Far from civilization, Ben raises his kids with pushups, literature and leftist philosophy, until their lifestyle is upset by the suicide of Ben’s wife. Grandpa wants to keep Ben away from the funeral, so the seven forest-dwellers set out for reality. A film about growing up and raising up, of stubbornness and conformity, funny and moving at the same time.
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Missy Pyle, Frank Langella, Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn
Screenplay: Matt Ross
Director of Photography: Stéphane Fontaine
Film Editor: Joseph Krings
Composer: Alex Somers
Production Designer: Russell Barnes
Costume Design: Courtney Hoffman
Sound: Frank Gaeta
Producer: Lynette Howell, Jamie Patricof, Monica Levinson, Shivani Rawat
Co-Producer: Louise Runge, Samantha Housman, Crystal Powell
Production Company: Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures
Distributor: Universum Film
Director: Matt Ross
Matthew Brandon Ross, born in Greenwich, Connecticut, in 1970, acted in 12 MONKEYS (1995), FACE/OFF (1997), THE AVIATOR (2004), GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK (2005) and TV series AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011-2015) and SILICON VALLEY (2014-2016). He had his feature directing debut with 28 HOTEL ROOMS 2012.