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DEAD ENDERS (Romantic Comedy/Black Comedy): Two near-death survivors join together to kill themselves in order to return to heaven -- but suicide proves more difficult than anticipated, especially when they fall in love.

Written by: Brent Hartinger     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Jason Segel
Mila Kunis
In the Vein Of: Horrible Bosses
My Best Friend's Wedding
Harold & Maude
Posted: 11/27/2011
Updated: 06/03/2016
Author Bio: BRENT HARTINGER is a screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. A movie adaptation of his teen novel, GEOGRAPHY CLUB, was released theatrically and on VOD on November 15th, 2013 (Huffington Pictures/Shoreline Entertainment producing); it co-stars Scott Bakula and Ana Gasteyer. Brent has had six projects optioned for film and currently has two films in very active development: a film based on his award-winning play and screenplay, THE STARFISH SCREAM, and another project based on his original screenplay, DEAD ENDERS.

Brent has won many screenwriting awards, including first place at the Storypro Awards, the Fresh Voices Screenwriting Contest, the Acclaim Scripts Screenwriting Contest, the L.A. Comedy Festival, the Screenwriting in the Sun Award, and a Writers Network Fellowship; he has also placed or been named a finalist in Scriptapalooza, Creative World, and the Contest of Contest Winners. All his scripts on have been "featured scripts," with scores of "8" or higher.

Brent has also published eight novels with major publishers, including HarperCollins and Tor, and his plays have been produced nationwide, three times in New York.

Contest Results: Fresh Voices Feature (First Place)
L.A. Comedy Fest (First Place)
Acclaim Film (First Place)
3Pages (First Place)
ScreenCraft Comedy (Finalist)
Watkins (Second Place)
Screenplay Festival (Finalist, Final Results Pending)
Creative World (Finalist)
PAGE International (Semifinalist, Final Results Pending)
Table Read (Semifinalist, Final Results Pending)
Extreme Feature (Finalist, Final Results Pending)
Contest of Contest Winners (Finalist)
Writers Place (Finalist)
Free Screenplay (Finalist)
Reel Authors (Finalist)
Shore Scripts Feature (Semifinalist, Final Results Pending)
Indie Gathering (Honorable Mention)