Director Sol Tryon's debut features is a timeless fairytale with a biting sense of humor. When self-proclaimed genius K. Roth Binew (Mike O'Connell) learns his life will be cut short by a grave but unnamed illness, he decides to go out in style - with a living wake. Accompanied by his faithful assistant Mills (Jesse Eisenberg), K. Roth spends his scheduled final day on earth revisiting all the people who touched his life - from the village prostitute, to his estranged mother - in order to invite them to his grand finale.
Mike O'Connell,Jim Gaffigan,Jesse Eisenberg
"The Living Wake" is a dark comedy set in a timeless storybook universe. Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew (Mike O'Connell), has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin (Jesse Eisenberg), to take him around on a bicycle powered rickshaw. In a final attempt to probe life's deepest mysteries, Binew endures one ridiculous trial after the next. He concludes his day with a final performance, his living wake. On a makeshift stage in an open field, Binew's friends and enemies gather to witness his madness one final time.