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…
"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."
"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."