A day in the life of a young mortician as she sets out to revolutionize the death industry one corpse at a time. The Ecstasy of Decay is two-part documentary film depicting the history and current state of the American funeral industry, created in collaboration with mortician Caitlin Doughty. Part one is a verité doc that follows Caitlin on her daily duties at the crematory. My first documentary film—and my first time inside a working crematory
Runtime: 5:22
Languages: English
HD Video, Stereo, Color
Filmed & Edited by Angeline Gragasin

Featuring Caitlin Doughty

Original Music by Carl Sondrol

Archival Sources
"The Hangman" by Les Goldman & Paul Julian, 1964
"François" by Adam Karasinski, 1977 (from a live performance of Tadeusz Kantor's The Dead Class)

Filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 2011

Commissioned for The Order of the Good Death
This film has never been publicly screened

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