GO DOWN DEATH

By Aaron SCHIMBERG

GRAND MOTEL FILMS - as PROD

Black comedy - Completed 2013

Soldiers are lost in endless woods; a child is menaced by a shape-shifting doctor and an outcast yearns for a tone-deaf singer. Hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as “an astonishing, out-of-nowhere film”, Go Down Death is a distinctively original work informed by American Gothic and outsider art.

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Fantasia IFF 2013
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aaron SCHIMBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Aaron SCHIMBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Vanessa MCDONNELL (Post-Original Productions), Caroline OLIVEIRA
    • Synopsis
    • Go Down Death is a wry, sinister realization of a strange new universe, a cross-episodic melange of macabre folktales supposedly penned by the fictitious writer Jonathan Mallory Sinus. An abandoned warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, stands in for a decrepit village haunted by ghosts, superstition, and disease, while threatening to buckle under rumblings of the apocalypse. Soldiers are lost and found in endless woods; a child gravedigger is menaced by a shape-shifting physician, a syphilitic john bares all to a young prostitute, and a disfigured outcast yearns for the affections of a tone-deaf cabaret singer.
      Highlighted by offbeat narrative construction, stunning black-and-white 16mm cinematography and immaculately detailed production design, Go Down Death is a distinctively original film informed by American Gothic, folk culture and outsider art.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2012
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