Pink Skies Ahead

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Pink Skies Ahead The critically-acclaimed film, which made its world premiere at the AFI Film Festival, showcases mental health issues in a nuanced and authentic way as part of MTV’s newly-launched Mental Health is Health initiative, marks Oxford’s feature-length directorial debut and is based on “No Real Danger,” an essay from her second book, “When You Find Out the World Is Against You.” Pink Skies Ahead - SNEAK PEEK Director and Writer: Kelly Oxford Producers: Greg Silverman, Lisa Zambri, Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks Executive Producers: Gideon Yu, Chris Bosco, Zac Locke, Carlos Cuscó, Emerson Machtus, Andrew Davies Gans Cast: Jessica Barden, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Mckean, Rosa Salazar, Lewis Pullman, Odeya Rush, Evan Ross, Henry Winkler, Mary J. Blige SYNOPSIS: Set in Los Angeles in 1998, it follows Winona (Barden) who, after dropping out of college and moving back home to live with her parents, is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Skeptical of her doctor’s opinion — she hasn’t had a panic attack after all —Winona carries on with her wild lifestyle. Only when things begin to truly unravel around her, does she reluctantly decide to see a therapist and face her truths. The coming-of-age film stars Jessica Barden (End of the F***ing World, The New Romantic), Mary J. Blige (The Umbrella Academy), Devon Bostick (The 100, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River, Pollock), Michael McKean (Better Call Saul, This Is Spinal Tap), Lewis Pullman (Bad Times at the El Royale, The Strangers: Prey at Night), Evan Ross Cameron (The United States vs. Billie Holiday, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Odeya Rush (Goosebumps, Lady Bird), Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel, Undone) and Henry Winkler (Barry, Happy Days). Pink Skies Ahead is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and Stampede Ventures. Producers include Greg Silverman of Stampede Ventures, Lisa Zambri, as well as Greg Gilreath and Adam Hendricks of Divide/Conquer and in association with Foton Pictures and Glanzrock Productions. Executive producers are Gideon Yu and Chris Bosco of Stampede Ventures, Zac Locke, Carlos Cuscó of Foton.Pictures, Emerson Machtus and Andrew Davies Gans of Glanzrock Productions.

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