Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Jett Britnell Starred In, "You're Dead, I'm Not."

Circa, October 1980: And then, there was that time I was in the navy and ran afoul with a couple of hookers and their shady Asian pimp while on shore leave in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Actually, a friend and I decided on a whim to make a movie for his upcoming Halloween party. We both wrote, directed, filmed and starred in this little Indie film blockbuster shot on Super 8 video. It was called, “You’re Dead, I’m Not.” A story about a mysterious murder in a shower and how two rogue undercover detectives went about solving the plot twisting crime. The story embraced elements of Psycho, Mission Impossible, Columbo and Hollywood Private Detective films from the 50s. Here are some of us in costume after filming a critical scene. The applause & laughter at the film’s premiere was deafening! Sadly, we were just child actors who could not avoid the curse of early fame.