On Thursday, September 8, 2011, after a PIFVA workshop with Jon Foy, Director and Doug Block, Executive Producer, of Resurrect Dead, the audience arrived and immediately the 250+ theater was full with am electric audience poised with anticipation to see this award-winning, first- film (Best Documentary Director, Sundance 2011) The place was buzzing. I have not felt this excitement since the Festival of World Cinema premieres at IHouse in the 1990's.

Once this stunning film was finished and credits rolled, the applause was sustained and enthusiastic - a definite home crowd fan base. PIFVA supported Jon through our Finishing Fund Program and gave him our best to get the word out to our community. But really the film is a sharp, amazing and accomplished story that will succeed on its very fine merits. The film is an absorbing story, a mystery to be solved. The obsessed characters, the Philly focus, the terrific editing,the susoense filled score, the beautiful images and drawings, the relentless puzzling, make for a film that puts Philly back on the media map.


Jon Foy, Director, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles


Justin Duerr                       Doug Block, Executive Producer & Jon Foy, Director

Doug Block, Colin Smith, Steve Weinik, Jon Foy & Justin Duerr

The audience at IHouse,  September 8, 2011 in Philadelphia