Eli, an outcast teen, connects with his isolated grandfather Samuel for the first time, and uncovers his surprising past, when he makes his grandpa the subject of an animated art project for school.

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Marc Fusco

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Marc Fusco (story), Marc Fusco | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Ochoa ... Eli
Michael B. Silver ... Robert
Philippe Bowgen ... Mr. Turner
Mateo Arias ... Kasim
Anahid Avanesian ... Counselor Margaret
Hal Linden ... Samuel
Lauro Rocha Lauro Rocha ... Julio
Justin Little ... Superhero
Ken Davitian ... Vartan
Alex Monaco ... Classmate Mr. Morris
Cameron Britt Cameron Britt ... Skateboarder #1
Jackson La Mar Jackson La Mar ... Skateboarder #2
Raye Richards ... Maid
Catherine Siggins ... Laura
Lilinda Camaisa ... Dr. Linda Jamir
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Eli, an outcast teen, connects with his isolated grandfather Samuel for the first time, and uncovers his surprising past, when he makes his grandpa the subject of an animated art project for school.

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When one man's history becomes ART

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some suggestive comments, and brief language
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The entire film was shot all around San Diego. See more »

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Can't wait to see it again! Great Movie! #GoSeeIt!
3 April 2018 | by sheilaglopezSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this indie film and have already purchased tickets to see it again at the Jewish Film Festival on April 28 in Los Angeles. The story is deep and serious, but at the same time funny - very funny! The relationships between Eli and his grandfather (Hal Linden), Eli and his father, Eli and Kasim, Kasim and his father are so realistic and touching, with lots of humor going on between the generations and the friends. Ryan Ochoa's performance as Eli was simply outstanding and he's truly made his mark in this film! Eli's interpretation of how his grandfather escaped Nazi Germany and his telling of the story through his school art project is so creative and realistic, combining animation/modern technology with such a heartfelt story from the past. Hal Linden delivered a magnificent performance as Samuel, in both the serious scenes as well as the more lighthearted scenes. This movie is definitely worth checking out, and talks to people of all ages.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Samuel Project See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,087, 30 September 2018

Gross USA:

$161,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$161,565
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