Killer

Killer by Matt Kazman

Short films have:

  • A cinematic character- Dusty
  • A cinematic environment- the house and school
  • Emotional setup- the mom dies
  • Action based payoff- Dusty masturbating in front of everyone in hallway

Codes used:

  • En (Entertain)- trying to kill bully by jacking off
  • Protagonist- Dusty
  • Ii (Inciting Incident)- Watching the wall shake while people have sex on other side
  • Ca! (Call to Action)- Joe saying his mom told him everyone has a superpower
  • A (Antagonist)- the bully
  • Cn (Conflict)- the bully
  • Cn+ (Increased Conflict)- the bully saying “I’m going to fucking kill you after school.”
  • Su (Set up)- friend saying someone dies whenever someone else masturbates
  • Po (Pay off)- trying to kill bully
  • Rv (Reversal)- thinking deodorant makes you grow body hair
  • Rs (Resolution)- the deodorant

The Plot Diagram

Exposition- getting punched in the face

Rising Action-

  • Dusty and friends watching the wall shake as couple has sex on other side
  • They all talk about touching themselves
  • One kids mom says if you touch yourself someone dies
  • puts women’s deodorant all over body
  • mom walks in with his hand in his pants
  • Finally masturbates and mom dies while he does
  • Masturbates again and a bird flies into window and dies while he does
  • Bully saying “I’m going to fucking kill you after school.”
  • Joe telling him that his mom says everyone has a super power

Climax- Masturbating in front of everyone in hallway including bully to try to make him die

Falling Action- Dad picks him up in car

Resolution- Getting deodorant and saying he thought deodorant made people grow body hair

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