Breaking & Entering

GENRE: Drama
TYPE: Short Screenplay and Film
LOGLINE: A young woman’s conflicted life battling multiple addictions and questionable choices culminates with an autopsy-like introspective journey when she finds herself locked in a morgue with the body of a long-lost love.

SYNOPSIS:

CORRINE (32), a beaten-down hypersexual alcoholic, is desperate for a drink and attempts to break into the back door of a familiar pub during the wee morning hours.

In the darkness of a back alley, Corrine mistakenly enters the wrong establishment and finds herself locked in a morgue with a dead body covered by a sheet. She eventually summons the nerve to pull the sheet away, only to discover DILLON (29), the only man she ever truly loved.

Confined with Dillon’s body, Corrine travels through the past via an autopsy-like monologue through which she questions every decision, thought and impulse that contributed to her current existence. In the end, that self-awareness and absence of hope culminates in a downward spiral of insanity.

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

—Joseph Campbell

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

—Leonardo da Vinci

“You’ll never feel so alive as the second right after you’ve been scared to death.”

—MWHogan