Arden T. Kayce
Legacy of Walter Frumm," a 90 minute feature film, is a dark comedy
which completed shooting May, 2004.
Jared is a struggling
theatre director. He
visits his friend and landlord, the dying millionaire Walter Frumm, who
lays out his plans for revenge on those who've wronged him. Jared, needing
money, is lured by Walter's offer to let him direct a play Walter wrote.
Jared agrees to execute, and videotape, each practical joke.
After orchestrating a series of cruel (and funny) acts on Walter's ex-wife
and former business partner, Walter is enraged as the jokes backfire,
leaving the intended victims better off than they were before. Wally and
Jared initiate the play, which is the last and most important practical
The target is Kelly, who Walter feels was just after his money. Walter
instructs Jared to cast Kelly in the lead role in his purposefully bad
play "My Pastrami Sandwich," which happens to be about a talking
Pastrami sandwich. Jared is to insist Kelly always wears the Pastrami
Sandwich costume - not just on stage and in press interviews - but 24
hours a day to "get into character." Jared is furious that the
play is bogus, but the rent is due so agrees.
As the initial gags they played begin to have repercussions, and the play
moves closer to opening night, passions ignite. Meanwhile, Walter's health
is deteriorating, and the question of what will he leave behind becomes
all the more urgent.