A boy's parents are trying to open the door to his room to see what is wrong as the boy locked the door, and he is crying. There are some sirens approaching, meaning that the police is on the way. When he hears the noise, the kid panics and goes for the gun that he is keeping nearby, attempting suicide. When the gunshot sound goes out, the director calls for a cut. This is all part of a film Alex (played by Matt Bailey) is trying to finish. The mood on the set seems sloppy, and everybody loses focus. The only one struggling for this movie to happen is Alex, and this can be seen later on when he is editing the cuts. He needs this in his life as things are not going well, and everything might perish in the blink of an eye. Alex's time is running out, and when he realizes that the end is near, he does anything in his power to make this movie a reality.
'Incompleteness' is, in fact, a series, and what we talked about before is just the pilot episode that promises a twisted and enticing story that will probably transcend life and death. The focus on the main character, Alex, seems to be omnipresent all-along the series in the first episode. Matt Bailey plays a remarkable role in taking you from zero to one hundred with great ease. The backstory of Alex is unfortunate, but at the same time, it creates a perfect base for a narrative to unveil lots of details that are quintessential for a series that wants to shine in this day and age.
The movie within a movie presented in the pilot episode is not something new, but David Ash put a lot of effort into making it stand out. Sticking just to the pilot episode, we can go on a limb and assume that the story will develop this bildungsroman around Alex's life while the progress will be spectacular. It is not enough to speculate on the matter, so we will stop here and come back on this when we are finished watching the whole series.
Written by Vlad A.G.