A Hollywood assistant comes across a script that seems to cause the horrific death of anyone who passes on it.
Genre: Thriller Comedy
Written & Directed by: Jason Kessler
Starring: Jonathan Flanders and Katie Kohler
Director of Photography: Leo Aguirre
AWARDS FOR DEATH BY SCRIPT:
Winner - Best Screenplay - 22nd LA Comedy Festival (2017)
Winner - Audience Choice Award - 12th LA Indie Film Festival (2018)
Winner - 2018 RTF Longhorn Denius Student Film Showcase at SXSW
Official selection - 2017 Denver Film Festival
Official selection - 2018 DC Independent Film Festival
Official selection - 2018 Kansas City Film Festival
Official selection - 2018 SOHO International Film Festival
ABOUT THE WRITER / DIRECTOR:
Jason Kessler earned a Screenwriting MFA from UT Austin where he was the recipient of the Robert Foshko Prize in Screenwriting. After film school, he worked as a writer's assistant for HBO for a Game of Thrones prequel created by Max Borenstein, and for CBS on Season 5 of the show Madam Secretary. His screenplay about the famous artist M.C. Escher was featured on the 2018 Black List and won 1st place in the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival Screenplay Competition feature category. Before film school Jason was a lawyer in New York focused on advertising and entertainment clients, and he also worked as a tech executive and management consultant. Jason studied neuroscience and computer science at Princeton University, and graduated with highest honors from Columbia Law School.