Helen Hires a Hitman
Screenplay by J. Treacy Cole based on the original novella by Elizabeth Hawes
Logline: After the death of her husband and dog, an elderly librarian decides to commit suicide, but unseen forces get in her way.
Helen is retired librarian whose husband commits suicide rather than face the slow deterioration of Alzheimer's Disease. Helen desires to join her husband in the afterlife. She decides to go where no one knows her to kill herself. Venice is her choice of setting but as fate would have it, a group of former colleagues are there for a librarian convention. In this dark comedy written in a similar vein as A Man Called Ove, Helen's attempts to die are thwarted time and again by strange, perhaps even mystical, circumstance.