Private Project

How I Ended Up Dead

With only four weeks to live, a teen must learn how to grapple with illness as well as first time love.

  • Daniel Alarcon Salinas
  • Marcus Hung
  • Karina Majewska
  • Ashley Gyngell
    Key Cast
  • Bibi Lucille
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Daniel Alarcon Salinas

Daniel Alarcon Salinas is a Colombian filmmaker based in London. He studied at London Film Academy where he trained in different areas of filmmaking, including writing and directing. He is currently in the process of getting his Masters Degree in Film and TV Production at Anglia Ruskin University.

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Director Statement

How I Ended Up Dead is a story of first love in unusual circumstances. Bradley couldn’t be happier when he finally got the courage to ask his childhood crush Samantha out and she said yes. But soon after, Bradley suddenly breaks off all contact with her. Samantha confronts him about it and learns that their relationship has an expiration date before it even really began. The two teens have to learn how to navigate between love and the inevitable.

The reason I wanted to bring this script to life is because of the message it carries. The message is that if you want to do something, do not let fear get in the way. Even though I feel like you hear this often, people tend to forget about it, including myself. When faced with his own mortality, Bradley chooses love over fear. I find that it’s a beautiful, and an incredibly brave decision to make and I admire him for that.