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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
Jacob's Ladder
Posted: 11/28/2012
Updated: 01/26/2016
Author Bio: BREFNI O'ROURKE is the author of more than 40 original feature-length screenplays, including "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, was optioned by Contribution Films (

"Wake", a psychological-thriller, was recognized as a quarter-finalist in the Final Draft/Big Break Contest (top 10% of over 6,000 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 (one of only 50 such projects recognized as such).

"Moving Day", a supernatural-thriller, has been recognized as a quarter-finalist in the 2015 Final Draft/Big Break Contest.

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