On the day Tom is supposed to find out if his cancer is in remission he wakes up to discover his gold fish, Houdini, dead in the fish bowl. He panics, seeing this as a bad omen. His wife Nancy comforts him, reminding him that his treatments were successful. On a walk in the park to clear his head Tom has an encounter with a strange man calming to be Death himself. When Tom won’t believe this outrageous claim Death must take Tom on a whirlwind tour through his past experiences with grief and loss, in order to teach Tom that Death is nothing to fear. The real tragedy is missing out on life itself while you’re still around to enjoy it.
Awards & Nominations
Winner – Best Dark Comedy