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The Brain That Wouldn't Die


The Brain That Wouldn’t Die/Re-Animator - Double Feature with the short film Make A Wish

New Orleans Premiere
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 7:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 37 min

Dr. Bill Cortner (Patrick D. Green), a brilliant but ethically-challenged surgeon, revives the severed head of his recently deceased fiancée, Jan Compton (Rachael Perrell Fosket). Ignoring her pleas for a quick death, Bill vows to find Jan a new body by any means necessary—a task that takes him through the seedy underbelly of the city in search of “the perfect body.” All the while, Jan uses her newfound psychic abilities to communicate with another of Bill’s failed experiments. Together, they plot their revenge…

Directed By: 
Derek Carl
Produced By: 
Molly Preston, Derek Carl, Hank Huffman, Daniel Treacy, Alex Tiefenthaler
Executive Producer(s): 
Molly Preston, Derek Carl, Hank Huffman, Daniel Treacy, Alex Tiefenthaler
Written By: 
Hank Huffman
Main Cast: 
Patrick D. Green, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Jason Reynolds, Mia Allen, David Withers, Robert Blanche
About the Director(s): 

Derek Carl is a director based out of Portland, OR. He was born in Seattle, Washington, and studied Civil Engineering at Gonzaga University. But after graduating, Derek couldn't help but pursue his passion for film, and later moved to Portland, Oregon where he began his filmmaking career. Derek is the co-founder of Portland-based Flagship Features, and the founder of New York-based Coalition Studios. The Brain That Wouldn't Die is Derek's feature length directing debut.