The hugely anticipated film, Still Here, produced by Warner Brothers, AT&T and North Star Film Company is a new hit indie film that is shedding some light on life after death is being released this year! For those of you who have not heard, Still Here is the story of a young woman, Tina, who is terminally diagnosed with cancer and makes the ultimate decision to take her life instead of letting the cancer run its course. Tina keeps it a secret from those closest to her and the film starts with these events already in motion. The entire film you see the aftermath of her own death through the eyes of the spirit of this young woman.
Tina, played by the famed actress Lilly Dennis, who recently hit the big time on Broadway with her solo show Chocoholic, plays a spirit stuck on earth relentlessly trying to contact her best friend. The cinematography is very dynamic and as a result the audience remains in the dark on exactly whether or not Tina is actually alive. Through flashbacks and Tina’s attempts to communicate with her best friend, who is suffering from depression because of her friend’s death, it’s eventually established that Tina is no longer alive. This tragic story is heartbreaking as the spirit of Tina comes to terms with the fact that she can no longer be present on earth and goes to great lengths to change that. Still Here speaks to some incredibly important social issues such as suicide, illness, grief and depression.
Still Here was mainly shot at Warner Brothers in Los Angeles and has been kept considerably under wraps until it’s looming release coming this year. The film is directed by UCB and Second City Alum Angela Benitez-Getz. Similar to her Second City alum such as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Getz has also taken off in the industry as a female filmmaker. Lilly Dennis stars alongside Stina Kalman and the pair produce an incredibly emotional story about two the different sides of death. Bill Gibson (Teen Wolf), the producer and AD of the film, helped transform Still Here into incredible work of cinematography. Still Here has some incredible messages that relate today’s society and audience and we look forward to its public release this year.