i went to end it all, but a candy changed me

A minimalist drama where, after forcefully being called to their grandfathers funeral by their abusive mother, our protagonist is forced to deal with their suicidal tendencies in conversations with their cousin, mother and recently widowed grandfather.

  • Argie Seth
    Director
    Stranger Danger, Atlanta Vice
  • Argie Seth
    Writer
    Stranger Danger, Atlanta Vice
  • Noah Clement
    Producer
    When the Blood Dries Brown, A Deer Lost in the Woods, Eat Your Heart Out Underground Tango,
  • Kelly Dawkins
    Producer
    Tallies, Short and Sweet, We Should Hang Out More
  • Argie Seth
    Producer
    Jin, Ghosted, IMDbPro The Microchip that Ruined Halloween
  • Aman Mafi
    Key Cast
    "Son"
    David's Story
  • Karen Aruj
    Key Cast
    "Madar"
    Are you there God, it's Me Margaret. Outer Banks, The Girl From Plainville, Father Of the Bride
  • Yasmine Habib
    Key Cast
    "Cousin"
    Red Notice, Spiderman No Way Home
  • Mohammed Fahmy
    Mohammed Fahmy
    History Repeats, Inshallah, Corner Mart, Vengeance Killer Millionaires
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    Arabic, English, Persian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Argie Seth

Argie Seth has travelled and lived in 6 countries and landed in Atlanta as a student at SCAD. Here, they landed a chance to produce films for Netflix and gained an opportunity to work for Disney.

In the past they've been interested in films that challenge social norms in their ethnic background and finding serendipity within life and death.

This has landed them in the Top 10's of Asian film lists and film festivals around the globe with their first film Stranger Danger at the age of 19. Now, their goal is to push the boundaries of filmmaking and traditional narratives bringing their multi-cultural background in their art.

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Director Statement

Inspired by works of Abbas Kiorostami, I wanted to strive to find the serendipity in my work as I did in his. Through it came a story of a diverse Middle Eastern family and their struggles in dealing with life, death and everything in the middle while challenging the American dream they heard of back home. How much of it gets resolved is up to the viewer watching the film.