Last Statement combines the chilling tales of actual inmates awaiting their execution on Death Row. Berlin based Orla Wolf, the playwright, and project director Juliane Block manufactured a spellbinding narrative that strings these first person accounts into one continuous story. Todd Felderstein then added an additional fictional sequence that takes place at a neighborhood barbecue. This scene confronts the audience with a strong sense of reality and then introduces various degrees of tension suggesting that, if pushed, how easy is it for anyone to perform an unthinkable crime.
This 30 minute long short film was made by 10 different filmmakers from around the world, who directed different segments of the story, in a true no budget independent fashion.
The New York City premiere of this film will take place as part of the theNewFilmmakers New York Summer Series, at the Anthology Film Archives, on September 4th.
Tickets at the door, no advance ticket sales.