An UPCOMING DOCUMENTARY
Today death is a forbidden topic – something relegated to sterile hospital wards and discussed infrequently. We’ve lost part of what it means to be human by ignoring and avoiding what we all will experience. But among us are small groups of people that daily walk with those who are dying or have just died. They carry on traditions and rituals that help the bereaved mourn and grieve. They create space for our communities to remember and reflect. They even push against cultural assumptions and suggest new ways of thinking about death.
Director: Nathan Clarke is a filmmaker living in Richmond, VA. His documentary work has been featured in the New York Times (Neighbors, 2009), The Washington Post (The Psalms, 2016), and Paste Magazine (Wrestling for Jesus, 2011). His feature documentary, Wrestling for Jesus, premiered at the Wisconsin Film Festival and won best doc at the Virginia Film Festival. He is also the co-creator of the Box Canyon, a music and story experiment filmed entirely in a remote canyon in the Texas Hill Country.
Producer / Editor - Tyler Trumbo is a Virginia-based documentary filmmaker and editor born and raised along the Blue Ridge Mountains. His work has been featured on The Atlantic and shown around the world including screenings at Sheffield Doc/Fest, Slamdance Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and the Virginia Film Festival. He holds an M.F.A in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and has served in the past as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University.
Cinematographer - John Harrison is a cinematographer whose credits include KAVI (Oscar nominee, Best Live-Action Short Film; Best Short Film Cinematography, Omaha Film Festival), CLEAR CUT, SIMPLE (SXSW Jury Prize, BAFTA Award winner), and VIOLA (Student Academy Award winner). He has frequently collaborated with director Nate Clarke on documentary films; LEFT UNDONE is their first scripted film together. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s film production program and lives with his wife and two children in Seattle.