"This is the story of a guy who spent his whole life preparing to die, and forgot how to live." - Maxwell McGuire.
Foreverland star Max Thieriot pictured with the director Maxwell McGuire.
Foreverland stars Max Thieriot, Laurence Leboeuf and features Thomas Dekker, Matt Frewer and Oscar nominees Juliette Lewis and Demián Bichir "Foreverland turns the lens on an ‘orphan disease’ (Cystic Fibrosis)" - Review, National Post.
Whistler Film Festival 2011 (honourable mention audience favourite) Palm Springs Film Festival 2012 (top five audience pick of 200) Victoria Film Festival 2012 Belize International Film Festival 2012 Milano International Film Festival 2012 Oaxaca Film Fest 2012 (cinematography award)
DescriptionFOREVERLAND tells the story of Will Valley, a young man stricken with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal illness, who is tasked with delivering his friend’s ashes to a legendary healing shrine in Mexico. Joined by the sister of his fallen friend, Will embarks on an epic journey down the Pacific Coast Highway to the desert heart of Baja, encountering a memorable cast of characters along the way. In the spirit of Into the Wild and Little Miss Sunshine, it’s about dreams and the courage to pursue them, about hope, laughter, and life’s small miracles.
At 21, the world seems limitless, the horizon out of reach. We're thinking about that career looming at the end of college, how to bankroll that backpacking trip through Europe, or just when we'll fall into wild-blind love.
At 21, Will Rankin’s mind is elsewhere. He's thinking about the 2 hours of physiotherapy he’ll perform that afternoon and the half-dozen Creon-20’s he downed with his morning pancakes. He's worried about chronic clogging in his bronchial tubes, early-onset osteoporosis, idiopathic pancreatitus. He’s thinking about what it means to be born with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal disease that claims the young – to measure out a future when the ceiling seems so low.
A loner, sardonic and ever rational, Will is resigned to his fate. Then one day comes a bolt from the blue in the form of an old friend named Bobby. Also stricken with CF, a childhood ward-mate of Will’s, and already succumbed to the disease, Bobby tasks Will with a quest from beyond the grave: to transport his ashes to a legendary healing shrine in Mexico.
Joined by Hannah, the sister Bobby left behind, Will embarks on an epic journey down the Pacific Coast Highway – from Vancouver, BC, following the US coastline to the desert heart of Baja, encountering a memorable cast of characters along the way. Together, Will & Hannah confront their capacity for faith, healing and devotion.
Foreverland is about dreams and the courage to pursue them. Tears, laughter and life’s small miracles.
Starring Max Thieriot, Laurence Leboeuf, Juliette Lewis, Thomas Dekker, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Frewer, Demian Bichir
Directed By Maxwell McGuire
Written By Maxwell McGuire (Story)
Screenplay By Shawn Riopelle
Produced By Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler, Aaron Gilbert
Studio Eone Films
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