Mourning Has Broken is a feature film written and produced by Brett and Jason Butler, venerably known as The Butler Brothers.
This logline, taken from The Butler’s website Substance Production, sums things up beautifully but leaves room for the viewer to delve deeper and become a part of the main character’s journey, which is inevitable: “Mourning Has Broken is a dark comedy about a husband who awakes to find his ill wife has passed in the night. Unable to cope with something so emotionally devastating, he chooses to complete the weekend ‘to-do’ list that she has left for him instead. A simple list takes the husband on a journey from frustrations and aggravation to hilarity and violence, and in the end, catharsis. This is the story of a man with nothing left to lose: assholes beware.”
The ace, the trump card, the “whoa, really?” moment – and I’m hesitant to reveal it as it is a good one, but the info is readily available all over the internet and there’s no way I could ever play spoiler – is that they made the feature for $1000.
Check it out this week at The Royal Cinema! You will not be disappointed. And if you are then you should have your heart checked because you are clearly dead inside.
And on that note, check out The Butler Brothers online presence:
Web – Substance Production
Twitter – @SubProd; https://twitter.com/SubProd
They are gentlemen.