The Last Letter (with bonus footage)

A killer is targeting bus riders talking on their cellphones. He writes to a performer who (being a New Yorker) uses the letters as "found poetry in his act.
And why are they haunted by that long ago pizza?

"The Last Letter" was an official selection at the International Horror Film Festival where it was part of a program of experimental films that "...push the boundaries of creative expression and dazzle the senses", AudFest., Filmmaker Sessions@Pinewood Studios, Cult Films International Film Festival (finalist), the Cult Film Movie Awards Film festival (finalist), the Virgin Spring Cinefest (finalist) , The Knight of the Reel Film Festival (finalist), Tagore International Film Festival, Druk International Film Festival and Amsterdam Lift-off Film Festival. Since then, I have continued to interweave archival performance art footage used as flashback with contemporary narrative. The interlude presented here as bonus footage depicts pizza maker "Celestina" in lockdown at New York's celebrated Bellevue psychiatric hospital where actress Andrea Abrahams was enjoying a "spa retreat" and where this footage was actually filmed.

  • Seth Grimgart
    Directed "The Last Letter" official selection at the International Horror Film Festival, where it was described as: "...pushes the boundaries of creative expression and dazzles the senses." Directed "Sequence/Orpheus" official selection Experimental Film and Music Video Festival (Toronto). "Grimgart Burlesque" long running Manhattan cable show featuring experimental films, video journalism and live performance. Professional videographer for over ten years. Video links on request.
  • Wickham Taylor
    Writes for film site (as David), published poet and winner of the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe slam, samples on request,
  • Seth Grimgart
  • David Leopold
    Key Cast
    "One" (lead) Lincoln Center Theatre (Americal Living Room Series), "Split" (Borehole twins) Brain.Inc, "Grave Robbers over Hollywood" (lead, musical based on Ed Wood) West End Theatre, complete resume on request,
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, horror, noir, backstage murder musical, psychological horror, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • International Horror Film Festival; Dramatic Shorts Film Festival
    New York, New York
    United States
    October 25, 2016
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Seth Grimgart

. Directed "The Greta Grimgart Memorial Burlesque" official selection:Toronto Lift Off Film Festival and Mountainview International Film Festival. Directed "Sequence/Orpheus" official selection The Experimental Film and Music Video Festival (Toronto). Colortape International Film Festival, Knight of the Reel Film Festival and Druk International Film festival, Directed "Three Minor Prophets" official selection: Odyssey Fest (Hardfaith Productions) and Royal Society of Television and Motion Picture Awards. Directed "Grimgart Burlesque: webisodes" official selection Mountainview International Film Festival, Black Swan International Film Festival and World Film Carnival (Singapore), L.A. Lift-Off Film Festival and Sydney Australian Film Festival
Born in town of "Two Egg" on the Florida panhandle; educated sporadically at Tulane and FSU before heading north during the great radical migration. In New York, worked as artist (storyboards for ad agencies), actor (Lincoln Center Theatre: The American living Room Series, Manhattan Theatre Club, La Mama etc., NJ Shakespeare Festival, Judson Poets, PBS TV, WBAI radio, summer stock etc.) Original works at the Public Theatre (No Shame) the Nuyoricans Poets Cafe and under the auspices of Composers Collaborative, Inc and The Genesius Guild. Wrote for DiscDish magazine. Long running Village variety series "Ave. A Conspiracy" which the Voice called "...a lower east side vaudevillian extravaganza..." and termed Grimgart "the prince of perversion himself..."

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Director Statement

This film began as a creative outlet for my urge to kill people talking on their cellphones on the buses. it's far