Interview with Screenwriter Arthur Tiersky (WE ARE ALL DEAD)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

1. What is your screenplay about?

It’s based on a terrific novella by Bruno Fischer. It’s about an icy professional crook, a typical noir protagonist, who is recruited by his old friend for a heist that goes very wrong when the young getaway driver is killed. His widow comes to collect his share of the money, and both our hero and his old friend quickly fall for her. Meanwhile, the police are hot on their trail, and the other gang members start mysteriously dying one by one. So it’s part love triangle, part heist flick, and part murder mystery.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

It’s pure classic noir. Ideally, it gets made as a letter-perfect imitation of the classics from the ’40s and ’50s, in black and white, the whole deal.

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

Noir is such a great lost…

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