When a man discovers he has a terminal illness he devises a plan to help his wife get used to the idea of his impending demise.

Creative team

Writer/director: Linda Rumney
Producer: Teresa McGee

Filmmaker’s statement

I’ve often wondered about the loss experienced by a person faced with a terminal diagnosis. We often talk about those ‘left behind’ following the death of a loved one but I wanted to view this experience from the dying person’s point of view.

What are they ‘giving up’? What are their fears for the people they are leaving behind? While Rehearsal is a comical view of death and dying, I’m hoping it does spark some serious conversations.

About Linda Rumney

Linda Rumney is a Vancouver-based filmmaker and writer.

She started out as a script supervisor and wrote her first short script, Infidelity, followed by several features and shorts that have garnered awards at the Nashville Film Festival, Canadian Shorts Film Festival, Las Vegas Film Awards, Directors Circle Festival of Shorts, International Women’s Film Festival, and The American Gem Short Script and Literary Awards.

She is currently pursuing representation for her first novel and working on an animation feature.

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