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A Good Mime to Die

A peculiar competition kicks off when two suicidal mimes meet for the first time. On the way, they remind each other what it means to be alive.

  • Diego Minor
  • Diego Minor
  • Erin Neil
    Key Cast
  • Elaine Thrash
    Key Cast
  • Rebaz Abdula
  • Diego Minor
  • Annat Kennet
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Silent Film
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Langara College
Director Biography - Diego Minor

Diego Minor Martínez is a Mexican director born on November 25th, 1999. Although born in the state of Guanajuato he lived most of his life on the much smaller state of Tlaxcala where he spent much of his childhood recording multiple videos with his LEGO toys on old cassette tapes, by age 12 started writing short stories here and there and when he turned 17 he was gifted a DSLR camera where he took up photography.

After graduating high school, he decided to take some months to do some Self-exploration. He flew to Vancouver, Canada to study several art courses in Emily Carr University and then take part in the Digital Film Production program in Langara College and finally be part of a cooperative photography exhibition for the Capture Photography Festival titled “In Transit: Reflections”. This trip not only allowed him to take a deeper dive into the industry but also expand his artistic touch to new horizons, places and themes while still keeping in touch with his identity as a Mexican filmmaker.

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Director Statement

According to the World Health Organization close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds and sadly the mayor demographic that attempts it is young people between the ages of 10 and 29 years old. A Good Mime to Die is a message to all the people suffering with suicidal thoughts and complex feelings of loneliness being administered in a comedic way, now, why this approach? Well, I feel that recent media aimed at younger audiences tends to sensationalize the subject matter to the point where it becomes either patronizing or overly dramatic.
Being young myself I have felt and encountered many cases of both close friends and relatives struggling with many complex feelings like sadness and loneliness, and I see many people treat these feelings as if for some reason it is wrong to feel them, as if it is wrong to feel and I hope this film also makes the viewer understand that negative feelings are as valid and important as positive ones and that it is ok to experience them but also that it is important to not allow ourselves to give in to them, to let them drown out everything else and obscure the world around us.
But it is also imperative that the viewer learns that although sometimes life can seem as dark as the night and we feel like we can´t reach out, we can´t explain ourselves and we feel silent there is always a ray of hope that will allow us to transform into something new and better. We just have to be wise enough to see it and brave enough to chase it.