We recently spoke to Lucas Zumann, star of TV series ‘Anne with an E’ about his new film ‘Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets’ (read our review HERE).
Enter the whimsical world of James Whitman (Lucas Jade Zumann), a 16-year-old boy obsessed with poet Walt Whitman, who’s reeling from the disappearance of his beloved sister Jorie (Lily Donoghue – Dirty John, Black Christmas) and struggling with anxiety and depression. But his dysfunctional parents: abusive father (Jason Isaacs) and careworn mother (Lisa Edelstein) refuse to confront the issues so there’s no one else to turn to except Dr Bird (voiced by Tom Wilkinson – The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Full Monty) a talking pigeon-cum-therapist.
Based on Evan Roskos’s best-selling novel, Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets is a dream-like, fantasy drama that follows the trials and tribulations of James as he embarks on a mission to find his sister, win the affections of Sophie (Taylor Russell), a girl at school who joins him on his quest…but her ex- boyfriend Martin (Chase Stokes), could be a problem, as could the strange cult like guru Xavier (David Arquette), who seems to know more than he’s letting on.
Here’s Lucas Zumann talking to us about the film and some behind the scenes stories too…