Growing Up: And Other Lies

Winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival

The story centers on Jake (Josh Lawson) and his old friends, Rocks, Billy, and Gunderson (Adam Brody, Danny Jacobs, Wyatt Cenac). After living for years as a struggling artist, Jake is preparing to leave New York City to live in Ohio with his ailing father.  To commemorate his last day, he gathers his friends to recreate a formative memory of theirs – walking the length of Manhattan Island in one day.  As they walk south, they rediscover people and places from their past, and remembering who they were allows them to see who they’ve become.