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A Life Reinvented at a North Texas Piano Competition in ‘As Far As The Eye Can See’

A Life Reinvented at a North Texas Piano Competition in 'As Far As The Eye Can See'

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As Far As The Eye Can See

Logline: Jack Ridge is a former piano prodigy living on his family’s farmland in Texas. He’s living in the past, but the future is coming for him.

Elevator Pitch: 
In the land of Van Cliburn, where classical piano holds pride of place, Jack Ridge is a former prodigy who has withdrawn to his family’s North Texas farmland. His wife has left him, and the week of the county piano competition he puts his fist through a wall, threatening to derail his performance and disappoint his entire home town. When the local corporate farm ratchets up the pressure on him to sell his land, his only allies are Phillip, the cantankerous, elderly owner of the local Mexican restaurant and Alyssa, a teenage spitfire with dreams of being a farmer.

Production Team:
Director – David Franklin
Screenwriter – Paden Fallis
Producers – Andrew Richey (“Loveland,” “Code Black”), David Franklin, Paden Fallis, Harry Finkel
Editor – David Franklin (“The Condemned”)
Cinematographer – Daniel Zollinger
Casting Director – Vicky Boone (“Tree of Life,” “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”)
Cast – Jason London (“Dazed and Confused”), Danny Mora (“McFarland, USA”), Annalee Jefferies (“Monsters”), Jenni Tooley (“Boyhood”)

About the Film:
“As Far As The Eye Can See” is a movie about what happens after the life you thought you were going to have doesn’t happen. Jack is, like a lot of people I’m friends with, unsure of how to proceed after age 40. His early successes didn’t lead to later successes, and he finds himself stuck. But it’s the unexpected friendships with Phillip, the elderly restaurateur he’s teaching to play piano, and Alyssa, the 16 year-old who wants to be a farmer, that help to draw him back out of himself, and get him to reengage with the world.

Current Status: In post-production. Fundraising to hire a sound post-production house and colorist. Our Kickstarter video contains a trailer for the film.

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