Short Screenplay: FIFTY FIVE SECONDS, by Kwasi Mensah

Crime/Mystery Film & Writing Festival

Watch the May 2016 WInning Short Screenplay



Genre: Mystery, Drama, Film Noir

A grizzled veteran hitman tries to impart wisdom to his younger colleague but then they’re forced to question their loyalty to each other.


NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
FRANK – Moui Nene
LISA: – Jennifer Ferris

Interview with Kwasi Mensah:

1. What is your screenplay about?

For me, it’s about exploring different definitions of ‘love’ and how the interact with each other. From the camaraderie of Lisa and Frank to the romantic love of Lisa and Sarah, to the fatherly love between Frank and his daughter.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think there’s a lot of subtle clues that viewers would pick up on their second watch. And I think it’d be a really good character piece between Lisa and Frank.

3. How would you…

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