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The Traveler

At the brink of adulthood, Dante is bedridden and terminally ill when taken off his treatments in preparation for him to die. He is unable to come to terms with his ensuing death which leaves him depressed and angry at the world. Through the help of a "friend", Dante is able to cope and begin his personal journey of acceptance of suffering and death.

  • Evan Thomas Lunstad
  • Evan Thomas Lunstad
  • Evan Thomas Lunstad
  • Jackson Gray
    Key Cast
  • Evan Thomas Lunstad
    Key Cast
  • Nathan Neyman
    Original Score
  • Charlie Scott
  • Charlie Scott
  • Evan Thomas Lunstad
  • Paul Lawrence Dunbar
    "the mystery"
  • Bill Viola
    "the crossing"
  • Dylan Thomas
    "and death shall have no dominion"
  • Anne Bronte
  • Mary Elizabeth Frye
    "Do not stand at my grave and weep"
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    20 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2021
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Evan Thomas Lunstad

Director Evan Lunstad grew up and lives near Salt Lake City Utah. He is 18 years old and plans on studying film at BYU. He began his first film, The Traveler, during his senior year of high school and finished it over the summer of 2021. His dream is to direct a feature length film and his plans are to continue working in the industry.

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Director Statement

Everyone involved in the making of this film was in high school during the beginning of production. We all lived in Utah and we came together to make this film to express our shared experiences of recent losses. I came up with this film and wrote it after the death of both my grandparents (both where on hospice), as well after having a seizure and finding out I had a tumor which was believed at the time to be a cancer with a 50/50 survival rate, back to back. The film was very personal for me and reflected my own journey of coping and acceptance of imminent death. Like the main character, I too had to search deep with in myself (main character's conversations with himself) to find resolution and reflect (mirrors and sunglasses) on who I was and how I would react to my misfortune.