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Life After Death

In this light-hearted dark comedy, a man discovers an unconventional family when he is invited to a support group for the legally dead. When Vincent is caught digging up his own grave, two security guards are surprised to learn he has been declared dead. Soon he is invited to a "Living Dead Support Group" where the existing members share the funny stories of how they wound up legally dead, and invite Vincent to join them.

  • Noah Glenn
    Electromatic (2016)
  • Julia McCloy
  • Noah Glenn
  • Noah Glenn
    Electromatic, A New Ballet
  • Kyle Taubken
    The Butcher, Patrick, Soul Man
  • Sean Harrison Jones
    Key Cast
    A Painted House, Seventh Heaven, Electromatic
  • Ron Gephart
    Key Cast
    The Price of Air, Hirsch, Lights Camera Bullshit
  • Lisa Williams
    Key Cast
  • Darian Conley
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Carr
    Key Cast
    Jesus & Jimmy Ray, Feral, How to Skin a Cat, Returns, Team Picture
  • Andrew Trent Fleming
    Director of Photography
    Traveling Soldier, Muddy Water, Soul Man, A Night Out
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Indie Memphis - Indie Grant
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    Indie Grant Finalist - 2018
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    October 30, 2019
    Official Selection - In Competition
  • Nashville Film Festival
    Nashville, TN
    United States
    October 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Oxford Film Festival
    Oxford, MS
    United States
    March 21, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Memphis Film Prize
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    August 2, 2019
    World Premiere
    Top Ten Finalist
  • Kansas City FilmFest International
    Kansas City, MO
    United States
    April 18, 2020
    Missouri Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
    Finalist, Best Short Screenplay
  • Budapest Independent Film Festival
    Finalist, Best Screen Play
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Woods Hole, MA
    United States
    Best Short Comedy Screenplay
  • Desoto Film Festival
    Southaven, MS
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
    Grenada, MS
    United States
    October 12, 2019
    Winner, Director's Choice Award
  • Good Grain Film Festival
    Franklin, TN
    United States
    October 19, 2019
  • Appalachian Film Festival (formerly Johnson City Film Festival)
    Johnson City, TN
    United States
    November 9, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Raleigh Film & Art Festival
    Raleigh, NC
    United States
    October 2, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Indigo Moon Film Festival
    Fayetteville, NC
    United States
    October 9, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Lake County Film Festival
    Grayslake, IL
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • El Dorado Film Festival
    El Dorado, AR
    United States
    October 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Fayetteville Film Festival
    Fayetteville, AR
    United States
    November 5, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Made in Arkansas Film Festival
    Little Rock, AR
    United States
    May 14, 2021
    Best Regional Film
Director Biography - Noah Glenn

Noah Glenn is a director, producer, musician, and writer. He has produced and scored several short films, in addition to his own narrative and documentary shorts. Noah got his start creating web-based short docs for Choose901, a website highlighting the people and culture of Memphis, which he also helped found. He now operates his own creative studio, Perpetual Motion, which is focused on original children’s media, and digital marketing for non-profits and small businesses. He is a recipient of the 2019 Indie Grant from Indie Memphis Film Festival. His video work has won awards from the American Advertising Federation and Adobe Creative Jam. He lives in Midtown Memphis with his wife, designer Lindsey Glenn, and their two daughters.

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Director Statement

This film is for anyone who has ever felt like there was something about them that made them different. Often our quirks, our beliefs, our emotions, or our secrets can make us feel isolated. For others, their race, their sexuality, or their religion have made them the target of bigotry and prejudice. It is important to find other people who understand you, and who love you and accept you as you are, and that is what this film is about – people who are a part of our own community, or allies who do their best to support.

The concept behind Life After Death is based on a real situation that many may think is too weird to be true. Each year about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936. It can happen through a clerical error, like someone mistyping a social security number, or through a weird coincidence like sharing the same name and birthdate as a person who has died. I took this situation, embellished it, and set the story on the fringes our our reality, in hopes the audience would be able to see something about themselves reflected in this group of characters.

In 2018 the story was selected as a finalist for the Indie Memphis Indie Grants program. I enlisted Julia McCloy, a humor writer published in McSweeney's, to co-write the script and help bring the characters to life. The screenplay went on to become a finalist in several festivals and competitions, and now I'm excited to put the film on screens.