In a talk back after the premiere of First Date, Last Call, the filmmakers Michael Tyler (writer/actor/producer) and Sam Garland (actor/producer) discussed

what sparked the idea for the film and shared behind the scenes stories from the making of the film.

We were joined by Kathryn Green, an Empowerment Life Coach, who shared her story

of surviving the loss of a loved one to suicide, as well as the lessons she has learned since and

what has given her the strength to make sense of the loss.

And we welcomed Dr. Vanessa McGann, PhD, a force in the education of suicide prevention

in both her private practice and in national organizations like

the American Association of Suicidology.

Consider donating the cost of a film ticket to the American Association of Suicidology

Backed by the gritty graffiti of Bushwick, the irrepressible Mel is on a mission.

Reeling from an impossible loss, she's determined to find happiness for those who remain. In her crosshairs are her two closest friends, who are about to discover that facing death is nothing compared to the excruciating vulnerability of a blind date.

As Kira and Rob expose themselves -- and their secrets -- Mel is left to finally grieve.

First Date, Last Call is a dark comedy about all the ridiculous ways we cope with our own mortality. 

Directed by   ELISE SIEVERT BHUSHAN

Written by   MICHAEL TYLER

A JUMP FOR JOY PRODUCTION "FIRST DATE LAST CALL"

Starring   SAM GARLAND    MARIETTE STRAUSS    MICHAEL TYLER

Assistant Director  ANTHONY BUCCI   Director of Photography CAROLINE MARIKO STUCKY

Editor JASON HOOD
Original Music  BRETT DARMETKO and NICO OSBORNE

Produced by SAM GARLAND   MICHAEL TYLER

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