Happy Tavern

During a violent attack after closing down the struggling bar that they work at, two women, Liz and Laura, kill the assailant. They hide the body and the next day realize that they have never felt more alive. They decide to continue to with their newfound thrill of killing.

  • Matt Gsell
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    comedy, musical, thriller, dark comedy, murder mystery
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 16, 2019
Writer Biography - Matt Gsell

Matt Gsell (pronounced Gazelle, like the animal) was raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. After 2 years at Indiana University, Matt enlisted in the Navy where he would spend the next 6 years. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Matt would move back to the city of Chicago and finish up his degree in Sociology. It was during this time that Matt started taking improv and acting classes at Second City and fell in love with acting. Upon graduation he moved out to Los Angeles. Matt started writing his own material including the short film, "Static" and the ongoing YouTube sketch comedy series, "Broken Slinky Presents." He has had great success with his feature film script, "Tuesday," in festivals.

Add Writer Biography
Writer Statement

I wanted to write a script for the strong women in my life and it turned into this. One of those women joked that I should make it a musical, so here we are.