Principal photography has commenced on our new film EVOLUTION in Los Angeles and North Carolina. Directed by Bafta Award winner Nick Hamm (Driven) from a screenplay by Emmy Nominated David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights). Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich of Fondation Robmar is Executive Producer.
Inspired by a true story, a young man with a bright future suffers a near fatal accident and recreates his new life with the help of an unlikely animal friend.
The films stars Academy Award-Winner, Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River), Charlie Rowe (Rocketman), Josephine Langford (After), Zoe Colleti, Hannah Alligood, Emilio Garcia-Sanchez, Sasha Compère, Welker White, Mishel Prada, Olly Sholotan with Emmy Nominee, Jim Belushi and Golden Globe-Winner Diane Ladd.
An innocent time with friends at the lake, turns into a day that changes the course of Nate’s life forever. A near-fatal turn-of-events, leaves Nate a quadriplegic and void of all hope for his future. As he grapples with his new normal, his dynamic and resilient mother, Claire, is the foundation of the family: putting her career as an artist on hold and even risking her marriage to protect her son’s future and well-being. However, as a last resort, Claire discovers that the only thing that can make a profound difference in her son’s progress is providing him with an unlikely animal friend to be his greatest support. As Nate discovers that his life is still very much worth living, his new found animal bond brings back hope, laughter, and love to a family facing its greatest adversity. The tragic yet comedic adventures in Evolution, will touch the viewer to the core, and inspire them to see the world in a whole new way.
Evolution’s creative team includes Academy Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor Scott Anderson, Academy Award-Winning Sound Mixer Mark Weingarte, Academy Award Nominated Editor Alex Rodríguez, SXSW Film Festival Cinematography Winner Elliot Davis, Grammy Nominated Music Supervisor Mary Ramos and Emmy Nominated Production Designer Marcia Hinds. Rene Besson executive produces.
Endeavor Content is handling worldwide rights.