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THE MORTICIAN

by Gareth Maxwell Roberts

synopsis

Britain in the wake of a financial crisis. The country is bankrupt; the city’s banking district has not survived the disaster. There is one person, however, whose services are much in demand, namely, the mortician. One day his boss introduces him to his new colleague. Noah is a young offender currently on probation. One day, the dead body of a murdered young woman is delivered. Noah is unexpectedly squeamish. The mortician notices a tattoo of Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ on her stomach and this conjures up memories of his childhood and his mother. It transpires that the boy, Kane, is the murdered young woman’s son. All of a sudden, the situation triggers the mortician’s emotional awakening …

international title: The Mortician
original title: The Mortician
country: United Kingdom, United States
sales agent: AV Pictures Ltd
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Gareth Maxwell Roberts
film run: 89'
screenplay: Gareth Maxwell Roberts
cast: Method Man, Edward Furlong, Dash Mihok, Judy Marte, Angelic Zambrana
cinematography by: Michael McDonoug
film editing: David Charap
art director: Russell Barnes
costumes designer: Raquel Azevedo
music: Mike Benn
producer: Gareth Maxwell Roberts, Rhys David Thomas, Linda Moran, Rene Bastian, Mike Downey, Sam Taylor
production: Full Circle Films, Film and Music Entertainment, Belladonna Productions (US)
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