After being diagnosed with leukemia in 1993, Danny Ryder picks up a camcorder and begins to create a film, with himself as the central character. The lo-fi Vancouver cityscape reflects an alienated existence as Danny grapples with his personal demons, spurred on in the face of his own mortality.
Danny - as himself - is affable and accomplished. He is intelligent enough to have built an impressive sailboat, but also seemingly unable to fend off his neurosis, frustration, and regret. What comes forth is a sometimes-humorous, sometimes-heartbreaking found footage film about disease, mental illness, and manhood.
Co-director, Aaron Zeghers, is Danny’s nephew. Through his late grandfather, he recently rediscovered the 14 VHS-C tapes, from which this film is comprised.
-Winner of Best Feature Film in the Avant-Garde and Genre Competition at BAFICI
-Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest
Directors: Aaron Zeghers & Lewis Bennett
Length: 50 mins