What It's Like is a true story. John - a magazine writer - visits Mastow, a complete stranger living in a retirement home. John has only a room number and a name, both written on the back of a Chinese food menu beside a single, circled word: 'Mushrooms.' What starts as a bizarre transaction becomes a moment of connection. This is a story about being afraid to get old. It's about the ways in which losing people affects us. It's about talking with people from a different generation. It's also kind of about hallucinogens.
What It's Like
Director(s): Matt Naylor
Executive Producer(s): Bill Richardson, Harland Batson, Molly Duson
Producer(s): Tanya Schurr
Screenwriter(s): Matt Naylor
Cinematographer: David Layton
Editor(s): Molly Conway
Production Designer: Kakii Keenan
Sound Designer: Pony Sound
Music: David Rice
Additional Credits: Assistant Director: Drew Saplin, Sound: Karlo Montano, Key Grip: Chris Cogswell, Camera Assistant: Ben Powell, Grip: Landry Gideon
Principal Cast: David Bewley, Dirk van Allen, David Modigliani, Elissa Ludeman
Matt is an Austin-based filmmaker. Over the past three years he has produced and edited Crawford, One Peace at a Time, and Building Hope - all festival award-winners. He is also a co-founder and Creative Director at Flow Nonfiction, a creative agency for socially conscious companies and nonprofits.
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