'Carnation by Matthew Bertsch | Script Revolution




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Larry, a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge, takes great pleasure in his job as a "varmint control specialist", until one day when he's reincarnated and finds himself on the other end of the schtick.

Larry, a blue-collar “good ol’ boy”, is the product of tragedy and lost love. A modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge, Larry misses no opportunity to torment his fellow creatures. One day when trying to rid the world of a "pesky armadilluh", Larry accidentally blows himself up. He is stopped at the pearly gates and informed that he’s been granted a second chance, but must return to earth as an animal. Guided by his angel, Gabriel, Larry is given opportunities to change his ways; but the clock is ticking. Unfortunately, Larry is a slow learner, full of excuses, and his attempts at life as an animal go horribly wrong. Karma kicks Larry's tail back and forth between heaven and earth until, in the end, he learns a simple truth; that “life is precious”.

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Jason Epperson willing to direct

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The Writer: Matthew Bertsch


‘Brownie Points’ – 2011 (short film), 2nd place in the Love and Relationship Online Film Festival

 ‘Penny’s Lemonade Stand’ – 2015 (30 second TV spot), Won 2017 Addy Award

‘Morehead State University – On the Map’ – 2013 (30 second TV spot)


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