Shawn Christensen might not be an immediately familiar name, but in 2013 he took home an Best Live Action Short Oscar for “Curfew.” Now he’s returned with “Before I Disappear,” a feature length take on the same story which earned him an Audience Award from SXSW among other honors from festivals around the world. And now the film is headed to theaters.
Starring Emmy Rossum, Ron Perlman, Paul Wesley, Fatima Ptacek, and Christensen, “Before I Disappear” tells the tale of the unraveling Richie, who’s tasked with looking after his 11 year-old niece. And while that might seem a familiar premise, the trailers suggests a unique, heartfelt perspective. The movie also screened at the Venice Film Festival as well this summer, suggesting the film is more than just another quirky indie.
“Before I Disappear” opens on November 28th. Watch below.