The Wonderfully Bizarre Tale of a Dying Man Who Had Only 1500 Words Left to Live

“1500 Words” by writer Jim Memzies and directed by filmmaker Andrew Chaplin is a wonderfully bizarre short film that tells the story of Stanley Franks, who is told by his dispassionate doctor that he only has a terminal illness that allows him only 1500 words to live. After using over a thousand to express his anguish within the doctor’s office, Stanley goes home and does his best to choose his words very carefully.

When Stanley Franks is told he has 1500 words left to live, he faces a battle to keep both his marriage and himself alive using the fewest words possible.