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Life 72

Life 72 is a bizarre treatment of death and after life through the lens of a bland protagonist, seemingly stuck in his bland existence.

  • Josh "Esso" Wann
  • Bobby Friedman
  • Ander Kazmerski
  • Denver Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Leyla Aghayeva
    Key Cast
  • Brooke Burfitt
    Key Cast
  • Robert Constantine
    Key Cast
  • Josh "Esso" Wann
    Director of Photography
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 16mm Film
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Josh "Esso" Wann

They call me Esso, but my real name Josh. I’m a director + photographer living in Philadelphia. Inspired by street culture and the city, I bring that energy to every project I work on. I’m interested in telling emotional, subversive stories that spark empathy and compassion.

I'm primarily a filmmaker, directing commercials, music videos and narrative projects. In addition, I spend my time helping musicians as a creative director + photographer, helping them tell their story through visuals.

When possible, I’m using film as my medium of choice. I like to embrace the characteristics of the medium, which has imperfections and a chemical element that’s hard to control. The Japanese call this Wabi-Sabi and I try to lean into these beautiful imperfections in all my work. There’s an excitement to be found in the beautiful accidents that are unexpected.

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