The Secret Life of Death

August 19, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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A new documentary by award-winning Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay will be screened on SBS on Wednesday days after being nominated for best doco of the year by the Screen Producers of Australia.

Photo: Alina Gozin’a

The Mint Pictures co-production with Tangerine Pictures reveals a sneak peek inside one of the oldest family-run funeral homes in Australia – Walter Carter Funeralsvbased in Bondi Junction since its establishment in the 1880s.

Producer Dan Goldberg and an award presented to Mint Pictures

Adam Kay

Told through the eyes of two of its youngest and most recent female recruits – Jasmine Cameron, a funeral director; and Amber Coote, the mortuary manager – this observational documentary lifts the lid on one of the last great taboos: death.

It was narrated by Rachel Griffiths, directed by Dan Goldberg, director of photography was Gary Russell, executive producers were Adam Kay and Gary Russell, with Nia Pericles the development producer.

The documentary was funded by SBS, Screen Australia and Create NSW.

The Secret Life of Death will be screened on Wednesday at 8:30pm on SBS.

The following Wednesday, SBS will screen another documentary by Kay and Goldberg entitled Country Town Pride a transgender story in Wagga Wagga, Australia’s No 1 Christian town.

Mint Pictures received the best documentary of the year in 2016 for its production “Strictly Jewish” a behind the scenes  look at Melbourne’s unltra-orthodox Adass community.

Jasmine Cameron & Amber Coote in The Secret Life of Death.
Photo: Alina Gozin’a




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