After the Fall, David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton, Carroll Cartwright, Identity Films
Principal photography has begun on "After the Fall," starring David Duchovny, Hope Davis, and Timothy Hutton, written by Carroll Cartwright ("What Maisie Knew") and directed by Anthony Fabian ("Skin"). The film is produced by Anthony Mastromauro's Identity Films. "After the Fall" will shoot on location in Connecticut.
"After the Fall" is based on the inspiring true story of John and Brenda Fareri, grieving parents who used the unexpected death of their young daughter Maria as the impetus to build a world class state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process. This hospital, inspired by Maria's wish for children's global health and well-being, not only keeps Maria's memory alive, but has also gone on to help thousands of children and their families, while becoming the template for future children's hospitals.
"John and Brenda Fareri are truly extraordinary people," commented producer Anthony Mastromauro of Identity Films. "When first hearing their story I immediately knew it was one which needed to be shared."
David Duchovny ("Californication," "The X Files") and Hope Davis ("The Newsroom," "American Splendor," "The Special Relationship") star as John and Brenda Fareri, with Timothy Hutton ("Leverage," "The Ghost Writer") playing Bruce Komiske, who helps the family in their long, emotional journey to obtain funding for the planning and building of the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.
Brenda and Julie Fareri will produce with Mastromauro, while John Fareri and Rod Lurie serve as executive producers.
The Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the nation named after a child. After Maria died, her parents, John and Brenda Fareri, learned that Maria had made a special wish as part of a school project: "for the health and well-being of all the children in the world." With her spirit guiding them, her parents, family and 20,000 other members of the community have made this wish a reality. Today, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital is a place where parents are not visitors but partners with the staff in the care of their children.
Identity Films is an independent Production Company formed in 2006. Identity Films' goal is to acquire and produce quality content of artistic and commercial merit. Identity recently wrapped the feature "As Cool As I Am" starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, Sarah Bolger and Thomas Mann.
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