The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life (2017)   |  Feature Film

 

The Meaning of Life will have it’s World Premiere JUNE 5th @ 7:15pm at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. For ticket information please visit https://danceswithfilms.com/the-meaning-of-life And we are very proud to have the Canadian Premiere in the very town that the movie was primarily filmed at, Oakville ON at the Wilson Oakville Film Festival on June 24th @ 8:00pm for tickets please visit http://offa.ca/the-meaning-of-life/

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Promo PDF for “The Meaning of Life”

Director / Writer / Producer – Cat Hostick          Executive Producer / Director of Photography / Editor – Russ De Jong
Co-Producer – Rona Chavez Leon     Composer – Sean Croley     Sound Design – George Flores     Production Designer – Anthony Stracuzzi

Film Synopsis

A hard working, talented, starving musician; FINN FABER (Tyler Shaw) gets a temporary job as a therapeutic clown at a Hospital entertaining sick kids. He has 6 months for his music to take off, or he will be forced to dread law school at the will of his father’s demand. Finn would rather pursue his dreams and what he’s good at, than fall into a monotonous 9 to 5 job that he hates.

First day on the job as “Pilot Pete” the clown, Finn is assigned to a 9-year old leukaemia patient; SOPHIA HILL (Sadie Munroe). After trying the whole clown persona / fake voice and singing skit, and many failed attempts of trying to get Sophia to interact with him, he decides to do something unconventional that could get him fired from the Hospital: be himself. He breaks his clown persona around Sophia. This wins the respect of Sophia and their relationship starts to flourish.

She admits to Finn her dreams of being an artist like her father. Finn comes up with the idea that every Wednesday—they will both work towards their goals together. She will paint, while he sings.

Finn’s job at the hospital starts interfering with music opportunities as Finn struggles to balance his passion and job. Sophia’s Dad thinks the music/art therapy that Finn is doing with Sophia is more effective than chemotherapy or other treatments for cancer. When things seems to be falling into place, Sophia is healing, Finn’s music opportunities are happening… Complications begin—Sophia’s health starts to suddenly spiral, as does Finn’s music career after a devastating and embarrassing audition, and now he may be running out of time with his dream as Sophia looks to be with hers. But dreams never die.

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Promo PDF for “The Meaning of Life”

Official Trailer for The Meaning of Life

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Film Cast

  • Tyler-Shaw-2

    Tyler Shaw

    – Finn Faber/Pilot Pete

    JUNO nominated recording artist Tyler Shaw is a platinum selling singer/songwriter known for his hit singles “Kiss Goodnight” and “House of Cards”

  • Sergio-Di-Zio

    Sergio Di Zio

    – Dan Hill

    Sergio is known for his work on the Canadian tv show “Flashpoint”, “Rogue”, “Rupture”, “Rookie Blue” and “Suits”

  • Sadie-Munroe

    Sadie Munroe

    – Sophia Hill

    Sadie is a child actor know for her work on “The Headhunters Calling” and the show “Man Seeking Woman”.

  • Dan-Lett

    Dan Lett

    – Carl Faber

    Dan Lett is known for “X-Men: Apocalypse”, “Born to Be Blue” and “Map to the Stars.”

  • Jean-Yoon-2

    Jean Yoon

    – Jane Faber

    Jean Yoon is known as Umma, starring in the CBC comedy series “Kim’s Convenience.”

  • Krista-Morin

    Krista Morin

    – Alice Hill

    Krista Morin is known for her work on “Spotlight”, “Decoys” and “The Garage”.

  • John-Boylan

    John Boylan

    – Quinten Hara

    John Boylan is known for “Land of The Lost”, “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle” and “Fever Pitch”.

  • Cara-Rickerts

    Cara Rickets

    – Nurse Sherry

    Cara Rickets has provided voice work for the video game “Far Cry Primal” and has acted in the tv show “The Book of Negroes”.

  • Daniel-De-Santo

    Daniel DeSanto

    – Carlo

    Daniel DeSanto is an actor and producer, known for the film “Mean Girls” and the kids tv show roles such as Carlos on “Magic School Bus” and his role as Daring Danny on “Paw Patrol”.

  • Cat-Hostick

    Cat Hostick

    – Sandy Severs

    The Director of “The Meaning of Life” makes an appearance in the film.

  • Jake-Raymond

    Jake Raymond

    – Jake

    Jake Raymond is known for “Ashes” and his recurring role in the series “Teenagers”.

  • Tyler-Blake-Smith

    Tyler Blake Smith

    – Dr. Gilchrist

    Tyler Blake Smith is an actor, known for “Gear” and working on the television series “Petrol”.

  • Rhys-Trenhaile

    Rhys Trenhaile

    – Brian Sampson

    Rhys has a reoccurring role on “Designated Survivor”, and worked with multiple Academy Award winners in “The Performance”.

  • Rona-Leon

    Rona Chavez Leon

    – Donna

    Rona Leon is an actress known for acting in “John Q”, and “Get Rich or Die Tryin”.

  • Tenille-Read

    Tenille Read

    – Pamela

    Tenille is an actress known for the Neil Blomkamp directed movie “The Escape” starring Clive Owen.

