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“End Game” Shortlisted For Oscar

BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org

“End Game” has made the shortlist for the Oscar for best documentary short.

The 40-minute short directed by Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman focuses on a handful of San Francisco Bay Area families grappling with disease, death and denial.

The film was made available for streaming on Netflix in the spring.

Ten films are in the running: “Black Sheep,” “End Game,” “Lifeboat,” “Los Comandos,” “My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes,” “A Night at the Garden,” “Period. End of Sentence,” “’63 Boycott,” “Women of the Gulag” and “Zion”

The Oscars will air live on ABC Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.

Executive producer Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, a hospice and palliative care physician, advocate and philanthropist, spoke with Life Matters Media after the film’s release.

“We’re so lucky to have Netflix,” Ungerleider said. “It’s a wonderful platform to get short documentaries out to the world. Up until streaming services started buying them, it was challenging to make sure that people had a chance to see them.”

In 2017, “Extremis,” was nominated for the prestigious award. Ungerleider helped fund the film that focused on care in an intensive care unit. It was also made available for streaming on Netflix.