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Before I Die

Before I Die is based off a true story. It’s about a 30-year-old single man that feels stuck in his life. He’s a carpenter that spends all of his days doing what he loves most–woodworking. Yet, he still doesn’t feel like he has purpose in the world. He builds a chair that represents his desire to build a family and his life around it.

  • Katherine Joy McQueen
  • Katherine Joy McQueen
  • Katherine Joy McQueen
  • Seth Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Grizel Williams
    Key Cast
  • Brett McQueen
    Creative Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 8, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Seattle Shorts Film Festival
    Seattle, Washington
    United States
    November 13, 2016
  • The Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    April 17, 2016
    International Academic Media
    1st Place Music Video
  • Push! Film Festival
    Bristol, TN/VA
    October 21-23 2016
  • Made In East Tennessee Film Festival
    Real to Reel Theater, Johnson City, TN
    March 29, 2016
    Made in East Tennessee Audience Choice Award, Spirit of East Tennessee Award, Tom Headley Student Production Award
  • Canton Film Festival
    Canton, Ohio
    United States
    August 24, 2016
    1st Place Best Music Video
  • Raleigh Film Festival
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    United States
  • International Music Video Underground
    May 9, 2017
Director Biography - Katherine Joy McQueen

Katherine Joy, a Latina director and cinematographer based out of Nashville. She has worked with one of the top 25 video studios in the world. Her photography has been featured in magazines worldwide including ESPN, TIME, People, National Post, Yahoo, Der Spiegel, Dagens Nyheter and more.

Katherine Joy placed 1st for the music video category in the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Katherine Joy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from East Tennessee State University.

Being a cinematographer, Katherine Joy is very inspired by nature, fashion, golden light, the mountains and interesting interiors. She's constantly looking for the perfect composition, location and movement in subjects.

When Katherine Joy isn't spending time running her own photography and film business, she is training as a 2nd degree black belt in Tae kwon do, skydiving and enjoys hip hop dancing.

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