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Program
Director: Marcus Mckenzie, Daniel Principe
2020
Australia
18 minutes
18+

Capital punishment simmers in a boiling pot of controversy. Amidst the political and religious debate surrounding the issue one thing sets tongues wagging more than the others – what do the condemned eat before their execution?

Last Meal presents a banquet of death row inmates’ final feasts and through them shines a light on our understanding of the individuals and the institutions meting out capital punishment.

A CINEMÂCHÉ Production. Filmed with the support of Panavision

Launched on VICE as part of VICE founder Suroosh Alvi’s curated documentary series ‘The Short List’.

Funding partners: South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund

Festivals

St. Kilda Film Festival 2022
Tribeca Film Festival 2021
Calgary International Film Festival 2021
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2021
Nashville Film Festival 2021
Sydney Film Festival 2021
Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival 2021
RiverRun International Film Festival 2021
Florida Film Festival 2021
AmDocs Film Festival 2021
Woods Hole Film Festival 2021
BendFilm Festival 2021
St. Louis International Film Festival 2021
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021
United Nations Association Film Festival 2021
Footcandle Film Festival 2021
Adelaide Film Festival 2020

Awards

– South Australian Screen Awards 2021: Best Production Design (Brendan Homan & Natalie Homan), Best Documentary (Honorable Mention), Best Score (Christopher Larkin)

 

Film Type Documentary, Short
Director Marcus Mckenzie, Daniel Principe
Producer Danielle Tinker