Venice71 - Film Festival: Before I Disappear – Shawn Christensen. Before I Disappear is written, directed and stars Oscar winner (short) Shawn Christensen along with Paul Wesley, Fatima Ptacek and Emmy Rossum. At the lowest point of his life, Richie (Shawn Christensen) gets a call from his estranged sister, asking him to look after his eleven-year old niece, Sophia, for a few hours.
Above: Paul Wesley takes a Selfie of himself, Fatima Ptacek and Shawn Christensen.
Photograph courtesy La Biennale di Venezia
Before I Disappear – Shawn Christensen. Director and star Shawn Christensen in the role of Richie. Both Christensen and 14-year-old Fatima Ptacek in the role of Sophia reenacted their roles from the Oscar winning short entitled, Curfew. The Oscar enabled the former musician to recruit a stellar cast for his feature debut, comprising Emmy Rossum, Paul Wesley and Ron Perlman.