Death (And Disco Fries)

After finding out he is dead, Charlie has a chance to make good on a past regret.

  • Dennis Cahlo
    Director
    The Weekend
  • Dennis Cahlo
    Writer
    The Weekend
  • Dennis Cahlo
    Producer
    The Weekend
  • Chris J Cullen
    Producer
    The Other Side Of Love, Death At A Barbeque
  • Cary Allen
    Producer
  • Dennis Cahlo
    Key Cast
    "Charlie "
    The Weekend
  • Katie Vincent
    Key Cast
    "Veronica "
    Pickings, Prego, Hotel
  • Chris J Cullen
    Key Cast
    "Mr. O'Halloran "
    The Other Side Of Love, Death At A Barbeque
  • Katrina Eugenia
    Key Cast
    "Vanessa The Waitress Angel "
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Fantasty
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 16, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The Short Film Show
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 1, 2019
  • Adirondack Film Festival
    Glenn Falls, NY
    United States
    October 20, 2018
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    September 18, 2018
    Austin Premiere
  • Indie Street Film Festival
    Red Bank, NJ
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    NJ Official Premiere
  • Hastings Fringe Festival
    Hastings, England
    United Kingdom
    July 1, 2018
  • Short Stack Film Festival
    Canada
    Canada
    July 28, 2018
  • Comicpalooza Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    May 26, 2018
    Houston Premiere
    Best Director
  • Norway International Seagull Festival
    Haugesund
    Norway
    February 17, 2018
  • The Comedy World Network International Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    United States
  • Art All Night
    Trenton, NJ
    United States
    June 16, 2018
  • Okotoks Film Festival
    Okotoks
    Canada
    June 8, 2018
  • Sa.Fa.Ter. Puglia On The Road
    Tuscany
    Italy
    June 15, 2018
  • Killer Valley Film Festival
    Autumn Ridge, CT
    United States
    June 15, 2018
  • MacoProject Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    May 18, 2018
  • Brightside Tavern Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
  • Hang On To Your Shorts
    Asbury Park, NJ
    United States
  • Rome Elephant Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    March 20, 2018
    Rome Premiere
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
    January 14, 2018
  • Irvine International Film Festival
    Irvine, CA
    United States
    January 27, 2018
  • Largo Film Awards

    Switzerland
    June 1, 2018
  • ARFF
    Paris
    France
    April 1, 2018
Director Biography - Dennis Cahlo

Dennis Cahlo began his life on Staten Island, or what most New Yorkers call "The Armpit Of New York". Quickly realizing after 20 years of living there that he didn't fit in, Dennis moved to Manhattan in late 1999 and toured the world with his band The Realistics. They fought too much, never made it in the biz, and eventually broke up but not before leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

Dennis then meandered for many years until he picked up photography which eventually became his main vocation and inevitably led to the moving image. In late 2015 Dennis made a quiet, low budget short film called "The Weekend" based on actual events that happened to him and it went on to win 35 awards and was accepted into 45 film festivals.

Seeing that this might be something he should continue to do, he followed up "The Weekend" with "Death (And Disco Fries)" a light hearted and touching romantic comedy that he wrote, directed, produced, and stars in. It is currently making the rounds on the festival circuit.

What's in store next for Dennis? Who knows. But it's bound to be good.

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Director Statement

After my first short film "The Weekend" went on to earn 47 Official Selections and win 30 Film Festival Awards I thought "Hey...you should probably keep doing this." So what do I follow up such a heavy, heart wrenching drama with?

A comedy about death. And french fries. Specifically french fries covered in gravy and cheese.

After completing "Death (And Disco Fries)" I realized I was not going to be a one genre director and, surprisingly, the leap from heavy drama to dark comedy was pretty easy. Acting, directing, and producing...not so much. But I would do it all again in a heartbeat.

There is so much for me to love and be proud of as a director and first time actor with "Death (And Disco Fries)", but what I love most about it is that no one expected it. Some people who don't know me personally had no idea I was even funny. I'm glad I got to show them I was. But even so, it's confounded fans of "The Weekend" and, in a weird way, that makes me happy. I don't want to be a predictable filmmaker. I would love for people to never know what to expect next but always leave them with something special.

This is the second in what I plan to be my trilogy of short films before I move on to making features. My third film, "Sis", perfectly bookends the three and will return to the personally inspired dramatic themes that I explored in "The Weekend".

But for now...you get a comedy.

In a world of great social change and movies that reflect such change, I hope "Death (And Disco Fries)" finds a place amongst audiences and they see it for what it is. A quirky little movie about life, love, death, and disco fries.

All The Best,
Dennis Cahlo