A starving musician Finn Faber (Tyler Shaw) gets a temporary job as a therapeutic clown at a hospital entertaining sick kids. He is assigned a 9 year-old leukemia patient: Sophia Hill (Sadie Munroe). Finn soon learns that Sophia coming into his life was no coincidence, but an important lesson he needed to learn before making a big step forward in life.
A transient road film featuring an array of young drifters wandering throughout the U.S. with varying degrees of purpose, or lack-thereof , “States” is a multifaceted meditation on freedom – via Twain, Kerouac, Altman, Linklater... - and an outsider's love letter to America and the searchers of its endless highways.
A beautiful, gifted but mentally ill woman loses her two young children when, caught up in a manic episode, she leaves them unattended on an island near her summer home. Although they are rescued unharmed, her world unravels. Her husband Duncan ends their marriage and takes the children back to his native Scotland. She is left to struggle with her demons and live without sight or sound of her children. Twenty years pass, Maura learns how to live with her loss and her mental illness, and then the miraculous day arrives when she is presented with an opportunity to re-connect with her daughters. This universal story of the redemptive power of a mother’s love is adapted from the popular, award-winning novel, “An Audience of Chairs” by Joan Clark.
Brash Los Angeles talent agent Max Roth unexpectedly inherits a small peach orchard from an eccentric Aunt – in Canada. Max travels to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley expecting to make a quick sale to foreign developers and move on. His life changes as he becomes enchanted with the countryside, the old house, and a firebrand activist named Olive who is hell-bent on stopping the sale.