OUR CREW WILL ALL DIE SOMEDAY

And that’s exactly why we’re doing this.

 

  I fear three things…  1 - Being the last to die  2 - kids not finding me funny 3 - Accidentally writing “your” instead of “you’re”

I fear three things…
1 - Being the last to die
2 - kids not finding me funny
3 - Accidentally writing “your” instead of “you’re”

STEFAN HUNT

It was either a downpayment on a house in Sydney or a festival. In 2017, Stefan took a year off work directing award-winning films to turn We’re All Going to Die Festival into a reality at COMMUNE, Waterloo.

The concept for the festival evolved in response to his own experience with anxiety,“two years ago I suffered from anxiety, and it sucked,” says Hunt. “I was so afraid of the unknown that I couldn’t make a simple life decision. My life spiralled.”

At the height of this suffering Hunt found himself sitting on a rock overlooking the ocean where he penned a poem 'We’re All Going To Die'. It wasn’t morbid. In fact the sheer act of writing it shifted his perspective on his day-to-day fears.

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HELENA ROSEBERY

A downpayment on a house was never on the cards for Helena but a couple of life-sessions between a rock and a hard place ignited her curiosity in approaching death with lightness. On a bushwalk, Helena and Stefan reconnected (after a ten year hiatus) and realised that they had the same deathie interest.

A producer and behaviour change specialist, the We’re All Going to Die festival was her opportunity to fuse the two. So inspired by the entire event and its reception, Helena went on train as an End of Life Doula.

  “My biggest fear is not making an impact for good - oh, and walking up broken escalators in wet socks. ”

“My biggest fear is not making an impact for good - oh, and walking up broken escalators in wet socks. ”


  “I have a fear of not using my blessings for enough good. I am strangely obsessed with (and petrified of) being able to capture and honour the relationships and experiences that have made me who I am.”

“I have a fear of not using my blessings for enough good. I am strangely obsessed with (and petrified of) being able to capture and honour the relationships and experiences that have made me who I am.”

OLIVIA CAROLAN

For Olivia Carolan, WAGTD was a huge step in the direction of honouring the people and travels in her life that have made her who she is. Working in post production for film for ARC EDIT, the moment she saw that Stefan was looking for production support, she leapt at the opportunity not wanting to watch from the sidelines. “It’s such an important, fun message for humankind,” she thought, and submitted a formal job application to a guy who she’d know for a decade.

Around her full-time job, Olivia was Stefan and Helena’s rock for putting the festival together. For Olivia, being part of WAGTD is a little win and a loss of fear to work on the things that matter most.


VANESSA MARIAN

It was a year of running her own start-up small business, signing as a principle dancer for an opera and moving cities for Vanessa. So what’s a cheeky extra 8 hours (4 in the morning before work and 4 at night before bed) towards a festival that isn’t trying to make a cent of profit?

For Vanessa it was about the message. Yes the idea of inspiring other people to fear less, live more tickled her fancy but living out this very motto alongside a team of people who were putting it all on the line in the name of humanity rocked her socks.

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  “My biggest fear is falling over on stage while performing and having my dress rip off… Wait, that actually did happen to me”

“My biggest fear is falling over on stage while performing and having my dress rip off… Wait, that actually did happen to me”


  “I have a fear of not being able to fulfil the expectations of being a ‘confident’ person, someone who others depend on for being strong.”

“I have a fear of not being able to fulfil the expectations of being a ‘confident’ person, someone who others depend on for being strong.”

YINGNA LU

Yingna Lu is Screen Producers Australia’s 2016 Ones to Watch Winner. In 2015, Yingna’s 9 x 3min comedy web series, ‘Wingman’, was named Outstanding Comedy at the LA Webfest, Huffington Post called it a ‘brilliant comedy web series’, and SBS Comedy called it ‘one of the best web series to come out of Australia this year’. It has reached over 450k views.

Ying has had short films screen at the Berlinale, SXSW, Flickerfest, Palm Springs International Film Festival and awarded at Cleveland Film Festival. It was on the set of a music video that she and Stefan met, and she has been part of WAGTD ever since, spectacularly producing the short film We’re All Going to Die.


ARTISTS

For both the film and the festival, it was a team effort. We couldn’t have pulled off this entirely self-funded project without 100-strong community who donated countless hours to the belief of making a positive change through creativity, humour and death.

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