A coming of age story of a boy who takes a journey to confront his feelings about his father's suicide. Anthony is a young 14 year old boy who is set on doing his first ever concert with his band, Poison Crue.
Set in the present the story is about a boy named Anthony who loves 80s rock music. With his band, Poison Crue, they are set to creating their best concert yet. Through this journey Anthony reveals internal struggles that are awaken about his father (Andres) suicide. Anthony struggles to cope with what his father has done. Feeling betrayed by his father, Anthony is lost and struggles to find himself. The film explores internal issues that Anthony must change to overcome these feelings.
Mental illness has become one of the forefront issues we face today in our society. A point of view of people affected of a suicide is rarely seen. I hope to bring this this coming of age story as a heartwarming story that presents humans with defections and complex lives. The themes of death and internal struggles is such a universal issue that many can relate to.
The film is a warm summer toned film. With anamorphic lenses, the film will have that 80’s style cinematic film look that we all have learned to love. The music really defines the film and the connection it builds with Anthony and Andres. Including, Poison Crue is a 80’s rock style band. The soundtrack will also reinforce that theme and will be presented throughout the film. Bringing 80’s nostalgia to the mix from set dressing, some wardrobe and music. The film will have an nostalgic feeling that will connect to many generations.
- Samuel & Joshua Gandara