THE FINGER

By Kevin MCLAUGHLIN

RENAISSANCE PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Development 2013

Four young boys’ lives are changed forever the day they find a severed finger alongside the tracks at their local train station. With a warm mix of drama, adventure, and comedy, "The Finger" points the way for the boys to learn the value of doing the right thing.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Children's, Road movie
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kevin MCLAUGHLIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Kevin MCLAUGHLIN
    • Synopsis
    • In this dramatic adventure for all ages, Davey Griffin, a young man of twenty-one, narrates, recounting an experience that he and three friends lived in the summer of their eleventh year. After months of hanging around at a train station they’ve been forbidden to visit, the boys arrive at the usually-quiet station one day to find a huge commotion. They soon learn that a speeding train has hit and killed a man.
      The boys scramble about the accident scene despite warnings from emergency workers and police. The boys find the man's finger alongside the tracks and take it home, wanting to keep some souvenir of this event. That day - the day they found the The Finger, Davey says, changed their lives forever.
      Before long, the boys learn that the victim of the accident, and the owner of the finger, was Leon, a middle-aged homeless man they had befriended some weeks earlier. It soon seems as if the finger carries some powerful mystical connection to its owner. Without doubt, it has the power to get the boys into a lot of trouble. As if that were not enough, they soon learn that it seems more than likely that Leon had AIDS, and that they may be carrying more than a souvenir.
      When the boys are faced with the choice of doing the right thing or sinking deeper into the mess they’ve found themselves in, they’re led into a thrilling adventure that takes them far from home and into a world they never even dreamed of -- a world where they repeatedly find tests to their friendship, their bravery, and their faith in themselves. Try as they might to handle the situation themselves, they find they can only succeed with the help they get from some unexpected sources.
      With adventure, humor, tears and magic, The Finger explores the unique view of the world held by boys in that netherworld between childhood and the teen years. One moment brave men, the next, sobbing children, they approach life with an innocence and fearlessness that allows them to see what others cannot. Much like the boys in Stand By Me, they go on a trip that takes them to new places, both figuratively and literally. Along the way, they gain a far deeper understanding of themselves, their world, and the bonds that hold them to their parents.
    • Partners & financing
    • Seeking full budget
    • Production schedule
    • 30 days, summer 2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2013
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