Richie’s life is crumbling, so he decides to commit suicide. As he begins to slit his wrists in the bathtub, he gets a phone call from his sister, with whom he hasn’t spoken in years. She asks him to take charge of his niece for a few hours, which will give Richie a little extra time to rethink his decision. But his niece turns out to be a tyrant, his sister gets into a serious problem, and Richie’s bad lifestyle and bad company lead him into a dead-end street. Therefore, after a few hours, the idea of suicide still remains his favorite. But things do not always go as planned, and the night just got started …


After receiving many awards in 2012 for his short film Curfew, including the Oscar for the Best Live-Action Short Film, Shawn Christensen decided to make a full-length feature film out of it. So he rewrote the script for the feature, directed it, and starred in it. He also got the young actress Fatima Ptacek (known as the voice for Dora the Explorer on the TV series) to repeat her role as his precociously mature niece. Before I Disappear elaborates on the “Curfew” story and tells us more details about the main characters. The film has been in many festivals and has won many awards, such as the Audience Award at SXSW.

SXSW: Audience Award
Northeast Film Festival: Best Film, BEst Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

Spanish Première

Year: 2014
Runtime: 93 min
Director: Shawn Christensen
Cast: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Emmy Rossum
Genre: Comedy/Drama
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Subtitles: Guillermo Parra and Pascale Trencia
Contact: Curfew Film