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Die in a Gunfight

Andrew Barrer talks about Die in a Gunfight here’s his Q and A down below:

  • I read that your first script was called “Die in a Gunfight.” How did that come about?

“Gabe and I started working on ‘Die in a Gunfight’ while we were roommates in Chinatown the year after we graduated. At first, we were writing it entirely for ourselves, so the process was kind of insane and hilarious. We would work at all hours of the night, bouncing ideas off each other and writing the wildest story we could come up with. The first draft wasn’t even a movie, but we worked on it more and more seriously and went through a ton of drafts before we showed it to another soul. Then we had our closest friends read it and did some more drafts. We kind of broke ourselves down and rebuilt ourselves into serious screenwriters over the course of that year.”

  • What was that movie about? How did the idea come to you?

“’Gunfight’ is about 20-somethings trying to forge their own identity. And that’s exactly where we were at that time in our lives. I remember the precise moment the title occurred to me. I had just broken up with a long-term girlfriend, and I caught myself having all these ridiculous heroic fantasies about being a tragically romantic figure in the big city. I laughed at myself and started thinking it would be interesting to tell a story about a guy who fantasizes about some heroic fate, like dying in a gunfight, and then is forced by fate to have a classically happy ending instead. I went home and started kicking the idea around with Gabe, and the next thing we knew, we were writing it.”

  • Was “Gunfight” ever made into a film?

“No, but it’s also a project that refuses to die. It actually stands a reasonable chance of going into production this fall, with a team we couldn’t be more excited about.”