ORIGINAL SHORT FILM: “Suicide Is Painless”

short film

Because Suicide Is Painless…

Joey Finnegan

How do I explain this film? I was younger, at the time, coming in at all of about 20 years old. I was very fond of the movie version of “Mash,” which featured “Suicide is Painless” as a theme song. That tune always stuck with me. How could I ever forget that haunting diddy about the pros and cons of killing yourself?

Isn’t it weird as hell? You may remember it better from the Family Guy movie.¬†Stewie sings it during the bar scene, when Brian takes him to The Drunken Clam to get hammered, and hopefully learn a lesson about the evils of drinking alcohol.

None of that really explains what you’re about to watch. I get that. I’m purposely trying to stall. Truth is – I was going through a rough patch. I took my thoughts, and I funneled them into a short, comedy screenplay.

Sure, it’s got a bit of a dark edge, but you know what they say…

“Comedy is tragedy plus time.”

All I did was skip the waiting period. As it turns out, it was pretty damn cathartic. One of the many things that helped put me back together.

So, without further ado: