The story of the final weeks leading up to the disappearance (and presumable death) of Maya Dardel, an internationally respected poet and novelist who lived, until 2016, in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Maya announces on National Public Radio that she is going to end her life and that young male writers may compete to become executor of her estate. The man who wins will inherit Maya’s home, land, books, unpublished manuscripts, and be expected to protect and promote her posthumous reputation.
Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak
Magdalena studied film and literature at USC. She is the author of a novel, The Ballad of Barnabas Pierkel. She co-wrote and produced the feature film "Redland" and produced the feature film "Orion." Zachary is an award-winning poet, author of five books of poetry, fiction and literary criticism. He studied poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.