After.Life

After a depressed woman is apparently killed in a car crash, she is convinced she is still alive at the funeral home. The mortician tells her he can communicate with the dead and that she should accept her fate, but her boyfriend suspects that she is still alive, too.

  • Starring: Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci
  • Director(s): Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
  • Producer(s): Bill Perkins, Celine Rattray
  • Screenwriter(s): Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, Paul Vosloo
  • Distributor: Anchor Bay Films
  • Animal Coordinator: All Star Animals
  • Release Date: Friday, April 09, 2010
  • Rating: Outstanding

Featured Animal Action

In Anna's (Christina Ricci) classroom, she and her student Jack (Chandler Canterbury) stand next to a glass container housing baby chicks. She picks up a chick and pets it. Later, Jack turns a light on and off above a box housing one chick, then puts a lid on the box and tosses dirt onto it, as if burying the chick alive. For these scenes, trainers placed chicks into a prop reptile container and later into a box, and allowed them to do whatever came naturally. The off-screen trainers carefully monitored the chicks and kept them warm while in the containers. The actors were introduced to the animals and instructed on their proper handling before filming began. For the scene with the box, the chick had been removed before the boy began placing dirt on the box, which was specially rigged to move as if the chick were inside moving.

After.Life does not carry the American Humane disclaimer at the end of the film because the production did not give American Humane a pre-release screening of the film, which is one of the requirements for issuing the disclaimer.