The Orchard Distribution and Image Nation Films announce the digital release of award-winning independent film When the Ocean Met the Sky, an emotional story of self-discovery about three estranged brothers who lose their parents and must retrace a back-country journey their parents took decades earlier in order to receive their inheritance. The film is available digitally through iTunes and Vimeo On Demand worldwide now. This film, shot on-location deep in the old-growth forest of British Columbia, explores the beautiful physical landscape as well as the more tumultuous landscape of human emotions and family.
When The Ocean Met the Sky is, pro snowboarder turned filmmaker, Lukas Huffman’s feature film directing debut, his short film Five Ways to Leave Your Lover screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2012. When the Ocean Met the Sky features powerful, stripped down performances from actors Phillip Thomas (Five Ways), Aren Buchholz (Way of the Wicked) and Spencer Foley (April) as the brothers, and Terry Field as their ineffectual guide.
When the Ocean Met the Sky has been a festival favorite winning more than 12 awards on the film circuit including 10 Audience Choice Awards, and 2 Grand Jury Prizes. The film was also selected for the 2015 TIFF Film Circuit, TIFF’s successful film outreach programme, bringing the best of Canadian and international films and artists to communities across the country.
Image Nation Films is a production company based in Vancouver, Canada that develops films that focus on character and story in order to change your perspective, affect you, and challenge your understanding of humanity.