By Ziyad Saadi | Indiewire February 20, 2014 at 3:11PM
Nearing its premiere at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, director Andy Landen's romantic comedy-drama "Sequoia" releases its first official trailer. The film, set to premiere at the festival on March 9, stars Aly Michalka (CW's "Hellcats," "Easy A"), Dustin Milligan ("Beverly Hills 90210") and Joey Lauren Adams ("Chasing Amy," "Dazed and Confused," "Big Daddy," and "The Break-Up").
"Sequioa" follows the troubled journey of a terminally ill young woman who plans to end her trek to California's Sequoia National Forest with her own suicide. What she doesn't plan for, however, is the intervention of her dysfunctional family and the unexpected romance that blossoms with the shy musician who takes her to her destination, which may possibly renew her appreciation for life.
The trailer presents the film as both sweet and morbid, with Michalka's character running away from her life with a complete stranger (Milligan) who accompanies her along the way to the forest as her family frantically chases after her with full knowledge of her suicidal intentions.
The film also stars Todd
Lowe ("True Blood," "The Princess Diaries," "Gilmore Girls"), comedian/writer
Demetri Martin ("Conan O'Brien"), Sophi Bairley ("The Poker House"), and
Lou Diamond Phillips ("La Bamba," "Young Guns," "Stand and Deliver").
Check out the trailer below: