Someone call Nickelodeon, Disney, some children’s network because they need to make Death & Deathability (A Period Piece) a series – STAT!

Director(s) Maria Victoria Ponce
Screenplay By Maria Victoria Ponce
Date Released 10/1/2021
Where Can You Watch? Film Festival (Urban World)
Genre(s) Comedy, Romance, Young Adult
Duration 13 Minutes
Rating Not Rated

Film Summary

Ceci has just gotten her first period, and with not knowing why she is bleeding, she thinks she is dying. So, in light of that, she tries to make her last day her best day, which includes kissing her crush Javi.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: This would be G-rated, mainly due to a kid talking about dying and maybe some uncomfortable with a child bleeding.
  • Question: What happened to Ceci’s mom?

Cast & Character Guide

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list of every cast member.

Ceci (Blanca Ordaz)

A military brat, by means of her father, Ceci seems to spend most of her time reading and trying to keep herself entertained. But while her life can be lonely, it seems she continuously learns something about the places she moves to.

Javi (Nicandro Cheung)

Javi is a long-haired boy who lives in California, where Ceci currently lives, and he is her crush.

Review/ Commentary


It Presents What The Next Step For Tween Entertainment Is

Ceci (Blanca Ordaz) in a wildflower crown, sitting on her bed.
Ceci (Blanca Ordaz)

I don’t think, as a kid, tween, or when I was weening myself from Nick or Disney, any of the girls (on TV) talked about getting their period, never mind the first time they did. You got them being boy crazy, having dreams about their career, but their menstrual cycle? That was taboo.

That is why a part of us loves Death and Deathability (A Period Piece). It gives us this wonderful lead character, Ceci, who is precocious, without seeming like she has no social skills. She has a good vocabulary and even teaches the audience the definition of the words she uses, and while a tad dramatic about dying, it’s adorable and entertaining. I’d even say, if my Goddaughter were older, I’d have her watch this with me. Heck, considering how long shows take to get off the ground, I hope Ponce is able to make this into a show on Nick, Disney (likely Disney+), or another network.


Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)Recommended

I‘m 95% sure this will be my favorite thing to come out of Urban World 2021, and I so dearly hope Ponce can expand this into a show. I don’t think, since Andi Mack, I have been so invested in a show about a child young enough to be my kid. And between Ceci enhancing viewers’ vocabulary, her growing up, and maybe having to travel throughout the series, so much could be done that it is hard not to get giddy about the possibilities.

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  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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Death & Deathability (A Period Piece) (2021) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Who Is This For?
Death & Deathability (A Period Piece) is for those who appreciate smart (potential) children's programming. The kind that acknowledges all that it means to be a kid, especially in this new generation with access to so much information yet still holds this certain level of naivety still.
It Presents What Is The Next Step For Tween Entertainment

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