It has been one year since Luke graduated from high school, yet he chose not to go to college and quit his job last week. When his parents confront him about going to community college (or at least doing something with himself), Luke decides to run away from home to avoid responsibility. However, on his first night out on his own he is robbed and beaten to a bloody pulp by a local gang. With nothing left in his immediate possession, he wanders the streets for a few days only to stumble upon the gang that beat him up. His actions that day will change his life forever, but could change the lives of others for the better as well. Written by
Grant Douglas Bromley
Though it is not a perfect film, when I heard that this film was shot on a budget of $2,500, I was floored. I had the pleasure of seeing this at the Knoxville Film Festival and really enjoyed their authentic portrayal of the city (though it is often dark).
Visually it's astounding, and the performances are really strong. At times, Dreams of The Wayward does suffer from "first film" issues in the editing and overall narrative, but it's a solid first attempt at feature filmmaking. Very excited to see what Ben Neal and Grant Bromley will do next.
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