About Caring for the Recently Deceased

Caring for the Recently Deceased is a darkly funny and unconventional spin on what it means to lose a loved one.

Marjoram and Glynn have been married for 30 years. Living on the same street, in the same bungalow, their suburban life is routine to say the least. Things are about to change however, when Glynn’s slovenly lifestyle finally catches up with him.

Marjoram finds herself widowed after Glynn suffers a massive stroke. But amid the chaos and the loss, she also can’t help but feel just a little relieved – finally a chance to move on with her life.

Respite is short lived, however…

When her freshly dead husband crashes his own wake, Marjoram faces a whole new set of challenges – not least how to explain the situation to the insurance company.

But besides being a medical inconvenience for the family doctor, and a blessing in disguise for the local priest, the new Glynn also happens to be a lot more help around the house. And as the list of chores begins to dwindle, Marjoram finally finds herself having the free time to actually start enjoying her golden years.

Despite the misgivings of her best friend, Alice, Marjoram soon becomes the envy of the neighbourhood. As other husbands about town start following suit, she also finds herself the leading authority on caring for the recently deceased.

Starring Sue Johnston (Downton Abbey, Coronation Street) and featuring an all-star cast including Melanie Walters (Gavin & Stacy, Submarine) and David Schofield (Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Caring for the Recently Deceased is hopefully the last zombie film you’ll ever have to watch.

About Stick and Rudder Films

Stick and Rudder Films is an international independent film production and distribution company. We work in all stages of the filmmaking process, from development to distribution, for all types of films from feature to short, narrative to animation. Our goal is to create high quality cinema for a wide variety of audiences.