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Falling Forward

"Falling Forward" is a short film that follows the story of a man who is diagnosed with ALS and his journey to overcome the challenges he faces. The film highlights the importance of resilience and the power of human connection in overcoming adversity.

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Last updated: June 2, 2023

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Gabriel Knightwood

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Nina had always been cautious when it came to her love life. She had been born and brought up in a family where love and affection were scarce. Her parents constantly fought and argued, leaving her to feel like she needed to fend for herself. To prevent getting hurt, Nina built an emotional wall around her heart, keeping love at bay. Her past relationships had failed, leaving her feeling vulnerable and empty. She had always considered love as a weakness until she met Liam.

Liam was a free-spirited artist who traveled the world. He had a passion for expressing his emotions through his art, and it was this fire that ignited Nina's heart. They met at a local art exhibition, and she was instantly drawn to him. Liam had this enigmatic magnetism about him, and it intrigued her enormously. He was the complete opposite of what she had ever been attracted to, but there was something about him that set her heart aflutter.

As they began to see more of each other, it became apparent that Liam had his own sets of fears and concerns. He was afraid of commitment and concerned about his worth as an artist. He was always questioning his ability to create something meaningful and unique. Nina, on the other hand, was so focused on her career that she sometimes forgot to pause and appreciate life. Liam was like a breath of fresh air. He encouraged her to loosen up and take life less seriously. They were an unconventional match, but it was like they were each other's missing piece.

Nina was hesitant to let Liam get too close to her, but Liam was persistent and did not give up on their relationship. He was patient with her walls and showed her that love was worth the risk. Nina started to soften as they spent more time together, and it felt like they were the missing piece to each other's lives. Together, they had a beautiful, stable relationship that was unique and exciting.

But their happiness was short-lived. Liam received an offer of a lifetime that would showcase his art in Europe, and it threw everything Nina had come to know into chaos. She was scared to follow him and face the unknown, but she also couldn't imagine living life without him. Liam promised that the distance would not break them apart, and he wanted her to come with him.

Nina agonized over the choice, considering all the scenarios, and ultimately decided to follow her heart. She couldn't bear the thought of losing Liam, and so, they packed their bags and took off to Europe. As they arrived in Europe, Nina realized that she had taken a huge risk, just like the one Liam had taken with his art. She was ready to love and trust him wholeheartedly.

As the days went by, she saw Liam blossom with the newfound opportunities and experiences. His art flourished, and she saw him happy becoming who he was meant to be. She felt so lucky to have made this decision and knew that it was the right move for them.

On their last day before returning home, Liam surprised Nina with a painting. It was his ode to their journey, a painting that took her breath away. The painting was of a woman falling forward, with no fear, just trust that in the end, it was all going to be okay.

It was then that she realized that love was not about being fearless, it was about falling forward. Risking everything and trusting that it will all work out in the end. Liam had taught her this, and she knew that this relationship was worth every risk she had taken.

As the plane touched down at their home airport, something felt different. There was an air of uncertainty in the air. As they headed towards baggage collection, Liam stopped in his tracks. Nina knew right away that something was up.

He turned to her and said, "Nina, there is something I have to tell you." Her heart was beating fast in her chest as she held her breath, ready to hear his revelation.

"I have a daughter."