Love in the Last Five Days

Los Angeles, California | Film Short

Comedy, Thriller

Scout Durwood

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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Set at the intersection of love, death, and laughter, the film is a darkest comedy exploring the power of sadness against the instinct to survive. Kat & Ellie rekindle the spark in their failing relationship when Ellie is afflicted with a zombie-like infection that will ultimately lead to her death.

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The Story

LOVE IN THE LAST FIVE DAYS started out as an homage to chemical depression. Heather Anne Campbell loves anything set in an apocolypse. One evening, she and I were watching a zombie movie, and I turned to her and said, "as a depressed person, these movies make no sense to me. If it's an apocolypse, why would anyone fight to survive? I struggle to find reasons to keep going as it is, and my life is pretty cushy. If it's the end of the world, just kill yourself." 


Six months later, on the beaches of Bora Bora, the first draft of LOVE IN THE LAST FIVE DAYS was born. 


The film is particularly important to me because it's a comedy that touches on big issues without being reductive. As a creature who exists primarily in the world of comedy, LOVE IN THE LAST FIVE DAYS it is a rare opportunity to get to cook with all the spices in my spice rack. It gets to be sad, funny, romantic, scary and everything in between--well, as many things as we could fit in twenty pages, at least. 


With a finished script in hand, Heather and I approached Michael Blieden, who had just directed a pilot I worked on for MTV called MARY+JANE. Blieden was moved enough that he agreed to direct it, and now here we are, trying to navigate the difficult seas of turning the dream in our heads into a dream that we can share with all of you.


We hope to share not just our final product, but also our journey with all of you. To everyone out there who cries too much and is looking for a reason to laugh, and to everyone else who laughs too hard and occasionally wants to be sad, your support is most deeply appreciated. 


Here's to the end of the world. 


Yours Sincerely, 



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Production Design

Costs $1,600

Production design is the primary way we're showing the passage of time in the apartment. Faking an apocalypse costs money.

Zombie SFX

Costs $2,200

We're turning Heather into a zombie and need a little help from our friends.

Equipment Rentals

Costs $1,500

This little light of mine... we need lights to make it shine.

Production Staff

Costs $2,500

Helping hands because teamwork makes the dreamwork.

Catering and Craft Services

Costs $1,000

You know SOMEONE is going to be gluten free.


Costs $2,000

Including equipment and human beings, both during production and in post.


Costs $1,000

Piano? Score! #PianoScore


Costs $2,200

Films are made in the editing suite!

Color Correct and Post

Costs $1,000

Because sometimes you need more than a Kelvin filter.

About This Team

Scout Durwood (Kat/writer) is the star of MTV’s new scripted comedy Mary + Jane. Her debut studio album, Take One Thing Off, will be released on Blue Élan records in the summer of 2016. Scout was also one of six starring cast members on Oxygen’s FUNNY GIRLS, a docuseries following the lives of six female comedians. 


Heather Anne Campbell (Ellie) is an Emmy-nominated comedian who has written for Saturday Night Live, The Eric Andre Show, Trump Vs. Bernie, FOX ADHD, Party Over Here, and more. She’s appeared on @Midnight six times and recurred on every season of CW’s Whose Line is it Anyway? 


Michael Blieden (director) is a writer/director.  Blieden most recently directed the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll pilot and first season episodes for FX.  His previous directing work has included episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine for FOX, Sirens for USA, Broad City for Comedy Central, Up All Night for NBC, Awkward and The Inbetweeners for MTV, and Children’s Hospital for Adult Swim.  He directed, co-wrote, and starred in a pilot for IFC called International Plan.  Prior to his episodic work, Blieden directed all the short films and roll-ins for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, where he was also a staff writer.  Blieden has produced and directed live specials for comedians Zach Galifianakis and Joe Rogan plus music videos for Fiona Apple and Kanye West.

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