Irish screenwriter Fergal Rock’s Then Came You, directed by Peter Hutchings, will have its world premiere at the 19th Woodstock Film Festival on October 12th.
Calvin (Asa Butterfield) is a hypochondriac who’s dropped out of college and is working as an airport baggage handler with his dad (David Koechner) and brother (Tyler Hoechlin). When his doctor sends him to a cancer support group to gain some real perspective, he meets Skye (Maisie Williams), a British teenager with a terminal illness. She enlists him to help her carry out her eccentric bucket list, and in return she helps him talk to his crush, a flight attendant named Izzy (Nina Dobrev). Ken Jeong, Sonya Walger, Peyton List, and Tituss Burgess also star.
The film has gone through a number of name changes on its path to the big screen, starting out as Arrivals before being named as Departures during filming. Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra and Brian Keady produced for BCDF with Nicholas Chartier and Alissa Phillips producing for Voltage Pictures.
Berlin-based Rock graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with an honors MA in Film (Theory & Production) in 2002. He is a winner of the BlueCat Screenplay Contest and a semi-finalist of both the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest and Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition. He has written and directed three short films, as well as working as a writer on RTÉ soap Fair City.
I’ve lived with Then Came You for a long time now, so I’m really excited that people are finally getting the chance to see it. Peter Hutchings did a terrific job bringing the story to life, and BCDF Pictures and Voltage Pictures were a dream to work with. Maisie and Asa are two of the best young actors out there, and they’re wonderful in this, as are the rest of the cast. Hopefully audiences will really connect with their characters and their story.
Fergal Rock, Screenwriter
Founded in 2000 as a grassroots arts organization driven by the sheer love of film and community, the Woodstock Film Festival has grown into one of the premiere independent film festivals in the US, bringing together thousands of filmmakers and film lovers over the years. Terry McMahon’s critically acclaimed Irish film Patrick’s Day won three awards at the festival in 2014.