Sherlock Holmes and The Big Case

With Watson by his side, Sherlock Holmes, on a cocaine bender, follows a trail of clues leading straight to Professor Moriarty. But is it all just an elaborate trap? Is it actually a very simple trap? And who's really pulling the strings?

  • Sam Ball
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    comedy, mystery
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Writer Biography - Sam Ball

I'm a writer from Chicago, Illinois, trying to make inroads with my work.

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Writer Statement

When I found out the character of Sherlock Holmes was in the public domain, I used it as the foundation for an experiment in the absurd, part of an ongoing fascination I have with the artistic style. My goal with this, as with every project of absurdity I undertake, was to test a hypothesis. That is, absurdity is self-loathing and self-destructive, and the narrator is hostile towards its characters and plot. In essence, that it is the antithesis of high art. Ironically, the further from high art it gets, I feel, the more elevated the material becomes.