In a village that never knew sickness a boy is sent into the wilderness to find the cure to his illness. He returns from his great journey to a village that does not recognize him for the changes he has endured.
They have no way to cope with his transformation or understand the message he brings back from his great journey. The boy is expelled from the village and forced to lead the rest of his life in a secluded wilderness.
Until one day, much later, the village sends out a young warrior to find the Boy and bring him home. It is time. They are ready to hear his story.
Are you ready to hear his story?
I made this film for my young friend, Myles McLellan, who died in 2006 when he was 13 from a returning brain tumor. While alive, he experienced a lot of social isolation from his peers because the radiation and chemotherapy made him look and talk different. He wanted other children to learn about his story so no child would go through what he went through.
Directed by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins and Billie Mintz
Story by Billie Mintz
Screenplay by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins and Billie Mintz
Animated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins and Chris De Castro
Illustration and Design by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins
Narration, Music and Sound by Igor Vrabac
Produced by Billie Mintz
Executive Produced by Jamie Bras
Produced in association with BravoFACT