Mr. May is a loner with a smal office in the basement of the city council. His job is to find the next of kin of the recently deceased who died alone. Mr. May is meticulous in his work. He arranges the funerals and even writes the eulogy if he can't find anyone. He deeply cares about all his "lost causes". His new boss, however, thinks Mr. Mays wastes too much time and fires him. Mr. May's last case leads him to his neighbor Billy Stoke. The gently melancholic STILL LIFE paints a portrait of a likable outsider that tirelessly holds on to his ideas of human dignity.