DECEMBER 21, 2013 - OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL - Take 5!
The upcoming OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL was kind enough to include me in their filmmaker "Take 5" segment for DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN!
DECEMBER 8, 2013 - OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL!
Delighted to have DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN be showing at the upcoming OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL, I've heard nothing but great things about it and nice to see fellow filmmakers will be there as well!
NOVEMBER, 2013 @ INDIE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL !
October 30, 2013 - BLU-RAY
Super fast bluray production of my film for INDIE MEMPHiS, soon I will follow...
October, 2013 @ ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL !
I thought I'd bring my kids to show them "what dad does," but they enjoyed climbing on the seats during Q&A and eating sweet tarts a little more...
Now 91, the subject of film FRED GUENTERT comes out to see DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN on the big screen! He said the last time he was in a movie theater, he saw ARMAGEDDON. I hope DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN lived up!
October 3, 2013 - INDIE MEMPHIS!
JUST ABOUT FAMOUS (a short I made) played at the 2010 INIDE MEMPHIS FILM FESTIVAL and I couldn't attend...I won't make that same mistake this time as I've heard nothing but great things about this fest.
August, 2013 @ SIDEWALK!
August 12, 2013 - MOVIE POSTER
I used to collect movie posters when I was younger so it's really exciting to have one printed up for the film!
August 4, 2013 - ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL!
It'll be great to showing the film @ home in Orlando at the always cool Orlando Film Festival!
CINEMA CRAZED reviews DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN, "Director Matt Mamula's 'Die Like An Egyptian' is a bittersweet and gripping short documentary about our attempts to control our own death's in a manner that allows us the illusion of control in the after life. "
July 17, 2013 - SIDEWALK FILM FESTIVAL!
Back in 2010, I had the pleasure of having a short doc I co-directed (JUST ABOUT FAMOUS) play at Sidewalk. It was a great festival with fantastic programming, unique parties and a great mix of filmmakers and industry. I'm very excited to have DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN playing there once again (and excited about attending once again!)
June 17, 2013 - REVIEW - FILM THREAT
FILM THREAT reviews DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: On the one hand, it’s a subject with a nice hook, guy makes his own ancient Egyptian-style coffin, but the moments that resonate are when we realize how like Fred we are. On a simply human level, sure, but more so when we think of our fascinations or obsessions. Maybe we can’t take it with us, as they say, but what we leave behind can be an expression of what we carried through our lives…
May 26, 2013 - DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN ON VIMEO VOD!
For a limited time you can check out DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN on Vimeo VOD for the low, low price of $1.29 (ya know, the price of an iTunes song). So check the film out while you can!
May 5, 2013 - REVIEW - THE INDEPENDENT CRITC
The INDEPENDENT CRITIC reviews DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: The film's success ultimately hinges upon Mamula's ability to sell the subject as worthy of our interest and, of course, on Guentert's ability to hold our interest.
April 17, 2013 - LITTLE ROCK FILM FESTIVAL!
Usually when you get a message from WAB, it's not a good sign, but in this case, it was good news as DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN will be part of this year's LITTLE ROCK FILM FESTIVAL. Check them out!
April, 2013 @ IFF BOSTON!
April, 2013 @ INIDE GRITS!
PS: They are $1 cheaper if you buy them online, so save a buck and buy ahead of time.
March 25, 2013 - DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN TRAILER IS OUT!
Check out the trailer for DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN, if you like it, watch it again, if you really like it, post it on your facebook and if you really, really like it, tell a friend and have them watch it.
March 20, 2013 – INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON!
Two great things, one night. I was watching THE WALKING DEAD, the episode where Rick encounters Morgan (from season 1) arguably the best episode of the season, but I also got an email informing me that DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN was going to be included in the 2013 IFFBOSTON. That was a good night….
March 1, 2013 – INDIE GRITS FILM FESTIVAL!
This is kind of a funny turn of events: My power had been shut off, because you know, I’m a starving artist (cough, cough) filmmaker. So my wife headed to the bank to deposit money to pay the bill and get it back on….I was pretty annoyed. She told me that I got a letter from a film festival, “Do you want me to open it?” she said. “Sure,” I replied unenthusiastically, “It’s probably just a rejection letter, make my day worse.” So she began reading it, “Dear Matt, You are great. So is your film…” Ha! Not a rejection letter! And so I celebrated, without power…
*the power has since been restored.
Check out INDIE GRITS here!
May, 2012 – PRODUCTION!
It took me awhile to get a hold of Fred, but I finally did and seeing the coffin in person was more amazing than I ever thought. Shooting it was quite fun as well.