Easy Way Out

A man who has hit rock bottom decides to seek help in ending his life. However once he meets the Easy Way Out staff he quickly changes his mind... but is it too late?

  • Ismael Diarra
    Director
  • Casey Jones
    Director
    Aimless
  • Casey Jones
    Writer
    Aimless
  • James Galvin
    Producer
    The Make You Grow A Beard, Game, Proposal, Aimless
  • Jason Gilroy
    Key Cast
    "The Man"
    Game
  • Grainne Boyle
    Key Cast
    "The Lady"
  • Derek O'Shaughnessey
    Key Cast
    "The Janitor"
    They Make You Grow A Beard
  • Casey Jones
    Key Cast
    "Ross Bennington & Dr. Reap"
    Aimless
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital ProRes
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ismael Diarra, Casey Jones

Ismael Diarra is an Irish filmmaker who studied film and cinematography in Ballyfermot College. Worked on many commercial, music video, short films and feature films. This is his directorial debut.

Casey Jones is an Irish filmmaker now based out of Vancouver, BC. He started in the corporate world before moving onto music videos and now short films. He had previously directed Aimless.

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Director Statement

Easy Way Out is a short, satirical horror film which focus on an alternative or near future scenario where euthanasia is a commonly offered service.

It started off as a throwback to some of our favourite 80's cult films. However as the story developed, it's scope and depth grew too. With it's over the top stylistic choices, blending off beat comedy with dark gritty horror it became an odd Mish mash of styles while maintaining a strong tone and message.

It’s meant to highlight depression and suicide and show that when you start down the path of taking your own life, it's not always easy to get out of it if you change your mind.