We're All Gonna Die

During Haley's road trip to college with her dad, Henry, her fear of death prevents her from enjoying anything. Her dad's past illness made her extremely aware of mortality. But, Henry reminds her that finding love and happiness makes life worth it.

  • Brittney Hutchison
  • Brittney Hutchison
  • Brittney Hutchison
  • Suniti Bhikshesvaran
  • Emily Garrett
    Key Cast
  • John Broyles
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming of Age, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,652 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Southern Methodist University
Director Biography - Brittney Hutchison

Brittney Hutchison is a senior at Southern Methodist University double-majoring in Film and English. Her previous experiences include producing a feature called "Smile" (delivery date summer 2023) and interning at a creative production studio called STADIUM. She has received accolades from Austin Film Society and the North Texas Universities Film Festival. She will be pursuing a career in creative development, as her passion lies in writing and producing.

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Director Statement

At some point in life, everyone comes to the realization that we’re all gonna die. Especially these past few years, as we’ve been surrounded by all kinds of hardship, it feels difficult to not be aware of death. It’s the unfortunate, yet only, conclusion. This realization of mortality can be petrifying, but that doesn’t mean this is all pointless. In many ways, it is what makes life so precious.

My sophomore year of college, I came face-to-face with this reality. My father was diagnosed with cancer, and I was afraid. Even if his treatment worked, I realized that I would still eventually lose him one day. My fear of death–of those around me and my own–prevented me from living my life. As a way to try and work through these emotions, I wrote about them. I took some of my own experience and wove it with Haley’s.

I made this film to remind myself, and anyone else who may be trapped under the weight of this fear, that life is filled with happiness and love. We must not forget to find it.