Neverland

Last year, I worked on my friend Damion’s film, Neverland.
I think it’s a fantastic, risky, beautiful, and ultimately engaging film. I think it’s everything independent film was supposed to be, before “Independent Film” was co-opted by Miramax and turned into a marketing buzzword.
Of course, I’m not the most objective person where this film is concerned . . . so why don’t you take a look at the Neverland website, where you can see the trailer, some pictures, and perhaps form an opinion of your own?

104 thoughts on “Neverland”

  1. what the hell?? i actually got chills watching that trailer. the last movie that happened with during the trailer was chicago. and i like that one chick’s hair. i’m all brainfucked, now. i never have high hopes for indie films these days (as per your description) but here i go getting excited again.

  2. wow, it strikes me as depicting the ultimate feeling behind the whole goth movement, but most goths wont admit it! very nice. will, the hat and glasses look good on you!

  3. Very sweet.
    Any info on when/where the next screening will be?
    Speaking of independant movies, I just saw Bubba Ho-Tep last week, and it freaking ROCKED. There is nothing better that Bruce Campbell playing Elvis and Ossie Davis as JFK.
    Neverland looks great and I wouldn’t mind checking it out.

  4. I swear I saw a preview for “NEVERLAND” on an independant film I rented awhile ago.How long has this film been in production? Sounds like a killer soundtrack!
    Nice umbrella Unka Wilie,get to keep it? Sure would make a nice Ebay item,you could autograph it in big letters with a siver pen!

  5. Is there any chance this could get picked up by http://www.thefilmmovement.com? I really hope so. Even though I’m in California, I’m in the “Land of the Camaros” portion of Cali, where we have little chance of seeing indie films.
    If you haven’t seen or heard of Film Movement, check it out. DVD’s of indie films to your door, the same time they are released to theatres. Good stuff.

  6. It takes a lot for me to want to see a movie nowadays. I was really struck by the trailer for Neverland. I can’t wait to rent it.

  7. I think the trailer KICKS ASS. Looks very interesting. Does this remind anyone a little bit of the remake Romeo & Juliette (claire daines and leonardo)? Not the plot, but the way it was filmed??

  8. I really, really, really want to see it. Something un disney like is definitely great to see.

  9. For people interested in the music, I found the group that did the music that is over the trailer (The song is called Swan) and according to their update in August of 2002, their song “Motion Picture” will be over the opening credits.
    The group is called Karmacoda (http://www.karmacoda.com/home_t.html)
    and the song in the trailer is Swan (http://www.karmacoda.com/Subpages/music9_t.html)
    I am SO all over this movie. Provided it ever comes to Portland (dammit!)

  10. Darn you, Wil. “Neverland” sounds absolutely masterful, but, since I live out back of beyond, I won’t get a chance to see it till it’s released on video and I can buy it. It sure looks worth the wait, though.

  11. Wil,
    Peter Pan is a great story. Even if I never get to see this, like so many other good indie films, it is interesting work.
    FG

  12. Hey Wil –
    For those of us who won’t see the screening of the movie, will it eventually be available on DVD?
    BTW, I used to live in Riverside where the amusement park scenes were shot. I actually worked at Castle Park (as a ride operator)… brought back the memories when I saw some of the film shots. I fell more than a few times off of the Carousel while training. :) Funny stuff.
    Looks like an awesome rendition of Peter Pan and Neverland. Can’t wait.

  13. I’m not a big film buff and don’t have the best taste (the Beastmaster remains one of my favorites,) but I’d definitely see Neverland. I love retellings of fairy tales.

  14. Hmph. Great. Indie film means that I’ll probably never gonna see it. Where do you get them over in the UK? I never even got to see “Foreign Correspondent”. You know when they bury a bloke in the desert up to his neck and then put a glass of water right in front of his face? That’s how I feel now.
    I so want to see this one.

  15. There you go dangling this great film in front of us, and half of us won’t ever get a chance to watch it. Read afore mentioned Indiana comments from Jason. I’m still trying to track down a copy of Foreign Correspondants. *exasperated sigh*
    This is why I don’t like indy films, I can’t ever find one when I really want to see it. Now, granted I (and the 10 other people in the audience including a Greek couple who laughed constantly throw the movie) did get to see “My big Fat Greek Wedding” when it was still an “art show” at 11pm Saturday night at the crappy theater in town. I just somehow doubt I’ll see this dark take on Peter Pan in a good ole Indiana. Geez, I need to move.
    Any other Midwestern film lovers know how to track indy films down?

