The Living

Surgeon Isaac North visits a refugee town where a quadriplegic man has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care.

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Premiere Date
May 22, 2013
18 minutes
Funding Initiative
Short-Form Series and Special Projects

Julian Breece

Julian Breece is the creator, writer, and executive producer of BET’s comedy series What Would Dylan Do? He created, wrote, and directed BET’s web drama Buppies, and his short The Young and Evil was an Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. His feature screenplay, Gracey, is being produced by Winkler Films. A graduate of Harvard University Show more and the University of Southern California’s Graduate Film School, Breece is a fellow of Outfest and Film Independent’s Project:Involve. Show less


Rikki Jarrett

Rikki Jarrett graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television. She has been producing films independently since 2007. Her first feature film, the sci-fi romantic comedy TiMER, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She co-produced the feature documentary Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal. Show more She is a 2009 Film Independent Project: Involve Fellow and a 2011 Film Independent Producer’s Lab Fellow. Show less

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The Film

Organ Harvesting Initiative surgeon Isaac North visits a Colorado refugee town where quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care, his organs harvested for more “productive” citizens.