GOATS

By Christopher NEIL

ECHO BRIDGE ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2012

Fourteen-year-old Ellis is getting ready to leave his luxurious home in the foothills of Tucson for his freshman year at Gates Academy, an East Coast prep school. This means leaving behind Wendy, his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he's ever known, Goat Man.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Christopher NEIL
    • Writer(s)
    • Mark Jude POIRIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniela TAPLIN LUNDBERG, Eric KOPELOFF, Shannon LAIL
    • Synopsis
    • Fourteen-year-old Ellis is getting ready to leave his luxurious home in the foothills of Tucson for his freshman year at Gates Academy, an East Coast prep school. This means leaving behind Wendy, his flakey, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known, Goat Man. Goat Man has done more for Ellis than giving him his first bong hit at the age of 11. He has maintained a home on Wendy’s property rent-free since Ellis was a child, taking care of the landscaping and pool cleaning, and raising a small herd of goats -- all the while teaching Ellis the meaning of stability, care taking, and commitment.
      ‘GOATS’, based on Mark Jude Poirier’ critically acclaimed debut novel, follows Ellis as he journey’s from his unconventional desert home into Gates’ world of discipline and structure, where everything has a future purpose. Ellis easily gets straight A’s while stoned most of the time, and once he re-connects with his estranged father, Frank, he finds Goat Man's influence thrown into stark contrast. When a skeptical Ellis returns for Christmas break, he and Goat Man embark on a fateful trek that forces Ellis to re-evaluate the only thing in his crazy life that he thought would never change; his friendship with Goat Man.
      Hilarious and poignant, GOATS is a witty reversal of the coming of age formula, a beautifully honest portrayal of life with its rough edges, awkward moments and non-endings.
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