coming of age challenge through two relationships–a white, 20-something potential love interest and God.


This is a twist on the coming of age story shifted in reverse. Think 1960’s Bossa Nova meets 2000’s Hip Hop; plus, the May-December potential romance in “Carol” meets the anything-can-happen-in-24-hours relationship intrigue of “Before Sunrise” mixed with the sensual culinary foreplay of “Like Water for Chocolate” ending with the spiritual touch of “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

The script is adapted from a published short story based on a true story. Gifts is one of three short stories in the “Between Us” trilogy (Dolls, Holidaze, and Gifts) being adapted to short film or a feature with three act vignettes. “Between Us” refers to the relationship between the main character in each short and God, inspired by director Ingmar Bergman’s trilogy about God’s silence.

Discover More About Our Director & Producers

Valerie Mich’El Oliver (Originator, Creator, Producer), New Jersey, U.S.A.
Bruce Nahin (Co-Producer), California, U.S.A.

We are currently waiting to hear about a potential grant award for further project development, and are seeking potential Producers, Investors, and other Crew Members (Click Here to Track GIFTS and introduce yourself via Slated.com). Or, contact one of the producers below, and be sure to put GIFTS in the Subject field of your email:

Valerie Mich’El Oliver (Producer, U.S.)
Email: oliver.valerie@gmail.com

We thank you for your interest!


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