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Jacob (2018)

After finding his older brother's lifeless body, the suicide prompts cathartic changes in a young man. A true story about discovering the importance of humor amongst life's darkest moments.

Director:

Bobby Chase

Writer:

Bobby Chase
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Boggan Jack Boggan ... Bobby
Bobby Chase Bobby Chase ... Brian (voice)
Jennifer Lefsyk ... Mom (voice)
Eric McClimans Eric McClimans ... EMT
Mindy Miner Mindy Miner ... 911 Dispatcher
Mark Phelps Mark Phelps ... EMT
Angela B. Potrikus Angela B. Potrikus ... Grandma
John Mac Schnurr John Mac Schnurr ... Jake (voice)
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Storyline

A short film based on real life events that shook a small town and turned a family's world upside down, Jacob illustrates the immediate shock, then darkness and angst, that disturb the minds of those in the aftermath of a suicide. It explores the emotional battle suicide survivors experience throughout the rest of their lives, one of the many unintended consequences of a life-ending decision. Ultimately, Jacob reveals our ability as humans to move on with our pain in a healthy way, inspiring humans to overcome life's darkest realities - oftentimes in the most unexpected ways. This painfully true look at the effect suicidal depression has on the people around the victim, the inspiration that continues to motivate suicide survivors, and the humor invoked to remember the light, even when it seems far away or even non-existent. Take this emotional ride through the eyes of a survivor and dare to make sense of what's left behind in the wake of a young-adult suicide.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R
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Trivia

The film was shot in the exact location where the suicide happened. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Life is hard enough and without a sense of humor, it will swallow you whole.
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Touching and effective
15 May 2020 | by IndieFilmLabSee all my reviews

I had a very strong reaction to this film. It touches on important topics related to dealing with tragedy and the effects that are felt by survivors. Impressive production quality on top of the powerful story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mechanicville, New York, USA

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Color
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