The Glue Factory
ReVival returns from commercials, shifting away from the dizzying lights of Las Vegas to the greenery of the Churchill Downs racetrack in Kentucky. An eagle eyed viewer can tell that the footage is slightly dated, an archive of an old, unremarkable one mile dirt race, run for the Vegas betters rather than any prestige. The clippity-clop of the horses rushing out the gate overwhelms a decent human’s senses as a graveled voice can be heard atop the footage.
V/O: Taking that first step out of the gate can be exhilarating.
We see many of the 20 or so runners bolt, jockeys astride, horses trying to muscle their way to the front of the pack.
V/O: In those initial moments, potential and opportunity seem endless. No matter how old, run down, pathetic, limp or frail the horse may be, if they hit the right stride, it might just be their lucky day.
The historical footage of the horse race zooms in on a horse stumbling right out of the gate, collapsing onto the track, the jockey getting flung off out of the shot as event staff rush out onto the track.
V/O: Sadly there are many others who just can’t go anymore. That can have some life changing effects.
The footage cuts away as a race attendant lifts a tarp around the fallen runner.
V/O: That’s where I come in.
The last thing heard is the sound of a shotgun cocking in the distance and the words “The Glue Factory: Opening April 1st” standing out in bright white against the dark background.