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"Documentary Filmmaker looking for suicidal individual to follow from first preparation to final act." Cut from 142 video tapes, this project sheds light on the tragedy following the infamous Internet ad. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

G.J. Echternkamp ... Gilbert

Matthew Tilley ... Matt

Valerie Hurt ... Valerie

Michael Traynor ... Michael
Konima Parkinson-Jones ... Konima
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelley Isaacs ... Grieving Mother
Thomas Moses ... Cliff Bookends

Talmadge Ragan ... Ellen Radel

Pamela Salem ... Matt's Mother

Doris Jung Usui ... Suicidal Wife

Directed by
Daniel Stamm 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Daniel Stamm  writer

Produced by
Namee Baijal .... associate producer (as Namarata Tandon)
G.J. Echternkamp .... producer
Brian Udovich .... producer
Original Music by
Morgan Kibby 
Jonathan Leahy 
Cinematography by
Zoltan Honti 
Film Editing by
David Kashevaroff 
Shilpa Sahi 
Casting by
Mali Finn 
Art Direction by
Thomas S. Hammock 
Costume Design by
Marcy Rector 
Sound Department
Andy Hay .... sound designer
Andy Hay .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Hay .... supervising sound editor
Casting Department
Deanna Brigidi .... casting associate
David Rapaport .... casting
Music Department
Jonathan Leahy .... music supervisor
Jeff Freilich .... thanks
Jim McBride .... thanks
Michael Marius Pessah .... thanks

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Additional Details

Germany:101 min (European Film Market)

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8 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
its a shame movies like this don't get seen, 24 October 2008
Author: richard sapsed from United States

Saw this movie in Calagary and it just made me mad that you can have all the talent in the world but if you have no money it's almost impossible to get your work seen. Take "A Necessary Death" for example. These guys have worked on this movie for three years (probably for very little or no money) and have created something that they can confidently show to anyone, while other movies are made for millions and are an embarrassment! I believe they are showing it at AFI next month so I am hoping something happens for them as I will definitely be taking my friends to see it if it ever gets released. These are the type of movies that inspire young film makers to try harder because it proves that if you have what it takes you can create wonderful work with very little resources. And to think I wasn't even meant to see this movie during the festival. I just liked the name!!!

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