Updated: Jan 12
At the height of the pandemic a young man named Ethan Sisser sat alone in his hospital room. Afflicted with brain cancer, he began documenting his agonizing journey on social media. Around the globe thousands of people celebrated Ethan’s unflinching courage, charismatic vitality and empowering ruminations, but he envisioned more - to make a movie about the ineffable beauty of leaving the body. Inspired by Ethan, a devoted team of death workers, many of whom are now CCLD members, transported him to a quiet house in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. What unfolded in Ethan’s final weeks is an intimate story that has never been told as a feature film before: how a community came together to help a dying man find healing through release. A sensory immersion into conscious dying, “The Last Ecstatic Days” is a kaleidoscopic dream that captures the journey of a man who will not let us forget him - even after he’s taken his final breath.