This coming-of-age drama explores the deep and enduring bond between a college student and her non-verbal autistic brother as they both strive for independence – and she explores her sexuality.
Abbie (Willow Shields, The Hunger Games) understands her brother Kayden like no one else does. He’s talented, kind, artistic and so much more – yet many just see his autism. When Abbie leaves for college, leaving him in the care of their mum (Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost, Gia) and dad (Lochlyn Munro, Riverdale), it becomes clear that Kayden’s future might look very different from hers. While Abbie is studying illustration, making new friends and flirting with the alluring Karly, Kayden struggles to cope with the change. But when a shocking incident occurs, Abbie and her family are forced to reassess everything.
Content warning: contains ableist violence
Writer-director-producer Connie Cocchia and actor Piper Curda in attendance for a Q&A.
2022 Frameline – Nominee Jury Prize
2022 LA Independent Women Film Awards – Winner Best First Feature Director
“A powerful story of connection, family, and making the hard choices.” – In the Seats