Project of the Day: Life on Death Row, as an Executioner

Project of the Day: Life on Death Row, as an Executioner

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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“There Will Be No Stay

Tweetable Logline: 

There Will Be No Stay is a documentary about executioners, and the toll the act of taking another’s life has on their own.

Elevator Pitch:

There Will Be No Stay
is not a documentary about the death penalty in the traditional sense.
It’s about the actual men tasked by society with carrying out the death
penalty. This is a first-hand look at executioners, the pressures
they’re put under, and the unbearable toll the act of taking another’s
life has on their own. It explores the intersecting lives of a team of
executioners, several speaking publicly for the first time, on their
paths to discovering freedom from their personal prisons. It is a
journey of compassion and consequence through a process shrouded in

Production Team:
Writer-Director-Producer: Patty Ann Dillon
Co-Producers: Peter Hall (Grow Up, Tony Phillips), Paul Gandersman (Grow Up, Tony Phillips), and Chevy Kozisek
Executive Producers: Ronald A. Morton Jr., John Jelinek
Editor: Nicholas Fackler (Still Lovely)
Cinematographer: Jeremy Osbern (Stan Herd: Man of the Land)

About the Production:

“It was devastating to discover there were men out there
secretly suffering in silence for their part in a system the public
doesn’t know much about. Creating a platform for these men to share
their stories became my mission and the driving force behind the film,
and the more I learned, the deeper my dedication grew.” — Patty Dillon

Current Status:


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Yes! This looks amazing!

Peter Hall

Thanks guys! Though I should point out the "About the Production" quote is from the director, Patty Dillon.

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