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Endings: First Trailer

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 24, 2009

Embedded above is the first trailer for Endings, the latest feature film from director Chris Hansen, who is taking a complete stylistic shift from his previous comedies with this new drama. The film tells the story of three strangers — two adults and one child — who meet on the eve of their last day on Earth.

Watching the trailer, it’s good to see Hansen working again with Ellen Dolan, who was so terrific in his first feature The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah. Here she plays a woman dying of cancer who becomes the protector of a young girl, who is played by the director’s own daughter, Emma Hansen. Rounding out the main trio is Matthew Brumlow as a desperate drug addict planning to commit suicide — and maybe take the two females with him.

Endings is currently still in post-production and will hopefully be tearing up — and kicking ass across — the festival circuit later this year. A few weeks ago, Hansen posted up an intense clip from the film that featured Brumlow getting the snot beat out of him at a boot camp. It’s great seeing Hansen taking on such different material than his mockumentary American Messiah and his semi-mock doc Clean Freak. The more I see of Endings, the more excited I get about the project.

For more info, you can check out the film’s official site or Hansen’s personal blog where he chronicles what it takes to be a filmmaker, a husband and father, and a film professor at Baylor University.

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