BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

A Necessary Death

ORIGINAL TITLE:
A Necessary Death
USA / 2008 / 101 min
DIRECTOR:
Daniel Stamm
A film team publishes an internet ad looking for suicidal candidates to follow to the end

"Documentary Filmmaker looking for suicidal individual to follow from first preparation to final act." Cut from 142 video tapes, this project sheds light on the tragedy following the infamous internet ad. A NECESSARY DEATH is one of these unbelievable stories you just don’t want to know is true. It is a heartbreaking experience that leaves you wonder how far a filmmaker can stretch the ethical limits in order to get a scoop.

Daniel Stamm

As a teenager Daniel Stamm (b. 1976) was the host of a radio show and the editor of a youth magazine. He toured with a theater, studied drama and published a play before he went to Belfast, Northern Ireland, as a peace worker. Two years later he returned to Germany to go to film school and study screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. He wrote a TV movie about a moody scarecrow and directed a documentary on rock musician Nick Cave. Daniel moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the American Film Institute's directing program. In the following three years he made short films, wrote songs for local singers, became a certified hypnotist . A NECESSARY DEATH is his debut.