The question of what happens after death has plagued mankind since the beginning. “Adventures in the Afterlife” attempts to answer this question by offering a dynamic and compelling vision of the hereafter. It also presents some great ideas on how we can make the most of life while we’re still living. Based on the hugely popular novel of the same name, "Adventures in the Afterlife" the movie is a cross between the 1998 acclaimed theatrical film, "What Dreams May Come," (Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.), and the hit 2006 Law of Attraction documentary, "The Secret."
The movie begins when Frank Brooks, 37, attorney, receives a diagnosis of inoperable cancer. However, as Frank soon discovers, the death of his body was not an ending – but rather the beginning of an exciting and transformative journey.
When Frank arrives in “heaven,” he’s greeted by his mother. He almost doesn’t recognize her since the last time he saw her she was old and sickly. As she tells him, “everyone can be young and healthy in heaven.” Relieved and excited, he joins his mother in a community of quaint little homes with white picket fences that’s dominated by Frank’s childhood religion. At first, it all seems too good to be true. However, when Frank discovers that neither the saints from his religion, nor many of his friends and family from earth (including his own father) are anywhere to be found, he begins to question whether or not this is in fact heaven. Frank's probing is taken as insubordination by the church leaders, and, after resisting their attempts to get him back in line with the consensus group-thought, Frank finds himself an outcast. In the first act climax, he makes the gut-wrenching decision to leave his mother and her community behind, and set out n search of the true heaven. Little does Frank know that his adventures are just beginning.
“Adventures in the Afterlife” is a moving story of spiritual awakening where old assumptions about death are cast aside and a compelling new vision of the ongoing nature of life is presented. The insights are breathtaking and at times, even shocking. But the message is clear: we are powerful, spiritual beings who possess the ability to shape our own reality, both now and in the afterlife.
Writer/Producer/Director - Peter Alessandria
Peter started his career as an entertainment attorney in Los Angeles. Working in Hollywood sparked his creative interests and he soon became an amateur photographer and filmmaker. After losing his law practice in 2008 in the Global Financial Crisis, Peter made the leap to pursue his creative passions full-time. Today, he is an award-winning, internationally-published photographer, author, TEDx speaker and filmmaker based in the New York City area. You can find out more about Peter on his websites and social media pages: