A Palm Beach Ending

After being shot, then dying moments later, Josh re-counts his life and events in the four months prior, leading up to his death, after staggering into a bedroom, barricading the door, then collapsing in Palm Beach Florida mansion.

Josh is an Indie screenwriter, who seems to be going through a slump. He won the prestigious Cannes Film Award for best screenplay, but lives in a crappy beach apartment, struggling with a breakup, and financially barely getting by.

After doing some heavy drinking, and smoking, he can’t seem to break the writers block that plagues him. He decides to take a drive down the beach in his old Porsche 911, to clear his head, only to have his car break down.

As his car sits smoking on the side of the road, a Rolls Royce pulls up, the rear dark tinted window powers down, revealing a good looking man, Alexander Fremont, 50s, gay, rich, an Academy Award winning actor from the 80s & 90s.

Alexander invites him back to his Palm Beach mansion to use the phone, offering him something to eat and drink after discovering he’s a writer. He then manipulates Josh to write a script he’s wants to star in.

Josh reluctantly takes up tenancy, writing the screenplay as Alexander begins to fall in love with Josh, wanting Josh to love him. Josh is straight, but thinks Alexander’s hot, giving the gay love lifestyle a try.

Josh also has a crush on Chelsea, his actor friend Zack’s girlfriend. Chelsea is writing a novel and struggles with it, begging for Josh’s help. While the two begin working together, and unknown to him, she begins to fall in love with him.

While Chelsea struggles with her novel, Josh struggles with his sexuality. Josh finds out Chelsea’s true feelings when she refuses Zack's marriage proposal, who is in New Mexico on a film shoot.

After Chelsea reveals her feelings, Josh decides to go back to Alexander, professing his love for Chelsea, ending their relationship. That’s when the drama unfolds, as Alexander pulls out a revolver, shooting Josh… ending his life.

  • Rick Eager
    A funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Castle (w/known talent attached) | Love Street Detour | Rari
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Writer Biography - Rick Eager

A little about myself…

* I am an IMDb accredited Actor, Writer and Producer with 20+ years experience under my belt. Please see my IMDb page (link below) for a couple projects listed in current production.

* I am also in production of a new auto related youtube series and in pre-production of another auto related series in search of a distributor, both not yet listed on IMDb.

* 2019 has brought me a Finalist win at Sunset Film Festival for my screenplay, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Castle

* 2020 has brought me a Finalist Laurel Award at The First 10 Pages Script Competition for my screenplay, My Christmas Caryl

* 2020 Has brought me another Finalist Laurel Award at Detroit's Trinity International Film Festival for my screenplay, Gold Cadillac... An American Anthology

* 2020 Has brought me another Semi-Finalist (so far) win at Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards for my screenplay, Jacked In South Central|BLM

* 2020 Has brought me a Second Rounder win at Austin Film Festival for my screenplay, A Palm Beach Ending.

* 2021 Has brought me a Quarter Finalist win at Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards for my screenplay, Str8. Man Married. ⚣ Deport-Staying!

* I have experience at working with producers on rewrites, budgets, attaching talent, making Lookbooks for Investors and location scouting. I'm very quick and professional with my writing and rewrites.

* I'm currently working on writing & filming my (not yet listed on IMDb) semi-scripted, reality series, which I wrote, host and produce called, Hidden Man Caves

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* The short film Rari which I wrote, acted in, and helped produce was intended for the film festival circuit when those involved in the project got anxious, posting the film on youtube, and other social media, killing any chance of set premieres my manager had preset at film festivals.

The short film can be seen here...


* This script is a selection from my 17 script/project catalog.

"Every GREAT Film Begins With A GOOD Script"

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