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The Boy Who Lived Before

This Seattle-made feature explores the mind of a boy who deeply contemplates his identity, both in terms of who the kind of person he wants to be, and the kind of person he might have already been. Meet Cody, who has memories of a previous life. These memories present themselves in the forms of visions, dreams, and daily routines. In an attempt to understand where he comes from, Cody delves into the online world, eventually attracting the interest of a budding film crew looking for outrageous stories. Cody’s big brother Oliver is his confidant, guide and co-questioner as the pair move through changing Seattle landscapes. Family dynamics, urban life and identity are all in flux.

The Boy Who Lived Before (2017)

FEATURE Narrative FILM (66 MIN)

WRITER, DIRECTOR, CO-PRODUCER, EDITOR

Cody, a young boy haunted by memories of a past life, delves into the online world, attracting the attention of a budding film crew looking for sensational stories. Cody’s big brother Oliver is his confidant and guide as the pair moves through changing Seattle landscapes. As the memories become stronger and translated through the internet, the brothers confront their parents, who struggle to answer Cody's questions about his past.

Will this process help him move beyond these troubling memories? Or trap him inside them forever?

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The Boy Who Lived Before