Synopsis: In a country school classroom, a German teacher is struck by the boredom of her students during a routine reading session. Desiring to have a lasting impact on these young, impressionable minds and encourage them to not let life pass them by, she turns to fresh surroundings and deeply personal reflections in order to ignite the infinite realm of possibilities available for the taking. Her efforts are rewarded by the unexpected inspiration of one adventurous boy and his friends.
Description: Mindclover worked with Apairus Company on this film. This was a seven week challenge. We have some fun behind the scenes stories from this project! There were 17 teams that made the deadline and were screened.
Awards: IFP - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Nathalie Cadieux), Emerging Actor (Dakota Battle); Best Short Film (G-Technology's Driven Creativity Competition
Screenings: 2012 Filmstock Film Festival, 2012 G-Technology's Driven Creativity Competition, 2012 Prescott Film Festival, 2012 Hollywood Feel Good Film Festival, 2012 Sunscreen Film Festival, 2012 NFFTY Film Festival, 2012 Phoenix Film Festival, 2011 IFP Breakout Challenge
Key Crew: Devon Dresback (Director), Benjamin Bates (Writer), Diane M. Dresback (Executive Producer), Bret Kalmbach (Director of Photography), Jerrod Saba (Editor)
Main Actors: Dakota Battle, McKenzie Burke, Nathalie Cadieux, Austin Pederson
Required Challenge Elements: Theme - Don't let life pass you by