By Maxwell MCGUIRE


Drama - Completed 2011

Life is not about how you die, but how you live.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama, Second film
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maxwell MCGUIRE
    • Writer(s)
    • Maxwell MCGUIRE, Shawn RIOPELLE
    • Producer(s)
    • Trish DOLMAN (Screen Siren Pictures), Christine HAEBLER (Screen Siren Pictures), Aaron GILBERT (Bron Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • 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.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2011