What happens to an action hero and his leading lady after an epic triumph? Can light exist without dark? Can the exciting exist without the mundane?

Our hero, Skillman, stands atop a high rock amidst a mountainous terrain and says, “auf wiedersehen” to his eye-patch-wearing-arch-nemesis, Barker, whose body now lays lifeless. He then rushes through a network of platform bridges to find his leading lady and feeds her an antidote for the poison inside her, while alarms and a female voice recording booms over the PA system. After administering the counteragent, he has an epiphany – the last magical orb is in Barker’s vacant eye socket, under his eye patch. Victory is his and he gets the girl – they kiss, they embrace.

Just as the end credits music begins, we smash cut to Skillman and his woman, Veronica, standing awkwardly in a cliff notch. They casually vacate the war torn mountainside and find a hotel for Skillman to call his buyer, regarding the ancient, glowing balls. Judging by the conversation that we hear from Skillman’s side, the buyer doesn’t sound interested. Skillman isn’t too concerned, as he’s convinced the buyer will change his mind in six hours.

As night falls, Veronica is changed, has brushed her teeth and tries to seduce Skillman, ready to live a normal life. Skillman, on the other hand, is on the look out for vengeful enemy combatants and is unable to ease up – he still wears the same clothes during the last battle and reeks of body odor.

Can he let his guard down, even to take a shower, knowing that he’s accumulated so many enemies during his adventures? Can he drive a car, down a barren road, without an AK-47 in his non-driving hand? Can he remember Veronica’s name?

Cast & Crew

Writer, Director: Dylan Allen
Producers: Eddy Vallante, Rebecca Brice, Dylan Allen
DOP, Editor: Evan Jake Cohen
Key Cast: Chris Henry Coffey, Lucy Walters
Soundtrack, Poster Artist: Sam’s Myth

Author Review

A very funny answer to the question of what happens to the action hero and his cohorts after the saga is over.
Very Good
About The Author
- Joon Shin has always been an advocate for independent films and is a Co-Founder & Partner for Content of Characters, Board Director for both Dosha Pops and In The Lights PR, and serves on the Board of Advisors for TriplAgent.