QUEST is an independent film with music by Contemporaneous co-artistic director Dylan Mattingly and recorded by Contemporaneous. Catch the U.S. screen premiere in New York at the Urbanworld Film Festival, and hear Contemporaneous on the big screen!
Based on a true story, “Mills” is an abused 12 year old graffiti addict who is losing faith in integrity. Tim Moellering is a humble middle school teacher and football coach in Berkeley California who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The two form an uneasy friendship when Tim recognizes Mills unhealthy behavior is merely a cry for help. Keeping his promise, Tim is willing to sacrifice his reputation, job and relationships in order win the child’s trust. But Mills cannot trust until he learns to trust his struggle first.
The story is based on that of the film's director, Santiago Rizzo. Dylan Mattingly was a student of Tim Moellering in Berkeley, and before Moellering passed in 2011, he became a supporter of Contemporaneous.
To learn more about the project, read this feature in the San Francisco Classical Voice on the process of creating the film.
Run time: 85 minutes