Writer, episodes 1-8
Writer / director, episode 4 anthology segment "Transplant"
When Ethan, Sam and James find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly, they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her.
As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be more than just a sick joke. Someone has hidden information in the stories, details pulled from real life that point them to people and places from Molly’s past; clues that may lead them to their missing friend.
Dark/Web’s unique structure combines the classic, standalone stories traditionally found in an anthology with an overarching, season-long mystery.
Each episode consists of two parts:
A portion of a serialized tale that continues week after week.
A stand alone horror/sci-fi short, presented in the form of writings that Molly left behind; each written and directed by a different filmmaker.
Episode 4 of DARK/WEB features the anthology tale "TRANSPLANT".
Henry McColume's a man facing obsolesce at every turn. At work, he's made redundant by the technology slowly replacing all the workers his age; At home, he spends most of his time alone, missing the wife he lost tragically in the same accident that left him with scar tissue wrapping his heart. When his doctor tells him he's too old for a transplant, Henry resigns himself to a pitiful death, until his step-daughter seeks out a heart surgeon via a shadowy forum on the dark web.
Despite feeling conflicted about breaking the law and guilty about a second chance he doesn't think he deserves, Henry reluctantly agrees to the operation. Months later, fully recovered and starting a new life, he begins to notice he's not feeling like himself. Strange, confident aggression, startling visions, habits he never had before - He wonders if his odd behavior may have anything to do with the surgery. Is it possible that his new heart is affecting him? Changing him?
Though his stepdaughter tries to console him, Henry becomes convinced that there was something... wrong with the former owner of the heart. Something dark.
Something that was passed on to him.