Film student Gilbert (GJ Echternkamp) has a novel idea for his final thesis project -- find someone who wants to kill themselves and follow them through the final days of their life. Gilbert posts a message on the internet looking for a suitable subject, and after interviewing a handful of people with various reasons for taking their life, he chooses a British expatriate (Matt Tilley) who is slowly dying of an inoperable brain tumor. Assured that his subject will actually commit suicide on film, Gilbert believes he has found the perfect candidate to explore the nature of the act objectively. But as filming goes on, it soon becomes apparent that the creative process is impacting the man's road towards death, and before long Gilbert and his crew become more involved than they ever wanted to be.
G.J. Echternkamp,Matthew Tilley,Valerie Hurt
A Necessary Death follows the journey of a young and ambitious filmmaker who decides to make a film about suicide - following a person from the first preparations to the final act. As he and his crew get closer to their subject, they find themselves in murky ethical waters. Tensions and questions amongst the group arise. When does reality become too real? Are they influencing the truth of their documentary subject? A Necessary Death unsettlingly portrays what can tragically happen when one man's ambition collides with another's decision.