A hired killer tries to finish one last job before going blind.
A bad guy with a soft spot – looking to do something right after a lifetime of mistakes… What the heck is it about characters like this that captures the imagination? Because they do. Every time. They’re just so… more interesting than vanilla good guys. Screw Mark Hamill. I’ll take Han Solo any day. (And admit it…you would too.) Hit men especially. Watch the Professional or In Bruges, and dare to disagree.
The End in Sight is a short script that “hits” that exact note perfectly. Enter Hugo – the consummate hit man. He’s killed efficiently all his life. Now – unfortunately – he’s going blind. Which, one could imagine, is really bad ju-ju for a man who relies on visual acuity…
Hugo’s trying to finish one last job before he retires: kill a gangster, and return a wayward prostitute, Winter, to a rival pimp named Skarda. Needless to say – things get emotionally complicated and go horribly wrong. Given the setup, this could have been a cliche script. But The End in Sight does things right; pulling out twists and character beats that make the whole trip worthwhile. So if crime and thrillers are your forte, crack this one open. It’s got a killer ending…
About the writer: Breanne Mattson is no stranger to accolades. Her feature lengths have made Nicholl Quarterfinalist three times (yeah, that’s three times, beeyotch!) She’s also made semi-finalist in Bluecat, Final Draft and honorable mention in TrackingB. She’s also received a “worth the read” from Scriptshadow. Her website can be viewed at www.breannemattson.com (IMDB credits here.)
Budget: Okay. This one’s no “newbie” script. Thirty five pages long, it features plenty o’ squibs and bullet hits, stunt car driving, and both inside and outside locations. But in experienced hands, this script could be amazing.
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