Happy Summer to IndieFilm, Roanoke and EOL Friends

This is a quick update to let you know that A Good Day to Die has been deeply enmeshed this spring and summer in the delicate world of film finance. 

**We just posted pics from the amazing event at Roanoke College, DEATH HAPPENS.  Attendees were anxious to share their experiences with death and to hear how medical and hospice professionals are dealing with real end-of-life needs in the moment.  Everyone was energized from the evening and we are so grateful to all those who helped make it happen!

We are thinking of you, our dear community, and wishing you a wonderful August. Stay cool and hydrated, love your families and your pets and put your end-of-life wishes down on paper if you haven’t already.

Finally, remember it’s always…


End of Life: A Community Conversation



We are so thrilled to share this segment with you from an event we co-hosted with Carilion Clinic, Good Samaritan Hospice, VA Tech Carilion Medical School and Carilion Hospice.

Attorney and Fiscal Agent join the Good Day to Die Team







Welcome George Rush, entertainment attorney, to the Die Family! George has a great love for independent filmmakers; advising producers, screenwriters and directors on many aspects of the process. He practices out of San Francisco and came to the project through director, Emily Lou. They worked together on her first feature, The Selling.

Also in Die Movie news, the non-profit Final Exit Network is helping to raise awareness for A Good Day to Die and is acting as a fiscal agent, accepting tax-deductible contributions to the movie through the organization. The group’s president, Wendell Stephenson says, “The film sounded interesting and promising and could help us publicize and draw attention to end of life issues.”

A Good Day to Die received a lot of positive press in recent weeks. Producer, Andrea and director, Emily were interviewed last week by Daniel Gaitan at Life Matters Media out of Chicago, WSLS in Roanoke ran a spot about the film and two articles are soon to come out in The Roanoker Magazine.

For more information about the non-profit fiscal relationship please e-mail contact@thediemovie.com.

‘A Good Day to Die’ opening Production Office in Roanoke, Virginia


Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain

The Roanoke Star on Mill Mountain in Roanoke, Virginia.

The team behind the Assisted Suicide Comedy film A Good Day to Die is starting off 2013 with plans to open a production office in Roanoke, Va. on February 1st. The film, which will star Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Cloris Leachman, opens its new office to help facilitate the target of filming in April 2013, a goal made more pressing by the hope of receiving key tax incentives from the Virginia Film Office.

Co-Writer and Producer Andrea Shreeman made several visits to her hometown of Roanoke in 2012 along with A Good Day to Die Director, Emily Lou (The Selling). These trips resulted in the encouragement and backing of local government officials, business-minded citizens and regional media.

Thanks to a partnership with Roanoke College, five talented interns receiving credit for work on A Good Day to Die in their spring semester have joined the production team and are being managed remotely by Shreeman and Lou, until Shreeman’s arrival in Roanoke in mid-February. In addition, the production is receiving invaluable support from the City Manager’s office, the Roanoke’s Economic Development Division and local citizens who want to see the influx of business to the region.

“We’ve also been offered shooting locations, picture cars, housing for cast and crew and crew transportation at no cost,” Shreeman says. “The value of this generous in-kind participation is near $100K. This is no small boost to our budget.”

The film’s team has also begun work with City Councilman and Geriatric Psychiatrist David Trinkle to create a panel in association with Roanoke’s largest employer, Carilion Health System.

“The panel will address end of life questions, planning and concerns,” Shreeman says. “This is only one community outreach event we have our sights set on.”

To keep up with the film’s progress and follow regular updates; “LIKE” A Good Day to Die on Facebook and follow the film’s Twitter profile.

Contact Shreeman directly at Andrea@Shree.tv to speak to the producer about funding opportunities or more involved participation with A Good Day to Die.

A Good Day To Die is taking off and the local news is taking notice. WDBJ 7 (Roanoke, Va. TV Station) checks in with Andrea Shreeman (Co-writer / Producer / Talent) for an update on the project.

“A Good Day To Die” Kicks Into High Gear

The team behind "A Good Day To Die"Coming off a successful Kickstarter campaign, the feature length comedy film A Good Day To Die is making significant progress in 2012.

Emily Lou (The Selling) has signed on as the director of the project, which stars Academy Award Winner Cloris Leachman and co-writers Andrea Shreeman and Gregor Collins.

The film has also added Director of Photography Matthias Schubert, Line Producer Bill Kelman, and Costume Designer Mona May to its rapidly growing team.

Shreeman, who is producing the film, will be at the 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, conducting meetings related to the project. Follow her progress at the festival on her Twitter account: @fearlessactress.

Watch Leachman talk about fundraising on Kickstarter in the video below:

Follow A Good Day To Die on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news on the only assisted dying comedy feature film.