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Magical Mystery Cure

Two teen brothers on a road trip to find happily-ever-after. When the younger brother is diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, instead of going into chemo and radiation treatment, the boys take off in search of a magical mystery cure they find online.

  • Ryan P. Dean
  • Sharon Y. Cobb
  • Duane A. Sikes
  • Ramona Ramdeen
  • Sharon Y. Cobb
  • Towns W. Sanford
    Key Cast
  • Joshua R. Todd
    Key Cast
  • Cindy Hogan
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    ARRI Alexa
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    March 2, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Rendezvous Film Festival
    Amelia Island, Florida
    United States
    June 3, 2016
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Accolade Film Competition

    April 27, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    April 27, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ryan P. Dean

Ryan is an innovative director with a great sensitivity for story and concept. He has always had a passion for photography, moving or still. He started out loading film magazines for television and commercials, and has since worked his way up through the ranks. Over the last few years he has worked on projects such as MTV’s The Inbetweeners, To Write Love On Her Arms, Last Shift, and Frank vs. God. He is most recently known for his cinematography work on June, Undertaking, and the award- winning short film Lean. Ryan is also very established in the commercial market having lensed up for major campaigns such as Callaway Golf, Nickelodeon, Orlando City Soccer, MOSAIC, and Orlando Regional Health.

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Director Statement

I’ve collaborated with executive producer, Duane A. Sikes, and screenwriter, Sharon Y. Cobb on several projects, but always as a cinematographer. When Sharon came to me and asked if I was interested in directing I told her, absolutely, IF the story was something I could connect with. I connected with it immediately having had an encounter with the C-word when I was younger.

At just twenty years young my sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The doctors told her she would never be able to have children, and to a young newlywed that was agonizing to hear. We were devastated, but never losing hope, we prayed for healing and remained united and supportive. My sister was amazingly positive through the whole thing, like she knew deep down everything was going to be okay. Not only did my sister survive, but she also blessed our family with two miracle babies during her ordeal, both of whom are in high school now! Do I believe in magic? You better believe I do!

In Magical Mystery Cure, you get a sense from Holden (Towns W. Sanford) that he is unwilling to accept the fate of his brother Cauley (Joshua R. Todd), and that he will stop at nothing to find a cure.

For me, that is what this film is about; never losing hope. Whether it’s through conventional or alternative medicine, positive thinking or prayer; there is a cure, and you should never stop searching for it.

Ryan P. Dean