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Leaving Wishville

Ten years ago, Scott Marino disappeared from town without a trace. His son Benji, a decade later, can't shake the feeling that his father is still out there. Everyone in town says it's impossible. They believe that the world outside of Wishville is unsurvivable, but Benji questions their reasoning. With his curiosity growing stronger, he knows what he must do. Leaving Wishville might be his only chance of freedom, but it may also cost him his life.

Based on the original novel by Mel Torrefranca

  • Sebastian Delgado
  • Sebastian Delgado
  • Mel Torrefranca
  • Sebastian Delgado
  • Thomas Shhevela
    Key Cast
    "Benji Marino"
  • Christine Hughes
    Key Cast
    "Sam Perkins"
  • Alejandra Lopez
    Casting Director
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    7 minutes 4 seconds
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    5,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Sebastian Delgado

Sebastian Delgado is a film director, producer & writer. Starting in Miami, he directed music videos & independent short films in between high school classes. This developed a passion for filmmaking, taking every opportunity to learn his craft and sharpen his skills. Upon graduating high school, he moved to New York City to create a docu-series for BOLD Worldwide’s hit YouTube show “GrowingBOLD”, chronicling the life and business of CEO Brian Cristiano, thus beginning his professional career.
Now residing in Atlanta Georgia, Sebastian works on a multitude of endeavors, working as a set lighting tech on films & shows such as Stanger Things, Ozark and Cobra Kai, developing a documentary series, directing & producing independent films, and exploring the human condition through his works.

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Director Statement

While reading the novel by Mel Torrefranca, I knew I had to create a cinematic adaptation. I would smell the sea salt and pine in the air, hear the sounds of seagulls squawking overhead, and feel trapped with the characters who resided in the small town of Wishville, lost in time & space. It's the perfect capsule of my experience as a child, desperate to venture into the unknown, regardless of what danger might lie ahead. I hope to do this story justice, and that you enjoy watching it!

- Sabs