SHORT DOC / 9 MINUTES / dielikeanegyptian.com
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SYNOPSIS: A 90 year old tells the story of how he built his own Egyptian coffin, a dream he's had since he was 8 year's old.
FILM THREAT / Mark Bell
On the one hand, it’s a subject with a nice hook, guy makes his own ancient Egyptian-style coffin, but the moments that resonate are when we realize how like Fred we are. On a simply human level, sure, but more so when we think of our fascinations or obsessions. Maybe we can’t take it with us, as they say, but what we leave behind can be an expression of what we carried through our lives…filmthreat.com/reviews/67392/
THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC / Richard Propes
The film's success ultimately hinges upon Mamula's ability to sell the subject as worthy of our interest and, of course, on Guentert's ability to hold our interest. theindependentcritic.com/die_like_an_egyptian
CINEMA CRAZED / Felix Vasquez Jr.
Director Matt Mamula’s “Die Like an Egyptian” is a bittersweet and gripping short documentary about our attempts to control our own death’s in a manner that allows us the illusion of control in the after life. cinema-crazed.com/blog/2013/07/30/die-like-an-egyptian-2013/
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Indie Memphis Film Festival (indiememphis.com)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Orlando Film Festival (orlandofilmfest.com)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Sidewalk Film Festival (sidewalkfest.com)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Little Rock Film Festival (littlerockfilmfestival.org)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Independent Film Festival of Boston (iffboston.org)
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2013 Indie Grits Film Festival (indiegrits.com)
Director/Camera/Editor/Music - Matt Mamula
Glen Haven Memorial Park
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Matt co-directed the short doc JUST ABOUT FAMOUS (justaboutfamousthefilm.com) which played in over 20 film festivals across the country and recently also co-directed the feature doc GRIDIRON GIRLS (gridirongirlsthefilm.com) which is playing in film festivals currently.
He is currently in post production on a short doc called JASSMAN: RALPH CARNEY, a feature version of JUST ABOUT FAMOUS and preproduction on some narrative projects.