When ambitious businessman Howard Cleaver is diagnosed with lung cancer, he sets out to find redemption and live a meaningful life before it is too late.
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A WORD FROM THE DIRECTOR
Hello! My name is Caleb Barker, and I'm excited to finally announce my latest project, a short film titled American Dream.
It's a phrase we hear all the time: "The American Dream." It is truly amazing to live in a country where we able to live in a place that affirms the worth of "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." This is indeed a blessing to be thankful for! And yet for many, it seems that the American Dream is often an endless pursuit of unfulfilled desires, which then morph into nightmare. Conversely, there are many who have seen their every dream become reality, but are still left unfulfilled. What gives?
Our natural tendency as human beings is to look inward toward ourselves for purpose. We typically center our lives around pursuing our dreams, personal goals and self-centered ambitions, sometimes even at the expense of others. This is exactly what Howard must process and overcome in American Dream.
My hope for this film is that it would not only entertain, but impact minds, inspire hearts, and feed souls. I am thankful to be working on this film and look forward to sharing the final film upon completion in 2017!
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Thank you so much for your interest and support!
– Caleb Edwin Barker