SAND OF FATE | Short Film (2015)

SAND OF FATE | Short Film (2015)


Our story begins with a man born into slavery would become youngest champion Rome would witness. Growing in the brotherhood of Gladiators, he would earn his freedom in the arena from his countless victories. As a newly free man knowing not the
temptation and spoils that came with his freedom, he quickly spiraled after only moments without shackles he
laid in the street worn from his indulgences. Mistaken as a homeless drunk he would be picked up and returned to
his life of slavery and combat. On your knees, slave! [thud] This is your Dominus: Terentious Sertinus Dominus… Greetings my future gladiators My lutus trains the finest gladiators in Rome. You’ve been brought here today to prove yourself worthy and claim your
place in the long line of those who bear the
title of champion. One day your name will be legend. Where none shall be equal. Both of you will fight, one shall feel defeat. delivered by the sword and be left here
for the buzzards. The victor will be brought back to the
house of Terentious and begin their path to form glories in the truest the
Brotherhood’s Gladiators. As you gaze around you there’s nowhere
to run or escape your fate. Only this patch land beneath you, watered by the tears of blood from former slaves. As in the arena, the only way to live is to be victorious. [grunt] Your Dominus alone decides when you begin, slave! Begin! If you wish to seek escape, help me dispose of Dominus and his guard. Do you take me for a fool? Congratulations to the victor! You shall return to the houses of Terentious where your training will begin! I will not be a slave anymore. What did you say, slave? I said I will not be a slave again! Kill him. You are free to go far away from here. I will not pursue you. You have my word! Apologies, your life is not up for bargain. There is but one way to free your enslaved as well as myself. Your Dominus is no more you are free to go as you please. May we follow you? Serving our Dominus was the only life we knew. Gratitude for your acts, but we now have no place to go. I travel alone. If you choose to follow, know that we are not a unit, you are merely following in my shadow.

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