Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert, a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.
TO DUST will be released in select theaters by Good Deed Entertainment beginning February 2019. The film stars Hungarian actor Geza Rohrig, from Son of Saul, and Matthew Broderick. It was produced by Ron Perlman and Josh Crook’s Wing and a Prayer, Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola’s King Bee Productions and Scott Floyd Lochmus. And made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2019, where it won the Audience and Best New Narrative Director Awards.
Shawn Snyder grew up in South Florida. After receiving a BA in Religion from Harvard, he spent most of his twenties on the road as a singer/songwriter. The last seven years have seen a return to... more»
TO DUST is a dark and darkly comic genre-bending fever dream. A borderline blasphemous, increasingly phantasmagoric, tragicomic dialectic between science and religion and an exploration of deeply personal grief.
Genre: Scripted, A Hasidic, Scientific, Borscht Belt, B-Horror, Buddy Dramedy…about Grief