     

 

The Meaning of life Frame Grabs

  • Finn Faber (played by Tyler Shaw) in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Nurse Sherry played by Cara Ricketts in The Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Young Actress Sadie Munroe plays cancer patient Sophia Hill in The Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Actress Krista Morin as Sophia's Mom: Alice Hill in The Meaning of Life movie
  • A special moment with Alice & Dan Hill at the hospital. Played by Sergio DI Zio & Krista Morin
  • Sophia Hill (played by Sadie Munroe) lying in her hospital bed in The Meaning of Life movie
  • An emotional moment between Pilot Pete/Finn Faber (Tyler Shaw) & his co-star Sophia Hill (Sadie Munroe) in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Sadie Munroe who plays Sophia Hill gives a powerful performance in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Pilot Pete (Tyler Shaw) playing for cancer patient Sophia Hill (Sadie Munroe) in her art studio in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Actor John Boylan plays Music Exec: Quinten Hara in The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • Finn Faber/Pilot Pete performing, played by Sony signed Pop singer, Tyler Shaw in the feature film: The Meaning of Life
  • Finn Faber & his best buddy get lucky in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Pilot Pete (Tyler Shaw) & cancer patient Sophia Hill (Sadie Munroe) share an emotional moment in this scene from The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • Finn Faber/Pilot Pete (played by Canadian pop singer, Tyler Shaw) steals the stage in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Flashpoint's Sergio Di Zio who plays cancer patient, and Sophia's Hill's father, delivers heartbreaking performances in The Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Co-Producer Rona Leon makes a cameo as Donna in The Meaning of Life (2017)
  • Actor and Producer, Daniel De Santo from Paw Patrol plays Carlo the Bartender in The Meaning of Life movie!
  • Finn Faber/Pilot Pete playing in his studio in The Meaning of life movie
  • Pilot Pete/Finn Faber ( played by Tyler Shaw) plays a theraputic clown in The Meaning of Life (2017)
  • Pilot Pete/Finn Faber played by Sony signed, pop singer and first time actor -- Tyler Shaw. The Meaning of Life movie (2017)
  • Actors Rick Kingerski & Tyler Shaw
  • Actor Rhys Trenhaile in The Meaning of Life feature film
  • The whole Hill family at the hospital in The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • Director Cat Hostick makes a cameo in her feature film: The Meaning of Life (2017) , as Sandy Severs, Finn Faber (Tyler Shaw)'s girlfriend
  • Pop- singer Tyler Shaw, plays a theraputic clown named Pilot Pete who sings to sick kids in The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • Finn Faber (played by Tyler Shaw) in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Dan Hill & Alice Hill (played by Sergio Di Zio & Krista Morin) get a pleasant surprise
  • Actress Krsita Morin (Alice Hill) playing the concerned mother of cancer patient, Sophia Hill.
  • Finn Faber (Tyler Shaw) and his best friend Jake adventure into the unknown in The Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Actor Dan Lett delviers remarkable performances in The Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Young Canadian Actress Sadie Munroe takes on the role of Sophia Hill, a cancer patient, in The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • CBC's Kim's Convenience's Jean Yoon plays Finn Faber ( Tyler Shaw) 's Mom in The Meaning of Life as
  • Actor Tyler Blake Smith plays Dr.Gilchrest in the feature film: The meaning of Life (2017)
  • Dan Hill played by Sergio DI Zio, breaking hearts with his performances in The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • A moment between Alice and Dan Hill, as they struggle with their daughter's cancer in The Meaning of Life (2017) movie

 

The Meaning of Life Behind the Scenes

  • Sony musician Tyler Shaw as Finn Faber in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Director Cat Hostick directing the two co-stars Tyler Shaw & Sadie Munroe who play Pilot Pete and Sophia Hill
  • The North Film Couple Director Cat Hostick & DOP Russ De Jong talking about the next shot in The Meaning of Life movie
  • Director Cat Hostick talking to the Script Supervisor in The Meaning of Life (2017)
  • DOP Russ De Jong rigging up for Steadicam on The Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Pilot Pete/Finn Faber ( Tyler Shaw) getting ready for one of the last shots in The Meaning of Life
  • The Meaning of Life filming in Oakville
  • Director of Photography Russ De Jong executing a hand held dolly shot
  • Female Director Cat Hostick dicussing a shot with Actor John Boylan on The Meaning of Life movie
  • Director Cat Hostick & DOP Russ De Jong discussing a shot with lead Actor/Sony signed pop singer Tyler Shaw
  • Finn Faber's studio set on The Meaning of Life movie
  • Director Cat Hostick & DOP Russ De Jong filming the feature film: The Meaning of Life (2017)
  • North Film Co's female Director Cat Hostick and Director of Photography discussing a shot at Parkwood estate locaton on The Meaning of Life movie
  • DOP Russ De Jong speaking with Lead actor Tyler Shaw and actress Cara Rickets on The Meaning of Life (2017) set
  • North Film Co.uple, Russ De Jong and Cat Hostick working on the set of The Meaning of Life (2017)
  • Actor Sergio Di Zio playing out a scene with Tyler Shaw, lead actor of the North Film Co. Feature Film, The Meaning of Life (2017)
  • Female Director Cat Hostick watching a scene from The Meaning of Life (2017) play out on monitor
  • Director Cat Hostick discussing the scene with Actor Dan Lett in Finn's studio space
  • The slate for The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • Director of Photography Russ De Jong on the set of The Meaning of Life (2017) feature film
  • Cat Hostick directing Tyler Shaw in The Meaning of Life
  • North FIlm Co's Director Cat Hostick & DOP Russ De jong at the montor
  • Actor Rhys Trenhaile reading lines before rolling on The Meaning of Life
  • Sony signed Pop singer Tyler Shaw, playing his guitar on set before rolling-- staying in character! On the Meaning of Life (2017) movie
  • Tyler Shaw & his co-star Sadie Munroe on the set of The Meaning of Life (2017). Getting ready to roll!
  • Female Director Cat Hostick at the monitor on The Meaning of Life movie (feature film)
  • Director Cat Hostick discussing the scene with Actor John Boylan on the set of The Meaning of life movie
  • Setting up a high energy shot

 

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Promo PDF for “The Meaning of Life”