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Death And Cremation

In Crest Point, people go about their day-to-day lives with no sense of urgency and standard stereotypes abound. There’s the high school bully with the popular girlfriend. The single mother raising her son after her husband has died. The detective who’s never cracked a bigcase. Then there’s Stan (Brad Dourif), a single 59 year old recluse who contributes to society by offering cremation services from the basement of his funeral home. Jarod Leary (Jeremy Sumpter), a bullied and fatherless 17-year-old high school outcast doesn’t even try to fit in with his high school peers. Dressed in black, with his hair and fingernails matching his wardrobe, Jarod draws attention to himself but not in a good way. He’s constantly picked on by resident jock David Valentine (Blake Hood) and doesn’t seem to have much luck with the ladies either. Many decide he’s a freak including cool girls Lindsey Weaver (Kate Maher) and Courtney Taylor (Madison Eginton), and although Courtney doesn’t mind him, Lindsey has other plans.

In addition to troubles at school, home life for Jarod isn’t much better. Living out of a trailer, Jarod has to put up with nagging from his mother, Martha Leary (Debbon Ayer), and her budding romance with self-righteous immigration attorney Rick Waters (Sam Ingraffia). Sickof the badgering, Jarod finds after-school work as an apprentice at Stan’s cremation house. The two quickly develop a quirky working relationship and soon Jarod starts to see Stan as afather figure.

Not long after Jarod begins working at the cremation house people start to go missing, including Lindsey Weaver. Her parents Bill (Daniel Baldwin) and Becky Weaver (Staci Keanan) tell suburban detective Matt Fairchild (Scott Elrod) about their recent family visit to a cremation house, and all trails lead to Stan.

Rick begins to apply pressure on Jarod to accept him as Martha’s boyfriend just as Jarod gets acclimated to life at the cremation home. When Jarod rejects a summer trip to Alabama witnessing Rick shows his ugly side. Detective Fairchild, meanwhile, steps up his investigation as more bodies amass. It’s then that Stan must decide if protecting his newfound trainee is worth killing for.


Release Date: June, 2010.

Matt Fairchild (Scott Elrod) is a product of his environment.
He lives by simple everyday American ideals and ultimately is wrapped up in his police work. He hopes to someday crack the biggest case his small town will ever see. Stan and Jarod might just be that opportunity.
Directed by:
Justin Steele
Writing credits:
Alecc Bracero
written by
Justin Steele
written by
Brad Dourif
Jeremy Sumpter
Jarod Leary
Scott Elrod
Matt Fairchild
Debbon Ayer
Martha Leary
Sam Ingraffia
Rick Waters
Daniel Baldwin
Bill Weaver
Staci Keanan
Becky Weaver
Kate Maher
Lindsey Weaver
Carly Craig
Shelly Fairchild
Blake Hood
Madison Eginton
Kevin Elms
Karen Steele
Tyson Turrou
Peter Waters
Celine Lozier
Jenny Fairchild
Vanessa Vander Pluym
Mary Gold
Odessa Cleveland
Mrs. Jenkins
Joanna Webb
Daniel Aldema
James Cooney