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Death Walks Into A Bar

Death Walks Into a Bar
A man about to take his own life experiences the ultimate intervention.

Sometimes you just need another perspective on life.

Jack is contemplating suicide and has been most of his life. Even though he’s been struggling with depression he’s found it in his heart to help others out of it. A visit by death one night is what it took to make Jack see his life has value.

Just stubbornness I suppose.
I’ve been here 20 years. Sank half my life into this place.

Do you regret it?

Sometimes, especially recently.

Is that why you want to kill yourself?

Jack stares, eyes wide in shock.

What did you say?

The burden of this place has not been easy.
You see yourself as a failure.
A broken man in a world that has no place for him.

Jack tenses up, getting angry.

What the hell are you talking about?

It’s not true, any of it. Your life has value.

Sometimes we all need this reminder and we don’t all get a chance to discuss it with Death. What would you do if Death knocked on your door? Why would Death take time out of their day to talk with you? Would you want to know?

This short could easily be shot in a bar on an off night with two talented actors for pennies. And who knows it may help someone reassess their life.

The Script

Death Walks into a Bar

A man about to take his own life experiences the ultimate intervention.

About The Reviewer

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Chris Keaton, like many deranged people, writes screenplays and actually believes he's pretty good at it. His delusion has brought him to write at least a dozen feature films and numerous short scripts of questionable quality. Several directors have been enabling Chris Keaton's mental illness by actually producing his  screenplays traumatizing unwitting audiences around the globe. And to make things worse he also writes novels and short stories. When will this reign of terror end? If you...Read more

About The Writer

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I'm Gary, 42, living in London. I'm passionate about reading, writing and watching films, so I decided to combine all the things I love and start scriptwriting. New to the screenwriting process, I make up for my lack of experience with lots of enthusiasm. I have written several short film scripts and I am working on a feature. The genres I am hoping to specialize in are horror, sci-fi, and comedy.Read more