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One More Day

A salesman sends a text message to God flippantly when he’s out for drinks with a co-worker, asking for an extra day that week to get ahead in a sales competition, he gets it, but he discovers that he’s cursed with an extra day every week until he learns how to treat people.

Craig Neary can't be torn away from his Smart Phone, he loves muscle cars and hates his co-worker, Charles Castaneda. His boss launches a sales competition at the car dealership and Craig types a message to who/what he's decided is his Higher Power, The Mighty Electron, asking for an extra day to get ahead of Castaneda in the competition. He gets it but he's seemingly alone in the universe of this time warp, making it really hard to sell anyone cars. His journey of one more day each week leads him to fall in love with Nora,a carbon emissions lobbyist, avid biker and fellow dog lover; make serious and genuine amends to Helena, his co-worker he uses for booty calls; truly learn empathy which finally releases him from what's quickly becoming a curse with this extra day, gifting it to his enemy and now his friend, Castaneda, who's dying from lung cancer and needs more time with his young family.

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Written by:
Format:
Screenplay
Starring Roles For:
Paul Rudd
Benicio Del Toro
Drew Barrymore
In the Vein Of:
Groundhog Day
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
Posted:
06/28/2011
Updated:
02/01/2021
Author Bio:
-2020 My 4 Bodies Screencraft Semifinalist (play) -2020 Sandwich Generation Fimmatic Semifinalist (sitcom) -2020 Water (short, preproduction) -2020 Record Man: The Bob Koester Story (in production) -2018 100,000 Miles a Second Writer/Producer (short) -2018 Page Awards Semifinalist -2018 Knight Finalist -2017 Nicholl Quarterfinalist -2017 Page Awards Semifinalist -2017 Knight Finalist -2016 Knight Finalist -2016 True Story Semifinalist for When Doves Cry -2015 Screenwriters Workshop Winner -2012 Champion Screenwriting Competition Finalist for Anatomy of a Town 2012 Contest of Contests Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2011 Writers on the Storm Quarter-Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2011 Chicago Screenwriters Network Finalist for One More Day -2011 Bluecat Fellini Semifinalist for Anatomy of a Town -2010/11: KCBX-FM Radio Production of Anatomy of a Town to air during the 2011 San Luis Obispo Film Festival -2010 Champion Screenwriting Competition Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2010 Santa Fe Writer's Project Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2010 Austin Film Festival Second Round for Anatomy of a Town -2010 SWW-MN Leave 'Em Hooked Winner for Date of Death -2010 IFP-MN Screenplay Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2009 PAGE Awards Quarter Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2009 IFP-MN Screenplay Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2008 SWW-MN Leave 'Em Hooked Finalist for Anatomy of a Town -2006 Fringe Festival Production (Director/Co-Writer) -2004, IFP-MN Screenplay Finalist -University of MN graduate, BA in English Creative Writing.

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Contest Results:
Chicago Screenwriters (Finalist, Contest Ongoing) [2011]