The Many Sad Fates
A Film by Joshua Seftel
From Executive Producers
Steve Tisch, Regina K. Scully, Geralyn Dreyfous,
Kathleen Lingo & Morgan Spurlock
PHILLIP TOLEDANO WAS TERRIFIED OF GROWING OLD.
SO HE DECIDED TO DO IT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE.
The NEw York Times op-docs
The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano dives into the charming but undeniably morbid world of Phil Toledano, a prominent New York photographer who spent years obsessively staging the ways he most feared his life might turn out. The result is not only an extraordinary set of photographs, but the winsome Op-Doc The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano, directed by Josh Seftel. A chronicle of imagined disease, death, and downward spiral, the film is a warmly comic exploration of how to face your worst fears.
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ABOUT DIRECTOR JOSHUA SEFTEL
Joshua Seftel began his career at 22 with an Emmy nomination for his first film: the award-winning Lost and Found, a documentary film about Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He followed this with many acclaimed independent films, including Taking on the Kennedys — one of TIME Magazine's “ten best of the year” — Ennis' Gift (HBO), The Home Team (SXSW 2014), and It’s the Hard Knock Life (PBS), which the New York Times called “delightful.” He also directed the feature film War Inc., starring John Cusack, Ben Kingsley, Joan Cusack, and Marisa Tomei, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. His stories have appeared on This American Life, and his essays have appeared on NPR, Salon.com, and CBS Sunday Morning.
ABOUT photographer Phil TOLEDANO
Phillip Toledano was born in London to a French Moroccan mother, and an American father. He worked for several years in advertising as an art director before pursuing a career in photography. His work has been featured nationally and internationally, and has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Aperture, Wallpaper, Fast Company, The London Times, The Independent Magazine, Le Monde, andInterview, amongst others. He has published several photography books, including Days with My Father, which documents Toledano’s last few years with his elderly father, andMaybe, the collection of photos taken during the filming of The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano.
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