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Posted on 07 Jul 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments



Bellmore is Premier Screening Locale for New Indie Black Comedy Short Film “Until Death”


Filmmaker Sean Dahlberg Follows Up Charming Indie Short “What Goes Around” With Creepy Love Story


BELLMORE, NY (July 7, 2014) – The World Premiere of Sean Dahlberg’s new short film “Until Death”, will take place at the Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Showtime is 7:45 PM at Bellmore Movies located at 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710.

With “Until Death”, a love story at its core, Sean takes viewers into the darkly comedic world of purchasing a stuffed version of your deceased loved one. We follow the story of Michael, a widower trying to come to terms with his wife’s death. No matter what Michael does, he cannot stop thinking about her. Then one morning he receives the largest and strangest of packages: the TaRA-5000. Upon opening the box, there is his wife Sarah.

Filmed over the course of twelve days on location on Long Island, “Until Death” stars Alexis Keller, Stas Drakos, and Peter Kowalchick. It was written and directed by Sean Dahlberg, produced by First and Last Films, and will be expanded into a feature-length film in 2015.

“Until Death” has received accolades from several critics. Some of them include:

Bryan Capri, head editor at Synthetic Cinema International who says he loved the “eerily slow-burn, creepy factor [Sean] managed to work into a love story”.

Judges for the 2014 DC Shorts Festival say, “the actress playing the lifeless wife is absolutely superb”, “genuinely funny” and “creepy in all the right places”.

Debra Markowitz, VP of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, is calling it “Hilarious”.

Tickets to the World Premiere of “Until Death” are available online at [] and at the Bellmore Movies box office. This film contains no nudity or violence.

Sean Dahlberg’s award-winning work includes projects for Sesame Street, Nine Inch Nails, Incubus, The Dresden Dolls, and L’Oreal. In 2007, Dahlberg formed First and Last Films, bringing together a creative collective that has produced several films. His previous film, “What Goes Around” won an Honorable Mention at the 2012 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival and then found distribution with Shorts International (an HD cable network dedicated to short films), and is now available on both iTunes and Amazon. His short film “Dog Days” was created for the 2013 National Film Challenge and can be seen online at