09/30/2013 08:13 am ET

Scott Blum's 'Walk-In' Offers A New Perspective On Mortality (VIDEO)

They say you should walk a mile in someone else's shoes to understand another perspective. But they never said anything about paws.

Yet this is exactly what Don Newport, a cancer-ridden engineer in the independent film, Walk-In, is forced to do when he is offered the chance to experience new life in a new body.

In the film, Newport agrees to a "walk-in," an experience where a person's original soul departs from his or her body to fill a new one. Unbeknownst to him, Newport's soul is transferred into the four-legged body of a dog. Throughout Scott Blum's dark comedy, the main character must grapple with his new life, and teaches viewers a few things about humanness, the immortality of the soul and our perspective on death. Watch the trailer above, and make sure to catch the full length film, set to release in October.