You Can't Die Here

When a high school student is forced on an errand to Trader Joe's, he runs into a stranger who might be able to save his life.. at a cost. Inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin, 'You Can't Die Here' explores the violence against unarmed Black men in a way that hasn't been seen before. Originally produced as a stage play in IMPACT's 2012 Director's Weekend, the original cast and playwright remade this story for the screen.

  • Paul A Notice II
  • Paul A Notice II
  • Paul A Notice II
    Key Cast
  • Kwaku Driskell
    Key Cast
    "The American Self"
  • Paul Notice
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Paul A Notice II

Paul Anthony Notice II is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer and journalist who focuses on telling the stories of people of color, LGBT people, immigrants, the working poor and other marginalized communities. He's a proud alum of both Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and NYU's Graduate Dramatic Writing Program.

Notice is best know for his creativity in storytelling, filmmaking, and video production.
His experience as an award-winning playwright, along with a relentless passion for detail and quality is what led him to win the 2017 NY Emmy Award for Best Short Documentary for Elite Daily's Broken Windows Documentary.

With over 12 years of journalism and video production experience, Notice has edited and produced hundreds of videos with MSNBC, The Legal Aid Society, OkayAfrica, OkayPlayer, Lyft, Elite Daily, Fresco News, and other media outlets.

Nevertheless, Notice, a proud St. Louis native, continues to produce work that looks through the eyes of the disadvantaged, marginalized and forgotten. He currently works as a freelance producer with Elite Daily, as well as the Executive Producer of The Notice Blog.

As an actor, Paul earned the 2010 GLAAD Award for his performance in "She Like Girls," the City of Trenton 2011 Certificate Of Appreciation for his role in "Samuel J and K," and The 2009 Dr. Richard Floyd Gaffney Award for his play "Nicole and Anthony." Paul's recent work includes performances in the dark short film "Toast," being host of "The Notice Blog," and Ben in the web series "You Can't Die Here."
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Director Statement

This was my very first film. My first directing, First real editing. First producing. It was wild. And fulfilling.