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My First and Last Film
Directed by Tracey Thomas
USA | 68 min | 2019
Documentary filmmaker Tracey Thomas has interviewed over a dozen 60-year-olds and asked the hard hitting questions. Questions about life, love, death, and what’s next. She did this right when she hit the age of 60 herself, and was deeply contemplating what a milestone this age is.
As she filmed these interviews, she also became closer with her 59-year-old filmmaker boyfriend Dennis who was also enthusiastic about exploring how different people feel about aging.
But filming halted after Dennis was unexpectedly diagnosed with ALS, and passed quickly thereafter, never quite getting to the age he and Tracey were interviewing about. In this documentary, we see how Tracey tackles this project by herself while grieving the loss of Dennis, her first and last film.
Tracey Thomas is a filmmaker based in Milwaukee, WI. As one of the founders of Exec-PC, one of the largest Internet Service Providers of the 1990s, Tracey lends her expertise in management and task organization to “My First and Last Film” feature length documentary. Thomas also volunteers for organizations such as the Salvation Army and 91.7 WMSE. She is an avid blues music fan and dedicates her time and efforts to supporting the music scene in Milwaukee.