"Their lives begin when yours ends"
Matt Fairchild (Scott Elrod) is a product of his environment.
He lives by simple everyday American ideals and ultimately is wrapped up in his police work. He hopes to someday crack the biggest case his small town will ever see. Stan and Jarod might just be that opportunity.
In Crest Point, people go about their day-to-day lives with no sense of urgency and standard stereotypes abound. There’s the high school bully with the popular girlfriend. The single mother raising her son after her husband has died. The detective who’s never cracked a bigcase. Then there’s Stan (Brad Dourif), a single 59 year old recluse who contributes to society by offering cremation services from the basement of his funeral home. Jarod Leary (Jeremy Sumpter), a bullied and fatherless 17-year-old high school outcast doesn’t even try to fit in with his high school peers. Dressed in black, with his hair and fingernails matching his wardrobe, Jarod draws attention to himself but not in a good way. He’s constantly picked on by resident jock David Valentine (Blake Hood) and doesn’t seem
to have much luck with the ladies either. Many decide he’s a freak including cool girls Lindsey Weaver (Kate Maher) and Courtney Taylor (Madison Eginton), and although Courtney doesn’t mind him, Lindsey has other plans.
In addition to troubles at school, home life for Jarod isn’t much better. Living out of a trailer, Jarod has to put up with nagging from his mother, Martha Leary (Debbon Ayer), and her budding romance with self-righteous immigration attorney Rick Waters (Sam Ingraffia). Sickof the badgering, Jarod finds after-school work as an apprentice at Stan’s cremation house. The two quickly develop a quirky working relationship and soon Jarod starts to see Stan as afather figure.
Not long after Jarod begins working at the cremation house people start to go missing, including Lindsey Weaver. Her parents Bill (Daniel Baldwin) and Becky Weaver (Staci Keanan) tell suburban detective Matt Fairchild (Scott Elrod) about their recent family visit to a cremation house, and all trails lead to Stan.
Rick begins to apply pressure on Jarod to accept him as Martha’s boyfriend just as Jarod gets acclimated to life at the cremation home. When Jarod rejects a summer trip to Alabama witnessing Rick shows his ugly side. Detective Fairchild, meanwhile, steps up his investigation as more bodies amass. It’s then that Stan must decide if protecting his newfound trainee is worth killing for.
Release Date: June, 2010.
On June 28th 2010, we're going to have our first screening of the film in Downtown L.A.
The theater is called Downtown Independant. We're going to invite as many distribution companies as possible to hopefully get a deal soon! This screening will also be for cast, crew, and anyone else we can fit into the theater!
Artwork of "Death and Cremation" courtesy of artist Eshwin Dhir
Production Illustrations of "Death and Cremation" courtesy of artist Eshwin Dhir
Two of the most challenging days were climatic scene 100 where Det. Fairchild corners Stan and Jarod,
and shooting Stan’s car in the hills above Malibu.
Some Information courtesy of The Internet Movie Database