LIFE IS NOT ABOUT HOW YOU DIE, BUT HOW YOU LIVE.
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 two hours of physiotherapy he’ll perform that afternoon and the half-dozen Creon-20s he downed with his morning pancakes. He’s worried about chronic clogging in his bronchial tubes, early-onset osteoporosis, idiopathic pancreatitis. He’s too busy thinking about what it means to be born with cystic fibrosis, a terminal disease that claims the young, to measure the future when the ceiling seems so low.
A sardonic and woefully rational loner, Will is resigned to his fate. Then, one day comes a bolt out of the blue from his old friend Bobby. A childhood ward-mate of Will’s, also stricken with CF, Bobby has already succumbed to the disease. But he 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 and 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.
STEALTH MEDIA GROUP and ENTERTAINMENT ONE present a SCREEN SIREN PICTURES production in association with BRON STUDIOS in association with MEDIA HOUSE CAPITAL and TELEFILM CANADA
Director: Maxwell McGuire
Screenplay by: Shawn Riopelle
Producer(s):Trish Dolman, Christine Haebler, Aaron L. Gilbert
Executive Producer: Jonathan Vanger, David Bodanis, Stephen Hays, Peter Graham
Director of Photography: Celiana Cardenas, AMC
Production Designer: James Willcock
Casting: Judy K. Lee
Editor: Jamie Alain and Brendan Woollard
Original Music: Adam Lastiwka
Produced and Developed with the participation of: Telefilm Canada
Produced with the participation of: Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund
Produced with the participation of: The Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC
Produced in association with: Movie Central, A Corus Entertainment Company
Produced in association with: The Movie Network an Astral Media Network
Produced with the participation: of The Government of Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
- Oaxaca Film Festival 2012 – Honorary Award for Best Cinematography – Celiana Cardenas
- Whistler Film Festival – 2nd Runner-up for Audience Award
- Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012
- Victoria Film Festival 2012
- Belize International Film Festival 2012
- Milano Film Festival
- Whistler Film Festival 2011