Private Project

Because You're Dead To Me

A crooked lawyer wakes up in a hotel room unable to recall how he got there, and unaware that he is actually in Purgatory. At midnight a strange visitor arrives.

  • Chris Maruna
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  • Mercedes De La Cruz
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  • Gardiner Millar
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    1 hour 17 minutes 30 seconds
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    April 23, 2021
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Director Biography - Chris Maruna

Chris spent many years working in the criminal justice system, where he’s convinced he met every sort of odd or interesting human being on this planet, both good and evil. During that time he developed a good sense of humor and a knack for realistic and dramatic storytelling. While employed there he also worked as a writer for hire and optioned a number of scripts. He has since founded Triple Two Pictures Inc., a small production company. Chris has produced several short films. “Because You’re Dead To Me” is his first feature.

If a horror film can be described as "personal" then surely this is such a project. Chris used the strange and unexpected deaths of his own parents as fuel for the tormenting memories that haunt the central character. In fact much of the film is based on things that really happened.

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Director Statement

I started producing my own films because I had a half dozen of my original scripts optioned but not produced. So I figured, why not try myself? Now I am among the very small percentage of people that say they will produce a film, then actually do it:)