Set in the all-American city Las Vegas at the peak of a suicide epidemic, this film attempts to understand why Levi Presley, a happy and accomplished young man, suddenly jumped off the city’s tallest casino. That same week of his death, the United States Senate voted to permanently store the nation’s nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain - located just outside the city. Through interviews with the boy’s survivors, suicide experts, Yucca geologists, politicians, statisticians, and a psychic medium who talks to Levi’s spirit, this film actively struggles with the nature of facts, subjective realities, and how we are slowly losing our ability to make sense of facts and thus ourselves.
Directed by L. Frances Henderson
Based on the book About A Mountain by John D'Agata
Produced by Joey Carey & Keith Miller
Executive Producer Kathryn Moseley
Associate Producer West McDowell
Edited by L. Frances Henderson & Liz Deegan
Cinematography by Ed David
Original Music Ali Helnwein
Distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories
Produced in Association with Sundial Pictures Kitty Guerilla Films
Made with the generous support of Cinereach & The Jerome Foundation, and developed with participation in the IFP Film Market, Sheffield Meet Market, and the Champs-Elyseé Film Festival US-In-Progress Competition.