We're All Going to Die

By Stefan Hunt | Comedy
A man takes on the simple task of exploring the meaning of life.

Film director Stefan Hunt seemed to have it all at a young age: he was a successful filmmaker who travel the world doing what he loved and lived a life of adventure. But all that success didn't stop him from developing anxiety and questioning the meaning of his life.

Stefan tried everything: he surfed, meditated, danced, talked it out. But while it placated him, it didn't quite eradicate his need for certainty. His anxiety got worse.

Then one day he sat by the ocean and realized that life guarantees only one thing: everyone is going to die, no matter who they are or what they believe. That realization would change his life, and lead him to go off the grid to Spain for three weeks, where he wrote down his philosophy of life in the form of a poem. His poem was actually published as a book and his message found a huge audience, who resonated with Stefan's courage and deep truth.

"We're All Going to Die" is one of the fruits of Stefan's existential journey, taking his poem and manifesto and turning it into a cinematic confection. It has a strong, serious message: it wants its viewers to fear less and live more by reflecting on death and creating art. The voiceover narration asks us to imagine what would flash before our eyes if death -- in the form of the voice of The Matrix and Lord of the Rings actor Hugo Weaving -- paid us a visit.

But the film itself is funny, vibrant and even joyous in feel, exploring the meaning of life through flights of fancy, colorful visuals and the occasional fart joke.

Imaginative camerawork and vivid cinematography, along with dynamic animation and strong writing, all work together to offer viewers an opportunity not only to be entertained but to reflect on who they are and how they live their lives.

Director Stefan Hunt has a clear agenda to wake people up from living a passive life in denial of its central fact: that it comes to an end. The sheer brio, wit and delight of the filmmaking itself offers energy, uplift and inspiration in its message to look at how they live through the lens of death -- and at its end, be inspired to embrace life and all of its possibilities.

You Might Also Like:


By Oliver Goodrum | Drama
A man who bullied a disabled girl tries to escape his past. Then an angry mob finds him.


By Candice Carella | Drama
A single mother leaves her young daughter with a rock musician uncle.


By Richard Prendergast | Drama
A single mother takes her family on a road trip. But it's to an unwanted destination.

Second Best

By Alyssa McClelland | Comedy
Twin sisters turn into rivals when one's gymnastics career steals the spotlight.

No More Wings

By Abraham Adeyemi | Drama
2 friends meet at their favorite fried chicken shop. But their lives have diverged.


By Gokalp Gonen | Animation
A man is trapped on a spaceship after his robot overseer finds every planet uninhabitable.

Feeling Through (Oscars)

By Doug Roland | Drama
A homeless teen meets a deaf-blind man who changes his life forever...


By Hadley Hillel | Drama
A man's suicide attempt rips a hole in the ceiling. Then he befriends the boy upstairs.

Dig Your Own Grave

By Kirk Larsen | Comedy
A man is forced to dig his own grave in the desert. But the ground is hard.

Call Connect

By Josiah Allen and Indianna Bell | Drama
A young helpline operator takes her first call and gets more than she expected.

More Than God

By Kev Cahill | Comedy
A devoted husband suspects his wife is cheating on him. Then he hides under the bed.

Welcome to Iron Knob

By Dave Wade | Comedy
A young boy accidentally shoots a stranger and the town tries to cover it up.


By Erika Davis-Marsh | Romance
A young dancer falls for a deaf guy, then tries to find her place in the world.

Toni With an I

By Marco Alessi | Drama
An awkward girl doesn't fit in at school. Then the Internet comes to save her.

The Things You Think I'm Thinking

By Sherren Lee | Drama
A burn-survivor goes on his first date after his accident.

Your favorite short films you haven't seen yet.

Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening.
That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady
stream of the best films delivered to your inbox.