This Way Out

A pitch-black comedy about Minnie, the oddball owner of a struggling euthanasia centre, her hapless assistant Maude and their desperate attempts to keep the centre from closing. Watch the TRAILER above or visit

THIS WAY OUT Awards & Festivals:


  • WINNER Prix Decale (Offbeat award), 30th Festival du Cinema Europeen, Lille, 2014
  • BAFTA Longlisted, Best Live Action Short Film, 2014
  • WINNER Best Director, Colchester Film Festival, 2013
  • WINNER Best ComedyAesthetica Film Festival, York, 2013
  • WINNER Honourable Special Mention, 41st Huesca Int’l Film Festival, Spain, 2013
  • WINNER, Audience Award, Bottle Cap Film Festival, 2013
  • Nominated Best Actor – Poppy Roe (Minnie), Underwire Film Festival, 2013

Further Festivals

  • Reel Shorts International Film Festival, Canada, May 7-11th, 2014
  • 48th Nashville Film Festival, April 2014
  • 38th Cleveland International Film Festival, March, 2014
  • LOCO, Comedy Film Festival, BFI, London, Jan, 2014
  • 19th Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, 2013
  • 16th California Independent Film Festival, 2013
  • 36th Mill Valley Film Festival, 2013
  • 28th Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival, Florida, 2013
  • Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, 2013
  • Cornwall Int’l Film Festival, 2013
  • This Is England, Rouen Short Film Festival, 2013
  • Film Hafizasi Festival, Istanbul, 2013

Poppy Roe (Minnie) with writer & director Staten Cousins-Roe at the cast and crew screening of This Way Out at BAFTA, London.

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