Olivia and Skye, best friends since pre-school, are now sixteen. Liv’s parents have divorced, but her family is staying balanced. Skye, on the other hand, has a neglectful, partying, ex-model mom and an unavailable touring punk rocker for a dad. She acquires a drug habit, and one day, stops breathing. With her grief and Skye’s journal, Liv joins her filmmaker mother on a trek across the Himalaya to capture the charity work of a Tibetan monk. Her mind and body being challenged, Liv is faced with practical and spiritual questions from both Skye’s journal and the experiences on the mountain.
Veteran actress Diane Sherry Case (whose favorite role was Lana Lang in Superman, The Movie) is now a writer and filmmaker living in Santa Monica, California. Her short stories have been widely published and her first novel Elephant Milk won a best novel award in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and has been adapted for screen. As an alumni of the American Film Institute’s Directors Workshop for Women, she wrote and directed two short films, Spa-tel and Valentine’s Day, and more recently the 2016 sitcom House Poor, available on Amazon Prime. She also teaches a therapeutic writing program that she developed. Her book on the subject, Write For Recovery: Exercises for Heart, Mind and Spirit, will be published in January 2018.