This Short Film About Coffinmaking Brings Beauty to Tragedy

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Marcus Daly is a Washington-based carpenter on a mission: to produce the most environmentally friendly handcrafted wooden caskets he can. This short film, by Dan McComb, reveals the beauty of his work.

With over a million tonnes of steel — that's enough to build the Golden Gate Bridge — already buried in US soil alone in the form of caskets, Daly and likeminded individuals believe the time is right for change. Hence this economical and green coffins. Reminiscen of Dustin Cohen's Made in Brooklyn series, the video brings a certain beauty to what could otherwise be seen as a deeply saddening topic. [Vimeo via Laughing Squid]