To the Moon

Scott Friend, USA 2021, 82’
International premiere
Audience award nominated film. Vote after the screening.
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A young couple (Scott Friend and Madeleine Morgenweck) is going through a relationship crisis. Seeking intimacy anew and to rediscover the kinship of souls that brought them together, they visit a remote forest cabin in the Northeast of the United States. Here, they can finally be alone together, undisturbed by anyone, with only their thoughts. Meanwhile, an unexpected guest appears, the man's brother, Roger, who hasn’t been seen for a long time (Will Brill sporting outstanding sideburns). The visit disturbs the newlyweds' peace profoundly enough to reconsider their relationship’s foundations. Is it as stable as they had thought? A very intense work written for three strong performances, To the Moon is an original mix of family drama with an admixture of a psychological thriller, turning towards a haunted-house film. Stylized music creates an unusual atmosphere, emphasizes the location's claustrophobic feel and stimulates the imagination.

Audience award nominated film. Please pick up a voting card on entering the screening and tear in a place marking your opinion and throw it into an assigned box after the screening (cards and boxes will be available at the theaters). The filmmakers have a chance of winning $10,000. 

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Scott Friend

Scott Friend is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His acting portfolio includes an episode in the Gossip Girl series, as well as roles in short and feature-length films (Fourteen by Dan Sallitt and Union Bridge by Brian Levin). To the Moon is his directorial debut and Friend participated in the 10th edition of the US In Progress workshop during the American Film Festival and received a financial stipend from the Polish Film Institute for its post-production in Poland.


2021 Jak stąd na Księżyc / To the Moon

Cast & Crew

director Scott Friend
screenplay Scott Friend
cinematography Dan Debrey
editing David Formentin
music Jason Martin Castillo
cast Will Brill, Madeleine Morgenweck, Scott Friend
producer Cate Smierciak, Everett Hendler, Stephanie Randall, David Formentin, Gabriel Wilson, Melissa Dougherty, Karina Michel
production To the Moon Films
sales Yellow Veil Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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