For many, Peter Anton’s house embodies an end-of-life nightmare: the utility companies long ago shut off the heat and electricity, the floorboards are rotting, and the detritus of a chaotic life is precariously stacked to the ceiling. But for the filmmakers Dan Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden, Anton’s home is a treasure trove, a startling collection of unseen and fascinating paintings, drawings, and notebooks, not to mention Anton himself, a character worthy of his own reality TV show. Almost There has provided enough human drama for a season of soap operas, plus insights into mental illness, aging in America, and the redemptive power of art. Official Selection, Doc NYC, True/False Film Festival, Sebastopol Film Festival.
ALMOST THERE was presented at the Midwest Independent Film Festival in April 2015, earning the award for Best Editing and nominations for Best Feature Film, Artistic Specialization (Visual Effects) and Director.