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After three attempts on his life, an ordinary man enlists the aid of a mysterious stranger to fake his death, changing his identity and appearance, but when he attends his own wake to uncover the truth, he gets far more than he ever could have imagined.

Written by: Brefni O'Rourke     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Modest
Starring Roles For: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Alfred Molina
Marion Cotillard
In the Vein Of: The Game
Posted: 11/28/2012
Updated: 10/08/2014
Author Bio: BREFNI O'ROURKE is a twice optioned screenwriter who has studied filmmaking at the Academy of Art College San Francisco and SUNY Empire State New York.

He is the author of more than 40 original feature-length screenplays, including the critically acclaimed "Conscience", "Spontaneous Human Combustion", "Valley of the Shadow", and "Klepto."

"God's Work", a supernatural-thriller, was optioned by The Ferla Consulting Group. "Threshold", a horror-thriller, on which he is a co-writer, has recently been optioned by an independent production company. (

"Wake", a psychological-thriller, was recognized as a quarter-finalist in the Final Draft/Big Break Contest(top 10% of 6,669 entries) and the American Zoetrope contest (judged by Francis Ford Coppola), also as a quarter-finalist.

"Panopticon", an action-thriller, was selected as a "Notable Project" by Amazon Studios.


Contest Results: Final Draft/Big Break (Quarterfinalist, top 10% of 6,669 entries)
American Zoetrope (Quarterfinalist)