Last Statement combines the chilling tales of actual inmates awaiting their execution on Death Row. Berlin based Orla Wolf, the playwright, and project director Juliane Block manufactured a spellbinding narrative that strings these first person accounts into one continuous story. Todd Felderstein then added an additional fictional sequence that takes place at a neighborhood barbecue. This scene confronts the audience with a strong sense of reality and then introduces various degrees of tension suggesting that, if pushed, how easy is it for anyone to perform an unthinkable crime.
This 30 minute long short film was made by 10 different filmmakers from around the world, who directed different segments of the story, in a true no budget independent fashion.
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BASED ON A PLAY BY
ORIGINAL CONCEPT BY
Juliane Block & Orla Wolf
Orla Wolf, Juliane Block, and Todd Felderstein
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Hazuki Aikawa/Andrey Alistratov - Inmate ‘Beach’, Inmate ‘Playground’
Juliane Block - Inmate 'Kite Tree’, Female Inmate
Todd Felderstein - Backyard Barbecue, Inmate in Prayer
Rebecca Hu - Inmate ‘Mural Wall’, Inmate ‘A Bench by the Lake’
Will McCord - Inmate ‘A Final Smoke’
Marty Shea - Inmate ‘Sound Studio’
Bruno Simoes - Inmate ‘Bicycle’, Inmate ‘Brick Wall’
Jacob Steiger - Inmate ´Rose Garden`
John Versical - The Official, Cup of Sugar, The Official Inmate
Orla Wolf - Inmate 'Kite Tree’, Female Inmate
Ernest Worthing - Inmate 'Last Meal’
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