Moon Manor is a place where the door is constantly swinging open to old faces confronting new situations. The best way to tell the story of someone's death is to tell the story of their life, and balance the heaviness with touches of hilarity.
Everything comes back to acceptance. This is a movie about throwing arms wide open and wrapping them around whatever comes next. On a deeper level, it's about dignity. For self, for others, and especially for that angel that visits us all in our last hours -- Death.
Natural, nostalgic & nuanced
It is pertinent to convey a very real portrayal of a man facing his last day on earth; however, with the help of dreamlike vignettes, the film plunges into the peaks and valleys of nostalgia and gives a sense of what it's like to have Alzheimer's.
TIMELESS + OTHERWORLDLY
Moon Manor is a drama peppered with comedy, swiftly progressing into a carousel of visual whimsy. Dancing between memories of Jimmy's life and the drama unfolding on his last day alive, the film flips between present and past using almost entirely practical production design. Sparse use of VFX and stop motion will heighten the difference between reality and the surreal.
The whole movie will be filmed in a craftsman home in West Adams, Los Angeles. Built in 1906, its history parallels Jimmy's. The various rooms and unique style enriches and broadens the overall vibe.