We Have Decided Not To Die is an unusual short film. A modern day allegorical triptych, three figures under go transformation through three rituals: Birth, Between and Rebirth. Though not a story in any conventional sense, We Have Decided Not To Die’s visual poetry captivates just the same, evoking a surreal ritualistic world, whose characters appear to float free of space and time.
The director is Daniel Askill, a music video director behind videos for UNKLE, Placebo and Digitalism among others, and who also is the star of the second ritual. His penchant for water environments, slo-mo movement and other usual trademarks of his work are all present here.
Watch the entire short here, or read an interview with the director about the movie here.