After the sudden death of her pet hamster, young Dottie convinces her moody nihilist older brother Ned to take her to a fortune teller who claims he can raise pets from the dead.

After graduating from college with a degree in English, I moved back into my childhood bunkbed. No job, no future prospects, I would lie in that bunkbed at night and wonder if my dreams were pointless and my life was totally meaningless. It was...

 

Very silly. Here I was, college educated, safe, warm, dry, and yet contemplating "nothingness". So, in order to capture the silliness of my predicament, I decided to write a short comedy script.

 

In The Deadbeat, a young man finds guidance in an especially unusual way, by taking his younger sister to a pet resurrection.

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The Deadbeat is a 16 minute comedy short film starring George Wendt and completed at the Second City's Harold Ramis Film School.

© 2018 by Ed Heffernan

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