Part of the prize for winning the Nokia Shorts Competition with HAVE I PASSED? was a small budget to make another short film. Tom Wright and I came up with the idea to do a single camera shot out of the coffin at an open casket viewing before a funeral. It took us fourteen drafts to write in all the plot-twists and create a very British farce, and the icing on the cake was securing our amazing cast including Alison Steadman, Anna Wing and David Horovitch. And so in November of 2005 we rehearsed the script on a Friday, assembled the set on a Saturday and shot the film on a Sunday. The film premiered at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival in August 2006 where we got a great shout out from the Program Director Anita Monga who called DEAD RICH “hilarious” in all the press. DEAD RICH also played at the 14th Raindance Film Festival and picked up distribution through Shorts International.