When her mother dies, Julie discovers that her father is not her real father. Her family references are shaken. She doesn’t know if she can still consider the person she thought was her father as such. Memories of her childhood are resurfacing. Troubled, she looks for answers. Are blood ties that important ?
PREQUEL’87. A short film. It’s 1987. In the township of Hazelwood, a girl is knocked over on a pedestrian crossing; her young mother begins a friendship with the priest who brings the girl home; and a car crash claims the lives of the girl’s father and the father of her best friend. Mysteriously, the clocks stop.
When Avery Ross, the young CEO of a family-run chemical company, is extorted on the eve of the company's IPO, she is faced with an impossible choice. The blackmailer's accusations threaten to shatter Dawson Chemicals' reputation for corporate responsibility that Avery's father Dean worked so hard to cultivate during his tenure running the company. Dean, and two representatives of the offering bank, come up with a scheme to swiftly "eliminate" the issue. As Avery stands in her father's old office, still littered with his memorabilia, she must overcome her shock at learning the true nature of the family business and decide whether to give in to her father's bullying, go along with his plan and do the unthinkable, or defy him and forge her own path forward in opposition to his interests.