It's All About the Benjamins

"It's All About the Benjamins" explores the consequences of greed, the fragility of trust, and the lengths people will go to protect their secrets, ultimately leading to a tragic and fiery end.

It is a thrilling story of deceit and temptation. DAMIAN, a middle-aged man, and EVELYN, a woman in her thirties, both are real estate agents, after the end of a secret trip, they are saying goodbye to each other in a secluded forest. They indulge in a passionate moment before realizing they have accidentally taken a mysterious handbag belonging to someone else. Initially considering throwing it away, they discover its valuable contents and contemplate keeping it for themselves.

EVELYN pretends she is concerned about the potential consequences of being traced, and suggests returning the bag. However, DAMIAN, enticed by the thought of a life of luxury, convinces EVELYN to join him in keeping the bag and starting afresh far away from prying eyes. Tensions rise as their moral compasses clash, revealing past secrets and betrayals.

In a shocking turn of events, EVELYN's frustration boils over, leading to a violent altercation between her and DAMIAN. In a desperate attempt to cover their tracks, EVELYN resorts to drastic measures, inflicting fatal blows on DAMIAN. She meticulously wipes her fingerprints off the murder weapon and tries to create an elaborate scene to mislead investigators.

However, as EVELYN tries to burn the evidence, DAMIAN, barely clinging to life, retaliates and strikes her. Both characters succumb to their injuries, leaving behind a burning car and a web of lies.

  • Davoud Zarif
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    Screenplay, Short Script
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Davoud Zarif

Davoud Zarif
Writer / Director
M.F.A in Dramatic literature
Davoud's writings are the result of exploring the areas of dreams and awareness of the subconscious instincts of the human psyche. He has his one-of-a-kind contemplation on myths, which in his works leads to new experiences that are simultaneously familiar.
This way he can expose and challenge the fundamental aspects of reality that cannot be achieved any other way.
In his writings, Davoud conveys different emotions in multiple dimensions. His audience can have the chance to relive their joy, sorrow, anger, jealousy, love, and hate simultaneously.

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Writer Statement

In "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS", I tried to say that some people are capable of doing horrible things out of greed.