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The Obituary of Jasper James

Join Jasper at the cemetery. His home in the city has been lost and a mausoleum in the graveyard will be his new apartment. His book of poetry is on sale and Tatyana is coming for a visit.

  • Ryan Fenson-Hood
    The Sound After the Storm
  • Ryan Fenson-Hood
    High Ground
  • Bill Mack
    Sesame Street
  • Bill Mack
    Key Cast
    Sesame Street
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  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Ferrara Film Festival
    June 17, 2021
    Best Short
  • Cineodyssey
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    April 22, 2021
    Best Short
  • Port Townsend Film Festival
    Port Townsend
    Official Selection
  • Boston International Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Dunedin International Film Festival
    Best Actor
  • New Haven International Film Festival
    New Haven, Connecticut
    Honorable Mention
Director Biography - Ryan Fenson-Hood

With his 2009 win at the Zurich Film Festival, Ryan co-founded the New York based production company, Cinomadic. His work as a writer, director, and editor can be seen on Netflix, Amazon Prime, network TV and at www.cinomadic.com. Recently, Ryan's outlandish romantic comedy, "The Obituary of Jasper James" garnered three festival wins for best short as well as many other festival awards.

Ryan grew up in the mystical Colorado Rockies. Since the tiny Durango College he attended didn’t have a film program he created his own student-constructed major in film. It was the 90s. He gained a reputation for his savvy with tape-to-tape editing and shooting extreme skiing. But Ryan yearned to see the world and soon got into a unique writing and directing program at the Academy for Film and TV, Prague, Czech Republic. There, he shot on 16 mm, edited with flat-bed reel to reel systems, and made his first live-action comedies and dramas.

Post-graduation, and several bootstrapped shorts and documentaries later, Ryan found himself at home in New Orleans where he made a Post-Katrina documentary about jazz after the storm. The film won Best Documentary in the Zurich Film Festival and was playing European network TV about the time Ryan moved to Brooklyn. There, he co-founded the boutique creative and production house, Cinomadic, which has served as his platform for commercial and original productions for over a decade.

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Director Statement

I just want to express my gratitude to all the film festival teams and volunteers. It's thanks to your generosity that, despite a world-wide pandemic, we still get to connect with audiences and share our films!