Seth’s family is cursed. Throughout the years its members have suffered a bizarre series of accidents, abductions and murders. Living with the paralyzing fear that he is next, and unsure if his genealogy has suffered bad luck or been dealt a tragic fate, Seth re-imagines past tragedies in an attempt to find peace.
Writer/director: Kyle Sanderson
Producer: Erika Lobko
Kyle Sanderson says:
“Lie Down and Die was created as a film production assignment during my third year of studies at Ryerson University.
I had recently read a great short story of the same title in McSweeneys by author Seth Fried and thought it would be a perfect fit for a short film. I loved the idea of using the main character’s overly exuberant imagination as a catalyst for his emotional acceptance at the end of the film.
Also, there were explosions, fires, severed limbs and underwater knitting. Who could argue with that?”
About Kyle Sanderson
Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Kyle recently completed a degree in Film Production at Ryerson University. His films have been screened internationally at festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, and Cannes Short Film Corner.
He currently works as a cinematographer and editor for Governor General’s Award-winning media artist R. Bruce Elder.