Ways to Live Forever is an upcoming British movie based on the award-winning debut novel of the same name by Teeside writer Sally Nicholls. Her novel won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2008 and has already been translated into 12 languages.
The film is directed by Gustavo Ron (Mia Sarah) and produced by Newcastle based production company Coastal Productions. Funding for the £2 million project comes from Life & Soul Productions and El Capitan Pictures in Spain, with additional support from Northern Film & Media's North East Content Fund.
The film tells the heart-warming story of 12-year-old Sam (Robbie Kay), a boy who loves collecting fascinating facts, wants to know about scary movies and spaceships, try his first beer and kiss a girl. He also wants to know what happens when you die.
Determined to find the answers to his questions and tick off the items on his wish list, Sam writes a diary with the help of his friend and fellow leukaemia sufferer Felix (Alex). His record of events and observations is funny, sad and life-affirming.
Gustavo Ron - Director
Writers: Sally Nicholls (novel) and Gustavo Ron (screenplay)
Martyn Auty - Producer
Javier Gazulla - Producer
Sandra Jobling - Producer
Robson Green - Producer
Cinematography by Miguel P. Gilaberte
Original music by Cesar Benito