Short Beach – Memento Mori (72K) follows the lives of two brothers growing up on Long Island. Their mother is disappointed when neither goes on to college. The eldest, when he’s 20, moves to Madison, WI, chasing after a high school girlfriend who was offered a scholarship at the University. He leads a simple life tending bar and fishing. The younger brother stays in New York, hustles, is successful, and fulfills his childhood dream – buying a sports car. He is murdered when it is carjacked. His will makes provisions for his brother to move back home. An old family friend tries to help. He struggles as he deals with his brother’s death, the possibility of going home, and his ability to love. A contract with Savant Publications is forthcoming.