The pages that follow detail the author''s experience of coming to terms with a traumatic car accident whilst in high school. It forms the written accompaniment to a narrative film, which draws on this experience as the basis of its plot. The subject matter is intensely subjective and autobiographical. The author uses a cinematic framework from which to examine spectator identification with onscreen characters. She draws on a variety of psychological theories from trauma studies, self psychology to investigations into attachment theory and creativity.