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By Jacob Pamus

Everybody Dies by the End is a feature film written by Ian Tripp and directed by Ian and Ryan Schafer. The film was partially shot in Jamul and downtown. The film stars East County locals such as Brendan Cahalan and Vinny Curran, who owns a bar called Thrusters Lounge in Pacific Beach. Other local actors include Brendan Cahalan from El Cajon and Ian Tripp of San Carlos.

The synopsis of the film is: “A documentary crew follows cult classic horror director Alfred Costella as he makes his final film - An all-practical masterpiece...with a dark twist.” 

When asked about his experience during the production of the film, Ian Tripp told ECM, “You have to be agile to problems coming at you every minute, but the crew itself was why we surpassed any problems we had.” He went into further detail, explaining how well the crew worked together in an environment that could be very stressful.

Tripp also gave some advice to anyone who is an aspiring film maker: “Your biggest production value comes from those that love you.” He explained that there were many locations that the crew had access to due to connections. 

Tripp and Schafer were both born and raised in San Diego, California where they met in the sixth grade and immediately bonded over their mutual love for cinema. Proceeding to make comedy videos in high school, they then graduated to making serious attempts at making movies. Many years later, the duo started their own film production company and directed their first feature film together; Everybody Dies by the End.

Photo, (left to right): actress Caroline Amiguet, Ian Tripp, and Ryan Schafer

Tripp and Schafer, in a statement, describe themselves as “cinemagicians” adding, “We do it because it’s magical.”

Everybody Dies by the End premiered at Frightfest 2022 in London and will be available on demand on September 22.

The film is now available to rent or buy.

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Trailer: EVERYBODY DIES BY THE END | Official Horror Trailer




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