Check Out Diner (Screenplay)
Synopsis: Where you can check out when you want to leave. Kevin receives a bad diagnosis and is aided by his unwilling friend to find an exit strategy. The check out diner seems the perfect solution.
This Short film script is completely on a different genre -a black comedy on euthanasia. It’s very difficult to assume anything comedy when it comes to death but the writer has attempted well in bringing humour to this subject. Kevin is already diagnosed with something terrible and his whole idea to visit check out diner was for a easy peaceful way out but what was offered to him was unexpected. The menu on the diner looked very interesting and scary. The death is itself not so peaceful. The recounting of Kevin’s break up with Mary in 2 lines between the scenes of his conversation with the doctor seems irrelevant. Other than that, this would be a good script for a short film. Hey, could anyone alert poor Phil please…
Writer Biography - Eamonn Michael Eeles
Eamonn is a keen writer when not trying to solve the hard problem of consciousness and being walked by his dogs.
I wrote this script as I also work in medicine where the importance of saving lives is rendered abstract by euthanasia. I wanted to explore euthanasia for a flawed motive using black comedy and show how there may sometimes still be light in a seemingly bleak place. I enjoyed how Rick Gervais used comedy to explore dark issues such as death and euthanasia and wanted to push it to the next ridiculous level. I wanted to create a conversation around how normalised euthanasia might be seen to be but potentially how murky the waters are.
Project Type: Short Script
Number of Pages: 8
Country of Origin: Australia
First-time Screenwriter: Yes
Student Project: No