"The Last Session" is a short film he wrote and directed about a marriage counselor and his patient who find hope when they come together. Weathers said it was inspired by a newspaper article he read about a woman who experienced a tragic loss in her life and struggled to find closure.
Preparing for the plane flight that will bring him to
For the past seven years, Weathers has lived in LA with his wife, Holland, who is a reality casting director for shows such as 'The Biggest Loser' and 'Extreme Makeover.'
Weathers said he got into filmmaking because he always had "a love of film and storytelling."
"I work on the indie side of it, doing my own projects," he said.
Currently, he's working on several scripts that are set in the South, films he said he might plan to shoot near or around
"Some of the stuff filmed about the South is nothing like it is. They have these weird fake
Weathers prefers to portray the South with realism.
His next venture is a film called "Sundown," about a former detective in his 80s working on one last case while fighting dementia and a failing body.
"You don't have a lot of movies where the hero's in his 80s," said Weathers.
He and wife, Holland, plan to arrive in
"We're really excited about it," he said. "I think it'll be a really good festival."
About the film:
-"The Last Session"--directed and written by
-Stars Teri Polo (Meet the Parents, The Fosters);
-The story of a marriage counselor and his patient, one broken on the outside and the other on the inside, neither able to admit to themselves or each other that they are damaged. In their disparate places in society, they are drawn together by a similar pain, and as lies are exposed, they find a cathartic sense of hope.
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