It was personal deciding the direction and story of our characters.
I was inspired by the film ‘Age of Adaline’ about a female character who never ages. While others grow older, she leaves before they notice she has not. Ultimately, the character finds a man she wants to stay with forever. The first scene opens with ‘Adaline’ outside the boutique looking in. Scenes show Adaline linger perusing the wide selection. It gets completely dark outside, and our male character ‘Ellis’, offers her a sampling of wine. Even with subtle hints that it is almost closing time, Adaline is hesitant at leaving.