When a writer/director makes an incredible film debut, attention must be paid.
So we (briefly) introduce you to Walter Strafford whose comedy Kilimanjaro (Virgil Films) offers us a melancholy office worker who's so stuck in a bad relationship decides to chuck everything and make one last stab at happiness
Nearing 30, New Yorker Doug Collins (in a wonderful performance by Brian Geraghty) works for a domineering boss (Jim Gaffigan) at a soul-sucking publishing job and comes home to an increasingly miserable relationship with Clare (Alexia Rasmussen), the longtime girlfriend he no longer loves. He's getting the feeling the best years of his life are flying by. But when Clare decides to leaves him, Doug is suddenly excited that new possibilities await. A visit to his ailing grandfather (John Cullum) further convinces him that life is short and he must make every day count starting right now.
First thing on his new to-do list?
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Doug, who has zero experience as a rugged outdoors man, recruits his hard-partying friend Mitch (Chris Marquette) to join him on the trek. But while training for the climb, Doug meets the lively and alluring Yvonne (Abigail Spencer) who stirs him to perhaps strive for more down-to-earth, romantic goals. Ultimately, Doug faces a difficult decision: Set his daring mission aside---maybe forever---or push ahead to the mountaintop.
Don't look at us for the answer. Prepare to be touched. Deeply.
About Virgil Films Virgil Films & Entertainment was founded in 2003 by Joe Amodei to acquire, market and distribute DVD, TV and Digital product in the theatrical feature film, documentaries, special interest and sports categories. The company has built partnerships with OWN, Sundance Channel Home Entertainment, National Geographic Cinema Ventures, ESPN, MLB Productions, Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets and other high-profile entertainment brands since their inception.