Pregnant and Dying is a short, experimental film about a young woman named Elma who finds herself both pregnant and dying. Visually inspired by photographer Cindy Sherman's Rear Screen Projection series, Pregnant and Dying is shot almost entirely using rear screen projection. Writer/Director Rachel Garber Cole plays all but one of the characters. Her father plays the other.

Pregnant and Dying, 12 minutes, HDV, color and sound, 2013

Written, Produced and Performed by Rachel Garber Cole      
Directed by Rachel Garber Cole & Johnson Henshaw                
Directory of Photography Jordan Levie                                            
Edited by Jesse Ruutilla

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Screening History

Pregnant and Dying has been screened at the Portobello Film Festival (London, England), Vortex Cinema Club at Doopo Doopo Gallery (Longond, England), Anthology Film Archives (New York, New York), and Cinema Club (IndieScreen, Brooklyn, NY).

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This project is funded, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)


Additional funding provided by all the very generous donors who gave to     Pregnant and Dying Kickstarter Campaign