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After-Life (2010)

Michael Paton is dead, with no recollection as to why. Separated by death, Michael's body and soul have to work together to escape the After-Life, and salvage what redemption they have left.


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Credited cast:
Matthew Dearing Matthew Dearing ... Michael Patton / the Corpse
Chris Garcia Chris Garcia ... Taylor
Christopher Garcia Christopher Garcia ... Taylor
Machelle Glassburn Machelle Glassburn ... Michael's Mom (as Machelle Pickens)
Tomas Johansson ... Michael's Dad
Annie Karstens ... Annie Patton (as Annie Boon)
Jack Slaymaker Jack Slaymaker ... Simon (as Tim Mallon)
Thomas Sponberg Thomas Sponberg ... Micheal's Dad
Tom Sponberg Tom Sponberg ... Michael's Dad


What lies ahead after we die? For Michael Paton's soul the answer becomes all too clear as he wakes up in his bathtub with no memory of how he got there. Realizing he is deceased, Michael's soul is forced to team with an identical version of himself, his corpse; their split the result of his violent end by his own hand. Determined to find his place back with the living, Michael and his corpse dodge an elegant agent of the After - Life who seems resolute in teaching Michael his place with the dearly departed. With questions piling up, Michael finds himself attending his own funeral with no sign of his loving wife in attendance. Suddenly, Michael feels he may not want the answers he's given as he witnesses his last confrontation with his wife before her violent death and his consequential suicide. Atonement is all Michael has left as he rejects the status quo of death and insists on watching over his wife's grave in hopes of redemption, showing second chances don't stop at death. Written by Anonymous

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You can't change the past, no matter how hard you try.







Release Date:

May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA


Box Office


$10,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Picture Point Media See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Matthew Dearing's body double in the film is his cousin. Although almost ten years separate them in age, no one can tell in the actual film due to clever camera composition and editing. See more »

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This was made at a school?!
23 December 2010 | by adelina318-930-596266See all my reviews

I saw this film at a school film festival and I was thoroughly impressed. There were a couple other good films at the festival but none of them felt like a real movie. This film had a solid beginning middle and end with great visuals and good acting. The only facet that could have been better was if they defined the rules of the "After-Life" more clearly as some audience members including myself got confused as to what exactly was capable and not capable in this universe. The art direction in this film was better than most the over all direction of the piece was more thoughtful than one would expect from a film by a college student. These are some filmmakers to watch.

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