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'The Checkout Line'

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Nightbreed Films
Cornelius Broderick, dir.

Production Description

Casting "The Checkout Line," a film set in a dystopian American future in which two strangers find love in the most unlikely of places, at a center for government sanctioned suicide, commonly known as The Checkout Line. Note: This will be a thesis film (short form) based on the feature length script of the same name. The feature script was an Official Selection Oaxaca Film Fest 2013 and placed in the top 20% of 7,256 entries in the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots Sept 30 - Oct 7 in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay. Copy, credit, meals provided.


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It's 2056. America is bankrupt. A Third World War decimates the northern half of the country, leaving behind an irradiated wasteland. The general population is 83% unemployed. Healthcare is extinct. Desperation and despair run rampant. To prevent more disease and bodies littering the landscape, suicide has been deemed illegal. Anyone found to have taken their own life will leave a further financial burden on their next of kin. The newly formed corporate government establishes Voluntary Dissolvement Centers (V.D.C.'s) to assist in government sanctioned suicide, commonly known as The Checkout Line. A series of unfortunate events lead Nate, an unemployed miner living in the "northern half" to resort to the ultimate final decision, to end his life at The Checkout Line. Enter Jamie, the young prostitute who cannot stand the shame anymore. Fate and timing will bring these two lost souls together, and in the darkest of hours comes the hint of a spark.