a new wave romance.
Oliver Hayes, an aspiring animator whose confidence is at a low point, meets the captivating and impulsive Lily Blush, who encourages him to drop everything and go with her to Northern California in the hopes of fulfilling his fantasy of working for Pixar Animation Studios. As they travel up the coast, Oliver falls deeply in love, but upon making certain startling discoveries, he must decide if he wants to face reality or stay in dreamworld.
Original soundtrack by Pleasant Pictures available on iTunes
Whit Hertford // Mary Kate Wiles // Nora Kirkpatrick // Matt Bush // Johnny Pemberton // Matt Jones // Kelly Daly // Lauren Lapkus // Nick Thune // Ian Wolterstorff // Jim Connor // Allan McLeod // Jeaux Janovsky
PRESS & REVIEWS:
“…Using deftly improvised dialogue, ‘Dreamworld’ features an intimate view of the painful distinctions to be made between dreams and reality.” – Ashland Independent Film Festival
“The performances were great – Hertford has a great face for wounded sincerity.” – Florida Film Festival
“…manages to bring losers of epic proportion together and make us want them to triumph through all that they do to each other and themselves. An amazing cast led by Whit Hertford (who also wrote and produced) & Mary Kate Wiles (who turns a stereotype into an archetype) gives the script the right balance of dreaminess and weight.” – Florida Film Festival
“Hertford and Wiles are charming and the chemistry radiates on screen.” – Newport Beach Film Festival
“It’s the little things in this movie that make it great to watch. Great transitions between dialog and soundtrack, intimate camera work showing off the actors’ expressions, and unexpected moments where the supporting cast gets a chance to shine and make all the characters in the story pop out as three dimensional.”
“…direction is superb, and it’s beautifully shot. Every frame is wonderful to look at. The actors are so believable as their character/s that you almost forget you’re not watching a documentary (almost). They’re incredibly realistic and communicative with more-than-words – their language, facial expression; the story just lingers in their eyes….You can’t not-watch every second, you want to keep going. Quite honestly, I wanted more at the end – I wanted to explore more……The visuals flow so nicely, the soundtrack is a great flow as well – they pair up so naturally you almost feel like it they were built around/for each other.”
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