PRODUCER: J.T. Arbogast
When his grandmother Polly, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, is found wandering outside her house one morning, Jack, a successful architect living in Pittsburgh, must make the trip to his tiny hometown of Cass, WV to move her into an assisted-care facility.
But what was intended to be a two day, under-the-radar trip to town becomes more complicated when Jack can’t bring himself to leave Polly at the nursing home. Torn between the career opportunity of a lifetime, caring for his last living relative and running from his own painful memories, Jack’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel.
As the town prepares to honor Polly’s life by crowning her “Queen of Cass” and the pressure to return to Pittsburgh mounts, Jack struggles to hide behind the walls he has built. And when he finally reveals his secret to an old childhood friend, he is forced to choose between standing still or facing the pain of his past, so that he can finally move forward.
Set almost entirely in the small, historic logging town of Cass, WV, Angel’s Perch examines the delicate relationship between past and present, memory and loss.
Angel’s Perch has received the endorsement of the West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as is being produced in association with Dirty Robber.