Marcus Scribner, Method Man, Lonnie Chavis, and Cedric the Entertainer headline the cast of the upcoming film “How I Learned to Fly.” The film, slated for a limited theatrical release in December, will subsequently be available on leading home entertainment and digital platforms.
The movie marks the directorial debut of Simon Steuri and revolves around Daniel and Eli Davis, two African-American teens unexpectedly abandoned by their parents.
The film’s narrative expands beyond personal experiences, addressing broader societal issues of race and class. Michele Selene Ang and Crystal Bush round out the cast.
The official synopsis for How I Learned to Fly reads as follows:
Where your thought goes, your energy flows. Two African American teenage boys are suddenly and mysteriously abandoned by their parents. The two have to learn how to survive on their own. From this desertion, comes an experience of beauty, meaning and enduring love.
Steuri’s background as a DJ and his childhood in Switzerland inspired the poignant story, shedding light on themes of loneliness, isolation, and the struggle for recognition.
Check out the trailer below.
Film Movement has secured North American rights for the drama, with President Michael Rosenberg expressing excitement about sharing Steuri’s poignant debut.
Financed and produced by Jewerl Ross and Silent R Management, the film showcases the talents of Eric Binns, Andrew Harvey, and Oliver Ridge, with Gus Corwin of Silent R Management serving as co-producer. Marcus Scribner takes on the role of Executive Producer in this unique collaboration.
UTA Independent Film Group, Bridge Independent, and attorney Riccardo Maddalosso facilitated the deal with Film Movement, solidifying the film’s journey to North American audiences.