“2012: The Ascension of Maggie Martinez”
or, “It’s Not the End of the World”
(A feature length film script by Jonny Lewis.)
Maggie Martinez is so certain the world will end on December 21, 2012 that she quits her job, gives away her car, and has pity sex with her boyfriend’s depressed friend to cheer him up. After all, the world is going to end, so nothing really matters, right? But the world doesn’t end, and her boyfriend finds out about her indiscretion and kicks her out. Now Maggie is out on the street, searching for a job and a place to live. It’s not easy to find either one when she’s still wearing her silly homemade “Mayan princess” costume!
Maggie is continually disappointed by several so-called “spiritual people” she thinks might help her, and she keeps catching glimpses of a mysterious old Mayan woman. She finally gets a job at a home for the elderly, where she starts being of service to others. In the end Maggie realizes she was being guided all along, and that the things in life she felt were working against her were actually working for her greater good. (And by the way, it’s funny.)
I wrote this originally in 2011. But since the story is not about the world ending, but rather about it not ending, it is still viable as a film today.