A LITTLE HISTORY
HOW THE SUICIDE PARTY: SAVE DAVE CAME TO BE
The SUICIDE PARTY: SAVE DAVE started out as a short which was shown in several film festivals and was used to help raise funding for the feature film. Here is the introduction to the film on the original home page of this site. We even had a Suicide Party Campaign to help raise money for it.
THE SUICIDE PARTY is a dramedy, made as an indie feature for cable network or TV, which tells the story of Dave, a late-30s business professional, who has lost his job, can’t find another, and is 30 days from losing his house, which means everything to him.
The bank won’t help nor can his friends, who are in a similar plight. In desperation, he turns to his best friend Biff to help him put on a last-ditch effort – a Suicide Party – to raise funds. If he gains enough, he’ll live, and if not, he’ll quietly end it all…
SUICIDE PARTY SIZZLE REEL
Over the next few weeks, after Dave announces the party through friends, posts it on Facebook, and becomes a guest on a TV interview show, his idea becomes a magnet for controversy as people with all sorts of attitudes about suicide and the collapsing middle class weigh in with their ideas — ranging from suicide prevention and rights advocates to members of the Tea Party, Jehovah Witnesses, and the 99%ers.
Dave even gets death threats for proposing such a party.
Finally, the party happens, with hundreds of people attending for their own reasons – from those seeking business leads to those out to party. Though Dave raises enough money, it comes at a price after one attendee steals the money.
Yet the media and new celebrity might still be his salvation – or will it? And how will his ideas affect society?
To help raise funding for production, we have created a 30 second sizzle reel, which highlights the events bringing Dave to this crossroads in his life, filmed with a team of volunteers.
We also have a 2-minute trailer and an initial episode, also produced by volunteers, to illustrate the concept.
SUICIDE PARTY SHORT