|ENDGAME - A FILM ABOUT ASSISTED DYING|
|East Coast Premiere|
|Cast: ||Omid T, Marie Lopez, Alex Pandolfo, Colin Campbell, Andi Reiss|
|Crew: ||Producers: Andi Reiss, Oliver Richards - Screenwriters: Andi Reiss
Endgame is a feature documentary exploring the legal, medical, moral and personal complexities of assisted dying, one of the most controversial debates of out time.
Andi Reiss is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker who has found his reality through the lenses of contrast. He is a highly experienced and creative PD, with the rare combination of excellent storytelling, stunning photography and great people skills. Specialising in factual and observational documentary programmes, he is equally comfortable directing crews, in the edit and self-shooting. He has the ability to quickly adapt to any situation and develop and sustain relationships with contributors, crew and talent.
Many of his films have done well on the festival circuit and on television, and he’s found success in the many genres he’s crossed; film , photography, painting, drawing and technology. During his formative years in which he built a strong foundation, he wrote/produced and directed several diversified short films.
Andi served on the Committee of the Directors Guild between 2004 and 2010, and is a Trustee for the mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind.
In the past twelve months, I have been on a remarkable journey with four people for whom travelling to the Lifecircle organisation in Switzerland for a voluntary assisted death has brought about impossibly difficult situations.
Death is the inevitable end to life, but should we be supported to have what we consider to be a ‘good death’ whenever possible? More importantly, who should be allowed to define a ‘good death’?
Recent landmark cases have highlighted the issues surrounding assisted suicide and may be shifting public opinion in the direction of greater freedom. However, this remains one of the most challenging and controversial debates of our time.