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Slightly Dead

Regretting his decision to walk out on his marriage, Bob Turner returns to his hometown after a long absence to discover that getting his life back is tougher than he could have ever imagined.

  • Andre Eriksen
  • Annie Deng
  • Andre Eriksen
  • Annie Deng
  • Katie Hetland
    Home for Christmas, The E! People's Choice Awards, Mickey's 90th Spectacular, Little Big Shots, American Idol, Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden (Grammy award)
  • Pål Rønnevik
    Kings Bay, Unge Lovende, Valley of Knights - Mira's Magical Christmas, Acquitted
  • Dave Peniuk
    Key Cast
    "Bob Turner"
    How to Hide a Dead Body, Camp Death III in 2D!, Imaginary Mary, psychikill, Funhouse, Park Bench Parenting, The High Five
  • Karin Tracy
    Key Cast
    "Linda Turner"
    Adulting, Contaminate, Midnight Call, Friend Request, The Guitar, Through the Looking Glass
  • Andre Eriksen
    Key Cast
    Norsemen, Svartsjön, Lethal Weapon, Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire, The Navigator (Short), The Last Kingdom, Vikings, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Pioneer
  • Daniel Halvorsen
    Key Cast
    What Happened to Monday, Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire
  • JP Wohl
    Key Cast
    Thurs, Zero, This is Life, Rosalie, Bounder
  • Sonja Inge
    Key Cast
    "Court Clerk"
    He's That Guy
  • Craig Marvin
    Key Cast
    "Linda's Dad"
    Elsewhere, Big Data: Biomedicine
  • Ruth Courtland
    Key Cast
    "Linda's Mom"
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  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Andre Eriksen

André Eriksen is a Norwegian actor, writer, director, musician, and visual artist. Andre has been in the film business for over a decade as an actor, and Slightly Dead is his first foray into screenwriting and directing. His acting credits include roles in critically acclaimed television and film productions such as Black Lake (Swedish: Svartsjön), Norsemen, Vikings, The Last Kingdom, Lethal Weapon, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Pioneer. Andre also writes and performs rap music for Warlocks, a Norwegian rap trio that has won several awards and been nominated for the Norwegian "Grammy's", Spellemannprisen.

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Director Statement

Can one person's obvious truth overcome an entire community's shame and judgment to set that person free? In Slightly Dead, Bob Turner returns to his hometown to try to reconcile with his ex-wife Linda after a fling with a much younger woman. What he didn't bargain for was that Linda, ashamed and abandoned, had started making up stories about how Bob didn't just leave her, but died under the most embarrassing circumstances (mostly to make her friends laugh at parties). When she accidentally tells her insurance company that Bob is dead, they start the official paperwork and Linda gets sweet revenge. Bob comes home to find his character assassinated and his life hanging by a thread.

Having worked in the entertainment industry since the 1990s as a performing artist, I’ve always been curious as to what it’s like to create a film in its entirety, and so my wife, Annie Deng, and I decided to try to write, cast, direct, and produce this movie ourselves on a zero budget. Our main goal: to complete the film. We did it! Our first film is in the bag.