  16. I am right there with you Wil about indie films not really being so independent anymore. I still think that the Blair Witch movie was one of the biggest scams ever pulled.

  17. Looks good, and is something id like to see…but will we ever see it? Im still hopeing that “Jane White” will get to dvd but according to the people there the only way to get it is by buying the “jane white game” which I steadfastly refuse to do( 30 bucks????this is allmost as bad as the marketing ploys disney employs) I think the main problem with indi cinema is that unless your are “in” the scene the stuff is allmost impossible to find outside of the media hubs(ny,la). Any one know of a compant that does distro for indi films??? I found one called MVD(music video distro)that has some but ive noticed the indi movies tend to be $$$$$

  18. Checked it out – looked interesting, of course I thought the same thing about ‘Thin Red Line’. I’m still waiting for 3 hrs. of my life back.
    I’m not a big indie lover, but I do love art. And this movie looked very ‘artful’. I do hope it heads my way, but doubtful – I’m in cow town USA.
    Although it’s been posted 70+ times, Wil please let us know if this comes to DVD.

  19. This movie looks SSSSOOOOOOOO good! I saw the dark, twisted re-make of snow white not so long ago and thought it was such a Fab idea, and this looks even better! Please please keep us U.K dwellers posted as to if and when the movie will reach our shores, or if its available to order,I’d love to see it!
    sxxx

  20. HELL is not cool. Hell is very HOT. Unless Hell has finnally froze over, and Rick Berman has turned over the Star Trek Franchise to Wil Wheaton. And Jeri Ryan is making Porno Movies (lesbian porn).

  21. I’m seeing it.
    Too bad they couldn’t get the indie vet James Duval.
    But I think he already did this movie when he did ‘Nowhere.’
    Where/When the heck am I going to be able to find ‘Neverland’ on video?

  22. You guys rule. I just heard from my friend Stephanie, who’s one of the producers on Neverland.
    You guys sent over 6,000 visits to the site.
    ROCK!

  23. Hey, we do anything we can to help. Plus, that movie looks amazing! I shared the link with friends, and we’re just looking forward to being able to see it. I was blown away by the trailer, and am anxious to see the rest of the film!

  24. I REALLY want to get to see the movie, I love its concept, even through the stills it shows that it has a very magical atmosphere. This is one of the beauties of the Internet, the way the whole world can get to know independent films. Thank you for sharing.

  25. I REALLY want to get to see the movie, I love its concept, even through the stills it shows that it has a very magical atmosphere. This is one of the beauties of the Internet, the way the whole world can get to know independent films. Thank you for sharing.

  26. I REALLY want to get to see the movie, I love its concept, even through the stills it shows that it has a very magical atmosphere. This is one of the beauties of the Internet, the way the whole world can get to know independent films. Thank you for sharing.

  27. I REALLY want to get to see the movie, I love its concept, even through the stills it shows that it has a very magical atmosphere. This is one of the beauties of the Internet, the way the whole world can get to know independent films. Thank you for sharing.

  28. I REALLY want to get to see the movie, I love its concept, even through the stills it shows that it has a very magical atmosphere. This is one of the beauties of the Internet, the way the whole world can get to know independent films. Thank you for sharing.

  29. Wil,
    I was reading the other post you made, back when you were working on Neverland. I saw that you had been having torubles with Battle.net back then. If it makes you feel any better, I had pretty much the same problem you did, and it annoyed me so bad I’ve not been back there since.
    Anyway I’ve sort of reverted back to my late 80′s early 90′s self as far as mutliplayer games go and started getting into MMPOGs and games of the like. I’ve found quite a few that I’ve been in and out of over the last year or so, and thought I’d pass a list of many different types of online games to ya. Of course, most of these aren’t those big time fancy graphical blood-n-guts types games that seem to be most popular but if you’re looking for some ways to waste some free time these should help ;}
    http://members.tripod.com/~fomig/game.html

  30. Nice the way they didn’t get your name in the closing credits for the trailer. Close friend, eh?

  31. First, I’m pleased to see something unique, and even daring done with a story we all know. After seeing Daredevil, Spider-Man, (probably the Hulk one day as well) it’s nice to see something tasteful waiting for me to view. I’ve a strong interest in the process of retelling common tales, and this one looks to be a HOT item.
    I’m not in the habit of copying urls for return visits, but I’ll stop by again…Thanks for inviting me (the general public) into your blog.
    Good luck, and good bye.
    ~Forest Sylvan~ (Yeah, it’s real folks…we can blame my parents AFTER they’re out of earshot and kicking range).

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