Zen & the Art of Dying
From her origins as a young mother in the UK, to her present day identity as a lesbian, activist, and self-described deathwalker in the idyllic seaside town of Byron Bay, Australia, Zenith (Zen) Virago's personal and professional experiences quietly challenge our core assumptions about life and dissolve our fears around death.
"This story of bereavement and self-empowerment is what Broderick Fox does best."
Giuliana Cincotta - Film Ink
"It's such a powerful and enlightening film, and we can't wait to help share it with the world."
Elizabeth Mims - Austin Film Festival Senior Programmer
Openly gay documentary filmmaker Broderick Fox goes places others might not wish to venture, and does it with heart and grace.
Kilian Melloy - Edge Media Network
Zenith Virago and the community of Byron Bay, Australia
*Closing Night Film, "Director's Pick" - 2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival
*"Festival Favorite" - 2015 Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
*2014 Center for Cultural Innovation "Artistic Innovation" Grant (one of 12 awarded California artists in 2014)
*2012 Treatment Prize-Columbus Film + Video Festival
*2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival
*2015 Austin Film Festival
*2015 Santa Fe Film Festival
*2015 Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival
*KINO 43 Screening Series - Prague, Czech Republic
*Morbid Anatomy Museum - Brooklyn, New York