Writer and folk artist Fences receives a call from distant relatives of Beat Generation icon and literary hero Jack Kerouac. In a series of fated twists, Fences, his band and Jack's nephew find themselves roving up California's Highway 1, retracing Jack’s half-century-gone spiritual quest. Their mission: to record an album in roadside motels and forgotten train yards, over booming cliff-sides and in hushed bookstores, inspired by Jack's legacy and a trove of never-before-seen Kerouac poems.
Will Fences go headlong into a fate shared by his idol Kerouac, doomed to a lonesome beauty and immense suffering of his own making? Or will he resolve to kick addiction and self-doubt, find love and family, and be redeemed in his new greatest masterpiece yet?
Director - Daniel Lir, Jim Sampas
50x award winning director Daniel Lir is driven by stories. And by a desire to tell those that matter, that inspire, and that unite the world with every film. Daniel directs, produces and collaborates with renowned talents: Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis, Golden Globe nominee Anthony Mackie, Lea Michele of "Glee”, Coldplay and Lindsey Stirling. Lir's most recent drama, “Tombstone Pillow” (shot in a Manila cemetery home to 6,000 families), earned a spate of awards including: Best Inspiring Film, Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Short Film totaling 33 awards globally.