Land Ho! is a bawdy road-trip comedy as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship. Iceland's vast and haunting landscapes—moss-coated cliffs, fog-shrouded mountains, geothermal pools, and otherworldly Northern Lights—form a primordial Eden and the perfect backdrop for Mitch and Colin's adventures.
Cowriters/directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz present seniors as we rarely see them in film: multidimensional characters full of life. Paul Eenhoorn returns to NEXT with another superb performance (This Is Martin Bonner screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival) and displays remarkable comedic chemistry with Earl Lynn Nelson, who delivers an extraordinary breakout performance as a man refusing to go gentle into that good night.
About the Directors
Aaron Katz was raised in Portland, Oregon, and attended North Carolina School of the Arts. His debut feature, Dance Party, US, which premiered at SXSW in 2006, was hailed as one of the best films of the year by Artforum and the New York Times. Quiet City, which premiered at SXSW in 2007, was a New York Times critics’ pick and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Cold Weather, which premiered at SXSW in 2010, was released by IFC Films.
Cast and Credits
Directors: Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz
Screenwriters: Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz
Producers: Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, Christina Jennings
Executive Producers: David Gordon Green, Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, Wendy Ettinger
Co, Producers: Hlin Johannesdottir, Birgitta Björnsdottir
Cinematographer: Andrew Reed
Composer: Keegan DeWitt
Editor: Aaron Katz
Principal Cast: Paul Eenhoorn, Earl Lynn Nelson, Karrie Crouse, Elizabeth McKee, Alice Olivia Clarke, Emmsjé Gauti
Contact: Mynette Louie / Gamechanger Films / firstname.lastname@example.org