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I'm excited to release a film that is really moving audiences nationwide. All of us will grow old and those who already have can teach us a lot.
NEW YORK, NY, April 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Award-winning 5-time director Hunter Weeks tells a story about the world's oldest people as seen through a journey with his fiancee Sarah E. Hall. They travel the world meeting a handful of the world's oldest and some of the very last people born in the 1800's. The goal: to learn about the things that truly matter.
The film, inspired by Walter Breuning takes us on a journey to Georgia, Minnesota, Montana, Texas, Cuba, and Italy. It has screened at numerous film festivals nationwide and had a successful limited theatrical run in New York, LA, and several other US Cities. The film recently screened as part of the Alfred P. Sloan Science on Screen series, at Cine in Athens, Georgia.
Today, it becomes available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
* There are only five people alive today whom are verified to have been born in the 1800's
* WALTER: Lessons from the World's Oldest People screened in theaters in October and
November 2014 after a festival premiere at Bend Film Festival in Bend, Oregon.
* Walter Breuning lived to be the 5th oldest man ever.
* Besse Cooper (featured in the film) lived to be the 8th oldest person ever.
* Misao Okawa (not featured) is currently the oldest living person. 116 years old.
* Two of Hunter's previous films are currently available for streaming on Netflix (Ride the
Divide and Where the Yellowstone Goes). All of his films are on iTunes.
* Hunter's first film, 10 MPH was the first feature documentary available on YouTube:
About Hunter Weeks
Hunter Weeks has directed and produced six American feature films, including award-winning films Ride the Divide (2010), 10 MPH (2007) and Where the Yellowstone Goes (2012). Weeks quickly climbed the indie film ranks through his efforts with major partners including companies such as CBS Sports, Quiznos, Chipotle, Fender, SmartWool, Simms, American Rivers, and YouTube. He is the author of the 10 MPH DIY Manual, discussing unique PR, Marketing, and distribution insights indie film distribution both digitally and conventionally without a major distributor. Weeks has also contributed to the Workbook Project, Hope for Film, DIY Days and has spoken on his achievements major film events including Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Galway Film Fleadh, and The Conversation.
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