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Last Words: Mary

Todd's troubled past includes a son from an early marriage. Todd has settled down, done well for himself and his second wife, Mary, is wonderful. Mary has reached out to his estranged son so when Mary is killed in a traffic accident, she still has one mission to accomplish.

Rated R for language.

  • Jim McQuaid
    Director
  • Jim McQuaid
    Writer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2154854/
  • Geraud Staton
    Key Cast
    "TODD"
  • Connie Rogers
    Key Cast
    "MARY"
  • Benaiah Adesoji
    Key Cast
    "JAMAL"
  • Jim McQuaid
    Producer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2154854/
  • Steven Grove
    Composer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3095597/
  • Ajit Anthony Prem
    Cinematographer
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2338961/
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Nightpiece Film Festival 2022 (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    October 15, 2021
    World Premiere
  • Longleaf Film Festival
    Raleigh, NC
    United States
    May 13, 2023
    US Premiere
  • Tokyo International Short Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    October 21, 2022
    Asia Premiere
    Best Drama
  • The Indie Gathering
    Cleveland, Ohio
    United States
    August 17, 2023
Director Biography - Jim McQuaid

Jim McQuaid is a filmmaker and writer living in Durham, NC.

Creating short films since 1999, all of his films deal with how love survives the conflicts we create. How a parent's love survives a child growing up, how the memory of love can support or plague us.

Last Words: Mary is the second in a trilogy of films about the ways in which love survives the death of a loved one.

McQuaid made films in high school, taught design and photography in college art departments, worked in high technology marketing and finally came to video and indie film.

In addition to writing and directing, he has DPed films of all kinds for other filmmakers, from simple personal stories to One Last Sunset Redux, a feature-length zombie movie. He has also worked as AD on a variety of longer projects. McQuaid produces just enough videos for commercial clients to support his filmmaking habit.

An active member of the filmmaking community in the Raleigh-Durham region of North Carolina, he co-moderates a screenwriting group, and is always ready to help on set, read a script or do lunch.

More at: www.turnipfilms.com

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