The Good Death

Canadian Premiere | Canada | 15 min

Director: Tori Larsen

Writers: Tori Larsen, Nicole Cardoni, Scott Mandel

Stars: Nicole Cardoni, Scott Mandel

Country/Language:  Canada/English

Synopsis: Mary welcomes her baby brother Chuck back to their family home on Staten Island, but at this point in their lives, these squabbling siblings have nothing in common except their last name. With the house for sale, Mary and Chuck are tasked with deciding what to do with the relics of their childhood and just how to box up their Broadway veteran mother’s larger than life, ever-looming personality. Letting go of the past and dealing with the painful realities of the present are not easy for Mary, so it’s up to Chuck to decide whether he can step up to the challenge of being the rock this family never really had.

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Tori Larsen

Tori Larsen is an honors BFA graduate from York University’s Film Production Program. She currently works in Toronto as an Associate Producer on The Handmaid’s Tale. Select past production credits include 11.22.63 and Suits.

As a writer, Tori has been recognized by the Nicholl Fellowship (semifinalist/top 50) and the Austin Film Festival (finalist). In 2017, the Academy sponsored her to attend the Writer’s Guild Festival and endorsed her Sundance Lab application. She has also received recognition and funding from the National Screen Institute (Drama Prize and Totally Television Program) and Bell Media’s BravoFACT. She has recently been accepted into the 2018 New York Stage and Film Company’s Filmmaker’s Workshop for her feature screenplay EVENTYR.

In 2014 she produced We Are Here (Patrick Adams) and wrote/directed Throwing Cotton, both short films. She is represented by Sukee Chew at Hopscotch Pictures.


Tori Larsen