Actor-writer-director Jenna Sutch has arrived with the dark comedy series Death Doula.
Crafted during her time at the Australian Film Television Radio School (AFTRS), Death Doula is a comedic exploration of death and grief that uses an intriguing blend of live-action and animation.
The pilot follows grief-stricken Annie (Jenna Sutch), who after losing her best friend in a car accident starts experiencing visions of a world beyond the mortal plane. Channeling her newfound abilities, she trains to become a ‘death doula’ – haphazardly walking people to the other side.
Unlike their birthing counterparts, death doulas provide physical and emotional support to those that are exiting this world. Sutch’s first exposure to the practice was through a 2018 ABC article, and after using them to deal with a personal loss, she knew that there was a story to be told.
In writing the pilot, Jenna trained to become a Death Doula