Skip to main content


USA, 2009 (MIFF 2009, Young Blood)

Director: David Lee Miller

“Unlike anything you have ever seen… A visual stream of consciousness, blending archive footage, YouTube clips, doodles and other effects.” - Screen International

Archie Williams, a disaffected 17-year-old media student, suddenly becomes the most talked-about kid in school when he announces, for a class project, that he intends to kill himself on camera.

Unravelling as Archie's fictional video diary, My Suicide is an indefatigable barrage of imagery, as this modern-day Holden Caulfield films every moment of his high school experience: sex, violence, drugs and the intense media overload and hypocrisy that bombard all teenagers.

A dark teen romantic comedy with a suicide prevention message, My Suicide also features an indie-fueled soundtrack that includes Radiohead and Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo.

Winner of Best Film in this year's Berlin film festival youth section.

D David Lee Miller P David Lee Miller, Todd Traina, Eric J Adams S David Lee Miller, Eric J Adams, Gabriel Sunday WS Red Rover Films TD digibeta/2009

See also...


“This is the kind of slow burn, believable descent from childhood into insanity that Rob Zombie wished he had captured in his Halloween remake.” - Dread Central ... Actor Christopher Denham ... More »


“Blackout drinking, compulsive gambling, non-stop whoring and chronic fighting. Not exactly solid-citizen types.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Dimitri Verhulst's rambunctious semi-autobiographical ... More »


“Simply one of the best films about childhood ever made.” - Village Voice ... Two young sisters in South Korea find themselves suddenly packed off by their single mother to live with their aunt ... More »


“Puts the ‘grim' in Grimm.” - Variety ... After a distracted Eun-Soo plows his car into the forest, the helping hand of a small girl guiding him to the warmth of the House of Happy Children ... More »


Two young runaways spend a night of adventure on the streets of inner-city Dublin. ... On the city fringes, Kylie and Dylan live in a housing estate devoid of life and colour. When Dylan's father ... More »


“A gruelling, grimly effective British chiller.” - Screen International ... The directorial debut of My Little Eye screenwriter James Watkins, Eden Lake sees a middle-class couple's idyllic ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director