With her bubbly personality and zest for life, Connie Diletti is the quintessential optimist. Happy, healthy, 32, Connie really only has one problem, but it’s a big one: she’s afraid to die.
Connie was leading quite a death-less life until recently, when a government health insurance representative asked her what she planned doing with her body after she died. The wheels in Connie’s curious mind began to turn, and soon everything had a shade of death to it. With her 33rd birthday quickly approaching, Connie realizes that her fear of death is compromising her ability to enjoy life.
CORPUS chronicles Connie’s journey across North America as she visits many of the fascinating people, places and facilities involved in non-traditional afterlife services. Highlighted options include plastination, cryonics, mummification, glassblowing, diamonds, space travel, fine art photography and using your remains to grow coral reefs.
Like any modern girl, she is a conscientious consumer. Connie is also on a voyage of self-discovery, one that ultimately sees her overcome her fear of death and uncover its origins. In the end, she’s our personable tour guide in an irreverent, entertaining road movie that somehow manages to affirm life itself.