“A film about hiding away from the ‘American dream,’ in a real-life Neverland with perverted innocence.”
“In this world, how far can you really go with endless love and boundless freedom?”
It’s a film about humans and society. Humans wish they could just laugh and play and dream and wander and kiss and fuck and live forever but society makes us think we have to do certain things, duties, jobs, responsibilities. The characters in this film decide they will not be opted into that, so they create a modern Neverland in a suburban apartment—trying to live freely and blissfully. Some get sucked out by the real world and others maintain this life— mentally decaying from it. Because, really, both the real world and their world are severely toxic and the people in both the real world, as well as Whateverland, are truly brainwashed and lost. It’s difficult to know the boundaries, if there are any boundaries, and how to maintain innocence and happiness and strong feelings for society without wanting to shut yourself away from the outside world.
‘Whateverland’ written and directed by Nicole-Raq Jarrell and Jacob Hengesbaugh
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