Filmfest 2016

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.

tags: Relationship, Religion, Sexuality, Feature film

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

Production Company: Electric City Entertainment, ShivHans Pictures

Co-Producer: Louise Runge, Samantha Housman, Crystal Powell

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.